Holiday DecorShabby-chic Style Family Room, Columbus
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Other Prevention and Safety Measures You Can TakeFire alarms. Check your smoke alarms just before the holidays to make sure they are functioning. This may help to prevent some serious injuries if a fire were to happen, especially with guests in town. It’s hard to imagine, but the majority of dryer fires take place during the dry winter months. We suggest checking alarms at least twice a year. Doing so before and after the holidays can help ensure that your family is safe during these fire-prone winter months.Dryer vent cleaning. Homeowners are encouraged to have their dryer vents cleaned once a year. This helps ensure everything is working property outside holiday concerns. Checking it off the to-do list before the holidays will help keep everyone safe, and help you have a calm and joyful holiday season.Find a cleaning professional in your areaMoreOne of the Biggest Building-Code Offenders in the Laundry RoomDecember Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
7. Trim down the Tannenbaum. Traditionally, the Christmas tree is afforded a place of honor in the home. However, space sells and, most likely, that tree will be occupying prime interior real estate. Don’t worry; you don’t have to do without it. Simply make sure your tree has the right proportions rather than being the elephant in the room.More: A Contractor’s Secrets to Hanging Holiday Decor
13. Make a subtle statement with snowy window letters. Spell out a word that evokes the season with one letter hung in each of several adjacent windows or glass doors. Make your letters using whatever materials you have on hand — white cardstock, cardboard wrapped in white fabric or yarn, white felt or even regular printer paper.
More pine garland is placed in the transom window and on top of the cabinet finished in blue milk paint. A natural wood Nativity scene sits beside a small evergreen tree on top of the cabinet. Tip: To make the long pine garland, I tied together pieces with string. The seasonal window greeting is made of papier-mâché letters covered in strips of vintage sheet music. I purchased the letters at my local crafts shop and used a decoupage medium to adhere the sheet music.