The festive season has arrived, which means it’s time to deck the halls!
We know that setting up the Christmas tree and adding joyous décor to your home can bring a sense of cheer and festivity.
But what about if you’re feeling more like the Grinch than Santa Claus and his merry elves? Never fear…here are our favourite tips for making your home sparkling with Christmas joy!
Decorate every inch of your home
Let us begin, by saying that Christmas decorations should never be restricted to one area of your home. The best way to create Christmas cheer is to fill your entrance with decorations that flow into your main living and entertaining areas. This will ensure that there are no lull moments of cheer and that the festive feeling works its way right through your home! If there was ever a time to go all out – it’s Christmas!
Start by placing a wreath on your front door and flowing into entertaining spaces with thoughtfully placed candles, ornaments, tinsel and ribbons.
Use ribbons on doorknobs
You may also choose to enhance each doorway within your home by tying lush ribbon into bows around each door knob or handle. You may be surprised at the overall effect – and how the festive spirit peeks out at every turn.
Craft handmade ornaments for your tree
When decorating your Christmas tree, it’s very easy to get caught up with perfection. It’s ok to long for a picture-perfect Christmas tree – we’ve all fallen in love with a Pinterest-worthy tree – but it is also worth thinking about whether this will serve you and your family well. For example: young children do not always mix with expensive ornaments and fancy lights.
That said, a well-dressed Christmas tree often starts with your ornaments. These can be purchased from department stores or for a personal touch, made by hand. Homemade ornaments are also a fantastic way to get the whole family involved in the decorating process. Young children can draw and colour cardboard shapes that are then hung onto the tree with Christmas ribbons.
Just think about the memories you’ll make in the process!
Don’t overlook your bathroom
One of the most overlooked areas of the home is the bathroom. When decorating for Christmas be sure to provide a glimmer of festivity in this space by including red or green towels, as well as some Christmas candles.
Consider your Christmas table
The last space to be decorated is usually the Christmas table. Be sure to check that there is a seating for every guest and that your colour scheme flows through to this space. Some decorating ideas include placing a wreath as a centerpiece, a large vase filled with baubles, holly in smaller glasses, or Christmas coloured candles.
When decorating your Christmas table, it’s important to remember that the options are endless! We encourage you to get creative and make each table setting shine.
Pick a timeless colour scheme
Finally, if you are still having reservations about Christmas decorating it is always wise (and safe) to choose a timeless colours scheme. This will ensure that any decorations you purchase can be used across multiple years – without dating or growing tired.
We hope these Christmas decorating ideas have given you ideas to deck the halls with style and joy!
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