Decorating Tips Made for Dialling Up the Christmas Spirit
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And as the countdown to the 25th of December ticks on, the arrival of twinkling lights and crimson flourishes sparks the excitement of the festive season.
If your festive season is filled with crimson and green, the flicker of a menorah or symbols of your own traditions, decorating your home as a family is one of the first and most fun events of the celebrations. So whether you’re investing in classic pieces or reimagining your Christmas moodboard, keep reading for our top tips to style your home in the Merrything spirit this December.
Take a collector’s approach
Think of curating your Christmas decorations slowly and take time to appreciate every piece you find. By adding decorations to your collection with each passing year, you’ll create treasured memories for years to come. Plus, by carefully investing in well-made glass, ceramic and wooden pieces, you’ll be more mindful of your purchases. So you can create an environmentally conscious Christmas collection that won’t be discarded on New Year’s day.
Made to evoke the outdoors
Beyond pinecones and a fir tree wreath, try adding lush palm fronds, summer florals and branches of eucalyptus throughout your home. It’s a refreshing, sustainable and truly Australian way to bring green touches into your home without tinsel this Christmas.
Don’t rush the process
If you’re a minimalist at heart or just overwhelmed by the task ahead, start decorating your home with the classics. A tree with a string of lights, a wreath and a Christmas-inspired candle will set the scene for the festive season while you refine your aesthetic and find decorative pieces that genuinely bring you joy.
Involve the family with at-home crafting
Introduce your children to interactive decorations and adornments they can make themselves. By creating new traditions with daily activities – like moving The Elf on the Shelf, a chalkboard Christmas countdown or at-home gingerbread-house making – your family can make the most of your time together. And come Christmas Day, your home will be filled with memories of crafting paper-leaf garlands, DIY twig ornaments strung together with red twine and smiling clothes-peg characters.
Add a little sparkle
To create a cosy, festive mood in your home, try tinkering with your lighting. The soft glow of candles will create warmth, while hanging strings of lights around outdoor entertaining areas will encourage you to enjoy seasonal celebrations and summer meals in the warm Australian evenings.
Create spaces for connection
The Christmas season is spent reconnecting and reminiscing. Place soft furnishings, conversation-sparking decor and strategic seating around your living areas to invite your guests to take a seat and relax with each other.
Embrace natural materials
For understated Christmas cheer in your home, balance red and green hues with natural textures and tones. Look for tree decorations, festive decor and tableware in wood or textured linen and whitewashed, neutral hues to relax your home’s festive colour palette. By opting for natural materials and fresh tones, you can even make the most of these versatile new tableware, decor and furniture purchases all year round.