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8 New Ways to Decorate Your Homes for Christmas

Out with your 20-year-old wreaths and your stiff, glittery velvet ribbons!

| December 3, 2013

8 New Ways to Decorate Your Homes for Christmas

8 New Ways to Decorate Your Homes for Christmas
Show some creativity—and bravery!—with these unique design ideas that will turn your homes into a festive work of art.

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Make decorations out of objects found around you, like twigs, pebbles, leaves and flower petals. You can fashion garlands or wreaths out of them.
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Go for non-traditional color schemes, like blue and orange, or pink and purple. Many stores now are selling Christmas trees in a number of colors, no longer just green or white. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

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Look for bamboo reed diffusers that have Christmas-y scents, like cinnamon or cedarwood. Place them strategically around the house to get that Christmas ambience.

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Decorate your Christmas tree with family pictures taken through the years. It’s nostalgic and heartwarming—exactly what the season should be all about.

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Get crafts-y. You can make just about anything with colored paper! All you need are scissors and a trusty glue gun. Scour the Internet for ideas.

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Go asymmetrical. No need to place the wreath right in the center of the door, or line the entire window frame with a garland. Ornaments that are a little askew can evoke a fun, more personal holiday vibe.

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Create a Christmas wallpaper! You can buy removable Christmas wall decals on eBay. And aside from walls, you can also stick them on windows, doors, even on furniture.

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Remember how your grade school teacher taught you how to make paper snowflakes? Now is the time to use them! Stick them around the house, or place them inside photo frames. You can even make it a fun bonding activity for the whole family.
Have fun decorating for Christmas! Do you have suggestions? Share them below in the Comments Section.

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