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Eight new ways to decorate for the holidays
by: NC
for the holidays (NC)—For many people, the holidays are about spending time with family and friends and entertaining at home. Decorating the home is high on the 'to do' list in preparation for this special time. To refresh your look this year, the holiday dιcor team at Canadian Tire suggests adding something new to complement your existing collection or finding new ways of decorating with some of your favourite pieces that you already have at home. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

• Decorate with ornaments. Try hanging glass or reflective ornaments on your chandelier for a dazzling festive effect or create a centrepiece by piling decorations into a glass vase or bowl. Shatter-proof ornaments that resemble glass are a great idea for pet owners and families with small children. Canadian Tire has a broad selection of exclusive styles and colour themes this year. Easy ideas include suspending ornaments on ribbons and placing on doors and doorknobs or hanging them as mistletoe in entranceways.

• String indoor lights on wreaths and garlands and place them in front windows. It's a simple way to trim indoors and outdoors at the same time.

• If you don't have a mantle, hang stockings on bedroom doors, a great way to deck the halls.

• Create instant ambience and warmth with candles. Try grouping several chunky pillar candles of varying heights together or place votive and pillar candles in coloured or cut glass holders for great light effects. For the latest look, Canadian Tire has tealight lamps with glass and beaded lampshades (never leave burning candles unattended).

• Dress up window treatments by draping beaded and decorative garlands over curtain rods.

• Use colour coordinated ribbons instead of hooks to hang tree ornaments for a stylish designer look.

• Holiday plants are an easy way to add splashes of colour. Decorate an indoor planter with a festive bow to add a vibrant accent to any room. Canadian Tire carries a variety of plants during the holiday season including poinsettia, cyclamen, azaleas, Christmas cactus, mumsettia (a red poinsettia planted with a white chrysanthemum), and indoor flowering bulbs like amaryllis, paperwhites, hyacinths and crocus.

• Clear your coffee table and dress it up for the holidays with yuletide music boxes, snow globes, a bowl of candy, holiday books and albums, candles and fresh flowers.

- News Canada

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