Christmas Decorating Tips for Your Home

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to dust off those decorations and sprinkle your home with festive cheer.

But if you fancy a change this year, we have some quick and easy decorating tips to help spruce up your home and transform it into a tasteful winter wonderland.

Festive Aromas

Nothing says Christmas time like the comforting scent of cinnamon, citrus, and pine. So, this year, fill your home with these delightful fragrances by making your own potpourri. 

Take some dried seasonal fruit, such as clementines, add cloves, cinnamon sticks, and a dash or two of essential oil and give it a good mix. Then, pop the mixture into a beautiful dish or bowl and place it on your coffee table for a Christmassy aroma that lasts all day.

Make a Rustic Door Wreath

Adding a beautiful wreath to your door is the perfect way to welcome guests during the festive season.

You could buy a store-bought wreath and personalise it with your own rustic additions, such as pinecones and dried citrus fruits. Or, for something a little more unique, make a bundle wreath. Gather a small collection of dried seasonal flowers, herbs, and red berries, tie them together in a bundle and use golden ribbon to hang the bundle on your front door.

Make a wreath

A Timeless Colour Scheme

If you want to add a modern twist to the traditional green, red, and gold colour scheme, opt for a more neutral colour palette with splashes of colour here and there.

Keeping the base colour white with neutral tones and adding a simple green garland, red cushions, and rustic wooden elements will give your home the feel of a luxurious Christmassy cabin. 

Table Transformations 

Making your dinner table ‘Christmas-ready’ takes just a few simple touches.

Use a white linen tablecloth and place a green garland down the centre of your table. Then, wrap some string around the top of glass mason jars and decorate them with ribbon before putting tealights inside. Place them along the garland to create a beautiful centrepiece.

Consider using small baubles and hanging a name tag from the hook as place settings, and don’t forget to invest in quality napkins – you could even make your own napkin rings using Christmas ribbon and a sprig of pine. 

Table Transformation

Cosy Furnishings

Now is the perfect time to cuddle up with cosy throws, blankets, and cushions. 

Adding red and green plaid throws or cushions to your sofa will instantly transform the room into a Christmassy haven, while adding a red and white checked duvet will continue the festive theme throughout your home in an elegant and understated way. 

Make Christmas Cards a Feature

Get creative with displaying your Christmas cards so that they make a statement.

You could make your own Christmas card wreath or use a wooden tree display to hang them. 

If you have a bookcase ladder, place the cards on the ladder’s rungs, or use hooks to hang them from the sides. You could even use rope string and pegs to hang them across your mantelpiece, bookshelves, or on the back of your door. 

Decorate your Chandeliers

If you have low-hanging lights or chandeliers, decorating them is the perfect way to add a touch of festivity to your home.

All you need is a green garland, such as cedar, pine, or fir, to wrap around the base of your chandelier, weaving it in and out to ensure it is completely covered. Then, add any decorations you wish, such as small baubles, ribbon, or red berries, to make it even more Christmassy. 

Playful Accessories

If you love to capture an Insta-worthy photo at Christmas, adding playful accessories can create the ideal backdrop.

A perfectly positioned cinema-style lightbox with a ‘Merry Christmas’ message or a letter board counting down the days until Christmas looks fantastic in any contemporary living room and adds a fun, personalised touch to any festive family photo. 

Make a Reusable Advent Calendar

Counting down to Christmas with an advent calendar is a staple tradition in many households, so why not make your own that you can reuse each year?

To keep it simple, you could stitch numbers onto small drawstring jute bags, fill them with festive goodies, and then place them all into a festive hamper. Kids will love rummaging through the box each day to find their treat.

Or, for something a little more traditional, use small brown paper gift bags to hide your daily gifts, then use wooden pegs and rope string to hang them from your wall or mantelpiece. 

Deck the Halls

Tasteful garlands woven through staircases, around mirrors, or adorning fireplaces are a beautiful way to welcome the festive season into your home. 

Use a simple green garland made from cedar, pine or fir, and dress it up however you like. You could choose to weave in twinkling lights or tinsel for a bit of sparkle, add elegant silver or gold baubles, or use it to hang your Christmas stockings.

Deck the halls

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