How To Decorate Dining Room Chairs for Christmas

Christmas Day is coming. You are surely getting ready for it. Whether you are spending it with your family or friends, there is nothing wrong with being festive. This means you are getting busy and getting ready whether it be cleaning the house or adding some decorations to make your home more joyful and having the holiday spirit.

Aside from the gifts, food is the main part of the festivity and also what people are looking forward to. Because of that, it is a must for you to have your dining room decorated to feel more of the holiday.

Let us start with the dining chairs. It will not be the focus, but it will surely be seen. And it is a great added interest. So, if you have no idea or looking for some tips in decorating your dining chairs that are perfect for the holiday, here are some you can do:

1. Slipovers

Dinners tend to get messy especially if you have kids around. Add to that, accidents happen and are unavoidable. So, if you are looking for an easier alternative than cleaning the seat fabric, you can look for covers that are Christmas-themed and also ones that will fit with your chairs. This way, you are killing two birds with one stone. You are able to have your chairs decorated in an easy way then you will also able to cover up your chairs which will be protected from accidents.

2. Decoration

Usually, the decors are more profound at the house exterior or living room, and that is because it is where it will be seen. But of course, you can do it with other parts of your home too. But having decors in the dining room is not really unusually especially if you do have some invited guests for dinner. You can add in also for your chairs, and the possibilities are endless for this. It can be as simple as putting some wreath or festive ribbons. Ornaments and pine cones are other examples. Then you can also make it personal by having some stockings and placing some gifts and treats. Another way is boards where you can write messages. 

3. Banners

The great thing about banners is that they are easy to make, and you can also be creative as much as you want. Just like with the boards, you can put names. You can keep it simple by just cutting some triangles, squares, or circles then having it in Christmas colors. You can also cut in more complex shapes like for example cutting it into a Christmas tree then adding some decors in it. You can also cut some in the shape of reindeer or candy canes. If you have kids, this will be a fun project for you. They can help with the adding of glitter and the gluing of different ornaments.

Additional Tips in Having a Christmas Dinner:

  1. Make the food more festive by being creative with it like adding some decors. Add in the taste by putting the season’s flavors.
  2. Aside from the chairs, decorating the table is also a must, so make sure you have the right plates, utensils, and decorative plants on the table.

How To Care For A Bamboo House Plant

There are times that at the end of the week, you often would like to just relax. As much as you would want to go out and be with nature, it just cannot be. So, a solution for this would be to have one in your own home. That way, you do not need to go out. You can just stay at home and relax. This can easily be done if you have a yard and grow a garden. You can also add some inside your home by having house plants. With house plants, not only you will bring nature inside your home, but it is also a great way to add color and life. 

Now, if you are just starting and undecided on what to get, there are a variety available. One of those is a bamboo house plant or as it called the lucky bamboo. It is a great way to start because it is easy to be taken care of. For it to be really healthy, here are some tips in taking care of it:

Light

One of its requirements is good sunlight. It has to be indirect because having a direct one will just harm the plant. What is needed is for it to be placed in a well-lit room and make sure that it is enough to grow well.

Water

Even though bamboos do not need much water, it still needed to be watered. You will have to keep the soil damp and make sure it does not get too dry. There are also ones that choose to grow it in water. For this one, you will have to make sure the roots are in the water. You will also have to change the water often because it will definitely attract mosquitoes and might cause them to lay eggs and also some diseases.

Temperature

Aside from placing it a well-lit room, it is also important to have them at a warm temperature. And if it gets colder, make sure to have it away from windows or other places exposed to cold.

Container

Another thing to do is to have it in a proper container. It should be big enough for the roots to have room and space to grow and spread out. If it does get too tight and crowded in the container then you should change containers for it. 

Pests

Keep in mind the common pests that lucky bamboos encounter for you to have an idea of how to prevent it or to get rid of it. The most common ones are mealybugs and spider mites. It is also subject to fungal infections. These are the things you should watch out for. It is easy to get rid of these pests though. You will just need some household items such as rubbing alcohol and dish soap. Another thing to watch out is how it looks. A healthy lucky bamboo is green and once it changes color, there might be a problem with it.