Christmas seems to start earlier every year. The shops are already full of Holiday decor and gift ideas. The internet is awash with holiday recipes, party ideas and other festive tips. You’ve probably even given some thought to your own Christmas shopping or what you want to do with your house. Do you remember when you were little, driving around the estates with your parents looking at all of the brightly decorated houses and gardens? As kids, it’s gorgeous and exciting, but as adults it often all seems a bit much.
When it comes to getting your own home ready for the holiday period, you want to add some festive holiday decor without going crazy. Let’s take a look at some ways to do just that.
Prepare with a Deep Clean
So often, we put of Christmas decorations up at the beginning of December, then decide to do a deep clean in the week running up to Christmas. This means you’ve got tree pines, gifts and decorations to contend with. Instead, start your deep cleaning jobs now so that they’re done long before you decorate.
It’s also an excellent time to consider a good clear out so you’ve got more space for decorations and to store new gifts afterwards.
Keep it Cozy
Another great place to start is making sure your home is warm and cozy. It’ll be hard to get into the festive spirit if it’s cold and uncomfortable. Contact a local roofing company, have your boiler serviced, and repair any leaks or damaged seals.
Then warm your home further with thick custom curtains, cushions, blankets, romantic lighting, festive scented candles and other soft furnishings.
Choose a Color Scheme
One thing that never fails to make a room look overdone is an explosion of color. Opting for a color scheme can mean your festive décor looks stylish, sophisticated and subtle. Some of the more popular choices are blue and silver or red and gold.
Add Some Old Favorites
Adding some old favorites from your childhood or youth can be a great way of including your family in your décor and remembering Christmases past. Use your old baubles and decorations to make an evergreen wreath or new baubles. Upcycle the more over the top decorations into something a little trendier.
Skip the Tinsel
Tinsel is one of the most iconic Christmas decorations. But it’s also one of the most over the top. Getting carried away with brightly colored tinsel will make your home look festive, sure, but it can be a little much if you are after a more low-key arrangement. Instead, take a beautiful thick ribbon or wrap beads and lace around your tree.
Keep it Simple
A simple, small tree, with minimal decorations, can look lovely. Add other touches to your home with lanterns, jars filled with Christmas candy canes and rustic bunting for a genuinely festive display.
Think about your favorite kinds of Christmas decoration and displays and find ways to add them into your own home. Remember, it’s never too early to start adding the little touches. Don’t forget Christmas tree bags for storage to make cleanup easy when its time to move on from the holidays.
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