How to make your home’s décor stand out this Christmas

The winter season is closer than you imagine, so you’d better think about your holiday décor from now than find yourself in that Christmas hurry.

With the hustle and bustle of the season, you may find Christmas shopping a luxury of time. That’s why we recommend looking for decorations and gifts ahead of time. But getting a cheerful holiday atmosphere can be a daunting task, no matter how trivial it may appear. You have to take into account several aspects before putting up festive decorations. And if you want your home to stand out this season, decorating everything with bows is no longer a solution. If you’re looking for ways to add a merry and bright feel to your house, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve got everything you need to add a personal touch to your festive décor and have a Christmas like no other!

Set the scene: themes and colours

One of the most important aspects to consider when preparing your house for Christmas is choosing the right colour combinations. You’ve undoubtedly seen the classic red and green everywhere, but there are many other combos that we guarantee will make your décor stand out. Such colour schemes include white, silver, and violet (surprising, right?), silver, white, and blue, and black, purple, dark red, and navy. Sure, you can opt for whatever colour combination that aligns with your overall Christmas décor and home design. You don’t have to stick to gold, green, and red (although there’s nothing wrong if you do so) because you have so many options to choose from.

We understand that you may decorate your Christmas tree in various styles and use more colours, but your home doesn’t have to look like that. Keep it simple, and you’ll receive praise from any guest crossing your threshold. Consider having a colour palette and theme for each room, and don’t just mix them all; otherwise, your home would look too flashy. For instance, you can opt for a rustic décor for your living room or bedroom with wooden accents, natural fabrics, comfortable blankets, pinecones, and pine garland. At the same time, you can instil a different look into your kitchen. You can make it feel like a magical realm with silver decorations, snow, twinkling lights, and snowflakes. Silver and white suggest a modern look, so maybe you’d like to consider this colour palette if you’re a contemporary style enthusiast. For an outstanding modern aesthetic, combine this colour scheme with minimal decorations and simple-but-with-a-twist ornaments.

Make it smell nice with scented candles

The power of scented candles is much greater than you think. Candles are well-known for their therapeutic effects (from here “aromatherapy”), but they also make for fascinating holiday decorations. You can find various candles on the market, specially designed to create a cosy feel during winter. Opt for scents such as pine, cinnamon, mulled wine, and berries to evoke that Christmas spirit that most of us unfortunately forgot. Such aromatic scents can evoke feelings like nostalgia while making your home feel more welcoming, warm, and cosy.

If you’ve got candles but don’t know what to do with them, consider making a candle arrangement the centrepiece of your Christmas table. You can also place them around your home so that you and your family can enjoy their tempting smell while watching your favourite Christmas show.

Light up your house with fairy lights

Christmas is all about light, so why wouldn’t your home? Light always adds a touch of glamour, brightness, and cosiness to any space, no matter what form you choose to use it. For example, you can wrap lights around the tree or fence or use them to decorate shrubs and branches to make your garden stand out. No rule says you can use lights only in the interior of your home – you can bring Christmas outside, too. After all, it’s a privilege to live in a house and not in a flat, so make the most of it!

Touch up with tinsel

Without any doubt, tinsel is one of the first choices in Christmas decorations among many householders (and for a good reason). It brings joy, sparkle, and festivity to any home. Whether you wrap it up around a Christmas tree or fence or drape it over windows, there’s no chance of going wrong with tinsel. You can find Christmas tinsel in a variety of colours and lengths, but before going for this kind of decoration, make sure it matches the rest of your holiday décor and colour palette.

Decorate your door with a festive wreath

You can never go wrong with the classic wreath. It’s an excellent way to set the tone for the rest of your Christmas décor and welcome your guests. Depending on your preferences and budget, you can choose between natural and artificial wreaths. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. An artificial wreath, for example, is more budget-friendly and can last years if properly deposited. Instead, a natural one will bring that particularly Christmassy aroma of pine. Choose a natural wreath with pines, cinnamon, and sugar-preserved oranges for a dramatic look. Maybe they last just a couple of weeks, but the look achieved is memorable.

Add gifts of nature

You should bring nature into your home this season! Don’t know how? With some sprigs of holiday greens and pine cones. There are various ways to incorporate them into your Christmas décor. You can place them in bookcases and bowls or hang evergreen branches from the inside of your windows. Don’t forget about poinsettias; they make for a great natural decoration, bringing a touch of colour to your space.

While it’s not really a decoration, a roaring fire is an excellent natural way to get your home into the Christmas mood. Besides being an ideal welcoming place for Santa, it plays a crucial role in family gatherings. Imagine a chill Christmas Eve spent around the fire watching a holiday movie or listening to some Christmas songs – what’s more alluring than that?