I’m sure all of you have your own method already when it comes to decorating your homes. I just thought I would tell you about my own process and a few tips and tricks we use while decorating for Christmas.
P.s. I really hope this motivates you to decorate sooner in the season because we all need a little Christmas cheer in our lives right now. If you really want it to last longer then I suggest you start now!
Ok here goes……..
Start with a rough palate in your head. It could be traditional that’s red and white. It could be all white, plaid or even pink. The new trend is a rainbow Christmas!
Have larger pieces of Christmas Decor
Larger pieces of decor always fill up more space and it makes clean up so much easier. These are the the items we always start with first because then we know which areas need to be filled up.
Here are some ideas of larger pieces of Christmas decor besides obviously your Christmas tree.
Wreaths on windows
Wreaths are so easily available in the city or you could even make your own using an embroidery hoop and some fake Christmas garland looped around it. Add some ribbon to that and you’re done!
Garlands on doors/entryways
Get creative by adding garlands in doors, add lights and drape them in arches for that little bit of an extra touch.
Swap out the current art work in your home with festive themed quotes and images, here are a few ideas and free printable ones too!
Use larger jars, bottles and candles to make magical centrepieces .
Christmas cushions, blankets, table linen and kitchen towels cover more surface area of your home adding larger accent pieces. You can find a lot of this on Amazon, Ikea and a select few linen stores.
Do you overthink the whole stocking thing? Considering we don’t have a mantel or a fire place in our homes! I have some cool ideas for you that don’t need a mantel or a fire place.
Fill in the gaps
Now it’s finally time to fill in the gaps, mainly smaller spaces and rooms.
Add a little decor to your bedrooms
Tiny accents in the bathrooms
Don’t forget the kitchen!
And finally the main entrance to your home
Lastly, lights!! You can’t start decorating for Christmas if your light game isn’t strong! Since most of us in the city live in flats we need to add some cheer to the facade of our homes, meaning the window area.
Let’s not stop there, bring the light inside too, add lights on all your garlands, use electric lights and candles.
I have linked some of the ones I have bought over a period of time.
I hope this gets you to start your Christmas decorating sooner so that you can enjoy all the hard work you’ve put into building a merry and bright honeycomb!
All is calm, all is bright!