With the Christmas season approaching and just around the corner, you can be sure that you have an idea of how you want your home to look like. Decking your house to set the mood is always fun and exciting. It will also showcase your creativity to outsiders. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out this list of the best Christmas ornaments you can decorate your house with.
Don’t just settle for plain red and green ribbons. Go for plaid and make your wreaths and garlands stand out more! Choose colors that represent the season and you’ll see your decorations have a more upgraded feel to them.
If you have a fireplace, then you would most likely decorate your mantle with stockings. This year, why not use small Christmas figurines too? Check some local Christmas street markets for fun, quirky figurines. If you have a thrift shop nearby, you might be lucky enough to discover one. Check out garage sales too and someone might be giving theirs away for free.
Use Special Gift Wrappers
When Christmas Eve comes rolling around, you’d have presented all wrapped and placed under your Christmas tree. Forego store-bought wrappers and instead have a customized one made. You can design it with your initials in an elegant font. Use wide silk ribbons and tie a bow on each one. If you’re more about DIY and saving money, buy kraft paper and decorate it with your drawings. Use red and green yarn to tie a simple bow for each gift.
Ladders For Decors
Yes, you heard that right. Ladders can be used to display your decorations! Wrap fairy lights around and string photos of yourself with family members and friends. ‘
Christmas can be about extravagance. Layer decors on top of each other for a luxurious and opulent feel around your home.
Blankets Instead of Table Cloth
Swap out your table cloth and use tartan blankets instead. Get designs or patterns in plaid that utilize Christmas colors. Layer them on top of the table and see how your dining room will look very chic.
Not everyone has a bar at home but most people would like a glass of wine every now and then. Invest in a bar cart and buy all the necessary alcoholic drinks you think you and your guests may need this season. Decorate the bar cart with garlands made of olive leaves and use gold and silver ornaments to give it that extra oomph.
Be Creative with your Advent Calendar
Using mini tin pails, number them from 1-12. Place a wrapped treat in each one (make sure they’re not food! They might spoil). Hang the tin pails in your kitchen right under a garland. This hanging advent calendar is a fun way to celebrate the holidays and also encourages the idea of generosity and gift-giving.
Let Your Art Show
Are you a creative person? Do you enjoy painting or drawing? Exhibit your work and proudly display them in the living room.
Choose Another Color
If you think that red and green are the only colors for Christmas, think again. Go beyond your comfort zone and add other rich colors such as purple, royal blue, gold, and silver. Cream or off-white is another popular choice because it goes so well with other colors.
So far all the decorations in the list are quite over the top. You don’t have to go all out and instead opt for a minimalist Christmas this year. The upside to decorating your home with the care essentials is that keeping them away afterward will be a breeze!