In just a few short weeks, Christmas will be here. Are you excited? It’s the favourite time of year for many. One of the best things about Christmas is getting to decorate your home festively. If you’re looking for some ideas on how to make your home more Christmassy for 2022, you’ve come to the right place.
Make Paper Chains
Even if you’re on a budget, you can still add a festive touch to your home by making holiday paper chains. All you need are colourful paper strips, scissors, and glue. Cut the paper into strips and glue two ends together to form a loop. Then, join the loops with each other to make a long chain. Hang it up around the house to add a touch of colour and fun to your Christmas decor.
Decorate Your Tree
The centrepiece of any Christmas decorations is the tree. You can buy pre-lit Christmas trees or opt for a real one, depending on your preference and budget. Once you have the tree, choose a colour palette for your decorations. You can go traditional with red and green, or opt for something more modern like pink and silver. Add festive baubles, ribbons, and other decorations to make it look stunning.
Add a Festive Smell
With the right candles and home fragrance diffusers, you can make your home smell more Christmassy. Choose festive scents such as pine, cinnamon, and nutmeg to fill the air with holiday cheer. Depending on your preference, light some scented candles or get a diffuser and let the scent fill your home. If you have children or pets, perhaps a diffuser is the best option because you don’t need to constantly worry about it burning.
Create a Festive Atmosphere
Nothing says Christmas like soft, ambient lighting and holiday music. Dim the lights and add a few twinkling lights around your home as well. Then, create a playlist of Christmas songs to play in the background and you’ll be transported to a winter wonderland. Often, there are even specific Spotify playlists or other streaming services that you can use to set the mood. For the most part, the best festive atmosphere is the one we create.
Invite Friends Over
Christmas is all about spending time with friends and family. Invite them over to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or some eggnog and have a spectacular time. If you’re entertaining a large group, consider hosting a white elephant gift exchange or playing some Christmas trivia games. If you have the budget, you could even set up a festive photo booth for everyone to enjoy.
Add Plants and Greenery
As well as the tree, you could use other plants and greenery to decorate your home. Consider adding a few poinsettias, holly, or mistletoe to your displays and maybe even some smaller potted plants. If you want to go the extra mile, why not make a wreath out of fresh foliage and flowers? You could even opt for an artificial wreath if you’re looking for something more modern.
Christmas Lights and Fairy Lights
One of the easiest ways to transform your home for Christmas is by adding some festive lights. Opt for classic fairy lights, or go for something a bit different and get some garlands or lanterns. You could string them up the bannister, on the walls, around doorways, or even around your windows. For an added touch of sparkle, why not add some glittery snowflakes or festive motifs to the walls?