Holiday Decorations

Holiday Decorating Tips

Tis the season for all things merry, festive & bright! Simplified loves the winter holiday season. One of our favorite things about working in Boston is seeing all the different ways people decorate their homes.


If you’re not sure how you’d like to show your festive side this season, here are a few ways to get into the spirit with these holiday decorating tips:

  • Exterior lights: Nothing says winter holidays like some twinkling lights. Whether you cover your trees in white lights or decorate your eaves with colorful bulbs, it’s sure to make anyone passing by in the night light up.
  • Wreaths and garlands: These greeneries warm up the look of your home and make it feel more welcoming for the holidays. We love unique wreaths dotted with seasonal fruit or accessorized with jingle bells.
  • Homemade Ornaments: If you put up a tree for the holidays, we love adding homemade ornaments each year. Some of our favorites include salt dough ornaments and dried oranges. If you have extra time and a thimble, nothing beats a popcorn and cranberry garland.
  • Door mats: If you’re short on time, one of our favorite and EASY ways to decorate is to put out a festive welcome mat. Let your guests feel your home’s holiday spirit as they step in.
  • Window frost: Give your home that wintery sensation with snow-like frost around the edges or over the whole thing. This doubles as a privacy film, too! If you have kids, they love to decorate with window jell stickers as well.
  • Throws: Swapping out your regular pillows and blankets is a simple but powerful way to make your home feel more seasonal. Consider woven textures, holiday designs, or just warm reds, deep greens, and bright whites or blues for that Christmas or Hanukkah spirit.
  • Scents: Did you know scents are associated with memories in our brains? Looking the part is one thing, but your nose needs different convincing. Scents of cranberry, vanilla, oranges, spruce, cinnamon, cloves, and peppermint all evoke traditional Christmas nostalgia. Incense, candles, oil diffusers, sprays, and simmer pots will elevate the holiday spirit in your home.

We hope you find some inspiration from these holiday decorating tips. If you need help decorating for the holiday, we’re more than happy to help. Whether it’s getting your front door holiday ready, picking up a Christmas tree, or helping with a holiday party. Our Holiday Services are here to help.