With December 25th looming nearer and nearer, it’s time to think about trees, advent calendars, stockings and tinsel. There are many different ways you can add a dash of festive sparkle to your home over the Christmas season, whether it’s whimsical and playful, bright and eye-catching, rustic and cosy or sleek and stylish read on for some top decorating tips to get your household in the Christmas spirit.
Choose a colour scheme
To prevent your house looking like a tinsel factory just randomly exploded, it’s good to have some colour themes to give everything a bit of a more stylish edge. For example, Wilko’s Humbug collection includes bold monochrome decorations, such as crackers, baubles and stockings, which will look great when interspersed with bright pops of colour e.g. neon pink, sage green etc.
Be a bit playful
Christmas always conjures up warm feelings of nostalgia – especially if you have little ones in your house. Make the festive season extra special for all the family with some cute Christmas decorations from Wilko’s Cutie Pie Collection. Rather than just baubles and tinsel, you add a bit of charm to your Christmas tree with cute characters such as Little Red Riding Hood or prop open you living room door with a pheasant in a waistcoat doorstop?
Get the kids involved
Add a personal touch to your decorations by involving your little ones (it’s a good way of distracting them from trying to guess what their presents are!). You can even sit down as a family and make your own decorations as a great way to bond on a Sunday afternoon. Just buy some card, glitter, crayons and glue and see where your imagination takes you. Or why don’t you bake some star-shaped biscuits to hang off the tree? The options are endless.
Go back to nature
If mountains of shiny paper and plastic card fill you with dread, why not opt for more pared back and natural decorations? Wilko’s Wild Wood collection comes in a warm, cosy colour palette of bronze, copper and burnished gold. Swap your baubles for wooden snowflakes and mushrooms and decorate your table with tartan crackers and napkins with beautiful stag illustrations.
Think outside of the box
Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you have to turn your house into a miniature Santa’s Grotto! For example, rather than the traditional reds and golds, how about underwater colours such as turquoise, aquamarine and silver decorations (not to mention some pretty blue snowflake patterned napkins)? You can also add a touch of opulence and glamour instead going down the kitschy Christmas route, with antique-style baubles, streams of faux-pearls instead of tinsel as well as silver crackers and table covers.
Make a Christmas card clothesline
If you don’t want cards cluttering up your mantelpiece and dotted haphazardly all over the shop, a great way to display your cards is to create a special ‘clothesline’ for them. Simply get some string, attach it to the wall and drape your cards across it accordingly (you can even secure them with clothes pegs for an added stylish touch).
So there you have it, all you need to turn your home into a festive winter wonderland.
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