The pumpkins are put away. Some stores are already piping in Mariah Carey’s Christmas crooning. Yes, the holiday season is fast approaching. In that spirit, we thought we’d share some holiday home decoration ideas for the Carolinas.
With the temperate weather enjoyed in the North Carolina and South Carolina neighborhoods where Saussy Burbank builds, we can’t expect a white Christmas. Yet that doesn’t have to stop us from having festive fun with our decor choices. This blog shares some top suggestions for holiday home decor both outdoor and indoor.
The clean modern home lines of many new homes in the Carolinas right now are a great backdrop for classic decor. You might take designer Lisa Hilderbrand’s advice to weave together fir, cedar, white pine, and boxwood for door garlands and window wreaths. Red ribbons and white lights can help give this traditional look a rosy glow.
An antique sled or faux skis can also be a way to add charm to your front entrance. If you go in this direction, you might even want to add some faux snow. Here’s a how-to for creating realistic-looking artificial snow. Or dress up that porch area with a mailbox for Santa letters, a cozy plaid blanket thrown over the Adirondack chairs, and red string-wrapped birch logs beside a door adorned with a live wreath.
If you have an outdoor fireplace, you can also make it festive for the holiday season with garland, stockings, lights, berries, mini trees, or twinkling lights. Country Living shares several glowing fireplace ideas to inspire you.
Outdoor columns are another good spot to wrap up garland and lights. Take a look at this Pottery Barn-inspired tutorial for splendid seasonal ornamentation.
No matter what type of home you’re living in this holiday season, you can have fun with a festive spirit. Why not add a ribbon to the front door of your townhome? We like the look of the green one in House Beautiful’s roundup.
Get more front door ideas in this Country Living Christmas Door gallery. For another DIY approach to holiday decor, check out this alternative to inflatables: a red Christmas tree farm truck with greenery.
If you’re one of those who wants to think of sleigh rides and snow in December, you might turn your downstairs homeowners suite into a cozy space with glistening silver decor. Take inspiration from this Texan blogger’s idea of all white bedding, with silver throws, and a small tree decorated with white lights and silver balls in the corner. If you have a mantel, you can also get some greenery to give your bedroom a serene pine bough scent too.
You can expect to be spending more time as a family in your media room over the holidays too. In an Elle Decor gallery, interior designer Bunny Williams recommends giving your living spaces some extra cheer by accessorizing with ornaments. Those big baubles don’t have to go outside only. You might prop them on a mantel or use a bowl filled with ornamental balls on the bookshelf.
Of course, any room of the house that has a mantel is a prime target for holiday home decorations. You might go all out with the mini Santas or set up a mini holiday town complete with little kid figurines sipping hot cocoa. Or you can dress up your fireplace with one of the many creative ideas offered in this Better Homes & Gardens article.
Here in the South, since we’re more likely to have a coastal feeling Christmas, you might also think about adding cooler blues to your table decor. You can use blue candlesticks in a silver wreath, white placemats, and blue dishes to have a more upbeat blue Christmas place setting.
Adding a snowflake motif inside the home can also help you get in the holiday spirit. You might even get the family involved by choosing from one of these 17 magical paper snowflake craft projects. Little ones might also have fun with this snowman door idea that works on interior doors and even the fridge.
If you don’t have the holiday home of your dreams in the Carolinas just yet, don’t worry. Options abound. Saussy Burbank regularly writes about the top neighborhoods around Charlotte, NC, and Charleston, SC. Plus, we have a series of articles in which our agents offer input on the home buying process.
If you’re in the market for a home, put Saussy Burbank on your nice list. We have been building some of the most distinctive homes in the Carolinas since 1989. These are homes that look great year-round, even with or without the holiday home decor!
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