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Getting Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Deck the Halls Wreath We’re almost in the homestretch for the holiday season. There’s just a few more weeks until the big day, but there’s still time to get your home Christmas-ready. Whether your style is traditional or ultra-modern, decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be a chore. We can help you find just the right way to add a punch of cheer to your pad. And if you’ve been putting off hanging the lights and tossing around the tinsel, no more procrastinating, it’s time to start decking those halls. 

Kick off Your Decorating with a Fresh Holiday Wreath

The front door is your first chance to make an impression. A beautiful evergreen wreath is a grand way to welcome holiday visitors. Choosing the perfect wreath is easy when you know the basics. Here are a few tips for picking the right one for your home:

  • First off, size does matter when choosing your holiday wreath. Keep in mind the width and height of your front door. Make sure the wreath is big enough to make a statement, without overwhelming the entryway. You don’t want guests to feel like they have to fight their way through the front door.  
  • A lush, fresh evergreen wreath helps to fill the home with fragrance each time the door is open. What better way to get in the holiday spirit?
  • Front doors aren’t the only place you can display your holiday wreath. They’re wonderful for hanging in a living room or foyer to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. If you are displaying your wreath inside, it’s best to choose one made of pine, fir or cedar as they hold up much better and take longer to dry out.
  • When shopping for your wreath, check for freshness the same way you do when choosing a Christmas tree. Bend or lightly pull on the needles. If they break or fall off, keep looking. Also, look for brown sections that indicate the wreath has already started to dry out.
  • Once you get the wreath home, if you plan to hang it indoors keep it away from heating vents and be sure to check it for freshness every few days. Lightly spray it with a water mister once every couple of days. This will help it stay moist and green. 

PoinsettiaChristmas plants are another fun and creative way to decorate your home for the season.  Christmas cactus in a red, green or silver container makes a great addition to a front porch or near a sunny window. These unique plants deliver a batch of colorful blooms just in time for Christmas.

Whether you’re planning an intimate holiday gathering or a grand affair, a stunning tree is key to creating an event your guest will remember for years to come. If you’re short on space, a miniature tree is the ideal choice. Don’t let their small size fool you. Add a string of mini white or colored lights and a few favorite ornaments, and these tiny dynamos fill the home with loads of Christmas cheer! Use a mini tree to dress up a patio or extra room and help guests get in the holiday state of mind. 

You can never go wrong with flowers. From amazing winter blooms like brilliant amaryllis and classic paperwhite bulbs to traditional red poinsettias, which technically aren’t flowers – but we won’t tell anyone – there are lots of lovely flowers  to choose to make a statement this holiday.  

Ideas for Setting a Beautiful Table

HomeNow that you’ve got the wreath hung and the festive scene set, it’s time to create a gorgeous table scape. A big part of the holidays is the delicious meal. Nothing compliments a beautiful meal than an amazing table centerpiece. And no matter what your decorating style, it’s easy to find a centerpiece that works.

Just as in selecting the right size wreath to fit your front door, you want to choose a centerpiece that fits not only your style, but also the size of your table. Remember, you have to leave room for all that tasty holiday food you will be serving! Measure your table to determine the size centerpiece you need. And don’t forget to consider the shape of your table. Round centerpieces work well for round or square tables, while oblong or rectangular table are ideal for an evergreen table runner.

Next, think about the colors and style of your home décor, and the tone you’re trying to create. Both table runners and centerpiece come in a wide variety of themes and designs, from traditional evergreens accented with pinecones and red poinsettia flowers to elegant Victorian pieces with candles and luxurious velvet ribbons. If super sleek and modern is more your taste, choose the simplicity of bright white and silver accents to add sparkle when combined with fragrant pine and cedar. And finally, don’t choose a centerpiece that’s too tall and prevents your guest from enjoying warm conversation and each other’s company. After all, isn’t that what the holiday is really about? 

With a little time and creativity, you can easily turn your home into a holiday wonderland you and your family will love. Need some more inspiration? Check out our collection of holiday plants and flowers for more ways to celebrate the season.



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