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You might have the most beautiful tree with fabulous tree decorations and a specific set of lights that go in certain windows with certain light sequences. But do you feel that the rest of the house is a little drab?
There’s nothing we all would love more than to transform our homes into Winter Wonderlands over the festive period, but it can be costly and very time consuming. So, if you’re looking for Christmas decor ideas of how to switch up your decorations this year then read on for a little inspiration.
Don’t forget outside
Whether you have a few shrubs along the path to the front door, some tall, fast growing trees in the front garden that are looking a little bare after loosing their leaves, or maybe you have some simple window boxes, you can really give your home a festive boost if you get your outdoor space in on the festivities too. You don’t have to even have to think big – add a wreath to the door or simply line the garden path with some solar lights. If you have a garden or yard then add some battery operated tea lights to some festive votives and place them on the garden furniture, hang some stringing fairy lights here and there. If you have lights you would have used in the summer – dig them out and put them up – there are no rules!
Choose your theme and stick to it!
High street store are piled high with beautiful decorations, pretty ornaments and Christmas decor ideas. But replacing your Christmas decorations every year will be expensive. As a rule, try to stick to one colour scheme and build your theme around it. It could be a traditional red, green and gold, or something a little more contemporary like silver and blue.
Don’t forget the hallway
You’ve just come in from a hectic day at work or chasing after the kids, so it’ll be nice to be greeted with a little festive cheer as you take your coat off! Your hallway is like the gateway to the festivities in your home so make the effort of twisting a garland around the bannister. Hang paper chains in your chosen festive colours, wrap pretend presents and have them stacked underneath the telephone table.
Get the kids involved
Who said that decorations have to be expensive, anyway? By choosing to go homemade you’ll not only save a fortune but can get the whole family involved and have something to bring out every year. You can make anything from snowflake or snowman shaped bunting, to paperchains, spray and decorate some pine cones you found on your winter walk, paint and colour Christmas pictures and hang them everywhere!
Never underestimate the power of tinsel. You can pick metres of the stuff in colours that will match your theme and it’s cheap too. Hang it over picture frames, door frames, around door handles, along the window – anywhere you can think of! The only limit is your imagination.