The countdown to Christmas has begun! Are you the type of person who puts their Christmas decorations up on the 1st of November? Or are you someone who whips their tree up on Christmas Eve and then rips it down the day after Boxing Day?
Whoever you are, it’s time to get those festive ideas flowing. Prepare your spare bedroom for your holiday guests. Pull on your boots and visit your local Christmas tree depot to find the most symmetrical Christmas tree. Step up that cold loft ladder and reach for your dust-coated decoration boxes. Re-discover those tatty, old family heirloom ornaments that you still don’t have the heart to throw away. Although all of us (most of us) adore these traditions that lead us up to the festive period, it's fun to experiment with different decorations every other year.
So, whether you love to keep your Christmas decor going through to New Year or can't wait to tear down those dust-collecting ornaments on the 27th of December, here are six tips for perfecting your Christmas decorations like a pro.
1. Choose a Christmas wallpaper to bring the snow indoors
Mural in photo: Central Park Covered in Snow
This wonderful Central Park Covered in Snow wallpaper is perfect for giving that special Christmas feeling to any room in your home. The ice-laced branches and the glow of the street lamps are truly magical. You can almost imagine Santa passing by with his sleigh and reindeer!
We have a wide range of beautiful Winter & Christmas wallpapers for you to use as a backdrop for your Christmas tree. If you only want your festive wallpaper to last for Christmas, choose peel and stick wallpaper. It’s self-adhesive and really easy to install. When it’s time to remove the decorations, gently remove it without causing any damage to the wall.
2. Invite Jack Frost over for Christmas to sprinkle frost over your home
Sparkly silver and white accessories are ultimately festive and reminiscent of frosty scenes from the movie White Christmas. They’re great to use as a centrepiece on a dining table or as a focal point on a mantlepiece. Tell your kids that Jack Frost has been to your home and sprinkled magic frost everywhere! Imagine their wonder-struck faces...
You could even try and make your own frosted glass decorations. After all, we always treasure those homemade Christmas ornaments more than shop-bought ones. Why not turn it into a family bonding session?
3. Move away from tradition with rose gold Christmas decorations
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Are you absolutely in love with rose gold jewellery? Or, have you based your home’s interior design around this stunning colour? Well, you will be glad to know that rose gold decorations are one of the big Christmas décor trends right now. Find a rose gold candelabra, tealight holders, lanterns and table confetti for an alternative to traditional Christmas decorations.
Don’t forget your rose gold Christmas tree! Select tree ornaments that are beautifully designed with a combination of gold and dusty pink sequins and beads to get that luxurious rose gold effect. Your guests will certainly be in awe of your trendy Christmas décor when they come around for mulled wine and mince pies...yum!
4. Choose Christmas decorations for the unicorn-obsessed!
Calling to all unicorn lovers! Are you fed up with the traditional red, gold and green Christmas ornaments? Is a rose gold Christmas not out there enough for you? Well, now is the time to embrace all things unicorn at this special time of year. Make your child’s (or your) unicorn dreams come true!
Select pink, white and sky-blue Christmas decorations to adorn your home: tinsel, baubles, candles, or anything that oozes the unicorn look.
Your children (or yourself) won’t be able to stop jumping around with glee with a unicorn Christmas! If you want to make it even more special, why not add a peel-and-stick removable unicorn wallpaper?
5. Perfect your Christmas with classic gold decorations
Bring on the bling! Bring on the glam! Bring on the glitz! It is Christmas, after all. What better time to embrace glitter and sparkle than using gold decor at this special time of year? Perfecting your Christmas tree decorations with glitzy, golden ornaments will add a certain je ne sais quois to your home.
6. Get cosied up with rustic Scandi Christmas decorations
Let’s move away from unicorns, glitter and sparkle. Why not go for Scandinavian Christmas decorations this year? It’s all about simplicity and choosing a select few classic ornaments. Adorn your home with rustic woods, whites and creams. Add a little splash of forest green and red. Choose nature-inspired decorations such as holly, evergreen leaf wreaths and candles for your table centrepiece. Or why not create a Scandi-Christmas guest room for your friends and family to enjoy? It's a style that is pleasing to most tastes and will make them feel at home when they stop over in the holidays.
Mural in photo: Snow Wallpaper
To go that extra mile, why not install a temporary peel and stick wallpaper for the perfect Scandinavian Christmas? This beautiful Snow wallpaper is simple but effective in bringing festive cheer to your home. Find classic cream décor to accentuate its beauty to go with this stunning winter wallpaper.
Have we inspired you with our Christmas décor ideas? Leave a comment below to ask any questions, or let us know how you have updated your Christmas decorations this year!