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5 Christmas Decorating Tips for a Festive Home and a Happy You

Time to bring out your Christmas home decor!

By: Antonette Louise Guiao | October 18, 2019
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Get into the holiday spirit and bring out your Christmas decors!

In a fast-paced world full of stress and difficulties, keeping a healthy body and mindset can be challenging. Spending a long and busy day in the city can be draining, and it can lead to an unhealthy state of mind. At this point, maybe you’re longing for something different from your usual routine—perhaps a day off of work to slow things down or an activity that can help uplift your mental state.

You probably haven’t realized it yet, but simple activities like decorating your house for the holidays can be pretty good for your mental health. If you’re looking for a sign to start decorating, this is it! Go get your boxes of holiday home decor ready for the Christmas decorating tips that follow. Not only will they make your house ready for the season, but they can also boost your happiness. So read on for Christmas decorating tips that can help uplift your mood!

1. Decorate your house early.

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Be excited about life again and start decorating your house as early as this month!

It must feel so good to go back to a time when everything was simple and all you ever thought about was what Santa Claus would get you. According to psychoanalyst Steve Mckeown, Christmas decorations can evoke feelings of childhood. For most families, Christmas is that time of the year when everyone gathers together to celebrate. Other than giving you warm nostalgia, decorating your home early can also help connect to wonderful memories of your departed loved ones. Also, listening to Christmas music as early as the start of the -ber months can help enhance your mood, too! Don’t hesitate to sing along to “Christmas in Our Hearts” with Jose Mari Chan!

2. Play with your Christmas decor color palettes.

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Chromotherapy or color therapy can do wonders for you and your mental health.

Whether or not you’re a follower of annual Christmas decoration themes, experimenting with different colors never disappoints. This year, spend some time familiarizing yourself with your house’s color palette and think about what colors will perfectly go along with it. If you’re in the mood for a sentimental holiday, rekindle the kid in you and choose colors from your childhood Christmas decors instead. Sticking with the traditional green and red is always a good idea, too. You can also be festive and use metallic colors like gold and silver to get you into the holiday spirit sooner.

3. Adorn your house with Christmas lights.

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Decorating with Christmas lights can spike up your dopamine or happy hormones.

Christmas lights can signal your senses that the holidays are near, and it can ignite happiness and excitement. Take yourself out of your regular everyday habits and put up Christmas lights everywhere!

When choosing the tone for your Christmas lights, keep in mind that lighting can greatly affect your mood and contribute to both good and bad mental states of mind. In this case, choose warmer colors because they can help put you in a positive mood. And if they improve your mood, leave them out for a bit longer after Christmas. Who says Christmas is only in December? Let your celebration end whenever you want!

4. Bring nature closer to you and add some flowers to your decorations.

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You can never go wrong with flowers!

When it comes to decorating, there’s no such thing as “too much flowers.” Bringing a touch of Mother Nature indoors is very therapeutic and it can help increase your happiness. The scents of flowers can also help reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. Imagine the joy of receiving a bouquet of flowers or seeing rows and rows of different colored flowers. Now, imagine seeing them everywhere in your home. Both things can give you the same feeling of elation.

As with Christmas lights, be mindful when it comes to choosing the colors of flowers that you’re planning to display. Bright-colored blooms in yellow and orange shades can help enhance your mood, but sticking with the traditional Christmas flower poinsettia is always a wonderful idea. Other than on your Christmas tree, put the flowers where you’re going to see them often. Don’t hesitate to decorate your shelves, countertops, and kitchen tables.

5. Assemble and decorate your Christmas tree.

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Light up your Christmas tree and brighten up your home!

If there’s a popular symbol for Christmas, it's the Christmas tree. Far from the artificial pine tree, original Christmas trees were live evergreen trees. Decorating Christmas trees can be traced back as far as the time when people still used winter trees that had no leaves. They believed that when the leaves of the tree fall, the spirit of the trees abandon it as well. Because of that, they started decorating trees to attract holy spirits during the holidays.

Decorating Christmas trees can also trigger happy childhood memories, and it can give you a sense of fulfillment once you’ve finished doing so. Christmas trees aren’t just symbols of Christmas, but of life and rebirth, too. The next time you put up your Christmas tree and you’re feeling down, decorate it as a good pick-me-up and keep in mind that as long as there’s life, there’s hope.

There are so many ways and ideas on how to boost your happiness while being productive at the same time. These holiday home decorating tips are amazing starters. Who knows, this might even ignite a talent you didn’t know you had!

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About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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