Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday which celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The celebration lasts for eight days, and includes lighting candles each night as well as playing dreidel (a spinning top). While Hanukkah has its own set of traditions, it also allows for creativity and personalization! Let’s take a look at some unique ideas to decorate your home this year:
1) Hang up gold and silver ornaments with lights on them around your home.
2) Create an advent-style menorah by adding mini chocolate bars behind each candle holder every day leading up to the big day.
3) Give kids their own little succot (an outdoor hut) to play in.
4) Hang a decorative wreath with gold, silver, and blue. Dreidel cut outs add detail and interest. A big bow at the top will tie it all together. You can hang it inside above a mantel, television, couch, or on the door or you can create a doorscape and have it as the centerpiece on your front door.
5) Use blue velvet pillow colors on existing couch pillows to update your year-round pieces with a festive spin. By using pillow covers you can easily store them for use for years to come. These pillows can even accent other choices like number 6.
6) Happy Hanukkah pillows in white, beige, cream, or grey with blue lettering add Hanukkah specific touches without taking too much space when it is time to stow all your decorations away at the end of the season.
7) Hang led lights in whites and blue or some featuring light up dreidels. This adds a nice holiday glow and adds to the ambiance that is a hallmark of winter and especially the holiday season.
8) Hang decorative garlands from tinsel for railings or trim. Be sure to use a variety of textures and colors. This can be easy if you are working with existing decor that is blue, silver, or white in color. You want the garland to stand out so don’t make it blend into your walls or furniture.
While this may seem like a lot of ideas there are plenty more! Be creative. This is a great way for kids to learn about Hanukkah and get excited about what each day will bring or simply add festive touches.
There are endless possibilities for decorating your home this year! Whether you choose something modern or traditional, each of these ideas is creative and festive. Which one will you try? The best part about Hanukkah is that it lasts only a week so no matter which idea you decide to do there won’t be too much time to wait!