Embrace the festive season and decorate your home this Christmas!
We’ve compiled some quick and easy tips to help transform your place into a merry wonderland.
1. Colour Theme
It’s important to select a colour palette for your Christmas decorations to make a harmonious statement. Go traditional with red and green or for more of a modern take on Christmas, choose pastel shades with pops of silver or gold. Coral Homes customers, Hayley and Lorenzo, have chosen a combination of both! Lots of traditional greenery is showcased in the tree and garlands in their Grange 21 with Hamptons façade; while decorations are in pastel pink, white and silver. Whatever colour theme you choose, try and be as consistent as possible throughout your home for a cohesive look.
2. First Impressions
While some people go all out with Christmas lights on the exterior of their homes, (in manner of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie), a subtle approach also works well. Set a festive vibe from the outside of your home by hanging a simple festive wreath on the front door or a placing a Christmas-inspired doormat to welcome guests. Secure holly garlands to the exterior of the house like Hayley and Lorenzo for simple yet effective Christmas charm.
3. Spirited Sapling
Of course, the Christmas tree is everything! Whether you’re opting for one statement tree in your home or multiple trees scattered throughout for a decadent look, make sure it is decorated just right. Once you’ve decided on your colour scheme, carry this through to your tree decorations.
Go big with baubles, tinsel, and fairy lights from top to bottom. There’s some fabulous kitsch decorations out there like vintage champagne bottles, caviar tins, ice-cream cones and colourful fruit ornaments for an eclectic touch.
4. Tabletop Treasures
Whether you celebrate the season on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, a festive table is a must for a celebratory breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Start by laying a colourful tablecloth or table runner as a base. Then add a centrepiece of candles, fruit or flowers. Choose Christmas-themed or colourful crockery and glassware and luxurious gold cutlery. Finish each setting with a festive Christmas cracker!
5. Create a Vignette
Whether it’s a nativity scene or a collection of candles on the dining table, creating a small vignette is a great way to convey a Christmas vibe in your home.
Like Hayley and Lorenzo, display Christmas ornaments and characters like Santa, elves and the three wise men on bookshelves.
And if you don’t have a mantelpiece in your home, create one on your entertainment unit instead! Secure stockings in the cupboard doors to store goodies for the family.
6. All the Trimmings
If you have a single-storey home, decorate curtain tracks by stringing up tinsel or bunting. And for those with double-storey homes, make the staircase sing! Add paper bells or pom poms along the balustrade, for example.
Styling a Christmas bar cart is not only a great way to be party-ready with drinks available to be mixed in a snap but it’s also another opportunity to add festive cheer to your living room. Style with lights, garlands and candles in your chosen colour theme.
Nothing says festive flair like twinkling fairy lights! Wrap them around your tree, run along the mantelpiece and bookshelves or adorn artworks, securing with Blu-tac. Choose lights with battery packs for a seamless look.
8. Seasonal Scents
Last but not least, don’t forget to fill the air with the scents of the season! Scented candles or diffuser sticks in delicious fragrances like gingerbread and spice are another way to add an extra Christmas layer to your home. For the bakers out there, freshly baked mince tarts or Christmas pudding will have the same effect and fill your home with the most inviting of smells.
For the ultimate in Christmas styling for next year, create your very own blank canvas and build a Coral home!
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An exciting new-build journey awaits in 2022! Merry Christmas from Coral Homes.