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Christmas Decorating Guide

It is that time of year. The time when one of you climbs up into the attic and carries down your storage bins so you can start decking the halls. Or you start scouting out the tree lots so you can get there when they open and select from the widest range of live trees. Either way, this Christmas decorating guide will help you and your family have the perfect home and Christmas tree that reflects your personality and functions for everyone in the house (pets included).

Decoration Considerations

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To properly prepare for the holiday season, you need to make sure that your Christmas decorations are kid and pet-friendly. If you have small children, avoid hanging decorations or tree ornaments containing small parts, which may pose a choking hazard. Additionally, be careful about placing fragile ornaments low on your Christmas tree. Young kids or pets can easily shatter these objects by accident.

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Another important consideration is the type of Christmas tree you purchase. If anyone in your family has allergies (or anyone coming to visit), you may want to opt for an artificial tree instead. Today’s artificial trees look fantastic and will help everyone in your home stay safe while getting in the Christmas spirit.

Home Decoration Ideas

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There are endless ways to fill up your home with holiday cheer. If you want to create a unique holiday atmosphere, try thinking outside the box when it comes to decorations. Create a DIY ice skates wreath, add bold patterns throughout your home, or bring home a tabletop Christmas tree that you can display on your nightstand or side table. There is no shortage of places inside your home to show your holiday spirit.

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There are plenty of opportunities to stick to what is familiar this holiday season for those who prefer the traditional route. Besides picking out the perfect Christmas tree, you can also hang up festive stockings above the fireplace or set the table with red and green napkins for guests on Christmas Day. Just remember to stick to classic Christmas patterns and colors to perfect the traditional theme.

Tree Decorating Tips

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Your tree will be the star of the show this Christmas. To ensure that it stands out in the right way, be sure to put plenty of thought into this step.

Before you can start decorating your tree, you have to find the right tree for your needs. Take the time to check the tree’s freshness and measure the dimensions of the room you plan to place it in. It is also worth your time to confirm that all the needles are in place, helping make your life much easier once you bring the tree home.

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Once you have selected the ideal tree, it is time to start setting it up and decorating it to your heart’s content. Be sure to choose a location for your tree that helps it stand out in your room of choice. As you start decorating, focus on hanging ornaments that highlight the tree’s best features and give the entire room an inviting Christmas atmosphere.

With these tips, you can decorate your home for Christmas like a real holiday pro. Before you know it, you will be ready to start opening gifts and enjoying Christmas dinner with the entire family.

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