Christmas is the perfect occasion to gather your friends and family to share the magic of these festive days. You want your home to look beautiful, cosy and filled with decorations that will create the right atmosphere.
Sometimes, you can feel like it’s a hard task, especially if you have a busy life and not much time to spend in “Christmas improvements”. The key to approaching this task is simple: plan ahead.
Choose The Right Lights
Christmas is the perfect time to add a quality interior design touch to your home. If you only have a chandelier above your dining table, think about getting a couple of floor lamps instead, for a more intimate atmosphere. You can find some interesting ideas on websites such as royaldesign.com: you don’t need to redefine your entire furniture, and consider that lighting is crucial in every room, no matter the style of your home, as most family gatherings will take place during the evenings.
As for Christmas lights, choose a warm white and think creatively: place them in an empty glass jar on top of a shelf, or even around your indoor plants.
Some Practical Suggestions
There is a basic rule: don’t try to embellish something that does not look good in the first place. For example, lights placed on a piece of furniture in a poor state of repair is definitely not a good idea.
If you don’t have a huge living room, think about having a “Christmas area”. Remove the unnecessary furniture from one of the corners of the room and create a space where you can place the tree and some wall decoration: kids (of every age!) will love this magical corner!
Choose Christmas decorations to complement the colour of your home. Classic colour combinations are red and green, white and silver, gold, or you can try one of the latest trends: glittered black!