The first decorating colour that comes to mind for many of us during the Christmas season is red. Once winter comes around, red is distinctly the colour of Christmas. The colour red features in many of our favourite Christmas traditions and stories, Santa’s suit, Rudolph’s nose, and candy canes.
Christmas Decorating Ideas
What’s more welcoming than a wreath? Since the late 1830s, people have been hanging them on their doors to welcome in the season of Advent. There’s a lot to be said for their greenery and the way it can provide a welcome sight around the festive season. Originally used by the Ancient Greeks, the grand look and design can make even the drabbest door look full of Christmas cheer.
They say colour is a real leveller. It can mean the difference between feeling warm and contented or cold and alone. When it comes to Christmas, we obviously want the former effect when we think of festive displays and decorations. There’s a lot to be said for picking well when it comes to colours at Christmas. If you care about trends then doubly so. What then, are this year’s must-have colours?
It’s the start of October. Christmas will be here before you know it, and kickstarting your preparations now can help you avoid the last minute panic.
Here are a few Christmas tasks that will give you a head start this year, and ensure trimming your home this Christmas runs as smoothly as possible.