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There's no denying how different the holiday season will be this year. You may not have a big get together planned with distant relatives and friends, but you'll surely be snuggled up on the sofa with your spouse, watching the kids open presents under the Christmas tree.

With less time spent outside in the cold and shopping and dining in public, 2020 is the ideal year to decorate for the holidays like you've never done before. We could all use more holiday spirit than usual, so why not deck the halls with emphasis this Christmas?

Here are a few ways to wow your household family members and get them excited about the holiday season with festive design and decor:

1. Follow a seasonal color scheme
One of the easiest ways to get in the spirit of the season is to fill your house with traditional colors that mimic a particular holiday. Christmas is a fun opportunity to incorporate more red and green into your home, but don't feel obligated to follow this theme. Silver and gold schemes are appropriate this time of year as well, and they offer a more sophisticated option for homeowners.

A silver color scheme is a sophisticated want to celebrate.A silver color scheme is a sophisticated want to celebrate.

2. Let the twinkling lights glisten
While your Christmas tree will be the focal point of your decorations this year, it's not the only thing that deserves some sparkling lights. If you want to turn your home into a winter wonderland, place a string of white lights on every banister, pole and cupboard you can find. If you want to take it to the next level, you can secure lights around doorways so your home is fully illuminated with cheer.

3. Pay special attention to the gathering spaces
The most important part of the holidays is remembering what it's all about: family. You may not have the opportunity to see your grandparents and other distant relatives this year, but it's just a reminder to make Christmas extra special with the ones you do get to have with you to celebrate. That's why decorating the rooms you'll be gathering in most during the holiday season is so important.

Whether you keep your Christmas tree in the living room, family room or entryway, make sure it's staged in a way that allows for foot traffic to easily pass by, and brings utter bliss to those who get to gather here. Likewise, your dining room or other area you plan on eating a holiday meal should evoke pure joy and holiday spirit and make it easy to sit back, relax and enjoy each other's company. The right combination of decorations and cozy furniture will make celebrating simple, seamless, comforting and sentimental — the most important elements that can help this holiday season feel normal this year.

Are you feeling anxious about the holiday season? This might be a strange year, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get excited about decorating your home for the festivities. If you're feeling less jolly than usual, contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. They'll come to your home for a free consultation (or talk over the phone based on your comfort levels) to discuss your potential decoration ideas. From there, you can come up with a game plan to make Christmas 2020 just as special — if not more — than some of your favorite past holidays.

December is right around the corner. Are you in the Christmas spirit? Call a design consultant from Decorating Den Interiors today to get your home in top shape for the holiday season.