When Christmas comes, many of us add decorations to our interiors. Some of us take it a step further replacing the items in our homes with seasonal ones.
While this takes a bit of effort, it’s really not too difficult to do. It also gives your house a natural Christmas look that is more elegant than simply adding decorations.
If you are looking to turn your living space into a tasteful winter wonderland, here are some great ideas.
Change Out the Curtains
Your windows are a focal area in the home. They play a huge role in both your interior and exterior design.
If you want to make your windows look especially seasonal, think of switching out your curtains for ones with more of a Christmas vibe. For instance, blue curtains can be switched out for red ones or a nice green plaid. Of course, you can do Santa curtains, but maybe save them for the kid’s room.
Switch the Area Rugs
Area rugs are another item that’s easy to change out. A nice red and green plaid will look nice in this application as well. You may also be able to get away with a subtle snowflake print or a rich red rug with an elegant poinsettia border.
Don’t Forget About Other Rugs and Mats
The rugs you add to your home for the Christmas season do not have to be limited to larger area rugs. You can switch out any rugs or mats throughout your home including floor mats, bathmats and more. Adding a welcome mat that’s suitable for the season will be perfect when you’re greeting guests.
Add Different Throw Pillows
Throw pillows can easily be replaced for the Christmas season. Here’s where you can afford to get a little ‘cutesier’. Think of adding pillows that say Merry Christmas with a classic country home vibe. Snow scenes and winter florals will also be ideal.
Vary Your Pictures
You also may consider taking down the pictures you currently have on your walls and replacing them with seasonal ones that feature winter scenes, Christmas collages you make yourself and photos of your family members with Santa. When doing this, be sure to substitute your existing pictures with pictures of a similar size. That way, you can be sure your house looks proportional.
You can switch out pictures on walls, mantles, coffee tables, or wherever else they may be around your home.
Christmas decorating usually means adding ornaments to your interior. But taking the extra step and replacing existing items with seasonal ones will produce a look that’s even more elegant and sophisticated. How will you be altering your interiors to infuse them with the holiday spirit?