Have you recently purchased your North Myrtle Beach vacation home and are looking for ways to decorate it this holiday season? We at North Beach Realty want to help you with that decision this year. Getting your beach house ready for its guests or even your family for the holidays can seem overwhelming. Let’s look below at how you can liven up your holiday décor this year in your new home.
Trim the Tree
The holidays aren’t complete unless you have a Christmas
tree in your home. After Thanksgiving Day is normally when families put up
their trees and decorate them. This year you could have a small tree in your home
and decorate it in a beach theme. For many who live at the beach or have a
vacation home at the beach, they love to decorate it with flamingo’s and have a
coastal feel to them. Be sure to put non-breakable ornaments on the tree and
trim the tree with all the pretty colors you may find at the beach. No home or
vacation home is complete this year without trimming the tree as a family!
Decorate the Outside
It’s time to haul out the holly and decorate the outside of
your new vacation home. Adding festive decorations to your home can make your
home inviting to your friends, family and guests. Grab some fresh garland, lights
and a beautiful wreath to decorate the front porch of your vacation rental. Add
a few lanterns with some unbreakable ornaments and add that perfect bow to the
top of each one. Place a new festive welcome mat by the front door and hang
that wreath on the door. Your family and guests will definitely be inviting for
anyone who visits your vacation home.
It Feels Like Home
The holidays definitely bring out the best in us all and
making your vacation home feel like your guests’ home too. Add some holiday décor
throughout your home such as garland along the railings of the staircase and on
the mantle. Breakout the holiday dishes and have a nice table runner or cloth
on the dining room table. To also make your home more inviting, you could leave
some holiday candy, chocolate candy or candy canes in a glass jar or bowl for
your guests to enjoy.
There are many other ways that you can get your new vacation home ready for your guests, but these are just a few we thought you’d like. If you are still in the market for a new home or vacation home, allow one of our agents at North Beach Realty help you out. We hope that you and your family enjoy your North Myrtle Beach vacation home this holiday season!
For many families, Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season and it will be here before you know it. Next week to be exact and if you haven’t started to prepare your home for the day then allow us to help you. We at North Beach Realty know that the holidays can stress many homeowners out, but let this year be a little different. We have several tips on how to prepare your home for Thanksgiving this year and we hope that it will allow for a stress-free day with friends and family.
Planning ahead is the best way to get the holiday started. If you know how many people are coming to dinner, start making a shopping list and make sure you have enough plates and silverware. If you know what you are going to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, make a menu so that if you need to call in reinforcements they know what to do. Go ahead and shop for your ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner and clean out the fridge and freezer. You want to make sure you have the space for that turkey. Being prepared can not only help you be organized for the day but also can make for a stress-free day.
Make Room in the Closet
Even though you may live in North Myrtle Beach, it doesn’t mean that your guests may not need a small jacket. If you have a coat closet in your foyer, then plan ahead and clear out any extra things and place in bedroom closets or get rid of it. Hang one coat or jacket up in the closet and then leave a hanger one for each person coming to Thanksgiving dinner. You don’t want to show your guests the mess that may lie in that closet, so clean it out this weekend.
Clean Your Home
We all know that cleaning your home can sometimes be the most stressful thing before having guests over for the holidays. You want to make sure that the home is perfect for anyone who visits, but sometimes it’s not about the house being perfect. Enlist some help in cleaning the house such as your kids or if they aren’t around, asking your spouse to pitch in. We know that sometimes just making sure that your home is picked up, vacuumed and dusted is what it’s all about. Decorate the home a bit with some fall like decorations such as fresh flowers in a vase, maybe a scented candle or just having a blanket folded neatly over your couch can help make the guests feel cozy.
Get the Guest Room Ready
If you have family that happens to be staying with you for a few nights, you want to make sure the Guest Room is ready to go. It’s always a good idea to make sure that the space that they will be staying in is clean and welcoming. Make sure you have clean linens on the bed, vacuum the room and get rid of those dust bunnies. If you are open to having them connect to your wi-fi, then have a small card on the nightstand with the information. Make this room or rooms inviting for them to come stay with you more often throughout the year. Having family or friends around during the holidays just makes it more special.
While there are many other things that you can do to prepare your home for Thanksgiving, these are just a few we thought would help. If you happen to be searching for a home in the North Myrtle Beach area for you to call your own this year, please let us at North Beach Realty help you out. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year.