Christmas is creeping up on us, meaning that soon enough we?ll be putting up the Christmas tree, buying presents, and snuggling up in front of the couch. Plus, with winter drawing in and the nights becoming longer, there?s nothing more inviting than a cozy home for us to curl up in and relax.
For those desperately wanting to add festivities to their homes, the following guide is going to highlight the best style tips to include in your home?s d?cor.
Stick to one color scheme
The colors of Christmas can, at times, be an assault on the senses. Rather than decorate your home in reds, greens, golds and silvers, choose neutral colors and add festive accents. The beauty of fall is the neutral and earthy tones associated with that time of year, so instead of selecting a garish Santa red or Christmas tree green, settle on fall home d?cor color schemes and add a green wreath, a tasteful willow garland, and golden plates and cutlery.
Colder weather means a justified investment in cushions, blankets, and throws for us to dive under. Experiment with velvet throws and thick knitted blankets and drape them across the back of your sofas for added luxury. You should also add a faux fur rug on any floorboards to stop your feet from becoming chilly.
Christmas is an enchanting time of year, so don?t forget to add sparkle to unexpected places inside and outside the home.
Inside: Have candles dotted around the house. Crisp, white candles can add a beautiful, calming atmosphere. Hang string lights on your stair banister, your fireplace and the insides of your windows.
Outside: Place candles in the backyard as well as lanterns. Again, hang Christmas lights in your shrubbery and in trees, but try and keep it artful and not overdo it.
Choose modern ornaments
Traditional Christmas decorations are perfect for rustic, traditional houses, but if you have a more modern and contemporary abode, your Christmas ornaments should also reflect this. Think gold or silver geometric baubles, simple, golden candle holders and metal stars.
Focus on table design
Christmas is the time for family and friendly gatherings. Therefore, pay attention to your dining room and, especially, the dining room table. If you are due an updated table, then invest in a thick, wooden table which you do not have to cover up because of its natural beauty. Also, include a centerpiece of your choosing, and when it comes to the plates and glasses, do not be afraid to stray from the green and red.
Have a “holiday shelf”
It?s best to contain your festive cheer so that it doesn?t explode all over the house and contaminate your existing d?cor. Assign a well-seen shelf in your living room or even kitchen for Christmas ornaments, and use it as an opportunity to make it as Christmassy as possible.
Have bowls of ornaments (filled with baubles or pine cones), empty boxes wrapped like presents, and little ornaments of reindeer. The color scheme is up to you, just make sure it doesn?t clash with its surroundings.