Whether you’re a tree up, lights on in November kind of person, or if you’re a little more last minute in your approach, we can safely say most of us have at least started to think about getting our homes in the Christmas spirit. While the mulled wine, German markets and festive films are a welcome way to unwind in December, getting your house looking the part can sometimes be a little stressful.
It doesn’t have to be, though – no matter if you’re going for Scandi and minimal or sparkly and flamboyant, sometimes just a little strategy is needed to bring your vision to life. Read on to find out our top five tips for perfecting your home this Christmas.
1. Themes and colour schemes
Having a theme will help to visually tie everything together. The same goes for colour schemes, limiting areas to a few key colours and having multiple items of the same tones does wonders in making it look like you really know what you’re doing, even if you’re making it up as you go along (no judgement – we’ve all been there!). You can go classic with your colours with reds, greens and gold, go for something more vibrant or stick to a sleek monochrome look – all options have the ability to look great.
2. Sometimes, less is more
Now, hear us out. Every year, once you’ve dusted off all of your Christmas decorations, it can be tempting to want to put absolutely everything up that you own. However sometimes stepping back and having a think about what would look best where can help you to realise that maybe you don’t need to put up that 10-year-old DIY creation this year.
3. O’ Christmas Tree, O’ Christmas Tree
One of the most exciting parts of decorating your home for Christmas is the tree… but where to put it can sometimes be an issue, especially if it’s over 6ft! You want your tree to be the focal point of the room where it can be seen in all its glory, with presents and goodies under it easily accessible. We suggest putting it in front of the window so it can be viewed from all angles and the twinkly lights seen by passers-by. You may have to do a bit of furniture rearranging before you find the right spot, but it will be so worth it when you get those Instagram-worthy shots.
4. Let the light shine
Lights are a great way to brighten up the room and set the mood this Christmas and come in so many forms. Hanging fairy lights, lighting candles or cosying up in front of a warm fire will help to create that comforting and homely festive vibe.
5. Be inspired by what you already own
Reusing items or old scraps of materials can create great Christmas decorations that are also sustainable. This year, instead of throwing away all that excess wrapping paper, why not use old pieces of fabric you have lying around, put your sewing skills to the test and create reusable Christmas sacks to pack your presents? A great way to waste less while creating unique festive items.
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