As we head into the holiday season, we’re looking for ways to make our homes ready for this year’s more intimate celebrations. Getting into the holiday spirit doesn’t mean spending a fortune or giving your place a major makeover. It’s the little touches that can make all the difference.
Here are a few ideas to help get your home festive for the holidays.
Update your throw
A throw is the easiest way to cozy up for the holiday season and for binge-watching holiday movies. Look for plush knits and velvety textures to maximize on coziness.
Use lighting to create ambience
No fireplace? No problem! Lighting is another way to add warmth and ambiance to any indoor or outdoor space. A strategic placement of lanterns on the porch or a string of twinkling lights on the staircase will light up your home in more ways than one.
Prepare your holiday décor
Celebrate the season by giving your home a festive vibe, whether it’s through garlands, wreaths, centerpieces or a Christmas tree.
LED Indoor Curtain String Lights, The Source
Christmas ‘Holly Wreath’ LED Plastic Lantern, Kitchen Stuff Plus
Reversible Recycled Buffalo Check Blanket, Distinctly Home
Lolo Knitted Pillow, Brunelli
Warm up with a hot beverage
Winter means hot chocolate season. But whatever your hot beverage of choice—chai, mulled ciders or a hot toddy—enjoying the drink in a cute mug is practically a requirement.
Vertuo Next Premium Coffee & Espresso Machine by Breville with Aeroccino Milk Frother, Nespresso
Christmas Cocoa ‘Panda’ Ceramic Jumbo Mug, Kitchen Stuff Plus
Use candles to create coziness
Candles instantly create a cozy setting. Look for seasonal scents that bring a little of the outdoors inside like cedar and pine or are reminiscent of delicious desserts like crème brûlée and pumpkin pie.
Spice up your serveware
Give your serveware a seasonal upgrade so you can serve all your favourite holiday meals on beautiful and festive designs.
Vanilla Mini Tin Candle Set, Voluspa at Sephora
Christmas Entertain ‘Snowfall’ Porcelain Buffet Stand, Kitchen Stuff Plus
Aroma Zen Diffuser Morning to Night Kit, Saje Natural Wellness
Put up a holiday wreath
A beautiful wreath can stay up well past the holiday season. There are many different types of wreaths to choose from no matter what your aesthetic.
Update your vases with dried florals
We love fresh blooms, but dried florals are another great way to liven up your home. Choose from a variety of colours and place them in a beautiful vase.
Breno Vase, Anthropologie Home
Glitter Leaves Christmas Ornament, Giftcraft
Berry & Floral Garland Christmas Decor, Giftcraft
LED Birch Candle with Wreath, GlucksteinHome
Hang up artwork
Spruce up your space for the holidays by hanging artwork. You can put up a statement piece, create a gallery wall or even take some of your favourite polaroids and put them in frames.
Instax Square SQ6 Instant Camera, Fujifilm at Best Buy
Exhibit 5-Piece Gallery Picture Frame Set, Umbra
Whether you want to deck your halls or focus on smaller flourishes, there are plenty of ways to dress up your home for the holidays. We want to help make it as easy as possible for you with ideas that will work for any space in your home.
Treat yourself to takeout
When you’re all done decorating, take a break by ordering your favourite dishes using our curbside pick up or delivery options. Support your local restaurants this holiday season! Visit our Curbside Pickup page here.
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