O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree…
Designers, decorators, Suzy Homemakers, and Feng-Shui enthusiasts all agree that the placement of the Christmas tree can greatly enhance one’s holiday décor. Serving as the epitome of all things Christmas, the Christmas tree is a symbol of happiness, warmth, and holiday cheer. Because the spruce is an overwhelming popular holiday item, certain recommendations have been established regarding the placement of this beloved decoration.
You may be familiar with a few of the most popular recommendations.
All of these recommendations are wonderful, but are much easier said than done, ESPECIALLY if you’re living in a smaller home, condo, or apartment complex. Do you have the space to ensure that your tree is in a useable area, next to a window or door, easily accessible, AND removed from a heat or lighting source? Whew- that’s a lot of information to process when decorating. Cue anxiety onset! Unfortunately, apartments, condos, and small homes don’t offer all the luxuries you may need to help you create a Pottery Barn-esque holiday space- there just is not enough room! Although there are many alternatives and adjustments that can help alleviate the issue of a cramped holiday space, we propose a solution! Instead of changing your décor and lifestyle to suit your space, change your space to suit your lifestyle and décor. Invest in a new home! In addition to added benefits year-round, a new home can help you with creating the perfect holiday home look!
New homes are often equipped with designer features that allow you to place your Christmas tree wherever you wish! Eastwood Homes, like many new homebuilders, prides itself on building innovative and open floor plans. An expansive, open space allows homeowners to enjoy their Christmas tree from almost any room in the home. A Christmas tree placed in the living room would also be visible from the kitchen, breakfast nook, sunroom, and formal dining room! Talk about a sight to see! Concerns regarding the size of your tree or the space around it become a non-issue in a new home. Unlike the homes of yesteryear and apartment style buildings of the modern day, new homes are built with high ceilings for an open and airy feel. Many Eastwood Homes include 9 Ft ceilings on the main level and boast dramatic two story great rooms. These features enhance your options for Christmas decorating! Large living areas and high ceilings help reduce the possibility of a tree fire as they offer ample room removed from the fireplace. Large living areas also allow homeowners to gather around the tree comfortably during gift exchanges. Last, but certainly not least, new homes offer natural light! Natural light means MANY, MANY windows! Instead of placing your tree in front of a certain window, a new home ensures that wherever you place your tree, it can more than likely be seen twinkling through almost any window!
A new home can help simplify the decorating process and cut down on your stress during the exciting, yet busy holiday season! In any home, choosing the perfect spot for your Christmas tree requires careful planning! Keep in mind, you’re not simply choosing between one room vs another- you’re selecting the location where your family will spend most of their time and feel most comfortable. You’re choosing the location of all your Christmas photos and memories of holiday cheer that will last a lifetime!
Are you going to be welcoming overnight guests to your home during the holiday season? Here are a few tips to make your guests feel especially welcome during any time of the year!
Eastwood Homes is pleased to announce the finalists in our Holiday Card Contest! Children of employees were invited to participate in our 5th annual competition. We are very impressed with their creativity!