I thought I would look at the top tips for decorating your home at Christmas. So here they are:
- Remember when you add you also need to take away, what I mean by this is take objects and items away e.g. vases,ornaments that you normally have in the room can be put away until January. This is a good way of de-cluttering for the future.
- Mix it up try out new colour palettes you do not have to do the same every year. (Although if you are like me you will have been gathering special baubles for your tree over the years and they definitely need to go on the tree).
- Try and stick to two to three colours, it makes decorating easy and the end result looks perfectly put together.
- Feed the other senses, festive candles ,diffusers or sprays can make your home smell all Christmassy. A cosy throw over a sofa will immediately give a sense of warmth to a room on a cold winters night.
- If you can exchange a couple of your cushions for festive ones this will bring your whole scheme together.
- Candle light is magical at this time of year but I know not always practical, there are some great battery powered tea light and church candles which work just as well. (For Elf and Safety reasons of course).
- Enjoy decorating your home for Christmas it should not feel like a chore. Put a christmas film on tv or some christmas music and take your time.
- Christmas is the one time of year you can truly go over the top with decor, remember to include bedrooms, bathrooms and the kitchen. Spread the joy.
- I love bringing foliage into our home at Christmas and I like to make my own wreathe, if you don't have time to do this then buy one from your local supermarket and add to it with your own baubles or berries. It is a quick way of making something look home made for not a lot of effort.
- When putting things out on display think about how you are going to place them. The rule of three's applies in most situations, or any odd number five and seven work just as well. Stacking and Layering is also important in creating the right amount of detail with objects or pictures. (we talked about that in my last blog).
- Take pictures as you are going along, often we can over do it and by taking a photograph you can see clearly if something is out of place.
So that is my top tips for this year, here is some inspiration for Living, Bedroom, Kitchen, Dining and Bathrooms.