It’s going to be that time of the year very soon when you deck your home up in all finery, put up stockings, hang festoons and sip on eggnog. That’s right, it’s going to be time for Christmas! Many would agree that Christmas is the happiest time of the year. It is a great excuse for family and friends to come together, eat, drink, and make merry.
For truly enjoying the holiday season, you need to get into the Christmas spirit and create an atmosphere of merriment. And it all starts with your home. Not that it isn’t lovely already, but I’m sure making it look more cheery wouldn’t hurt. In fact, it would only add to the festive fervor.
Simple handmade or store-bought decorations can make all the difference to your Christmas home décor. A lot of people tend to use memories and symbols of Christmas to fill their home with the essence of Christmas. Whether it is the beautiful wreaths, the garlands, the snow globes, or the ornate center pieces atop your table, they’re all there for a reason – to brighten up your mood.
Mentioned ahead are a few tips on how you can make your apartment look festive, charming and cheerful this Christmas.
Spruce up Your Entrance
Let the festivities and the celebrations catch up with you and your guests right at your front door. Adorn your entrance with flowers, leaves, mistletoe, wreaths, and sparkling ribbons, bows, lanterns, and colorful lights. Make a jolly first impression of your home which puts all your guests in the mood for more gaiety.
Your entrance should serve as a snapshot of what’s to come once they enter your home. To make it look extra grand, lay out a strip of commercial application grass right outside your door to make it seem like people are about to enter a fantastical land. Cover parts of it with cotton to make it appear like snowfall. This decoration should emphatically pronounce that Christmas is here!
Deck up Your Windows
While decking up your door, don’t forget about the windows. Turn into windows into gateways that let in happiness, joy and prosperity by decorating them with lights all around their frames.
Hang stockings and decorative spheres from your windows. You can also place loose flowers on the window sills so give them a more natural touch, or install reindeer horns on the sides; the possibilities are endless.
Group Your Silverware
Add some sparkle and shine to your Christmas celebrations this year. Get all of your silverware out and cluster them together on a side table or a shelf and watch them razzle and dazzle in the décor.
Accentuate them with some winter greens and festive flowers. Whether it is pure silver, German silver, sterling silver or mercury glass, it’s all acceptable. Add a silver Christmas bell somewhere in there if you can.
Use Candles to Decorate
Create an ethereal ambience in your home by lighting beautiful aromatic candles. Place them on your tables and shelves and in other places where they wouldn’t get blown off easily. Buy them in complementing colors to create a symphony of hues in your home.
Another option is buying floating candles. Get that crystal tray out of your cupboard and place it in your favorite location. Fill less than half of it with water but enough to let your candles float. Place the floating candles in the water and keep the tray on your center or side table. Light up the candles and watch them fill your home with a magical charm.
Include the Colors Red and White
Christmas and Santa Claus go hand in hand. There is little wonder then that red and white are the two colors that resonate most with the festive season. Make this combination work for you by including it in your décor in different ways.
You could dress up your chairs, lay out table cloths/runners, or even use bedspreads in these colors. The idea is to for the environment to be as Christmas-y as possible.
Use Cherries in Food
Christmas is all about good cheer and great food. Would you believe that the food you eat has a major effect on your mood? So why not make food more Christmas-oriented? Feast on traditional Christmas fare but don’t forget to add a bit of red in each dish. When it comes to food, nothing says Christmas more than cherries. So, do make sure you decorate your dessert with this shiny, red, sweet fruit.
Enjoying Christmas doesn’t take much, but there’s no harm in celebrating it in style. For all home décor enthusiasts, the above tips should come in handy when decking up your home for a jolly and memorable Christmas.
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