Holiday home: Different ways to decorate
Beautiful wreathes made of fragrant greens, lights twinkling in a multitude of colours, ornaments glittering, Christmas stockings hanging... Yes, tis the season for magical Christmas makeovers – and there’s only a few days to go!
Whether you’re keeping the Christmas spirit alive for the kids or inviting guests over for Christmas Day lunch, Christmas decorations create an ambience of colourful and cosy cheer every season.
Choosing the right details will bring life to your home with a bit of inspiration and your signature personal touch. There’s no need to buy a new ‘wardrobe’ of decorations each year – mix and match what you already have at home, and add a dash of fresh natural accents to craft a warm and comfortable Christmas home.
Choose a colour scheme. Start with the true heart of Christmas decorations: the Christmas tree. Opting for gold and red accents can create a luxurious and traditional atmosphere, while a more modern, clean and sophisticated look comes from white decorations with a splash of silver. This gives a sleek-yet-festive feel for a more mature take on Christmas. Alternatively, go completely kid-crazy and deck the halls with bows of chocolate, fun candy canes and splashes of bright colour for extra holiday pizzazz.
Atmosphere is all about lights. Using tea candles will simulate that fresh-fire smell and create a subtle, elegant Christmas ambience. Fairy lights also add a whimsical touch to any doorway or mantel piece. If you have any old wine bottles lying around, dust them off and stick candles in them for a different take on warm (budget) holiday lighting.
Sprinkle the scent of nature. Growing your own gulbiena – small brown vetch seeds cultivated in humid, dark spots – is an inexpensive way to add that natural touch and give a sense of life and abundance to your home. Get the family involved by sending the kids out scavenging for pine cones, and then paint them to match your Christmas colour scheme.
And for that final personal touch for your Christmas table? Get creative with a handmade centerpiece. We love this peppermint candy centerpiece, which simply combines a small bouquet of fresh red roses and a bowl full of peppermint sweets – fragrant, tasty and utterly festive.
So why not indulge in fun, festive and inexpensive ideas this Christmas? Turn your home into a feast for the senses - happy holiday home-making!