Tips For Decorating Your Home For The Holidays

Now that we’re about halfway through October, you’ve probably already started (or at least have thought about starting) decorating for the holidays. With Halloween right around the corner, then Thanksgiving and all the December holidays shortly after, you want to ensure your house is properly adorned for the occasion. This means loading up on any and all relevant decorations, as well as remembering to switch out these decorations as necessary.

Don’t be a holiday Grinch this season and participate in the fun! The Light Palace, located in Omaha, is luckily more than just a lighting store, although lighting plays a huge part in your holiday decorations. We are also a well-stocked home decor store, where you can find decorations for your home year-round! While you’re out shopping for some holiday decor, stop by our home decor store in Omaha for timeless pieces for your home. Contact us today or stop by our Omaha showroom to browse our selection.

Below, we’ve listed several tips for decorating your home for the holidays, specifically, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!


For Halloween

Halloween can either be spoooky, strictly festive or family-friendly, depending on your preference. Whatever you end up deciding on, these three tips below are applicable to any Halloween adornment theme!

Carve A Traditional Pumpkin (And Set It Outside)

If you don’t carve a pumpkin every year, do you even celebrate Halloween? You can outline your pumpkin yourself or choose a stencil to get the exact design that you want. Either way, we suggest carving out a pumpkin and setting it outside in your backyard or on your front porch.

This isn’t only fun to do, but it really gets your home in the holiday spirit. On top of that, you’ll be left with a bunch of pumpkin seeds to roast and snack on throughout the month!

Get Spooky With Spider Webs

Spiderweb decor is an inexpensive way to decorate the exterior and interior of your home to get it ready for Halloween. You simply stretch this decor across your bushes, mantel or stairway to get a great overall holiday effect.

Make A Wreath

If you’re more of the DIY type, we suggest making a Halloween-themed wreath to hang on your front door. Whether you opt for eyeballs, pumpkins, witches or skeletons, a wreath will tell all your Trick-Or-Treaters that they are free to knock on your door for some tasty treats.

For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday that focuses on thankfulness, appreciation and family, and that’s the general theme you should stick with when decorating your house. Choose home accents that create a cozy atmosphere for when you’ve eaten too much turkey, sweet potatoes, gravy and stuffing and just want to take a nap on your couch watching football.

Add Garlands

Whether you add a garland to your mantel or to outline your front door, holiday-themed garlands can really spruce up the Thanksgiving vibes of your home. These garlands can come with little pumpkin decorations or autumn-colored leaves and flowers — choose something that best matches the overall theme of your home.

Load Up On Fall-Scent Candles

Decorations should be visual, but they can also be smell-able as well! Choose yummy smelling candles to light in your home (when you’re around, of course), such as pumpkin pie, apple orchard, fall leaves or some other holiday-themed scent. It’ll smell like you’re baking all the time.

Turkeys And Leaves Everywhere

What screams Thanksgiving more than Turkey decor or decor that features the natural beauty of autumn leaves? Collect hand towels, tablecloths, blankets and anything else you can think of with these designs on them.

For Christmas

Christmas is the time to make your home feel like a cozy winter wonderland. Between big, snuggly blankets and frosted cranberry and pine tree smells, your goal with Christmas decorating should be to add a sense of comfort that will last you the rest of the snowy, winter season.

Start Early

Don’t want until the day before Christmas Eve to bust out all of the Christmas decorations you own. We suggest starting right after Thanksgiving rolls around. Shop for your tree, decorate it and hang up your stockings and other holiday decorations periodically from Dec. 1 to Dec. 15.

This will save you the overwhelming of getting everything up at once, and it will also make for a fun activity to come home to from work.

Add Lights!

This tip is one of our favorites, of course, as lighting is one of our main specialties. From your Christmas tree to the string lights outside of your home, lighting is a huge part of holiday decorating. We also suggest adding tall pillar lights throughout your home as well as lanterns with candles. You want to ensure this lighting is adjustable and can be used for several occasions. Whatever you come up with, we’re sure it’ll look great!

Invest In Home Decor That Will Last All Winter

Instead of spending a ton of money on each individual holiday, you can invest in home decor that will last you the entire season. This home decor will obviously be more generalized than specific Halloween or Christmas decorations, but if you’re on a budget, this strategy will still definitely spark your home with holiday spirit.

Shop Our Home Decor Store In Omaha

What are you waiting for? Get ready for the holidays before it gets too late! If you’re in need of a lighting upgrade or home decor options for your home, look no further than our home decor store in Omaha. The Light Palace has a large selection of lighting products, home accents and furniture, making it your one-stop shop for all of the things in your house that make it a home.

Our beautiful 10,000-square-foot lighting showroom boasts more than 5,000 light fixtures, and our lighting specialists are knowledgeable, friendly and experienced. We can help you find lighting solutions and home accents for your home that match your style and budget. Come visit us at our Omaha showroom today! If you can’t quite make it in, feel free to contact our team for more information. You can reach us by calling (402) 281-9833 or by filling out our form online.