How to Go All-Out With Your Home Decorations This Christmas
Christmas is around the corner, after what feels like a tumultuous year. Many of us are more excited than ever to gather the family for a holiday filled with love and gratitude – leading to many of us getting immediately stuck in to the planning of our Christmas decorations.
If you’re feeling a bit stumped for inspiration, though, why not consider the below ideas for an all-out festive home?
Choose Your Theme
First of all, you’ll need to settle on a theme for your Christmas décor. This certainly does not need to be a prescriptive decision but can help you more actively narrow down your options with regard to key decisions such as colour schemes and tree decorations. Just check out how I went for a Chalet Chic Christmas decor once upon a time.
The quintessential Christmas decoration aesthetic is that of greens, reds, whites and golds – reflecting the garb of Father Christmas, the colour of evergreens and the twinkling of the stars.
But you could easily eschew these semi-traditional colours for something a little more ‘regal’; golds and purples play well with rich blues and silvers, to create a bespoke and luxurious-feeling festive home.
Blues and silvers alone could help you towards a Frozen theme for your children, or you could lean in to the warm woody tones of ‘hygge’ interior fashion.
Gather Tools and Materials
With your festive theme decided, your next step should be to gather everything you’ll need to make your theme a reality.
Christmas decorating is not just about the tinsel and baubles; you might have some strong ideas for semi-permanent décor, or you might need to make arrangements to make the installation of things like light displays, Christmas wreaths and even mistletoe that little bit easier.
As such, you should make sure you have access to some useful DIY tools first. DeWalt power tools are durable and easy to use, making them a strong option for if you don’t already have your own set of tools to use.
You might also benefit from stocking up on fixtures and fittings, such as screws, wall plugs and hooks with threaded ends.
Bringing Christmas Outside
Christmas is all too often reduced to the efforts you make inside your home: the stockings, the Christmas tree, and the warm lights that make everything cosy. But there is a world of possibility outside your home!
Your garden could become a portal to your Christmas cheer, whether through a dazzling light display installed on your home’s roof and exterior walls or through a beautiful lawn diorama.
The Small Stuff
As well as your major installations and decorations, it is important to take time to consider the smaller stuff – the little details that can help make your home feel truly festive.
This could be as simple as putting small festive ornaments on your mantelpiece and windowsills, or as involved as adding bespoke painted designs to the inside of your windows – to portray a wintry scene or simply mimic snowfall.