‘Tis the season to be jolly… 2020 hasn’t been the year any of us could have expected but as we near December it is time to embrace all that is good about the Christmas season. One thing we have noticed is that within the privacy of their own homes people are starting to decorate and embrace the festive season sooner than they normally would. I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t make an exception this year and start decorating our homes early, it’s about time we had some joy. Here are some of our fun and festive ways to decorate your home for Christmas.
Embrace the colder weather by adding cosy blankets to your living space and bedrooms. We love to be comfortable and being wrapped in a lovely soft blanket can feel like a giant hug.
Add groups of candles of all different sizes to your living spaces. We all love the flicker of flames and the golden glow they cast. Candles are a lovely way to embrace the season and can make a great Christmas present too.
Festive wall decal
I was recently searching for some ways to make my children’s room look festive without putting a small tree in there. JR Decal design, make and sell personalised wall stickers for any room (nursery, living room or office), personalised framed art and mugs, coasters and tote bags. This year they have a brand new collection for Christmas consisting of wall stickers, framed prints and mugs. The wall stickers and prints are a fantastic and fun way of using Christmas decorations to make any room festive. We have one of the ‘Merry Christmas’ frames prints in our dining room and it looks lovely there.
Baby, it’s cold outside…
It may be cold but decorating the outside of your house is a good way to spread some cheer. There are so many ways to decorate outside but as I live in a traditional style cottage I opt for a festive door mat – I have my eye on a Dachshund printed mat – a wreath for the door and warm white fairy lights in the trees and hedges. We often have a potted real Christmas tree in the front garden with lights on and sometimes string cranberries onto cotton to make a pretty natural garland for the tree. Whatever you decide, you can be sure that your decorations will put a smile on someone’s face.
Bring the outside in
I love to go out with a pair of secateurs and a basket and collect foliage from our garden and further afield to decorate the house with. One year I found a branch that had fallen and I put it between the tops of the kitchen wall units and decorated it, along with the tops of my cabinets, with holly, ivy and eucalyptus.
Let your imagination run free
It is unlikely many people will see the inside of our houses this year. Why not take this year to let your hair down and free yourself from the expectations of others. A quick look on Pinterest will give you any number of craft activities to spend your time on from salt dough ornaments to making your own wreath, the possibilities are endless. Why not get the kids involved and string up homemade snowflakes and make your own paper-chains.