When it comes to celebrating Christmas, there’s no better way to spread the Christmas cheer than with festive decorations that are sure to get you in the mood for the holiday season.
With so much to celebrate during the festive season, be sure you’re ready for a Christmas to remember with these key decorative features.
Finalise Your Christmas Tree Décor
The piece de résistance of Christmas! Make sure you pull out your tree from storage or get a fresh pine cut from a local small business or charity organisation. Once you’ve put it up in a high traffic area for everyone to enjoy, be sure to choose a consistent colour scheme to decorate it with. From the baubles to the tinsel and even the star or angel on top, make sure everything displays a harmony of carefully selected styles and colours. We have it on good authority that Pantone’s 2021 Colour of the Year is set to be a soothing blue-green, so ring in the new year with an on-trend tree.
Hang Up Your Christmas Wreaths
What better way to share Christmas cheer with your neighbours and guests than by meeting them at your front door with a festive wreath. Other places that you could hang smaller Christmas wreaths include diagonally on the side of your staircase, behind your dining chairs (tied with ribbon), or as a table centrepiece.
Whether you’re making one from scratch or purchasing a premade one from a retailer, we always think that the bigger the wreath, the more it makes for an eye-catching piece for the passer-by. Need ideas? Just follow this year’s wreath trends, which include eucalyptus leaf wreaths with minimal decorations, metallic tones, and of course the class red, gold and green traditional styles.
Get Your Table Settings Sorted
While you might not necessarily be able to purchase brand new cutlery, crockery or tiered display plates, you can always add small handmade details that are sure to enhance the festive mood. Opt for rosemary and thyme from the garden to decorate napkins or even a fairy light centerpiece in a large vase for a starry “Winter Wonderland” look.
String Up Your Fairy Lights
With such a wide variety of lights now available for decorations, you’ll be able to find a weatherproof option that not only stands the test of time but highlights your home on the street.
Make the neighbours green with envy (much like the Grinch) with a lighting display that’s sure to get theirs and Santa’s attention for Christmas.
Set Up Your Mantle
The final item of décor to elevate your home into a cosy Christmas cabin will be the ones you use to adorn your mantle piece. While a roasting fire will always create a sense of warmth, our hot Australian summer makes this impossible to enjoy. Instead, why not decorate your mantle with added candles, pine cones, pine or eucalyptus branches of faux-greenery garlands and baubles for a truly festive finish.
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The team at Hotondo Homes is ready and able to build your home from the ground up. Get in touch with the team today and we’ll help you celebrate Christmas in a new home for next year.