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Decorating Your New Family Home in McAllen, Texas for Christmas

December 13, 2017

It’s time to deck the halls! Christmas is that time of the year for quality time with family, friends, generosity and warm memories.

How exciting it will be to decorate your new family home for your first family Christmas! Traditionally, the living room is the main gathering place for the holidays. Take your time when decorating this important area of your home so that it feels warm and cozy. You may want to play some classic holiday music to bring in the Christmas spirit.

The first step in decorating your Christmas tree is to start by adding the lights.

The lights usually come in green or white colored strands. Be sure to get the color that matches your tree so that the strands are well hidden. You can begin from the top of the tree working your way to the bottom. For a vibrant look, start from the back of each branch and work your way to the front. When buying the ornaments for your tree, be sure to buy several different sizes and shapes. The smaller ornaments are great for filling in those empty spaces and makes your tree look fuller. If you have ornaments left over, you can fill your glass vases with them and decorate your mantel, china cabinets, dinner tables and coffee tables. Pine cones can also be used for filling up vases or baskets throughout your new home.

When moving into your new house in McAllen, the last thing on your mind is Christmas decorations.

You can always consider draping your tree with several types of garland.

To avoid branches between tightly cinched strands, start at the top of the tree, and slowly increase the amount of garland between each wave as you work your way down the branches. Plan to use about two strands of garland for every vertical foot of the tree. There are many different types of garland that can be used. Burlap, sparkly ribbon, mesh, beaded, plaid ribbon, and pearls are a few types of garland that you can use.

Once you have completed decorating with lights, ornaments, and garland; you can now top off your tree.

The topper is the finishing touch to the tree. Familiar and seasonal symbols like angels and stars are a classic choice. Keep the size of the tree in mind, and choose one that balances it nicely and isn’t too heavy. When it comes to this last piece of the puzzle, it’s ok to think outside the box. People have used large poinsettias, burlap bows, and twigs that make unexpected, but beautiful toppers. Next step to complete your tree decorating is to choose a tree skirt. Get some ideas from Pottery Barn here.

The tree skirt provides as much fashion as it does function.

It catches needles and sets the stage for beautifully wrapped presents. They come in a wide variety of fabrics, patterns and, sizes so you can find one to suit your style. Whichever one you choose should cover the entire tree stand. Placing wrapped gifts that match your tree décor gives it an extra elegant touch.

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