There’s nothing quite like December to get us into the festive spirit. With Christmas in the air and our favourite carols on the radio, it’s the time of year to put up those Christmas indoor decorations. Reorganising your living space for the festive period will get you into the mood and capture the essence of Yuletide. Here are a few ideas of how to make your home look more Christmassy!
A wreath is a simple way to bring a holiday feature to any interior design. There are so many to choose from, whatever your budget. Why not make one yourself using Christmas tree branches, acorns, berries and a touch of mistletoe? A Christmas wreath will add beauty and colour as well as a spiritual meaning to the occasion.
With those shortened winter days, having holly as part of your Christmas decorations will bring the outdoors, indoors. Holly is a favourite Christmas decoration, it makes the home look jolly and bright. It can also be incorporated into a floral centrepiece for your table, but make sure little fingers can’t reach it. Why not decorate a bookshelf with holly for an aesthetic design effect?
These can make decorations at Christmas more fun. Garlands always add a splash of winter green in any room. For the ultimate in Christmas interior design, dress up surfaces like the banister on a staircase, the porch, mantle piece, or on your dinner table. For a classic seasonal look, festive garlands can also be dressed with beads, ornaments or white lights.
There’s no doubt that the Christmas holiday season conjures up soulful words and messages, joy, hope, calm, merry and bright to name but a few. These comforting words are ideal to use as lit up decorations. They are perfect to decorate a bookshelf, put on top of a fireplace or hang on the tree.
Seasonal and botanical planters
Christmas trees and wreaths are not the only way to make a home look beautiful. Seasonal and botanical planters are great for interior design adding a seasonal flair to any space. Ivy, cut evergreens, berries and mini poinsettias make a colourful focal point to a fireside, bookcase or windowsill.
When it comes to Christmas decorations, there’s nothing quite like mistletoe. According to Norse mythology, mistletoe was traditionally used as a sign for friendship and love. It’s an inexpensive way to add a touch of Christmas to a doorway or hanging in the hall. A firm favourite Christmas decoration, mistletoe offers a warm welcome to family and friends.
Christmas is not the same without sparkling lights. Whether stringing lights across a bookshelf, mantle piece, window or around a doorway, Christmas lights truly depict the festive season. Having different coloured lights can create a happy atmosphere and a glow to interior design.
Having family and friends around at Christmas makes the big day extra special. Enjoy instant festive flair with a traditional red and green tablecloth and napkins. Why not dress the table with a centrepiece of ornaments, candles and pine cones? How about being a bit more glamorous with Yuletide metallic or white tableware? Adorning the table always puts guests in a jovial mood, ready for a delicious meal.
Red is the colour to create festive accents at Christmastime. The colour reflects warmth and comfort throughout the holiday season. Vibrant and inviting, red makes interior design at Christmas much more festive. Decorate your home with red hanging stars, streamers, different size red baubles, Christmas crackers and red wine glasses on the table.
Christmas tree decorations
Last but not least, it’s time to decorate the Christmas tree. If you have a Scots pine, a Nordman spruce or an artificial green or silver tree, decorating is part of the fun. To make a focal point in a room and make the tree come to life, dress it using sparkling lights, tinsel and toppers along with homemade ornamental decorations. Make your tree really stand out with gold ribbons, bells and a Santa Claus.
Transforming the mood can take on a new meaning at this wonderful time of year. There are so many other things you could do from hanging a colourful wreath on the front door to switching your cushions to festival alternatives. With these Christmas interior design ideas, your home is sure to be warm and welcoming during the holiday season.