Decorating my house for Christmas is the most exciting part of December for me. Apart from all the food of course. It doesn’t matter how many movies I watch or how many presents I wrap – if my room doesn’t scream Christmas every day, I will not feel the festive spirit at all. Every year I watch people on social media proudly showing off their Christmas trees and beautifully festive living rooms to get inspired. And even though I cannot afford to have a Christmas tree in every room, I always try very hard to make the most out of decorations that I own and buy. There are different ways in which you can decorate your house for Christmas. The possibilities are as wide as the variety of Christmas decorations available in stores and online. However, it can get a bit overwhelming if you’re not sure what you’re doing. I have tried and tested many methods and found a few tips and things that always put me in the most festive mood.
It can be really helpful to find the right decorations if you choose a theme. There are no limits in coming up with one either. It can be based around an object, a festive activity, a certain colour or just the mood in a certain room. This year I have been really leaning forward a more traditional, vintage style. Colourful blinking lights, wooden tree ornaments and big shiny tinsel hanging everywhere – a la my grandma’s old theme. Even though back then it wasn’t a theme, it was the only way to dress your house up for Christmas. It is a good idea to stock up on decorations that can fit into multiple themes, just in case you fancy changing your routine up a bit one year!
To me, nothing makes an interior more cosy that lots of fairy lights. They come in all forms and sizes and nowadays are available to buy anywhere. I love wrapping banisters with strings of warm yellow lights, creating sparkly feel on the outside of my house and choosing from a big variety of Christmas lights to go on my tree. Festive Lights offers a new take on decorating your house with fairy lights with Twinkly – an app that lets you control your fairy lights from your phone! Not only that, but it also lets you create different patterns displayed by your lights. Now you can have a different theme on your tree every single day! If you’re into more classic patterns though, they have lots and lots of options to choose from. Or you can also pop into your local shop and grab a box of fairy lights from there! Ordering them online is a good option as well as you can read reviews regarding their quality and usability.
Christmas tree decorations
Decorating a Christmas tree is to me the most stressful and the longest part of decorating a house. However, tree decorations are my favourite to buy. I particularly love decorations that are hand-made as they can be so detailed and intricate. Usually, they cost a bit more than the ones you can stock-buy but they can be a really good investment. The best idea that I also use is to look at different Christmas trees on Pinterest and Instagram. You can find lots of inspiration there. I use it especially when I’m stuck with what colours I want to go with or how to place the ornaments to make the most of their beauty. Of course, that’s just for inspiration and I do not duplicate the actual ideas. When you feel inspired you need to trust your gut and follow your instincts. If you’re happy with your Christmas tree, no one else in the world can tell you that it’s not right.
Which means all the little things that make a big change in your home environment. I really like changing my cushions from usual ones to festive covers and swapping casual throws for fluffy checked blankets. Lighting a fireplace is also my favourite thing to do before Christmas, although that’s something I only do when I visit my parents. Creating a Christmas feel in your house doesn’t have to involve putting a massive Santa Clause in every corner or going all out with a Nativity display in your garden. You can buy really cute and festive accessories in any store and they don’t have to cost a fortune either. You can read about where to buy decorations on a budget here.
There are many ways you can take in decorating your house for Christmas. If you’re still looking for inspiration an ideas why not check out this article in All Things Christmas about choosing between traditional and modern decorations? You can read more about it here. Let me know in the comments how you decorate your home for Christmas! Do you choose a theme or just go with the flow? Do you change it every year or stick to your trusted ways?
Until next time xx