Six ways to decorate your home this Christmas
With December now just days away, the countdown to Christmas is officially on, and if there’s one way to really get into the festive spirit it’s by bringing a little Christmas cheer into your home. Christmas decorations don’t have to be tacky, and often, a minimalistic, less-is-more approach is the classiest way to go.
Even so, a few subtle touches and a little creative flare can quickly transform your space into a luxurious winter wonderland any designer would be proud of – all it takes is a little time and effort, and you’ll have it wrapped up and ready for guests in no time.
Unsure where to start? Here are six easy ways to spruce up your home this Christmas.
Revamp your windows
A subtle yet effective way to light up your home is by adding a festive touch to your windows. Try wrapping some lights around the frame or hanging a wreath made from an embroidery hoop. A garland of lush greenery can create a plush and luxurious Christmas look – collect some foliage from your local forest or pop into your local florist for offcuts so that you can create your own.
Brighten up your space
Home lighting needn’t be limited just to indoors – but before you go searching for that garish neon Santa Claus, remember that less is more. LED lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can add a magical feeling to your front garden – try placing stake lights along your front path to light the way for guests, or wrap twinkly star lights around a tree or window frame for a really festive touch.
Create your own Christmas tree
If you’re the crafty type, then Christmas is the perfect opportunity to get really creative with your home décor. Try using yarn to create a mini tree on an empty wall or in your hallway – and if there are children in the family, then get them involved, too. Let them dress the tree with light paper ornaments attached with tape. Be creative and come up with personalised ornaments too for a really unique centerpiece this Christmas.
Make a Christmas tablecloth
The table is the centerpiece at Christmas, so why not treat it to a new look and make it extra eye-catching this year? We all know that it’s the food that is the real show-stopper on the big day, but a festive tablecloth can provide the perfect backdrop. Rather than buying one, why not make your own? For beautiful, 100% cotton sewing materials, printed on request with Christmas patterns, head over to https://ctnbee.com/en. With an entire collection of Christmas-themed cotton fabrics to choose from, as well as knitwear for sewing decorated with delightful Christmas patterns, you’ll find all you need for your Christmas creatives.
Dress up an outdoor tree
A beautiful holiday wreath can make for a lovely festive touch, but if the rest of your garden is looking a little sad and bare, then why not try decorating your own outdoor tree? A lean, untrimmed spruce can look great standing next to your front door – adorn it with lights and homemade ornaments for an extra dose of charm.
Create a custom advent calendar
Everyone loves a chocolate advent calendar, but why not shelve the cardboard versions this year and make something altogether classier? A DIY advent calendar is a great way to get the whole family involved – if you have children, then have them help by painting on light muslin craft bags, which you can fill with treats that they must do positive tasks to receive. For an adults only version, number and decorate a set of 24 small wooden drawers and stuff them with champagne truffles and miniature bottles of gin, whisky and other favourite tipples.
Decorating your home for Christmas can be a great way to bring your family together and kick off the festive season in style – why not start this weekend?