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How to decorate your home for the holidays

The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us. Which means, it’s time to deck the halls! Give your home a festive makeover this holiday season with these upgrades, quick fixes, and expert tips (okay, just our own).

Deck the halls inside…
If you are looking for a creative way to start making your own Christmas indoor decorations for this year, then this garland idea is perfect.

If you have evergreen trees that you can pull trimmings from, you can create a festive look like this one that has garland draped all over the walls. Candles, pinecones, and red and silver Christmas ornaments are perfect to enhance every corner in your home.

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…and outside
Give the North Pole a run for its money! Warm up any window, front porch or garden set with garland that’ll turn your outdoor space into a winter wonderland.

Add some magnolia wreaths, gift boxes, mini evergreens or candy canes. And don’t forget about the lights (as if). Copper tea lights and string lights make every front door come to life on a misty winterday.

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Make your home smell like Christmas
Now that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, it should smell like it, too. From bright lights and embellished trees at every turn to delicious gingerbread and festive cookies tickling your taste buds, holiday happiness just might be found right under your nose.

Simmer some cranberries, cinnamon, citrus, ginger and vanilla on your stove, and your house will instantly smell like Christmas morning. Hmmm.

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Hang mistletoe
The weather outside may be frightful, but you can fire things up inside with a kissing ball made of fresh mistletoe. The greenery adds a pop of holiday cheer to your Christmas decorating. And as it hangs above a doorway, or anywhere in your home, it will definitely set the mood for celebrating.

So make good use of those out-of-reach areas, and possibly get a holiday smooch out of it too. You can arrange a romantic bundle from cedar, pine, holly and ofcourse, mistletoe, for example.

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Use light wherever possible
The warm glow of lightning always turns on a festive cheer, and you can display this Fuji lamp from Good & Mojo long after the holiday ends.

This timeless bamboo floor lamp would suit any home due to the warm and natural materials: strong bamboo and 100% organically grown linen. You can get it in eight different colours, so there’s always a Fuji that fits your Christmas decorations.

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Candles, candles, candles
The quickest way to get your home in a festive mood? That’s right, candles. Candles are a classic and easy way to add a joy and brightness to any home. Especially if you use scented ones.

Go for a fragnance that reminds you of the season, like cinnamon, pumpkin spice, apple or vanilla. Or Christmas cotton candy, which we didn’t just make up, but actually exists. Really.

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Stock your holiday bar cart
If you like the idea of a bar cart, but haven’t got around to setting one up, the holiday season is the perfect time to do so. A bar cart is the ultimate entertainment for all your party people. This cool piece of furniture offers guests an easy way to help themselves to drinks (less work for you!) and can easily be arranged to take for any party theme (like Christmas or New Year’s Eve).

This is how to make it work: the top tier of your bar cart should serve as a workspace. You’ll need an ice bucket, cocktail tools, garnishes and the space to make a drink. Now add several types of liquor, cocktail glasses, some toppings, and – tadaaa – serve drinks like a professional!

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Now that your home has coming Christmas out of the wazoo inside and out, all that rests is for us to wish you the happiest of holidays!

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