To get you in the festive mood and ready for Christmas, why not spruce things up a little? There is a selective range of interior design and home décor techniques to transform your home in time for Christmas. Incorporating simple decorating ideas to interior design projects will soon get you and your family into the Christmas spirit.
If you’re in the party mood, Christmas is the ideal time to look at what you already have in your house. Let’s begin with decorating. Could your home do with a lick of paint? Warm colours like red, yellow and orange are perfect. During the winter months, they can resemble a fire and evoke feelings of warmth. Repaint your hallway, dining room and lounge with warm colours to embrace the festive season for everyone.
What you can do
Change the curtains, buy a new rug and cushions to brighten the rooms up. Even the smallest things can add a whole new dimension such as a picture on the wall or floral arrangements. Believe it or not, you can now even buy Christmas Santa Claus curtains, snowman tapestry window curtains as well as Santa waterproof, bathroom shower curtains. Talk about celebrating Christmas!
Once you reach autumn and winter, you may notice draughts from windows and doors. Why not splash out on cost-effective, energy efficient new window and door products? This will give your home a nice, snug, cosy feel, ready for when Santa calls.
After your new windows, doors or a conservatory have been installed, how about buying thick piled carpets or cushioned vinyl flooring? There are plenty of Xmas discounts around at this time of year from firms falling over themselves to sell carpets and vinyl flooring before the big day.
As Christmas approaches it may also be a good time to de-clutter your home. Throw away items you don’t need or use any more like:-
- Old clothes
- Unused bedding
- Unwanted furniture
- That worn out sofa
- Boxes of toys that the children have outgrown
All of these things would make wonderful Christmas gifts at homeless shelters, charity shops or organisations like the Salvation Army. There are less fortunate people who would really welcome kind gestures especially during the Christmas season.
De-cluttering your home will give you that extra space you need for your Christmas tree. For the “wow” factor your tree should be proportional to the size of the room. Don’t forget the Christmas tree baubles, lights, stars and the decorations in exciting colours.
Little things matter
For Christmas interior design and home décor techniques, the little things matter. Get festive by:-
- Have Christmas decorations in the hallway. This will be a welcome sight for guests and children.
- Arranging bare winter branches and evergreen plants like holly, on your mantelpiece.
- Create a beautiful centrepiece for the dining room table with candles, flowers and lots of tinsel.
Oh and don’t forget the Christmas crackers!