Carols and Corners: Simple Ways to Create Christmas Cheer at Home
Dec 9, 2019
December brings on a unique festive hue to everything. Don’t we just love the days ahead of Christmas – one of the world’s most celebrated festivals? As you look around, you notice everyone getting into the throes of decoration, preparing for feasts and gearing up to just be jolly!
Why should your home be far behind? Bring in the Christmas charm to your home – big or small, bright or muted. There are innumerable ways to do it yourself, to suit your own style and space.
That Christmas Glow: Just a few strings of fairy lights in warm white, yellow or golden tones instantly create that cosy Christmas atmosphere. String them across a wall, shelf or doorway. Light decorative candles as table centrepieces for a festive radiance in your living room. Don’t forget the symbolic star in your window for the angelic aura.
Colour Decoded: You’ll soon realise that Christmas décor palettes are simple: red, green and white are all it takes! Use fresh red roses or poinsettias; place verdant indoor plants in each room and watch the Christmas magic take over! Sprinkle some fake snow for effect if you like. A festive assortment of such colourful dishes also creates holiday cheer.
Stay Neutral: A neutral palette of whites, beiges and muted gold also creates a wonderful Christmas feeling. Spell a classy and elegant festive sentiment as your upholstery, table ware and bed linen wears this muted magic.
Green Gifts: Using natural elements will make your home and your Christmas experience unique and unforgettable. Use fresh stalks of fallen leaves as bunches for décor. Create a wreath and hang this on your main door. Use newspaper to wrap gifts and dress these packages with a single fresh or dried leaf. These make for very endearing rustic décor.
Suit your Space: Don’t let Pinterest images of huge mansions bedecked for Christmas dishearten you, dear apartment owner. Add some holiday showpieces between your bookshelves. Tag Christmas baubles on your doorknobs or light fixtures. Get table-top trees or fill some platters with mixed Christmas ornaments and set them around the home. Voila, your modest space is now a merry one!
Creating a warm, welcoming Christmas ambience at home is really simple and easily done. Don’t forget to hum a carol or two with your loved ones as you decorate.