The Holidays are fast approaching us. It’s coming so fast that many of us need to start preparing before it’s too late. The festive season (check out this great tree by Breezy Designs) is one of the best times of year to get really creative with your home.
Indoor Christmas Decorations Preliminaries
There are always plenty of decorations to choose from and a host of themes you could employ. You could decide to turn your living space into Lapland, or maybe you’d rather have that country lodge feel.
Your first step is to choose your:
- colour scheme
- number of people attending your dinner party
That’s usually determine by the stock you have. What you’re missing you’ll have to purchase or make do with what you have (as in DIY or find an alternative) if your budget is tight.
Whatever you decide, you’ll always need an Indoor Christmas decorations checklist to ensure you’ve tackled all the areas. It’s a busy time and it’s easy to miss a few things, especially if you are hosting (you may want to check out this hostess guide for some pointers).
To turn your place into the ultimate Indoor Christmas decorations Winter Wonderland, here’s what you need to keep in mind.
1 – De-clutter
Some of you may have A LOT of things you’ve held onto. To make your home shine for the Holidays, you may need to clear some of out of the house.
Hire moving services or a rent storage facility to get rid of items that you no longer need or will be in the way during the festive period. You may need to move furniture around to fit the tree in and the family dining table if you have small house.
2 – A Colourful Entryway
If you have a hallway which leads into your home, you might want to make it colourful and festive for guests who arrive.
Hanging a wreath on the door to greet people, and then decorating the hallway with some fairy lights and colourful ornaments will make your guests feel that festive spirit right from the off.
3 – Dress Your Walls
If you seem to have a large blank wall space to fill, why not invest in some festive bunting, wall decals (the ones below are by Not on the High Street) or a garland to fill the space? It’s inexpensive and will add an extra layer of decoration to your home.
4 – Set The Table
Adding in a festive, big bold centrepiece with some smaller ones around it to compliment it.
Make sure to have a decorative table cloth to emphasize the table.
On the day of the dinner, add the nice china and your utensils decoratively wrapped in matching napkins
5 – All-year Round Tree
If you have a large home, you might consider keeping your tree up all year round.
Seems strange, doesn’t it?? Actually, you can make a feature out of the tree for each season of the year. This particular one comes to me from Craft Berry Bush, who has some amazing Christmas decor and DIY showcased on her blog.
Here’s how you can make it work. Hang up:
- Easter eggs and bunnies in the spring
- Colourful pineapples and ornaments in the summer
- Pumpkins and Thanksgiving ornaments in the fall
- Then go to town for Christmas
6 – A Festive Mantel
Use your mantel as a focal point in your room. Place some festive candles on the space, with a holly garland and some fairy lights woven in for good measure. It will make your room feel cozy and wintery.
Hang up your stockings in a row on the fireplace. They’ll excite the kids for the big day as well as adding a splash of colour to your room.
7- Wrap Around The Stairs
If you are unsure where to place your fairy lights this year, think about wrapping them around the stairs.
If you wrap the lights around and stick your Christmas cards in-between, it will make a lovely festive display without having to fill your living room with cards.
8 – Colour Code Your Christmas
As much as you may be tempted to buy every single colour bauble you can find, your design will look much better if you stick to a theme.
You could go classic Christmas with green, white and red. Perhaps you want to have a modern look with silver and rose gold ornaments.
Remember, picking a theme with a set colour palette and sticking to it is essential. Your home will look better for it.
The Gist of it
Having a checklist handy with what you need to set up for your indoor Christmas decorations can go a long way in keeping you organized and on top of things. The last thing you want is to be missing something last minute. Have your list ready, and check the items off as you go.
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