We can’t believe that December is already here, and the month of Christmas is upon us. What with all the presents, turkey and crackers to buy, it’s important not to forget to festively decorate your home either!
Christmas decorations can be quite a divisive topic of conversation, with some homeowners fully embracing the festivities, while others are not as enthusiastic. However, there are ways which can ensure that your home stands out for all of the right reasons this Christmas, so take a look at our top tips!
Don’t go mad on the exterior
We firmly believe that it should be each to their own when it comes to Christmas décor, but if you wish to go overboard with the decorations, ensure it stays on the inside.
Having a million Christmas lights outside is deemed rather old-fashioned, not to mention the astronomical bill it’s likely to contribute towards. One Bristolian gentlemen is testament to this, as his set of 4,000 Christmas lights outside his property set him back over £10,000, and cost him £10 a day just for electricity costs!
Now we’re not trying to be a complete scrooge here, but a wide array of multi-coloured lights just isn’t our thing, and we certainly don’t think it’s a good idea if your property is on the market. Instead, a few white lights above your front door or along your roof and a wreath is a perfect way to dress your home festively and make guests feel welcome this Christmas.
Back to basics
Each year different colour combinations or festive trends are announced, and this year is no different. ‘Tis the season to be stylish this Christmas, with monochrome and natural décor being the name of the game if you want to stay on trend.
The contrasts of black and white should be what you’re looking out for if you’re still on the hunt for festive decorations, and if you want to really up the style ante, a white tree with black accessories would look particularly desirable. Think clean, clear and modern and you’ll be on the right track.
Natural elements have also been prominent ahead of this year's festivities, with a focus on bringing the great outdoors into the home. This theme can be incorporated into your home via wooden or bark decorations, which look especially stunning when placed on the Christmas tree.
Understand your space
For most households, the Christmas tree will be at the heart of the celebrations; a place where the presents are placed and something which is decorated to the max. It’s crucial when purchasing a tree, though, that you ensure it doesn’t overpower the rest of the room. We all want to have a tree that looks as stunning as the one seen at Claridges last year, but it’s important to know your property’s boundaries.
If you’re living in a more humble abode and are strapped for space, then there are ways to incorporate a tree into your room without it being the only thing you see.
Whether you put a skinnier tree in a narrow corner, or put pint-sized trees in your children's bedrooms, or even house the tree in your porch, there’s one out there for every home, whatever your space constraints.
We’ve also seen it become extremely popular for homeowners to purchase a smaller tree to put on top of a living room coffee table; still leaving space underneath for the all-important presents to be left.
This Christmas you want your home to evoke the true spirit of Christmas and be warm, welcoming and bright, and this can be achieved through thoughtful festive decorations. We’ve given you a run-down of the latest tricks and trends to ensure that your home looks top dollar this Christmas, so now it’s time for you to put it into practice!