For many people, Christmas is their favourite time of the year. Well it is mine too! I love the atmosphere created by the decorations and the lights. If it was up to me, I would keep the Christmas tree up all year round!
Every year there are new trends and different styles of decorations, from Nordic to country to minimalist.
How can you find the right compromise between new trends and our personal style?
First, look at the style of your home. Is it mixed or is there a dominant theme to work with?
Then create a Christmas mood board or pin board. This will give you the chance to play with a few different ideas. After a bit of experimenting, you should have found some colours and styles which will blend perfectly with your interior.
Once that’s done, it’s time to go shopping! If you want a good place to start, take a look at the decorations available from Cox & Cox and LuxDeco.
Decorating the tree. Most people will spend Christmas Day relaxing in their living room entertaining and relaxing in their living room – and the big focal point will be the tree. Whether you choose a real tree or an artificial one, choose your new decorations to follow the colour scheme you have set for the whole house!
Hang decorations, ribbons or Christmas ornaments from shelves or bookcases. You can make homemade decorations or use any of your new decorations that were not put on the tree.
Use soft furnishings to set the mood. Add a throw or cushions with your Christmas colour scheme. I love the red and gold combination - hence my decoration theme follows these two colours. Silver and white are great Christmas colours too!
If you like the natural feel, pinecones and holly can be found easily in the countryside. Acorns, dried fruit, spices, and nuts all create a Christmassy mood.
Candles are a great way to add atmosphere, colour, and smell. Choose classic Christmas fragrances. Essential oils diffusers can also help to create a Christmassy atmosphere. You can buy a set of oils that have specific Christmas fragrances.
Don’t forget other rooms! Enhance your dining table with a stunning Christmas centrepiece. Get creative by adding seasonal flowers, pines, candles and lights. One or more small hanging wreaths can look great in the kitchen. If you have stairs, decorate them too!
Plants. The Christmas tree is not the only festive greenery available. Poinsettias bring a Christmassy red touch and add a touch of nature.
Front doors and Outdoors. Create that festive first impression with a wreath on your front door and lighting around your porch and garden for some Christmas sparkle. You can follow the same colour scheme which you used for your interior decorations to give a sense of consistency
Finally, make decorating fun for all the family!
Get your kids to help you to decorate. Maybe they can decorate their rooms in their own unique style. Many children make Christmas decorations at school and will look forward to displaying their work around your home.
*** Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ***