Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful time of the year. Filled with fun, laughter, warmth, and family, it is a good time to make some memories and put your creative skills to the test.
If you need a bit of inspiration to make the most out of Christmas this year, here are some ideas that can put you on the right path.
When Can I start?
When the season changes from fall to winter, then it is time to prepare for the festivities ahead. Planning your decorations after Thanksgiving helps to keep the celebratory mood going. Plus, you can take advantage of the Black Friday deals around that period to get some new Christmas decorations.
Christmas is a time where most people spend a lot of money but there is a trick to staying within your budget and probably saving a bit out of it. The trick is, to buy your decorations for next year’s Christmas on Christmas Eve or at least two days before Christmas. It is the season of giving and a lot of decorations would be sold at almost half the price. Buying them then, would remove the pressure of looking for Christmas decorations for next years while adding some money to your pocket.
After the festivities, it is advisable to take down your decorations within the first week of the new year. However, this all depends on you as you can leave it for longer if you want.
Making Strategic Choices
Decorating for the season is about putting certain objects in strategic places to improve the overall feel of the room. You might not have a big budget to spend on decorations but you can make what you have count.
Elevate the look of your cushions by replacing your regular throw pillows with Christmas-themed ones. If you don’t have a lot of Christmas lights to put around the house, there are areas of the house that stand out more than others and putting them there can help in creating focal points. You can go traditional by putting Christmas stockings on your fireplace, going for an iconic center pieces like snowmen or an image of Santa Claus- you can put one or two to take up some room.
Choosing the tree?
You can pick between a fresh or plastic tree depending on your preference. Each tree has their pros and cons and can be the best fit depending on the direction your decorating will take.
Once you have settled on a tree, the next step is to begin adding various elements of your choosing. You can make the process a bit more fun by decorating the tree with your kids, friends, or family members staying with you for the season.
The elements on the tree can be extravagant or minimal depending on what you have on ground and the theme for the season.
Bring in the Green
Apart from your tree, you can introduce a few elements of nature in your decorations. If you are using a plastic tree, then adding a few green elements will enhance the décor and the warmth in the room.
Using wreaths for the door can make the space inviting and adding pine cones can bring a bit of realness. You don’t have to go out to pick these materials as you can shop for their artificial forms; it will still achieve what you are looking for. Another way to make the decorations special, is to add some homemade decorations to it.
Gather your family round and let them make elements that they would like as part of the decorations. If that’s not possible, you can take a different route by adding some family heirlooms to the tree.