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4 interior decorating ideas for the holidays

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Spruce up your Central Florida home with these fun and festive decorating ideas!

  1. Make things shimmer and glow with icy white and silver accents

    Dreaming of a white Christmas? Enjoy one in the heart of sunny Florida with these clever hacks.

    Make your home sparkle with silver wire ornaments, ribbons, and beads. Wrap these up – along with your string lights – around your tree and get creative by accentuating windows, doorways, and mantels. Placing silver and translucent accessories on your tabletops will complement this theme well.

    Pair these decorative highlights with white drapes and white or light-colored upholstery.

  2. Wow with your waterfront

    What Polk County, Florida may lack in snow-covered neighborhoods, it surely makes up for in breathtaking lakes! Showcase the best of your area by using great waterfront views from your home to frame your interiors. The lakes’ bluehues can inspire a distinct theme for your holiday décor – it will surely stand out from all the typical red-white-and-greens!

    A strategically placed Christmas tree by the window facing the lakes will create an exceptional image. The sight will impress guests coming from out of town, not to mention create a gorgeous backdrop for your holiday family photos.

  3. Breathe in the holiday spirit

    The holidays are more than a visual experience, so be sure to decorate for all senses! The right scents can go a long way in completing your home’s holiday vibe.

    Real Christmas trees are a great way to bring home an authentic ambience. But if a tree is too cumbersome and impractical for your living space, you can also choose scented candles or oils to create the right effect. Evergreen, cinnamon, and peppermint will fill your home with the best scents for the season.

    And speaking of cinnamon and peppermint, how ab

  4. out warming up that oven to bake some gingerbread cookies, snickerdoodles, and more holiday favorites?

  5. Use greenery and other abundant natural materials to create DIY décor

    Here’s a fun decorating idea that your whole family can enjoy: Make DIY decorations using natural materials you can find around your home and your neighborhood. It’s cheap, easy, and a great way to bond with everyone in the weeks leading to the holidays.

    Build wreaths and garlands using fresh greenery. Not only will these capture the spirit of the season, they will also shine the spotlight on the local foliage. Dried leaves and twigs also work – paint them to match whatever theme you have going for your interiors. Filling glass cylinders with twigs, seeds, nuts, and berries creates low-key but attractive tabletop centerpieces.

    Living in a tropical area like Central Florida, you’ll have no trouble looking for leaves, twigs, small logs, tree bark, and even bird feathers that you can fashion into charming, rustic holiday décor.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate By Design is here to help you make the most out of life in East Polk County, Florida. Click here for our decorating tips to liven up your exteriors, too!

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