Getting Your Home Ready for the Holidays:

Here's What You Need to Know

Getting Your Home Ready for the Holidays: Here's What You Need to Know

The holidays are a special time of year. It's a time when everyone laughs and smiles a bit more and can let their guard down as they shop for others and focus on the blessings in life. That being said, there's a lot of activity going on during the holidays, and one big activity that you have to get done is preparing your home for the holidays, especially if you are hosting.

Carol's Lighting is a local lighting store with store locations in Humble and Conroe, Texas. We offer a wide variety of lighting, home decor, and furniture to help you get ready for the holidays. Below, we'll offer up some great tips on how you can get your home ready for this special time of year. Stop by one of our locations, or shop online today!


Start With Your Front Entry

Your guests and those driving by will notice your front entryway above all else, so it's a good idea to start there. Consider adding a coat rack by the front door, especially if you don't have a coat closet. Check out your exterior lighting when it's dark out and see if it's adequate enough for you to see by. If not, consider a new hanging lantern or other exterior front porch light to brighten the space. Then, take a look at your entryway lighting and check it's sufficient, too. Pathway lighting may need an upgrade.


Add Decorative Touches

Decorative home decor can really add to the ambiance of the holiday spirit in your spaces. By putting on snowmen sheets, a Christmas tree blanket, and bright red pillows, you can bring Christmas to your bedroom. Similarly, add bright red and green throw pillows to your living room couches, invest in cozy blankets for the TV room, and hang a wreath on your front door for a wonderful Christmas feel. Pepper your rooms with the scent of pine and chestnuts, and take a pottery class for some great homemade Christmas decor. Shop with our local lighting store for the best in home decor for the holidays, too.


Rearrange Your Home's Furniture

For the most part, your home is probably arranged to suit your needs. However, if you are opening your home up to others during the holiday season, you'll want to take a good look at your home's furnishings and layout and think if it's comfortable for your guests. You may need to rearrange some of the coaches and chairs so that guests are better able to converse. You may need to add a coffee table to hold guests' finger foods and cups. And, don't forget to decide on the perfect placement for your Christmas tree, too. Shop our furniture selection today.


Focus on the Guest Room

If you are having guests stay at your home, it's important to ensure they have a comfortable stay. Take a hard look at your guest room and see what they're missing. Add some great seasonal decor items, such as a small tree in the corner, scented holiday candles, and a colored jar full of holiday candy. Ensure they have enough pillows and blankets and that the bathroom is fully stocked with toiletries and towels. A nightlight is often appreciated, or a great nightside bed lamp. And, a great touch is to include a basket with often forgotten items and essentials for your guests, such as toothpaste, a toothbrush, body lotion, a disposable razor, and a small deodorant.


Carol's Lighting is a top-rated lighting store with two convenient locations in Humble and Conroe. We are proud to be your go-to store for indoor and outdoor lighting, ceiling fans, and home decor items. This holiday season, we encourage you to stop by and see our top brands. You'll get a sense of how a certain light fixture will fit in your space, as well as get ideas. With thousands of lighting selections available, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. We encourage you to make an appointment with one of our ALA-certified lighting designers who can help you have a beautiful home for the holidays.

Our mission is to ensure you have an unparalleled shopping experience. We offer a price match guarantee, so if you find a lower price on the same item elsewhere, let us know. Stop by one of our lighting locations, or shop online today!

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