Decorating your home for Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and if your home isn’t ready yet, now is the perfect time to pull the boxes from the attic, put up the tree and crank up the holiday music. But, if you’re looking for some festive ideas or a new look this year, check out these few festive ideas.

Start with a colour palette that complements the space.

It’s simple to become carried away by the cheerful seasonal hues and inadvertently bring disarray into your living area. Selecting a colour scheme that goes well with your standard furniture is a good idea because staying true to a palette will honour the Christmas customs while also producing a sleek and contemporary style that fits nicely with your decor.

Consider using rustic designs.

Because they are associated with warmth and nature, rustic objects arouse sentiments of cosiness, making them ideal for Christmas décor. Check out the natural garlands, repurposed Mason jars and wooden Christmas ornaments. Remember to incorporate holly sprigs, dried oranges, and beautiful pinecones for wonderfully reassuring textures and scents.

Make changes to your shelves.

Arrange Christmas ornaments and winter greenery on your shelves to create a dramatic effect in your living area. A whimsical addition that looks great on shelves to create the impression of snow-covered rooftops is fake snow.

For the purists…

If you enjoy Christmas but not the fuss, you can still create a festive atmosphere in your house by adding a few seasonal touches. Instead of a tree, dress up a bright tree lamp with straightforward hanging decorations. Or, use a bowl of festive potpourri or sparkling ornaments to create a focal point on your table. Use winter textures and patterns to add cosiness to your spaces. Some examples include faux fur rugs, tartan pillows and blankets, and white bedding that replicates the snowfall outside.

For those who think big…

Now is the perfect time to start decorating to the nines if you’re feeling large, bold, and bright. Bring out the nutcrackers, decorations with themes, singing Santas, and tinsel for a throwback look that will transport you to a bygone era of Christmas. Reject any constraints and let colours and patterns take over the area to really embrace the pleasure of the season. The result will be a room that is filled with warmth and charm.

Christmas lights:

Without a few sparkling lights, no Christmas setup is complete. Christmas lights around the tree are traditionally meant to be as bright and eye-catching as possible. These, however, might not be to everyone’s taste; instead, choose white or yellow lights on a slow-changing setting to create a softer effect that enhances rather than dominates the space.

Make festive wreaths:

Handmade wreaths are usually more charming than those found in stores. Making your own wreath out of dried or artificial flora will give your front door a unique touch that embodies the cosiness of the holidays if you have a hot glue gun on hand and a little more time to get crafty with your décor.

Make everything comfy.

Ensuring your home is as cosy as possible is a crucial part of preparing it for Christmas. Make sure there are enough blankets and cushions in each seating area, that refreshments are conveniently located, and that the fireplace is clean and ready to go, especially if you intend to host guests.

Cheers to a Merry Christmas!

During the holiday season, are you considering purchasing or selling? Get in contact with your local Woolley & Wallis office right now.

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