Top 11 home decor ideas to explore this Christmas
Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The sound of bells chiming, carols playing and twinkling lights everywhere lend a magical quality to the air. When it’s so beautiful outside, there’s no reason your house should look any less festive. To bring in some of the seasonal cheer into your home, here are eleven simple ideas
- Add Seasonal Scents
Nothing can transport you into the holiday season quicker than the smell of scents you associate with it. Pine, cinnamon and nutmeg are some of the smells that remind us of the holidays. You can burn scented candles or place potpourri around your home to make it smell like Christmas. You can even place cinnamon sticks and nutmeg in vases and on shelves for a more subtle fragrance.
- Use Metallic Hints
Red and green are colours commonly associated with Christmas, but too much of these can look tacky. Instead of using red and green in all your decor, break it up with splashes of metallics. Silver, gold, copper and bronze are beautiful metallic colours and can make your interiors come to life. You can also follow a complete silver theme this year to make your home look like a winter wonderland.
- Edible Decorations
While every other room in the house gets decorated for Christmas, most people completely ignore their kitchen. Since you’re probably going to be spending a lot of time in your kitchen making delicious Christmas foods, make sure it looks as festive as the rest of your house. Place a small Christmas tree in your kitchen and decorate it with edible ornaments like popcorn and berry garlands, hanging cookies, candy canes and more. You can also make your fruits look sparkly by dusting them with edible glitter and placing them in a beautiful fruit bowl.
- Use Baubles in Unexpected Ways
If there’s one ornament that has become synonymous with Christmas, it’s the ubiquitous bauble. Baubles come in all sizes and colours and are traditionally hung on trees. But this year, try to use Christmas baubles in more creative ways. You can create a centerpiece with them by placing baubles in a decorative glass bowl. You can also ditch the traditional green Christmas wreath for a more colourful one made entirely of baubles.
- Make An Advent Calendar
Make Christmas even more special for your kids with this beautiful advent calendar. An advent calendar counts down the days until Christmas, usually with a small present for each day. To make your own festive calendar, hang festive socks or mittens from a wall and place a tiny present or chocolate in each one. Not only does it add a beautiful holiday accent wall, but it will leave your kids thrilled.
- Winter Terrariums
Terrariums are a beautiful way to bring a slice of the outdoors into your home. You can make your own winter terrarium in ten minutes with just a few simple ingredients. All you need for this project is glitter, epsom salts or white sand, fairy lights and Christmas ornaments like a tree or snowy cottage. Fill half of a glass jar with the glitter and sand. Place the rest of your objects over this. You can use your winter terrarium as a centerpiece or place it by your front door.
- Hang Photos From Trees
Add a personal touch to your Christmas tree by turning your favourite family photos into ornaments. You can find beautiful tiny frames where you can insert your pictures and hang them from the tree. If you can’t find them, just thread a ribbon through the pictures and use this to hang them. You can even turn your presents into a streamer by stringing them along a long ribbon.
- Cut-Out Snowflake Window Danglers
Dreaming of a white Christmas even though it’s never snowed in your city? You can create your own snowflakes to help you feel like you’re in winter wonderland. With plain white construction paper, cut out snowflakes using printable templates. String these together with silver or white thread and hang them from your curtain rods. You can even use white glitter paper to make it look more frosty.
- Embellish Your Dining Chairs
No one ever thinks of their dining chairs when they’re decorating their house for Christmas, but this tiny detail can make a huge difference. All you need to spruce up your chairs for this holiday season is ribbon, pine cones and artificial greenery. With the ribbon (you can use gold or red) tie a bow around the back of your chairs. Using a hot glue gun, stick the pine cones and greenery over the center of the bow.
- Adorn Your Indoor Plants
If you have indoor plants, then don’t leave them out of the festive fun. A few small baubles or decorative bows can make your indoor plants look beautiful. Don’t overdo it with too many ornaments though because you don’t want them clashing with your Christmas tree. You could even drape small LED lights over your indoor plants to make them look gorgeous and festive.
- Burlap Christmas Tree Skirts
Your Christmas tree can be exquisitely decorated, but unless it’s standing over a tree skirt, it won’t look complete. When you’re picking a skirt for your Christmas tree, pick a neutral colour. This will help the ornaments on your tree as well as the present you keep under it stand out. Burlap is a great choice for a tree skirt because it looks rustic and doesn’t clash with the tree.
With these decor tips, your home will be beautifully decked out for the holiday season. To match these beautiful decor ideas with a beautiful home, visit Sterling Developers for luxury houses right in the heart of Bangalore.