It is possible to decorate your home at Christmas time without losing all sense of taste and style. Christmas is about being merry and spreading joy and there is no better way to get into the holiday spirit then to embellish your home.
Prior to decorating, select colours you wish to use throughout and decide if you prefer a traditional green, gold and red palette or a more modern colour theme. By having a clear theme with 2-4 colours repeated, your home will appear cohesive and put together whether you are decorating the whole house or only one room.
Once you have your colour theme sorted, it’s time to decorate the most festive and joyful piece of all - the tree. When it comes to your tree, glitter and metallic accents are welcome as the lustrous finishes will reflect light. Rather than applying tinsel which can look a little dated and overwhelms the tree, opt for a string of beads or festive garlands instead. It may be slightly obsessive, but I like to complete the look by wrapping gifts in just one or two wrapping papers that complement each other and pick up the same tones as those on the tree. Slip in a sprig off fragrant foliage (such as rosemary or pine) to your wrapping twine for a cute added touch.
Rather than over-decorating all areas in the home, look to add small accents where possible - to the dining table, staircase or kitchen. Entry halls provide an excellent canvas in particular and you can literally deck the halls with Christmas accessories and smaller ornaments. For extra Christmas cheer, don’t forget to hang a wreath on the front door!
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