Even as temperatures in Florida refuse to drop, there’s no denying it—the holidays are just around the corner. Decorating your home will really elevate the space for both you and your family as well as any guests you’re entertaining, whether that’s just folks from work or family from out of state. This blog is your guide to DIY decoration tips that will transform your home and have you looking forward to re-decorating for the season year after year.
String Light Lanterns
It’s a given that any home celebrating the holidays will have string lights hung up around the perimeter of the roof. To put a twist on this and give your home a rustic feeling, pick up some empty glass lanterns and fill them with fairy lights. Set these up in groups around your home to give a warm light to your space during a colder and darker season.
Gingerbread Village Advent Calendar
Before anything exciting happens, we attach a countdown to it. The ball dropping every New Year. An anxious “3, 2, 1” before any cliff jumps or cannonballs into pools. The holidays are no exception: there are constantly new and creative ways to count down to Christmas with advent calendars.
This year, try taking the tradition of building gingerbread houses and combining it with the excitement of advent calendars by building a gingerbread village! Put together a couple dozen miniature gingerbread houses and line them up with individually wrapped chocolates inside. Each day between the first of December and Christmas will feel a little bit sweeter!
The flannel shirts and hot cocoa that come with the season may not match the temperatures outside, but that doesn’t mean your cold weather cravings can’t be reflected in your home décor. Pick up some garland and drape it over the handrails of your staircase, across the mantle of your fireplace, and along windowsills. The bright green plant life, faux or otherwise, will brighten your space and give it some seasonal flair.
Subtle accents like string light lanterns brightening your dining room table and strings of garland running throughout your home will bring the excitement of the holidays to life. Plus, functional decorations like a gingerbread village advent calendar gives the opportunity for the whole family to be involved in the spirit of the season. For more ways to immerse yourself in the holidays, be sure to Like Lennar on Facebook.