Christmas Countdown #7: Home Decor Ideas
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Christmas is a time close to the New Year and it’s a way to look back on the past year at what you’ve accomplished and what you want to achieve in the future. In the days leading up to Christmas, you might want to show the spirit through decorating your home to suit the holiday. If you’re looking at finding ways to reinvigorate your home decor, try some of our suggestions and add your own personal twist to them to celebrate the holiday season in your own custom way.
Since Australia is celebrating Christmas in the summer, using decorations reminiscent of winter seems a little unorthodox, although it could prove to be quite a nice contrast. However, if you want to keep with the summer theme, you can always put a little of the beach into your design. This could be in the form of shells, a jar of sand or even some foliage that grows in and around the coastline. Add a starfish here and there and you have your very own ornaments to use for Christmas. For a little more sparkle, you can add a chandelier or crystals for that reflective quality. Glass ornaments work just as well so add those to your tree and watch the light illuminate it from within, allowing the light to fragment all around you.
Embrace the Non-Traditional
You don’t have to adhere to the traditional theme colours of red, white and green. Switch it up a bit with a different colour theme, maybe even go a little retro and use things like old street signs and vintage napkin rings for more of a rustic feel. You can apply the same thing to your tree and ornament decorating. On the opposite side of the spectrum, you can decide to go completely modern and have chrome ornaments dotted all around your home, along with classic dark and light colour contrast. Just remember that although it’s not the traditional decorating, it doesn’t mean that you love Christmas any less, you’re just adding your own personal charm into the mix.
Carols by Candlelight
These add a more softer and warmer form of light, giving off a cozy and romantic aura throughout your home. They can also transport you back in time with its Old-World feel and softness of light. You can even add these to your tree, however it might be a good idea to use candle lights rather than actual candles, because you don’t run the risk of any issues occurring. If you want to decorate your mantelpiece, line it with candles and watch them create the warm glow that relaxes and calms you.
Big, Bold and Beautiful
If you’re a fan of big and bold colours, why not do it for Christmas? There’s nothing better than a home that is bright with life, celebrating one of the biggest holidays in the world. The sky’s the limit, decorate your tree in all the colours of the rainbow, arranged in whatever order you wish, whether it be lightest to darkest, darkest to lightest or a random assortment. Red is one of the traditional Christmas colours but it’s a very full colour that stands out, so you can apply this throughout your home. Maybe obtain a few red pillows so that they contrast nicely with your sofa or bedroom so that you can’t help but smile when you enter the room.
Although it’s easy to go outside and look up, you can bring the stars inside and lie under them during the night. You can make a mixture of paper, cardboard, even metal stars that you can hang from your ceiling so that they give the illusion of movement across the ceiling ‘sky’. If you’re looking at a more semi-permanent solution, there are always glow-in-the-dark stars that you can use so that you can still see them when you turn off the lights and ready for bed.
Themed Pillows and Linens
You don’t have to limit yourself to just your bedroom looking festive, decorate all your pillows and blankets with the colours of the season. Get pillow covers in white, red and green, or a combination of the three and dot your sofas and chairs with them. You can obtain Christmas themed bed linens, as well as towels, soap and clothes. Since it comes around only once a year, it’s alright to go all out.
Again, it comes around only once a year, so it’s the one time that it’s okay to go a little overboard because everyone else will be doing the same thing. If you have a lot of little Christmas-themed trinkets and ornaments that are a little too large to be adorning your Christmas tree, you can clear your mantlepiece or shelf and display them on it. That way, your guests can ask you the stories behind your pieces and be entertained by them.
There are so many things that you can do to your home that will bring out the Christmas spirit in you and your family. Here are just some of the ways that you can express this, so try one or several of these ideas and see what a difference it makes this Christmas. After the special day has come and gone, if you’re looking for a place to store your themed decorations that you want to use for the next year, Spacer can help you find a space close to your home, even within your neighbourhood if that’s what you need. Browse through the listings available and choose the one that best matches your requirements and store for next Christmas. Happy Celebrations!