If you’ve got young kids, you’ve probably been nagged at more than 10 times already to put the Christmas decorations up. If you simply love Christmas, you’ve probably got them up yourself already. Either way, in this post we’ll give you some tips on decorating your home for Christmas from an interior design perspective so that you’ll be the envy of all your neighbors, family & your friends on Facebook if you really want to brag.
Bring it all out. Bring out all the ‘extra’ stuff you like to have out just for Christmas. Piling Christmas cushions and blankets on furniture over Christmas can really make your house feel homely – and provide plenty of comfort for once yearly guests. Add a touch of luxury with cushion covers made up in our ‘Ritz’ fabric – available in loads of colours, but we’d suggest “Bordeaux” and “Pearl” for that Christmasy feel.
Candles are another great addition to your Christmas decorations. Popular scents for the seasons include cinnamon, woody scents and warm food smells such as cookies. Having one of these heavenly smells drifting through your home will entice even the scrooges of your family into the Christmas spirit.
The mantle could well be the centerpiece of your lounge, so make it look pretty. Pick a theme and carry that theme throughout your Christmas decor. For example, in the image above they’ve used woodland themed decorations to create an outdoor winter feel. By using pine cones, holly and cinnamon you can recreate this look on your mantle.
Candle stick holders make great “book ends” on a mantle at Christmas and when it’s done right, it can look absolutely stunning. Try adding small sparkly baubles in among the greenery to bring a bit of light into the display.
The Main Event (The Tree)
The best bit. Similar to your mantle, pick and theme and stick with it. If you’re going with red and gold, stay that way. Silver and purple? Stick to it. The base of your tree should be lights, still or sparkling. Dress your tree (all the way round, no cheating!) with your lights then you can start to add the rest. Don’t forget the star (or angel or fairy) on top of your tree!
If you don’t have room for a full blown real (or plastic) tree in your home, opt for a minimalistic tree such as the one pictured below to bring the element of a tree into your home. You can pick these up relatively cheaply from home and garden centres, and you can even throw your own twist on it by adding some of your decorations.
The little added extras within Christmas decor are the bits that make the most difference sometimes. Add lights to your staircase, the wreath on your front door and whatever else you can add sparkle to. Try creating a DIY light up snow globe by adding battery operated lights to a jar or vase along with artificial snow or glass beads.
Hopefully we’ve inspired you to go forth and decorate with imagination. For more information on cushions and accessories, send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01782 271313.