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Helpful tips for a festive holiday home

Are you getting overwhelmed by holiday home preparations? Don't fret!
Are you getting overwhelmed by holiday home preparations? Don't fret!

HOUSTON – Are you getting overwhelmed by holiday home preparations? Don’t fret!

We’ve got helpful tips to get your house looking merry and bright.

From safe décor tips to not damage your walls to keeping your Christmas tree as fresh as possible, home improvement and lifestyle expert Kathryn Emery shares everything we need to know.

1. THE IMPORTANCE OF LIGHTING FOR HOLIDAY DÉCOR

  • Add a simple but smart light bulb
  • SYLVANIA SMART+ Full Color LED bulbs can be used as a part of your decor - accent a wall, change the color based on your activity like watching a movie, or right now have them help with decorating for the holidays
  • You can connect them to Google or Alexa and control them with your voice

2. HOW TO NOT DAMAGE WALLS WITH DÉCOR

  • Use clips that you can remove with no damage
  • 3M Command Clear Decorating Clips let you anchor light wires, wreaths, stockings and more without damaging walls
  • Clear plastic blends into your wall color

3. HOW TO KEEP A CHRISTMAS TREE FRESH

  • Do the ‘fresh test’
  • If you can tie the branch in a knot easily that means it has a lot of moisture in it
  • Make sure wherever you buy it it’s a fresh cut, and you get into the water within an hour or so of that cut
  • Once in the water you don’t need to add anything to it, just fresh water
  • However watch heat sources, if you have a vent pointing at the tree close that vent

To keep up with Kathryn, click HERE.


About the Author:

Catherine Sorto is a native Houstonian, a true crime junkie and loves flamin' chips.