The holiday season brings with it a magical opportunity to transform our homes into a cozy, enchanting wonderland that bring joy and warmth to the season. Whether you are a seasoned decorator or just starting to infuse festive cheer into your space, holiday decorating should be fun! We are here with expert tips to help you deck the halls and create an inviting, cheerful atmosphere in your home this holiday season.

Holiday Decorating Tips

1. Use what you already have.

When it comes to holiday décor, you may be surprised at what you can come up with by changing things up around the home. Have an old winter scarf? Use it as a tree skirt or table runner. That branch that has been sitting in your backyard for weeks? Bring it in, clean it up, put it in a vase and add some ornaments. Gather pinecones from the outdoors and place them in a bowl. They will create a rustic, yet charming display. Utilizing what you already own not only adds a personal touch, but also invites a sense of nostalgia and warmth as familiar items appear around your home.

2. Visit the thrift store.

The beauty of the thrift store, is that you never know what you're going to find. It's all part of the fun! Thrift stores can be treasure troves for holiday decorating. Discover vintage ornaments, quirky trinkets and unique pieces with character and charm. Secondhand gems can breathe new life into your space while adding a touch of history. It's cost-effective and a more sustainable approach to decorating.

2023 Happening List Winner for Thrift Shop: Pennybuck Junction Thrift Store

555 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA
(215) 648-1943

Penny Buck Junction Thrift Store offers affordable, great quality men’s and women’s clothing and shoes, fabulous vintage and new jewelry, handbags, a “Man Cave” room of sports memorabilia, designer section, DVDs, CDs, house decor, kitchenware, and small furnishings.

3. Shop local small businesses.

A beautiful aspect of the holiday season is supporting the heartbeat of our communities by shopping local. Bucks County is full of unique shops run by incredible business owners. Add a few new pieces to your holiday collection this year by visiting one of your favorite shops, or check out a new spot.

2023 Happening List Winner for Shopping Destination: Dublin Town Center

123-139 N. Main Street, Dublin, PA
(215) 249-9401

Dublin Town Center is home to The Shops at the Square – a high quality shopping hub in the heart of Bucks County. The Shops at the Square are located in a restored factory building that houses a variety of dining options, retail shops and more. 

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