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Holiday projects are even more worthwhile when they improve your home decor.

Tis the season for holiday home décor do-it-yourself projects. DIY home decorating projects will not only help you save extra money, they also give you a chance to express your creativity. In this post, we’re going to share a few home decorating tips to help beautify your home for the holidays.

Which DIY Projects To Try?

Designing your own pillow cases and other do-it-yourself projects are fun. However, projects like creating a custom slip cover for your sofa are better left up to the professionals.

A custom slip cover is a great alternative if you want to instantly change the look of your room. At Dr. Sofa, our slip covers are designed to fit like a glove. This is the perfect solution if you’re not quite ready to reupholster your furniture. Our furniture slip covers can be made to fit your recliner, chair or other furniture pieces.

Preparing the Room

Before starting on a furniture DIY project, you should make sure that the room you are decorating is clean and organized.

Stain Removal

Whether you have a stain on your sofa, chair or other upholstered furniture, stains can completely ruin a well decorated room. Professional stain removal will not only make your upholstered furniture look brand new, it will also make your furniture smell clean and fresh for your guests.

Leather Repair

Leather furniture can really enhance the overall look of a room. However, after years of use, it can get its share of wear and tear. Instead of getting rid of your leather furniture, there are a variety of leather repair services. There is stain removal fabrication and redesign, repainting, and several other repair solutions.

Now that you know how to repair and preserve your furniture, here are a few holiday home décor ideas:

Christmas Gifts Under the Tree

A well decorated Christmas tree can look completely bare without gifts under it. Even if you place two or three gifts underneath a tree, it sometimes looks empty. One way to create a more holiday feel is to line the base of your tree with plenty of beautifully wrapped gifts.

It doesn’t have to be actual gifts. You can give people the impression that you have a lot of gifts by wrapping up empty shoe boxes and placing them underneath the tree. You can also purchase cardboard boxes in a variety of sizes from any craft store and wrap them up. Sometimes clothing stores will give you extra boxes for free when you make a purchase.

You can choose decorative wrapping paper with a variety of colors (red, blue, silver, etc.) or use monochromatic colors, such as white wrapping paper with colored ribbons (purple, blue, red, etc.). This is perfect if you’re hesitant about placing real gifts under the tree before Christmas Day, especially if you have children (or adults) who like to sneak and open their gifts early.

 

Light Up Your Home

Lights aren’t just meant for the Christmas tree or to decorate your windows throughout your home. You can decorate a couple of wreaths with indoor Christmas tree lights in all white or multi-colored. Then place the wreaths on your living room wall, dining room or hallway.

Front Door Decor

Everyone places the traditional Christmas wreath on the front door. Why not try something different this year and place a couple of large ornaments on the door instead. Simply tie them with an elegant satin ribbon. You can also add a couple of bells in between the ornaments so your guest are greeted with the sound of jingle bells.

 

Whichever, DIY project you choose this holiday, remember to embrace the spirit of the season!