It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas decorations for the holiday season. Making your home look festive and joyful is a great way to make your family's Christmas that much more enjoyable, and a little early planning and purchasing can go a long way towards making the rush around Christmas more relaxed and less stressful. While most people are content to throw a few lights up around the porch or on trees, there's so much more that you can do. Even better, there are many options for tasteful and reserved decorations that can light up your home without overtaking the rest of your décor.
Show Your Festivity with Christmas House or Garden Flags
Flags for Christmas? You bet! Flags are a great way to decorate any time of the year, but they can be especially nice during the holiday season. Flags and banners come in a variety of styles and sizes, and they can be used both indoors and outdoors to add some tasteful holiday flair to your home. In fact, the hardest decision you're likely to face when using Christmas house flags as a part of your holiday décor is settling on which ones you actually want to buy. Designs are available in everything from secular, seasonal themes to designs that focus on more traditional religious elements.
In addition to selecting the design that best works for you, you'll also need to decide how you want to mount your flag. Some flags come with their own poles or mounting hardware, but others are sold alone and will require you to either build your own stand or buy a kit. Freestanding options such as garden flag kits allow you to place flags in gardens or near walkways, while house flag kits usually include a rotating pole that can be mounted to porch columns or the side of your home.
Spread Joy with Door Pallets or Signs
Simple, rustic signs are a great way to complement a vibrant and festive house flag. These simple decorations can be mounted to walls near your door or they can simple be propped up and left freestanding. These decorations are quick to install in minutes and they can add a unique and tasteful holiday appearance to your front porch. Many companies offer custom sign printing and engraving, so you can have your own personalized message of holiday cheer proudly displayed.
Cozy Up with Decorative Outdoor Pillows
Another simple, yet beautiful, option for porches with benches, chairs, or swings are decorative outdoor pillows. Many designs are available, and you can coordinate the themes and designs of your pillows with your house flags and other decorations. This is a great way to create a cohesive front porch aesthetic that will fill your guests with seasonal cheer. If you don't want to invest in entirely new pillows for the season, many decorative pillow colors are also available. These can be a good option as well, especially since they can be removed and washed as needed.