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 donâ€™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 dÃ©cor. 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 canâ€™t go wrong with red and green at Christmas, but if youâ€™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 â€œOâ€™sâ€ 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 â€œBest Home Builder in McHenry Countyâ€ during the Northwest Heraldâ€™s 2014 Readersâ€™ Choice Awards.
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