Are you Decorating Yet?

You’re sitting on your couch, in your stretchy pants, recovering from your Thanksgiving food coma? Maybe you’re doing some online shopping for Black Friday? What you should be doing is making plans for the holiday season! No breaks for you! Keep that holiday spirit rolling! Let’s get your house ready for all that entertaining you’ll be doing in December.

Here are some amazing, affordable ideas to get your home looking and feeling the part:

Use What’s Right Outside Your Door

We love the idea of not spending any money. Gathering some garden greenery is a quick and easy way to decorate your house, especially on the mantle! So, step right outside your door, into your garden, or take a walk around the neighborhood and look for some of these perfect perennial, herb, and evergreen plants to prune and bring inside. Oh, and don’t forget to collect some pine cones while you’re at it!

  • Pine
  • Fir
  • Spruce
  • Juniper
  • Cedar
  • Cypress
  • Hemlock
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Lavender
  • Fennel
  • Holly
  • Magnolia
  • Laurel
  • Ivy
  • Variegated Boxwood
  • Hydrangea
  • Sedum
  • English Ivy
  • Globe Thistle
  • Daylily
  • Magnolia

Fairy Lights for Everything


Affordable, small and bendable, battery operated lights that are indoor and outdoor? Yes. We say use fairy lights for anything and everything. We like to stuff vases and jars with them and put them around the house, wrap them around wreaths and door frames, and definitely wind them through the greenery you just put out on your end tables and mantles.

Alternative Tree or Advent Calendar

This one is for the kiddos. It takes just the right amount of skill and patience for every age group. They’ll be proud of their creation and will want to make it a yearly tradition! Again, all you’ll need is most likely in your backyard – some fallen, dried out tree branches. Oh, and some twine, too. Instructions are HERE.

Happy Holidays!

We hope you have a wonderful, warm, safe, and memorable holiday season especially if you’re in your brand new West Main Home Company built home! Be sure to visit our newly constructed, fully furnished model home this December. We’ll certainly have it decked out for the holidays. Contact us for the tour.