At this time of the year, you are bound to be thinking about decorating for the holidays. Whether you have invited family and friends over to enjoy the day with you, or you are looking forward to a quiet family Christmas at home, decorations can be a big part of the occasion, helping you to get into the mood and enjoy the season. But decorating for Christmas shouldn’t just be about bringing a tree in and adding some colour. Making a few other changes to your décor can help you to create a calm and cosy atmosphere for a joyful Christmas time.
If you are inviting family over, you’ll probably need more seating than usual, both around your dining table and for relaxing during the day. If you have space, adding extra permanent seating like a comfy armchair or loveseat is a great way to update your home. But if space is limited, occasional seating, like dining chairs that can be folded away and stored the rest of the time, or things like benches that can double up as shelvingor a shoe rack the rest of the year are great options.
Adding extra seating, or just bringing in a Christmas tree and other festive decorations might mean that you need to create some more space. If your children have any large freestanding toys, consider moving them into their roomsor packing them away for the season. Then, push large items of furniture towards the walls to free up floor space.
Over the festive season, you might want your beautifully decorated tree to be the focus of your room, to help cheer everyone up on cold days. To do this, it should be displayed proudly, not tucked away, and it should be positioned somewhere prominent so that it’s the first thing people spot when they walk into the room.
Update or Upcycle Tired Furniture
This is a great time of the year to thinkabout updating some old furniture. Investing in a new coffee table from VidaXL or adding aTV stand with clever storage can help you to declutter, which helps your room look fresh and cosy.
If you want to give your room new life, upcycling furniture by changing doors and knobs or reupholstering can be a great way to create a more unique space.
Add Soft Lighting Options
Soft lighting is an excellent way to create a relaxing and cosy atmosphere while getting into the magic of Christmas. Lamps, lanterns, and candles, as well as your Christmas lights, can be effective.
Bring Nature in
A real Christmas tree is excellent because it both looks and smells fabulous. But, other natural elements, like homemade wreaths, fresh flowers and other foliage can be a treat for your senses too.
Choose a Colour Scheme
Many families choose a colour scheme for Christmas, sticking to reds and golds or silver and blue. These can look incredibly festive and cosy, but don’t be scared to be bold. A multi-coloured theme can be fun and fabulous.
Creating a calm and cosy Christmas atmosphere is about much more than your Christmas tree. Making a few other changes can help you to maximize the Christmas spirit and really enjoy a cosy season at home.