Easy Holiday Decorating

With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to start decorating. Decorating for Christmas and other seasonal holidays is a big part of many family traditions. One of the best parts of holiday decorating is that it can involve the whole family and produce years of fond memories. Holiday decorating should set the stage for a festive and comfortable gathering of family and friends.

Before panic sets in, it's important to realize that holiday decorating need not be complicated or expensive. Unlike normal home decorating where the entire home must be analyzed for color, furniture and overall themes that work together, holiday decorating simply requires a few changes here and there in strategic areas of the home.

If small children will be a part of the holiday festivities, the approach to holiday decorating should be kept simple for safety's sake. Holiday decorating should reflect and blend in with your own personal style. By keeping the decorating theme consistent with the existing theme already in place, holiday preparations are kept simple yet effective. Another advantage of using a simple strategy is that the decorating process remains fun. It is so easy to get caught up in responsibilities that we often forget to have fun. So keep your preparations enjoyable by keeping them simple and experimenting with new looks and traditions.

While it's tempting to want to try many decorating projects, one strategy capable of producing a huge impact is also one of the easiest. If your holiday plans involve a meal (and how many gatherings don't?) covering your dining chairs with dining chair slipcovers is an easy yet effective way to spread the holiday cheer. With a dining chair slipcover for each of your dining chairs, you can transform your regular dining set into a fabulous holiday celebration zone. Dining chair slipcovers come in a variety of price ranges and can be found in a number of stores where other home furnishing items are sold. There are also several online sources for dining chair slipcover shopping as well. If budget concerns are an issue, consider choosing a color that could serve more than one holiday. For instance, if you are hosting a Thanksgiving get together, a perfect choice would be a rich dark green dining chair slipcover. Once the festivities are over, wash the slipcovers and use again for Christmas. A dark green color would work well for both holidays.

Christmas home decorating is all about you and your family's personal preferences. Remember to make a plan and keep it as simple as possible. The less complicated your theme, the more enjoyment everyone will get from the holiday celebration. Be as creative as possible keeping in mind that Christmas decorations do not need to follow the traditional red and green themes. It is entirely possible to spread the joy of the season throughout the entire home on a budget with a few well-placed items following an advance plan. Strive to enjoy the process and don't forget to play the Christmas carols in the background for a truly memorable holiday experience.

C Lynn writes articles on a variety of topics. For more information about slipcovers and their many uses, visit her website at www.slip-covers.tonsoftips.com