HolidayThe holidays are a joyous time, but so many of you get stressed because you know that most retailers mark up holiday decorations and accessories because they know people will pay top dollar. We believe you should spend less on quality decorations so you actually have some cash left to spend on your family and assorted loved ones.
Why limit your seasonal decorating to the traditional Christmas tree and some garland? You can expand your decorating options by getting your windows into the holiday spirit with Christmas curtains.
Curtains are a quick and easy way to add some cheer to your home and freshen up your décor during the holiday season. Incorporating them into your Christmas decorating scheme is as easy as choosing the colors and patterns that coordinate with your regular festive décor. Whether you’re going for a whimsical look with Santas, reindeer and snowmen or something more sedate with holly and Christmas tree designs, there is something for you. You can also simply choose a solid color panel in red, green or other Christmas hue to create a backdrop for other decorations. Let your imagination guide you.
There are a variety of styles available, from café curtain sets to 84” inch long panels. Simply choose the same style as your regular window curtains so you don’t have to buy new hardware. Some styles feature accessories such as valances and swags so your windows can be fully dressed for the season. Christmas curtains are available in different patterns to coordinate with almost any type of décor, and many are machine washable, so they’re easy to care for year after year.
Christmas curtains are budget-friendly as well, so you’ll have extra money to spend on gifts instead of curtains. Holiday panels are one of the most economical ways to bring the spirit of the season into your home.
The Perfect Gifts For The Perfect Hostess
Deciding what to give your favorite holiday hostess can be a dilemma, but it doesn’t have to be. Christmas towels and bath accessories can come to your rescue. Just add a little creativity and a few surprises and you’ll have the perfect gift in no time.
Christmas towels make an excellent gift on their own, wrapped like a package with a pretty grosgrain ribbon, or they can be included in a lovely bath-themed gift basket. Festive towels come in many different styles and colors, so you can easily find something that suits almost any taste. Be sure to match the other gifts with the towels for a well-coordinated, thoughtful gift.
Slip a set of Christmas hand towels into a decorative gift box along with a coordinating lotion dispenser and a set of holiday-scented guest soaps and give her ready-made bath decor for the guest bath. Wrap it up in colored cellophane and tie on a bow and you’re all set.
Other ideas for incorporating Christmas towels into your hostess gifts include filling a tray with rolled hand towels and tucking small Christmas tree ornaments in between for a festive display. You can also use the towels to wrap a box of luxury soaps, a reed diffuser in a Yuletide scent or a set of holiday music CDs.
In your own home, make holiday house guests feel welcome by adding festive towels to the guest bathroom. It’s a quick and easy way to spread some Christmas cheer.
Don’t leave your bathroom out when decorating for the holidays. Adding a Christmas theme to your bathroom is easy and doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. Just a few small changes can bring a lot of seasonal cheer to your space.
Bathroom accessories are available in many festive themes, from fun and whimsical to sophisticated. You can find shower curtains, shower curtain rings, hand towels, bath towels and even bath mats in coordinated Christmas colors and patterns. Don’t forget about soap dishes, lotion pumps and tissue holders either. You can find all of these in many different colors and styles. If you aren’t interested in a Christmas pattern, you can find matching sets of towels and accessories in solid Christmas colors. Changing out your everyday accessories for a set with a seasonal theme may be some of the easiest decorating you do all season long.
Add a few extra touches to complete your look. Try setting a basket filled with Christmas ornaments in colors that match your bath accessories. Red and green pillar candles add a holiday touch as well. If you’re feeling more adventurous, wrap framed pictures in festive gift wrap complete with bows and hang them on the wall. You can even put a ribbon on the bathroom door to make it look like a giant gift.
The finishing touch for your holiday theme is in the air—get some seasonal-scented air freshener or potpourri so your bathroom smells as festive as it looks.