December 6, 2013

Easy Decorating Tips From Vancouver Home Builder, Wallmark Homes

With the Lower Mainland looking more like a Winter Wonder Land, we couldn't think of a better time to share some tips for decorating your home for the holidays from some of our Vancouver Home Builder experts.

A custom wreath for a custom Vancouver Home

Instead of the traditional evergreen wreath, why not try this fun “present wreath” as a playful accent for your front door? Using weatherproof paper (we do live in Vancouver after all), get the kids to help wrap small containers, possibly old jewelry boxes. Tie them up with some ribbon and use a glue gun to affix to a wreath form, which can be found at any craft store. Finally glue on a satin bow, and viola! An easy and festive decoration to welcome guests into your home.

A custom treet for your custom Vacnouver home

A Christmas tree is one of the most important parts of decorating your home for the holidays. Whether your family chooses an artificial or real tree, there are some universal styling tips to make sure your home looks its best. When deciding where to display your tree, choose a low traffic spot away from heaters and fireplaces, turning it so that the fullest part is facing away from the wall. This year, try choosing two or three complimentary colors, like blue and silver or red and gold, to decorate your tree with. Having cohesive decorations will set the tone for the rest of your holiday decorating.

Bring the out doors in with these fun and easy to make ornaments! Fill clear glass ornaments with holly, evergreen or mistletoe by removing their caps. Replace them after 24 hours to prevent condensation from forming. Thread some ribbon through the tops and hang from the tree.  These unique ornaments will add the right amount of flair to any home, whether it`s a luxury custom Vancouver home or a new Vancouver laneway home.

New Vancouver Homes desever the most unique decorations.

Decorating your house with sparkling lights really shows that your holiday spirit but it can also be a dangerous task. To ensure your safety while decorating your home, make sure the lights you are using are made for the outdoors and that there are no cracks, frayed ends or loose connections in the cords. Hanging them with insulated tape or hooks and turning them off when you go out or to bed to the best way to make sure you and your family have a happy and safe holiday. As for where to hang the lights, highlight the stunning architecture of your new Vancouver home by hanging them along the eaves of the roof and around the windows. In addition, stringing them along a front yard fence or gate leading up to the door is a great way to highlight your front yard and will make your home look especially inviting.

From all of us at Wallmark Homes, here’s to having a happy and safe holiday season!


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