It’s the month of Christmas and while most of us are slowly getting into the holiday mode, there is no denying that this is the busiest time of the year as well. So we are not exactly going to blame you if you are a little behind on the Christmas decorations part of things. Here are some tips to help you do up your home for Christmas, without putting too much of a strain on yourself.
Go Candles!: If there is one thing that candles are, it is versatile. On your next shopping trip, pick up packs of candles in the colours of the season—red, green and gold. You will definitely find a host of candles in various Christmas settings, pick them. Once home, use these candles to create spots of light across your home. Set them up in the centre of the dining table, or place an enclosed set on the balcony. Line your corridor with some pretty lights or simple invest in Christmas candle lamps that may be hung from photo frames on the wall. The flickering candle light is bound to set the mood for Christmas in just the right way.
Change your Accessories: The simplest way to bring around some holiday cheer is to replace the soft furnishing in your home with those that represent the colour and spirit of Christmas. Bring in red and gold laced cushion covers, have white table cloths with small bullion snowflakes embroidered into them. Replace a ceiling lamp with a star. String streamers of pine around the house to give it the feel of Christmas and of course, hang your Christmas stockings in a prominent place.
Change the Art and Artefacts: This is a season to bring out those little Santa Claus statues or the garden gnomes. Change the art work hanging on your walls and have a set of Christmassy pictures put up. From images of a Christmas tree to photo collages of family pictures from earlier breaks, it would make for something nice to adorn the walls. Bring out crystal bowls, fill them with potpourri. Line the stair cases and the front porch with LED lights in Christmas colours.
Bring in a Tree: Of course you are going to put up a Christmas tree in just the right corner, but don’t stick with the clichéd. You will have one up in your living room, but an interesting place for it would be your dining room. It adds a touch of glamour to the space and who wouldn’t like to be surrounded by a glittering tree when sharing a meal with the family. Another great place would be the bedroom. Nothing like going to bed and waking up to see a beautiful green tree, with the works, in your room.
These are just some of the ways in which you can do up your home for Christmas this season. Nothing too tiring or back breaking and all within a budget of your choice.