The holidays are fast approaching, but what if your home is still bearing spiderwebs and jack-o-lanterns from Halloween? Here are eight ways to revamp your property in time for Santa.

8 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Christmas

1. Christmas Lights

They’re classics for a reason. Buy them in fun colors; buy them in elegant neutrals. Line your roof, frame your windows or even curl them around your tree trunks if you’d like. The possibilities are endless!

2. Bows

Bright red bows can be attached to any number of household fixtures. It doesn’t even matter if they’re on your mailbox or your fireplace mantle; they’ll bring a smile to whoever sees them whether they’re indoors or outdoors.

3. Yard Fixtures

Have you ever staged a nativity scene in your front yard? Have you ever decorated your roof with prancing metal reindeer? If you haven’t yet, why not? They’re simple ways to bring a little holiday joy to your property.

4. Wreaths

Wreaths are a great way to say “welcome!” to all who knock on your door. Best of all, they’re easy to hang and even easier to take down, perfect for the busy professional who doesn’t have a lot of time to decorate.

5. Snow/Snowflakes

If you aren’t quite living in a winter wonderland, you can always artificially construct one. Defy the sun and spray your yard with fake snow and icicles! You can also hang snowflakes from shrubs and tree branches if you want something a little less effort-intensive.

6. Mistletoe

There’s nothing like mistletoe hung in your doorway. It’s great for both parties and quiet evenings at home with your spouse; many Christmas babies have been conceived with the power of mistletoe.

7. Stickers

If you have kids, holiday stickers are a fun way to let them in on the decorating process. Gingerbread houses can be stuck to the windows; bells and ribbons can be fixed to tree ornaments; snowmen and reindeer can light up their own room.

8. Christmas Trees

Last but certainly not least, no home is complete without a splendid Christmas tree. Read reviews of Balsam Hill trees and other brands to ensure that you find the very best specimen to show off this year.

These are just eight ways to get in the spirit of the holidays with your home decorations. Santa is coming, so you’d better be ready! Ho ho ho!

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.