Getting Your Flooring and Decoration Styles Ready For The Holiday Seasons
December 14, 2022
The holiday season has arrived! If you’re looking for ways to add some seasonal cheer to your household for Christmas, we’ve got all the practical tips for home updates that will make your home truly inviting.
It’s that time of year again: holiday decorating! Fortunately, you have plenty of time to prepare, saving you a lot of stress. Start early and have fun getting your home ready for Christmas and making even more memories with your family.
An organized approach is the best, whatever the size of your living area, from a condo to a huge estate. Your attractive engineered hardwood floors are the groundwork of the perfect winter paradise, whatever your favorite Christmas decorations are. So, let’s get this party started!
Spruce Up The Main Spaces With Holiday Decor
With holiday preparation, consider the primary areas where your family will spend more time this holiday season, such as your living room, kitchen, or guest rooms. Then, add seasonal décor to these areas! While maximalism appears in style, it doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on artificial Christmas trees, artificial firewood, and ornamental lawn statuary.
Just include some amusing elements that bring you delight during your Christmas preparations. Perhaps it will be a forest green throw for the living room armchair and a new pair of fleece sheets in the guest room. You can also have a slender candle set in the dining area to compliment the holiday food display or replace restroom handtowels with holiday-themed prints.
Also, one of the simplest ways to transform your hardwood floors is to place seasonally themed area rugs near entrances and sinks. It offers a suitable aesthetic texture that greets your guests with festive cheer and serves a dual purpose by catching dirt, trash, and winter snow that is carried through your floor.
Add Cushions and Rugs Under the Furniture
Whether you’re having a sit-down dinner or preparing for a Christmas open house, your guests need a place to relax and feel comfortable. Throughout the year, your chairs and tables may not move much. During the holidays, guests may wish to rearrange furniture to form small conversation circles or to keep drinks within arm’s reach.
Moving tables and chairs without a protective barrier between them and your wood flooring may severely harm them. Add felt pads to the undersides of each chair and table leg before visitors arrive. These pads make it much easier to move furniture while protecting your flooring from scrapes and damage.
Put Mats in the Entrances
Foot traffic may cause damage to your floors no matter how meticulously you clean your home before relatives and friends arrive or how tidy your guests are when they visit. Visitors can quickly track dirt or sand into your home, scratching or denting wood and laminate floors.
Place mats in your home’s foyer to protect your floors over the holidays. While you’re welcoming guests, hanging coats, and collecting guest presents, you can let the mats do the heavy work of soaking up snow and dirt before it enters your home.
Lay New Flooring Types
If installing a new floor is part of your remodeling plans before the holiday guests arrive, start this project as soon as possible. Allow four to five weeks to complete the process, from the day you decide on the ideal flooring for your lifestyle to the day you put the furniture back.
In fact, buying hardwood flooring in the fall is ideal because the weather is cooler and the humidity is low. However, because hardwood floors are susceptible to moisture, they must be allowed to rest in the room, where they will be put for at least 48 hours to a week for the wood to adapt.
If you are in a hurry, there are various flooring solutions that you can install considerably faster than hardwoods. Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and vinyl sheet flooring are our top recommendations for a speedy installation. While some flooring kinds mimic hardwoods, many of them may be placed the same day you bring it home without the need for acclimating.