Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

The holidays are finally here! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and everywhere you look stockings are hung with care, special gifts are wrapped, and homes are being readied to welcome family and friends.

Living in a Quadrant home means you have a beautiful backdrop for entertaining and enjoying special moments with loved ones. And with just a little prep, you can make your home fresh and festive for the holiday season. Then, you can enjoy what matters most – spending time with loved ones.

Spruce up Your Space
Make your home feel merry and bright with some festive décor. To give guests a warm welcome, deck your halls and entryway with a festive wreath, twinkling lights and merry holiday accents. Quadrant homes feature elegant, welcoming entryways that are just waiting to be adorned with holiday cheer. Use fragrant, fresh pine boughs as table runners or on your mantel. Pinecones can be placed in decorative bowls or around candles for rustic centerpieces.

Wake up and Smell the Coffee
Create an easy, help-yourself coffee bar for friends and family staying with you for the holidays. Pick up fun, holiday-inspired creamers and leave out coffee mugs and different flavors of java for guests to enjoy as they rise. With Quadrant homes’ expansive countertops and islands, there’s plenty of space to set up an area for coffee. You may like the convenience of having a coffee bar so much that you leave it up year-round.

Cozy Up
The greatest gift this time of year? It just may be a cozy and luxe space to enjoy. Help your guests feel pampered or treat yourself by adding fresh linens, extra throw pillows and comfy blankets in your home. Choose a plush throw made of super soft Sherpa fleece or faux fur that will be just right for lounging by the fireplace.

Deck the Baths
A nice touch for holiday house guests is stepping up the guest bathroom for the season. Add festive hand towels, and make sure there are plenty of fresh soaps, extra toiletries and bath towels for overnight guests. A nightlight is another thoughtful addition.

Get your Game On
Stock your game or flex room with plenty of fun games. (Many Quadrant homes offer a flex room, which can easily be used as a guest room, craft room or gift-wrapping station during the holidays.) A friendly decorating competition just might become a new favorite tradition. Plus, provide guests with your Wi-Fi password to access favorite holiday movies. You’ll earn bonus points for including an extra device charger.

Let It Glow
Set the mood for an intimate gathering or festive soiree with special lighting. Use no-flame candles and plenty of twinkling lights. Add to the ambiance by allowing a sweet holiday aroma to waft from the kitchen into your living room and beyond. Enjoy a scented gingerbread or peppermint candle, or simmer together cloves, oranges, apple cider and cinnamon sticks on the stove for a fragrance that proclaims, “Happy holidays!”

Comfort Food and Joy
There’s always plenty of shopping, chopping and baking around the holidays. Give yourself a break and time to enjoy your guests by making breakfast casseroles or baked pasta dishes ahead of time. Pop them in the freezer, and pull out for a delicious, no-fuss meal when you need it.

Peace on Earth
With so much hustle and bustle, the holidays can feel overwhelming. Remember that this is a time to celebrate the season with friends and family. Take time to relax. Enjoy conversation, embrace holiday festivities and be thankful for your blessings.

Thinking about ringing in the holiday season with a brand-new home? Reach out to a New Home Specialist at (425) 409-9064, or email newhomes@quadranthomes.com.

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