I have been prepping for Thanksgiving and know soon I will changing the decorations for Winter Solstice and New Years. Although my mother is the real tactile artist in our family (my sis is the musical genius), I did learn from her how to create a cozy home for the various seasons. Here’s some of my tips for quick and easy ways to decorate your home for the celebration season.
- Add or change your throws, blankets, or afghans on your couches or beds. You can add green, red, gold, silver, or patterns that reflect your favorite seasonal trends.
- Create a tablescape in the colors that you associate with this season. I have a simple china pattern for Thanksgiving with fall colored charges, a fall themed table cloth, and green napkins. I then change to my Winter Solstice china from Mikasa, a gold brocade tablecloth, and white napkins. You can be as elaborate or simple as you like.
- Purchase small signs from your favorite store with sayings such as joy, thankful, grateful, peace, or any other saying that you find to put you in the mood for the season.
- Another great way to decorate is to add candles, essential oil diffusers, or melts with seasonal scents. Smell is such a powerful sense which can be used to create atmosphere and memories.
Sometimes we have difficulty during the holidays because of painful memories. Although we cannot change the past, we can make the present delightful to create new memories. These small changes make powerful opportunities to be a new person to embrace what has been and become who we desire to be. Take the time and make this season magical for you. You’re worth it.