Home Decor and Holiday Decorating Ideas

Home Decor to Make Cheery Room

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Having home decor does not only create a daily living space full of a happy enthusiastic spirit but it also creates a more cheerful ambiance for you and your family members.

A home that reflects your aspirations of aesthetics will give you a cozy space to relax and unwind your stresses of the day. Decorating a living room just makes gatherings so much better and beautifying a dining room will enchant delightfulness when having meals.

Home decor encompasses many different elements apart from aesthetics in each and every corner of the house. It also involves space utilization of a room and functionality of home accessories that are used inside the room.

Don’t worry! Home decor is not a complicated task as long as your decorations carry both beauty and comfort elements.

Let’s grab a similar home accessory recommended here and put these decorating ideas to the test in your house, you’re for sure going to enjoy the stylish home that’s full of that cozy and joyful atmosphere once it’s yours.

Holiday Decorating Ideas for Home

When a holiday is upon us, most of us are busy decorating our homes in order to embrace the holiday spirit. It is time to enjoy cheery moments with family members and friends. Stay on and scroll down if you are looking for some simple ways to make your look home festively intersting instantly.

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Halloween Decorating Ideas

It’s all about spookiness! Most of us go all out to embrace this holiday. They turn their garage into a haunted house or setup fake graveyard scenes on the porch or front yard. All in all, we are just decorating our house with a spirit of “festival of the dead”.

If you have kids at home and would like to leave joyful memorable times of trick or treat for your little ones, then put aside those creepy props. You may make use of orange color while decorating your house. Carving a pumpkin or make use of blow-up props as it’s the ideal pick if you are looking for kid-friendly Halloween decorations.

Easy Halloween Decorations for Indoors

Let’s start from with a boring ordinary bathroom.

Can you imagine a person’s reaction when she or he sees bloody hand-prints and blood splatters all over the in a bathroom? You probably will hear a loud scream right after your guest steps in the bathroom.

You don’t need the whole afternoon during the weekend to set up such a horror scene. All you need is to find a ready-made bloody handprint shower curtain and blood splatter bath mat. ( Click the link to see the bathroom accessories that feature a variety of bloody styles. )

I personally love this kind of decoration. They not only act as props to freak out guests but are also practical supplies that people need to use in the bathroom.

In case you don’t want to decorate your bathroom as a murder scene, you may consider witches brew shower curtain or other ghoulish Halloween shower curtain sets. Of course, you need to pick a different pattern of Halloween bathroom rug to match with them.

Next is the kitchen decoration. The common activities that people do in a kitchen includes preparing breakfast, cooking dinner, and sharpen blades. Do you ever think of using fake food to scare your guests?

Yes, you got me right. You can display different fake Halloween decorations body parts such as fake human hearts in which are packed in a normal shallow meat tray on the countertop. You can also add severed head props that are associated with a victim that is chopped into pieces. This kind of horror scene definitely boosts the spooky touch to the max level.

If you dislike creating such a spooky feeling in your kitchen, you may replace it with giant spider Halloween prop sticks on the kitchen door or flying witch Halloween prop hanging on the walls. This type of prop is not as creepy as the ones mentioned above such as the fake body parts but they feature the classic festival icon that adds a touch of holiday spirit.

You can use these props to decorate your living room as well.

The living room is the place to serve guests. For some reason, the living room is the place where guests just go to first. You can create a spooky yet fun feeling by displaying some motion-activated Halloween props that are full of the art of surprise. Do not hesitate to take advantage of a black and white plastic table cloth to create a foundation of the centerpiece in the living room.

Some table clothes come with spider designs that are best suited as the October festival decoration. Similarly, you can place a black table runner on the dining table. You’ll find a variety of pattern designs such as skulls, ghosts, whimsical pumpkins, spiders, and cobweb. Feel free to pick one that matches your decoration theme.

Once you have a table runner, you can place an animated Halloween candy bowl on the dining table. This kind of sweets container will surprise kids the moment their hand reaches out into the bowl.

Halloween Decorations for Outdoors

I always like to kick off the outdoor decoration from the main door by simply hanging a black and white wreath or light up Halloween wreath. My favorite is the one that features classic icons or those that illuminate at night. The design may include a little skull, ghosts, or the word “BOO”. This is the simplest way to add the holiday atmosphere.

Next, is the garage. Please don’t get me wrong. I rarely decorate the garage room as it is not the place I serve my guests. What I mean is to utilize the Halloween garage door magnets to have the greeting word “Happy Halloween” just to add a touch of holiday excitement.

I then move on to set up a spooky landscape that surely attracts every single passerby at night with my secret tool. Guess what that secret tool that I have been using for the past few years? Bingo! It is a Halloween light show projector that helps me put up a very charming yet vivid scene instantly.

If you go all out for this October festival, you won’t miss the yard decorations. To be honest, this is the area that gives me headaches every year. This is because it is shown to everyone; neighbors, guests, and even a passing by stranger.

I used to decorate my front yard with a scary theme before my family and I moved into our new place. I remember this one time I utilized a life size Halloween coffin which matches with a life size posable skeleton and an animated zombie ground breaker prop to decorate that area as a graveyard. It was a really fun experience and some of my neighbors copied my ideas and did a similar decoration in the following year.

Anyhow, I personally find that it is not suitable if there are toddlers around the neighborhood nearby. Yes, I do consider the neighborhood when coming to outdoor decorations and this causes me to think twice before deciding a decoration theme.

