The festive season is all about joy, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with a whole load of stress. One thing many people stress about over the holiday season is making sure their house is perfectly decorated, especially if they are the ones hosting Christmas dinner! If you are worried about the challenge, then read on, as there are some brilliant Christmas decorating ideas to make your house a festive dream.
Focus on the Fireplace
The fireplace is almost a Christmas decoration on its own, with the idea of Santa using it to get into your house and the warmth it emits on the chilliest days. It is the heart of a living area, so make sure your decorations focus on it. Put garlands around it, place a wreath above, and plant quirky little decorations on the mantlepiece. Once the fire is lit, it will look like Christmas heaven.
Choose a Color Scheme
Not many people think about color when it comes to Christmas decorations, as most people assume it’s just about red, green, and white. That’s where many are wrong! By choosing a color scheme, you make sure that everything comes together perfectly. You could go traditional and choose red and green, or go for a more frosted icicle look by choosing white and blue.
You don’t have to buy all your decorations – making your own can actually make the whole look appear much more homely. Get your creative head-on, and make some tree ornaments, build your own wreath, and you could even make your own Christmas crackers! Find some Christmas Stencils for beautiful precision in your decorating. If you had kids, then get them involved for a fun holiday activity on the run-up to Christmas.
Choose the Correct Tree Spot
Most people choose their tree spot one year and never change, but it might be time to evaluate its location. Make sure it’s not crammed in a corner – you want the branches to spread freely without interruption. Take into account the size of the space you have before buying a tree, as a large tree doesn’t look as good when it’s crammed into a tight space. Smaller trees can look just as festive!
Have a Deep Clean
Before you embark on putting up the decorations, take a day out to give your home a deep clean. This means scrubbing the areas you haven’t seen in a while! By doing this, you allow a clean pallet for the festive decorations, and you won’t have to worry about cleaning so much before Christmas day, too.
Get a Festive Duvet Set
You don’t have to go all out in your bedroom, especially if your living area is decorated well. However, if you want to add a little festivity into your bedroom, a quick and easy way of doing it is to get a Christmas duvet set. All it takes is a quick change, and your bedroom will instantly feel like Christmas!
Lay Out Treats
One of the best things about Christmas is the food, and some of them even count as décor! Lay out chocolates, sweets, and shelled nuts for a real festive feeling; just don’t go eating them all at once!