Festive Decorating Ideas for a Merry, Merry Christmas
They say Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year and that is entirely true. However, the same can be said about any other time of the year. As long as you’re near loved ones, and, of course, surrounded by nice decorum. Still, Christmas time is a special time of the year because unlike any other holiday, it’s a time to go all out on decorations!
While this means heaven for some of you, for a generous majority it’s a bit intimidating. After all, creating a festive and merry atmosphere through decorations is not as easy as one might think, especially for a holiday as central and rooted as Christmas. This is precisely why we decided to prepare an article on Christmas home décor, in order to help and inspire as many of you as possible! Go ahead and check out our 20 festive decorating ideas for a merry, merry Christmas!
Ho-ho-ho #1: Layer it up!
Just like in fashion, or regular interior decorating, thinking in layers can prove very beneficial for wonderful results. For example, you can use different objects with different heights to create points of interest throughout your home. Grab some oversized snowflakes and hang them above the dining room table. Pair them up with some olive branch garland resting over the chimney, or you could pair them up with some candlesticks, though make sure they’re short to avoid burning down your home. In that regard, never leave real candles unsupervised!
Ho-ho-ho #2: Double it!
Sometimes poker players like to double it. If they’re good or lucky enough, the decision yields incredible results. However, that is not always the case. Fortunately, when it comes to Christmas decorations, you can never go too far! So go ahead and double up on your decorum, if the end result is aesthetically pleasing.
For example, you could hang two wreaths on your front door. This will also add some extra magic to your entryway, making it look a lot merrier.
Ho-ho-ho #3: Glitter
If there is one “magical” ingredient everyone loves, that would have to be glitter! So why not sprinkle some “icy frost” on your dinner table centrepiece. All you need to do is grab that white and silver glitter and coat your faux fruits! It will make for a fabulous and sparkly centrepiece.
Ho-ho-ho #4: Multiple Christmas trees
Whoever said one Christmas tree per house definitely didn’t have enough Christmas cheer! Just as you can double up the wreaths, the same can happen with the Christmas tree! Sure, you’ll have a main one generally in the living room where all your loved ones can gather and have eggnog, but can you imagine how jolly and festive your kitchen would look with a smaller Christmas tree or your entryway?
Ho-ho-ho #5: Pour the liquor
Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without some beverages. Whether it’s hot chocolate for the kids or eggnog for the adults, you’ll still need a good old bar cart. This will not only help you save room but also add versatility. Of course, a bar cart will only look as good as its decorations, so make sure you accessorise it with plenty of mistletoe and fancy glassware. You’d be surprised what taking it to the next level can do for how your guests will perceive your drinks or cocktails.
Ho-ho-ho# 6: Plaid
One of the most emblematic patterns and textures of Christmas is the plaid. Luckily, you can find it everywhere: from table covers, napkin prints, all the way to actual clothes. So why not implement it in your Christmas decorations as well? Don’t limit yourself to wearing a plaid apron while baking those delicious Ginger bread cookies! Instead, use plaid as backdrop!
Christmas time comes once a year, so making the most out of it is a good idea to ensure you’ll have a most wonderful and jolly time! While Christmas decorations can really help you take things to a whole new level, it’s not just the eye that must be pleased this season. It’s also our hearts. So, while you adorn your Christmas tree or Christmas trees, don’t forget what this holiday is really about: spending time with our friends and family and being grateful for them!