I finally pick inflatable ornaments as it is the best suited as kids-friendly Halloween decoration for the front yard. Most of them come with whimsical designs such as inflatable witch legs. Alternative you can pick blow up witch to add spooky touch but it does not frighten little trick-or-treaters.

Talking about little trick-or-treaters, you may prepare light up Halloween buckets for your young kids. It is an adorable container that kids love to carry on the night of 31 October.

You probably notice that I utilize a number of props to complete the holiday decoration. Well, this is the simplest and easiest way of decorating from indoor to outdoor at home when conjunction with a busy work schedule.

Christmas Decorating Ideas

When stepping into the mid of November, my family and I are planning to decorate our home from the yard, hallway, living room, kitchen to the home office. This is a joyful holiday and we wish to boost the Christmas atmosphere at every corner.

A Christmas tree definitely is the main character. We have one which we bought ever since we moved into a new house in which we keep inside the storeroom for the past few months. Now is time to show off the tall Xmas tree by hanging shiny ball ornaments and some other eye-catching decorative little stuff.

Simple Indoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Each and every year, our indoor Christmas decoration starts from the Xmas tree. This year we bought a new burlap Christmas tree skirt to match our brown color wooden floor. When the artificial Christmas tree has completed the setup and is stood in front of us, it’s time to adorn it and turn it an eye-catching piece.

We said goodbye to the ordinary star tree topper and replace it with Santa Christmas tree topper. We grab a super adorable tree topper last week. It features a Santa Claus wearing his classic costume and has a gift sack on his back climbing down thru a chimney.

Last few years, we used ball ornaments for the body part. This year we have extra nutcracker ballet Christmas ornaments hanging in between ball shape trinkets. We then have a life size nutcracker statue which stands next to the Christmas tree.

It is staring at the decoration of an animated Santa climbing a red ladder by carrying a string of LED lights. The animated Santa even plays a variety of Christmas carols while climbing up and down.

Last but not least, we put light up Christmas presents on tree skit surrounding the Xmas tree to complete the decoration. The present boxes feature red color ribbons and snowflakes. They all create an amazing scene letting us embrace the excitement of the holiday. They all create an amazing scene for letting us embrace the excitement of the holiday.

Did I mention where we set up our Christmas tree? We have it next to our main door. After passing through the entryway and take a turn to the right, guests would reach our living room. So, the living room is our next decoration area.

My super simple approach to decorating the living room is to buy a few Christmas decorative pillow covers to replace the current ordinary pillowcases. If you have no throw pillows on the sofa, you may consider grabbing red and white Christmas pillows to boost the holiday spirit instantly.

There is a charming tabletop fiber optic Christmas tree on the side table next to the sofa. My son likes to turn off the living room light in order to see the beautiful lights that changes colors from the tips of the pine needles.

Of course, we would never forget to put something on the coffee table as it is part of the decoration in our living room. We either display a winter country cabin sculpture or snow globe. It depends on what type of throw pillow we put on the sofa. If we are using reversible sequin holiday throw pillow, then we will mostly choose Santa musical water globe.

We also take the colors of the curtain into consideration. As we have been hanging Christmas curtains that feature green fir branches with pendant red balls, we want those decorative items to match the color of the curtain so that it creates a harmonies scene at the same time increase the holiday ambiance.

If the living room is a busy corner for serving guests, then the kitchen is another heavy-duty area for our own uses. Thus, we adorn the kitchen window by applying climbing Santa Claus pendant ornaments. You’ll embrace the holiday mood when you step into the kitchen and see those adorable Santa Claus climbing a rope.

On top of that, we have some practical decorative stuff placing on the countertop such as Christmas paper towel holder, red and white kitchen towel to be used as dishcloth as well as Christmas wine bottle holder. You may consider decorating a wine bottle with Christmas jumper or Santa cover in case you just have one or two wine bottles in the kitchen.

Among all those decorative practical stuff, my most favorite item is salt and pepper set which features an adorable Santa looking into a mailbox. In fact, I have a few sets of Christmas salt and pepper shakers that I have collected throughout the years. They all made out of ceramic and feature an amazing eye-catching design.

The next area of needing some decoration is the bathroom. An easy way of decorate and beautify a bathroom is to change the existing curtain with a Christmas shower curtain and towel. To complete the bathroom holiday decoration, place a similar design of a Christmas bathroom rug set that includes toilet lid cover, toilet floor contour as well as the floor mat.

I also apply the simple decoration in the home office by putting a light up nativity set on my working desk whereby my son is putting a wooden tabletop Christmas tree.

Before we move to the outdoor decorations, we had to hang a Christmas wreath with battery operated lights on top of the main door. We also decorated the mantelpiece by hanging Christmas stocking with letters.

Simple Outdoor Decorations for Christmas

We used to have a decorative holiday cover on the garage door. And so, we purchased garage door Christmas cover which features a 3D effect with a winter design to replace the Halloween one. We then apply the same thing to the mailbox by having a magnetic mailbox cover.

During the day, the attractive landscape at my family’s front yard is a white nativity scene that we just put up last week. We found that some passersby slow down their steps just because they want to have a closer look at the holly family scene.

Last year we had a Mickey Mouse inflatable decoration and adorned the scene with solar light stakes surrounding it. Due to the weather here, those solar lights may not function at night as it is supposed to. Anyhow, they look nice as part of the decoration in the front yard.

Light show projector never brings us down when it comes to the night of the jolly holiday season.  We always set up the projector a week before the festival and definitely activate it on the party night.