Tips for Making Your New Home Dazzle this Holiday Season

The holiday season only comes once a year, so take advantage of the excitement and spruce up the house with all the Christmas cheer you can find! Take a look at five quick and easy decorating ideas for holiday fun around your new Gerstad Builders home:

Homemade wreaths: A classic evergreen wreath with a bow is always a winner, but don’t be afraid to use your creativity to make a unique door wreath! Buy ribbon, grape vine, and glass ornaments from a craft store, or gather branches, pine cones and bright berries from the yard for a more natural look.

Antique window: We love the look of an antique window frame hung inside or out and decorated to match the mood of your home décor. For a frosty look, use chalk or paint to add a frosty, white glow to glass panes. After that, hang ornaments with twine, frame with greenery or use clothespins to hang Christmas cards. Here is one example of a holiday antique window.

Change up the Colors: You can’t go wrong with red and green at Christmas, but if you’re ready for a contemporary look, try a silver, white and blue color scheme this year. New, cool colors make decorations wintery and festive while adding a clean and fresh feel.

Floating candles: For new holiday lighting try a grouping of small, glass jars or vases with floating tea lights. A few sprigs of holly with bright berries beneath the candles make each one unique and artistic.

Mantle decor: Try a new, mixed media look on the mantle this year with oversized mismatched letters spelling out the best part of your holidays. Paint some letters, replace “O’s” with wreaths or ornaments, and wrap some in yarn. Intermix small candles or other favorite decorations to create a simple, cozy Christmas mantle.

Gerstad Builders currently constructs beautiful new ranch and two-story homes in McHenry County, Poplar Grove, Richmond and Williams Bay, offering buyers a personalized home building experience that is customized to meet their needs. Earlier this year, Gerstad Builders was even voted the “Best Home Builder in McHenry County” during the Northwest Herald’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards.

To learn more about McHenry County real estate or Gerstad Builders new homes, visit our website or call 815-385-4495.