Christmas is the only time of year that we truly go all out with decorations, so make sure you do it right. Here are our top 5 tips for decorating this Christmas.
- Plan, plan and plan some more
When it comes to decorating your home or office for Christmas you need to plan our where to add decorations, and consider whether they will look gaudy and garish or festive and stylish. This means considering a colour scheme too! After all you don’t want your home or office looking tacky – especially when you’re more likely to have guests visiting, so plan out what you’d like to achieve before you go mad with any staple guns or end up with a wall of baubles.
- Do your research
Christmas decorations are a big business these days and overall looks that are achieved don’t just happen with a dash of Christmas magic. There are in fact many interiors professionals working on looks to achieve – many of which you can see in high street interior set ups, interior magazines and advertising – so it’s a good idea to create a moodboard of Christmas interior decors you like to work out how you can achieve the look.
- To Invest Is Best
Although we only break out the Christmas decorations once a year, it’s a good idea to make sure all your items suit the Christmas decor you want to achieve. You don’t need to feel sorry for the box of pretty green baubles just because they don’t match your colour scheme. Instead buy a new set of decorations and save the others for another time or another room – especially if you’re going for a stylish festive look. Similarly if you really want to invest in your Christmas decor then why not use an interior stylist to transform your home into a festive and stylish winter wonderland this year?
- Don’t go mainstream
When it comes to finding Christmas decorations for your home there’s no need to have the same decorations as everyone else. Search out for antique decorations online, or get creative with hand painting and decorating some standard baubles. You could even spray paint some natural foliage, that way no one’s decorations will be anywhere near as unique and creative as yours!
- Reign it in
As Chanel once said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” The same applies to dressing your tree or your home for Christmas. Being minimalist and considered with your decorations will make for a stylish and elegant look.