Whether you like a traditional Christmas with all the family crowding round an open fire munching mince pies, or you just like to open presents and then act like it’s any other day, the interior design tips in this guide will be sure to have those around you complementing your stunning interior design finesse.
Get A Tree
It’s the center of your decorations, the pinnacle of your holiday. The Christmas Tree is the single most important decoration you will put up all year. A well decorated tree is the centerpiece of your Christmas decoration plan and is the aspect which requires the most thought. Whether you get a real tree or a re-usable plastic one is an important choice. The plastic ones are cheaper and don’t require the intensive upkeep a real one does, but they don’t give that authentic pine look or smell. There are some very important steps to decorating your Christmas tree, which are outlined below:
- Lights – make sure your lights are not too bright, and do not flash obnoxiously. This can really annoy your guests, and you, so make sure you can either put them on a slow dim, or solid on.
- Garland – Garlands such as strings of beads can be an important feature for your tree to make it shimmer and sparkle along with your lights.
- Ornaments – Make sure to choose your ornament colors to match your theme. Correctly placed ornaments can really add another dimension to your tree and draw the focus upwards to the decoration at the top.
- The Top – Picking something sentimental is often the best idea here, but make sure it doesn’t look out of place with the rest of your decorations!
Keep It Simple
The worst mistake to make at Christmas is to clutter up all your rooms with decorations. Nothing turns the stomach more than walking into a room and being blinded by tinsel and blinking lights. In this case less really is more. If you are used to loading your tree with decorations until the branches are bending under the weight, perhaps this year it might be time to slash your tree decoration volume. A few streaks of tinsel and conservatively placed baubles can really bring out the best in a home. Why not give it a go!
Pick two colors and stick with them! Red and green for Christmas are often a cliché, so why not try red and gold? These two colors really work together and can complement your green tree very well. It may also be a good idea to coordinate your Christmas decorations with your interior décor. The colors you use can really set off your room if done right, or cripple your plans for a colorful Christmas if done poorly, so make sure you do it right and color coordinate!
So with these tips in hand you will be in the best possible position to have a very color coordinated and brilliantly decorated holiday. Merry Christmas!