It’s finally arrived. The temperature has dropped, the trees are bare and you’re onto the last page in this year’s calendar. It’s the weekend and you’ve prepared yourself up to drag out that Christmas decorations box from the corner of the loft.
It’s finally time to decorate your home for Christmas.
But there’s a problem. The lights that worked last year won’t turn on and half the baubles didn’t survive the trip to the attic and back. It’s probably a good time to rethink how you do Christmas and start to decorate like a pro.
First, you need to pick your Theme. You wouldn’t want your living room to be an uncoordinated mess, and you want to show off your style. Every room should evoke a different mood.
The living room should be filled with neutral colours, golds, silvers and a splash of autumnal orange. The kitchen, on the other hand, is the party space, where you can dance around with Sherry you bought last year to the backdrop of red, blue and green.
2019 is also the year for a little bit of festive experimentation. Black is proving to be an extremely popular colour choice for those looking to dial back on flashy colours and bright lights. Pairing black with warm white lights and gold decorations is something to keep in mind.
Arguably the main attraction of any festive interior is the Christmas tree. Some people love the tradition of picking a new tree every year, but for most of us, an artificial tree takes away the hassle of constantly picking up pine needles from the living room floor.
This year, why not invest in a tree that provides something a little bit different? Snowy artificial trees pair perfectly with the neutral golds and silver decorations and autumnal colours. People say size doesn’t matter, but your Christmas tree is your statement piece. It’ll always be the first thing guests comment on when they enter your home in the festive season and you’ll be wanting to impress. A larger tree also provides more options when it comes to decorating.
Don’t forget to deck the halls! Often the most underappreciated part of the house when it comes to Christmas decorations, the hallway is, in fact, critical to bringing about Christmas cheer. The passageway between rooms shouldn’t be forgotten and can easily be decked out with a selection of garlands and wreaths. It’s also the perfect place to set up those festive candles and diffusers, letting the scent of Christmas permeate the whole house.
Decorating your home shouldn’t have to be a struggle every year and it’s best not to worry about it at all. Christmas is an ideal time to really express your own personal style. Some people like to ‘go big’ at Christmas and decorate every spare inch of their house. Others like to keep things simple and have a quiet Christmas with a handful of festive flavour around the place. Whatever your style, don’t be scared to try something new this Christmas.