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Decorating Your Home for the Holiday Season

Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 12:59 pm

The end of the year is a time for reflection, but it is also a time for fanciful celebration. This annual event calls for attractive decorations, and your home is the perfect spot for it. While some homeowners in Ottawa go all out (you’ve seen Taffy Lane in Orleans, right?), others choose to keep it simple. Either way you look at it, decorating your home for the holiday season is both fun and rewarding. Put simply, by decorating your house you transform the property from a simple place to live to a breathtaking spectacle that will have neighbours talking – for all the right reasons. The best part is that there are numerous ways to pull it off. The Geoff & Bobbie Team have put together this helpful guide for decorating your Ottawa home with all the right touches of festive cheer:

Go Homemade

Back in the day, the most prized holiday decorations were the ones that were created by hand at home or by kids at school. Using things like blank bulbs, old paper rolls, glitter, glue and ribbon, people have been making holiday decorations for their homes this way since the beginning of time. There is nothing wrong with doing so, and it allows you to more easily customize the look and feel of your property. On top of that, going homemade with your decorations is a great way to save money. Finally, what better way to bring the whole family together during the most tight-knit time of year?

Use Keepsakes

One of the best ways to ensure that you always have decorations for your home during the holidays is to start creating or finding keepsake items. Your search does not have be limited whatsoever, and a keepsake is conveniently defined as being something that has meaning to only you. Place your keepsakes in a safe place at the end of the season and get them back out next year. Not only will this help you to quickly create an attractive scene around your home, but it will also allow you to enjoy the ambience of the holidays without putting too much work into decorating. Your keepsakes will come with you when you move and help you make any house into your home.

Go High-End

If the holiday season means a lot to you, then you may want to look more closely at purchasing some high-end decorations for your home. More often than not you get what you pay for, and the quality of holiday decorations is no exception. Those who want to create a holiday tradition using their favorite decorations are usually advised to do so using only high-quality items. Investing in the holidays is not unheard of, and high-end decorations are much easier to pass down from generation to generation.

Inside Out

No matter what type of decorations you choose, it is important to bring the holidays into every nook and cranny of your home. That means you will want to create an attractive scene outside as well as inside your house. While it is nice to see a home’s exterior decked out, it is difficult to keep up the holiday spirit when you walk inside and the interior is left bare. Hanging lights on your porch is one thing, but decorating your home on the inside is where the true spirit of the season can be found. Here it is cozy and warm, so adding your favorite holiday decorations can really improve your outlook.

Would you like more holiday decorating advice for your Ottawa home? The Geoff & Bobbie Team is here to help!

We wish you and yours a warm, safe, and happy holiday season.