Is there a one or two word expression for 'adding to the beauty of' as in placing something in a home?

  • 1
    beautify sth or ornament sth, meaning to make something beautiful, may be used. – apadana Feb 23 '18 at 13:49
  • 1
    also look up the verbs embellish and decorate – apadana Feb 23 '18 at 13:54
  • And look up their synonyms. – Davo Feb 23 '18 at 19:06

Beautify, spiff up (colloquial), decorate, adorn, bedeck, deck out (colloquial).

There are more synonyms here.


Deck the halls

Usually a phrase for decorating the house. Used in Christmas songs/poetry, so you can use for other occasions, but it will remind people of Christmas.

You really spiffed up the place!

Something you say if visiting someone and they decorated it for the occasion. I'm not sure how common this phrase is. Spiffy is the adjective and I usually hear it for nice clothing. (I'm from New England in the US, I don't know if this would be recognized elsewhere.)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.