How to Make Every Corner of Your House Festive for Christmas

It’s getting to that time of year again! With less than 100 days to go until Christmas, some households are already pulling out the Christmas decorations to kick off the festive season nice and early. And if you think that all the festive decorations are concentrated on one pine tree in the corner of the living room, think again!

There are plenty of ways to make your whole house and garden glitter with Christmas merriment. This year, try out something new and give your whole house and garden a Christmassy makeover with the following inspiration.

Start outside

Whose is that merry little house twinkling away in the distance? Why it’s yours! Make your house a festive treat the minute you walk up the driveway. Turn your garden into a winter wonderland by adding some twinkly outdoor illuminated characters and  Christmas lights that are made to withstand the weather. Don’t be afraid to add them wherever you think needs a touch of sparkle! That could include the gutters, door frames and roof too.

Then let your creative juices flow with some garden lanterns, install a fire pit for evenings spent outdoors, get the family together and make a wreath for the front door and add some lights and Christmas figurines to the driveway. At this time of year, more is more.

Colour schemes

For many people, especially those in the Northern Hemisphere, Christmas is a time of cosiness. It’s when evenings are spent curled up next to the fire with a book and when board games are played with a glass of mulled wine and a fuzzy blanket. When decorating your house, choose colours that evoke this feeling of warmth.

Depending on your personal preferences, opt for bright colours and patterns for a party-ready look, moody sage greens and charcoals if you want something more minimalist or create the ultimate feeling of wintery warmth with terracotta, copper and deep purples.

 

How to Make Every Corner of Your House Festive for Christmas

 

Appeal to the senses

Christmas isn’t all about appearance. It’s a time associated with decadence and cheer, so emulate that throughout your house with scented candles and music. When it comes to scents, think yummy scents like apple pie and cinnamon or go ultra-Christmassy with pine and cranberry.

Then, press play on some of the most iconic jingles and let them float around the house whenever you want to feel that festive rush. There’s nothing like the familiar jingles of Mariah Carey or Michael Bublé to get you into the spirit of Christmas.

Finally, add plenty of soft furnishings, like cosy throws and cushions, for you to crash into after coming in from the cold or right after the Christmas feast. You’ll thank yourself later.

 

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