Christmas is right around the corner. Even those who do not necessarily have a religious connection to the festival love to celebrate and enjoy the festival. It is a time full of hope, fun and togetherness. Not to forget gorgeous decor the holiday brings all around. Come Christmas, beautiful lights, Christmas trees and ornaments light up our surroundings. Decorating is an important part of the Christmas celebration. People start decorating as early as the thanksgiving feast is over to deck up for the month of december, the month of christmas holidays. It gets one in the holiday spirit as well as prepares a home/workspace for the festival. Whether you decide to keep it simple, or go all out, opt for the traditional colors, or stand out with a completely different color palette, the possibilities are endless.
Here is an inspo guide for you to decorate your house this christmas.
TAKE THE CLASSIC ROUTE
You can never go wrong with the traditional red and green combination for christmas. These two colors scream Christmas more than any other. Not to mention they work great together. While red adds a bright pop to the room, green acts as a deeper contrast shade, giving the perfect balance to the room while keeping a festive look.
GO FOR A SNOWY ALL WHITE DECOR
Snowy decembers and the festival of Christmas go hand in hand. You could bring the snow effect to your house and opt for white snowy themed decor all around. Right from the stockings to your tree, you could use white colored ornaments, lights and decals for a beautiful and subtle look.
TRY OUT A GOLD THEME
Gold is a color which forever exudes class and looks extremely pretty and bright. A golden theme could work great for your Christmas decor. Apart from using different golden colored ornaments and ribbons, adding warm golden lights can be the perfect festive addition to a room and also add to it’s ambience and aesthetic.
ADD A TOUCH OF ROSE GOLD
Rose gold is a trendy and gorgeous shade. You could create a monochrome effect using different variations of the rose gold shade across different elements of your decor. The color has a soft and light look and is rather unique. Opting for it could help create a beautifully decorated space with a subtle and pleasing look.
KEEP IT NEUTRAL
Neutral tones have of late become an Instagram trend. Neutral shades have a simple yet classy look to them. They are easy to work with and could be extended to your Christmas décor as well, giving an aesthetic yet simple look to any room.
GO THE MINIMAL WAY
Should you wish to keep it simple yet festive, you could opt for minimal décor as per the space. You could simply have a decorated Christmas tree in your living area for the Christmassy look and feel without having to decorate too much or dedicate just a portion/corner of the house to Christmas themed decals and décor.
CREATE A CHRISTMAS THEMED PLACE SETTING
Creating a Christmas themed place setting for your dining area is a simple and effortless way to decorate it. You could lay down pine, fir or spruce leaves in the center of the table and add in ornaments, ribbons, candles or even lights. Depending on the theme you are going for, you could use different colored ornaments or objects for a beautiful look.
ADD ACCENT PIECES AROUND THE HOUSE
For a fun and simple way to decorate your house for Christmas, you could add accent pieces around the house. One of the most popular and loved practices is the elf on the shelf. Elves are a part of the santa’s crew, and their figurines could be creatively placed around the house not just for christmas decor but also for a fun activity for one member to palace them around the house, while the others spot it. Alternatively you could place a bunch of ornaments, fir leaves, or pine cones in different portions of the house creating small displays.
MAKE IT LIT
Lights get you in the festive spirit like nothing else. Christmas is a festival full of lights and brightness all around. Right from your christmas tree, living spaces, to your home’s exterior, lights can be used just about anywhere for a bright and festive look. You could use different colored lights for a fun and colorful look or even opt for star shaped lights to keep up with the Christmas theme.
DIY YOUR ORNAMENTS
Making your own ornaments is a great way to decorate your house. Doing so can be a fun solo or family activity and create rather unique decor pieces which could also be kept safe to bring out each year for a personal touch. You could purchase plain colored or transparent glass baubles and decorate them using paint, glitter, or sequins, whatever you may like best.
INCORPORATE UNIQUE ORNAMENTS
For an exceptional unique, swap out the old boring ornaments for different and unique ones this year. You could opt for ones made out of metal, glass, wood or even different fabrics for a different way to deck up your tree.
SWITCH UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE
If you’re bored of the plain ole christmas tree, you could switch it up with a unique and unconventional christmas tree. This could give your decor a little something extra, making it stand out from the rest. You could add a diy tree made out of wood or even one suspended from the wall or ceiling for a creative and unique look.
DECORATE YOUR KITCHEN TOO
This Christmas, don’t forget to decorate your kitchen too. Kitchens are a place often buzzing during the festive season. You could decorate your kitchen by adding a few accent pieces of mini christmas trees on the kitchen island. For a simpler look, you could line the periphery of your shelves and counters with wreaths and even add in lights where possible for a beautiful look.
DECK UP YOUR CEILING
While decorating, we often ignore the fifth wall of a room. Not anymore, decking up your ceiling can be challenging yet rewarding as it helps add to the look of the room creating a dramatic effect. You could suspend a bunch of ornaments from your ceiling or opt for paper stars, a favourite in christmas decor to decorate the ceiling, adding to the overall look of the room.
ADD SOMETHING PERSONAL TO YOUR DECOR
Adding a personal touch to your christmas decor can make it feel all the more special. You could add a personal touch by incorporating ornaments that mean something to you, either some passed down from family, or even made to represent what you like. You could also hand family pictures and polaroids to your tree or tie them in a string to decorate with. Another way to go is use old christmas cards, or write up new wish cards and hang them on your tree.
SET UP A HOT CHOCOLATE BAR
Hot chocolate is a Christmas classic. A delicious and beautiful way to decorate for Christmas is to set up a hot chocolate bar in your home. You could dedicate a corner to set it up with mugs, toppings and some ornaments for a fun festive look.
DECORATE YOUR STAIRS
While decorating your house, don’t forget to add a festive touch to your staircase as well. Decorating the rails of your staircase can give it a beautiful look for christmas. You could use wreaths, ornaments and lights to deck up the staircase. You could also extend this approach to your porch or balcony railings, making sure Christmas reaches every corner of your house.
SWAP REGULAR FOR FESTIVE THEMED TEXTILES
Swapping out your regular cushions, pillows, blankets or even curtains for Christmas themed ones could prove to be a great way to decorate. You could use Christmas themed cushions and throw blankets in your living room, or even switch up the curtains to a similar theme for a fun look.
SET UP A WINDOW DISPLAY
Setting up a window display is a great way to make the most of your space while decorating. You could simply pick a window sill that has some space to accommodate a few decorative ornaments, a mini christmas tree or perhaps even a gingerbread house depending on the amount of space available. You could also incorporate lights for a bright look.
With Christmas fast approaching, we hope our suggestions come in handy as you prepare your house for the festivities and Santa's arrival. Happy holidays!