Room Decor

Creating A Festive Home For Christmas

There are two types of people in the world; those who count down the days until Christmas decorations and a festive home are acceptable and those who count down the days until the whole season is done. No matter which category you fall into, there’s a way you can spice up your home decor to bring some holiday cheer into every room.

Living Room

If there’s only one room of your house to will receive the full Christmas fit-out, make it the living room. As the heart of your home and the place where most of your guests will be received it’s an obvious choice for a touch of seasonal decor.

Festive Home - Living Room

A Christmas bauble tree is an impressive feature on the wall without requiring a great deal of effort. Simply map out a large triangle in pencil on one wall and mark even spaces between each row of the tree for your baubles. Fit clear temporary hanging hooks (such as the Command version) onto your marked spaces and hang a bauble from each one. Don’t forget the star on top!

This same method can be used to fit a twinkly light tree to the wall, just swap out the baubles for strings of lights that you wrap around the hooks into a tree pattern. If you have reservations about pressing hooks straight onto your walls purchase a large chalkboard or pinboard as the base for your tree and hang it like a piece of art on the living room walls. Or take it a step further and create a feature wall with beautiful and whimsical Christmas art.

Now that you have your main feature, a few extra touches will really turn up the festive home feel. Card holding trees are a popular and tidy way to display all the Christmas cards you receive. Or string some wire across the mantle and use wooden pegs to hang up your cards. Alternate hanging cards with photos from past Christmas celebrations to add a personal touch.

Grand Entrance

Festive Home - Entry

Walk out of your front door and have a good look around. This is the perfect area to add a touch of festive joy, ready to welcome guests into your home. Whether it’s a simple Christmas wreath on the door or an elaborate traffic-stopping light show, it’s the place to make a grand entrance!

Don’t forget the inside entry area too. For easy elegance, try a bowl of leftover ornaments and baubles on the side table or greenery wrapped around the staircase bannisters. Whatever your home design or style, there’s sure to be a spot in your entryway just begging for a holiday touch up.


Festive Home - Kitchen

It may be warm in Australia around Christmas time but that doesn’t meant we don’t love the idea of a winter wonderland. Frosted fruit decorations will give the illusion of winter and snow and are perfect for decorating your kitchen. Fake fruit decorations can be found in most homewares stores but if you love a bit of DIY then you can also make them yourself. Choose hard fruits that will last well like apples, pears and cranberries. Coat them in a thin layer of egg whites then roll in granulated sugar and leave to dry thoroughly on baking paper. Include large leaves and other greenery in your display for the perfect table centrepiece.

Another option is a large glass jar filled with Christmas foods from candy canes to chestnuts, for a traditional festive home feel.


Festive Home - Bathroom

The bathroom probably isn’t somewhere you’d consider adding seasonal decor but if a completely festive home is your goal then you can’t leave out one of the most used rooms of the house.

Scented candles are the lazy decorator’s holy grail item. They’re also a great choice for bathrooms since it’s a room where unpleasant smells are often an issue. For Christmas vibes, look for candles scented with pine, cinnamon and vanilla, as well as matching soaps, hand washes and lotions.

Everyone expects to find a wreath adorning your front door but why not give them something unexpected in the bathroom? Miniature wreaths are easy to find and just the right size to hang from your bathroom door handle or cupboard and drawer knobs. Pine cones, angels and stars are all equally Christmassy without overdoing the bathroom decor.


Festive Home - Bedroom

Your bedroom still needs to feel relaxing so we recommend nothing too bright or over the top in this room. Christmas lovers can deck their bed in festive honour with a themed doona cover. For those on the less enthusiastic side, a plain throw in striking red or green along with some seasonal themed cushions will add the sophisticated touch you want.

Scent is your friend yet again in this room. Purchase a few extra Christmas candles and relax before bed surrounded by delicious flavours from candy apple to peppermint.

Getting in the festive spirit is easier for some than others. Whether you’re a Christmas lover looking for new ideas for your festive home or you need something above and beyond a single Christmas tree, we hope you found the inspiration you’ve been searching for.

Author Bio:

Julia Hammond is a content marketing specialist from Australia’s fastest growing online marketplace, Find all your shopping essentials in the one place from babies and kids to furniture, electronics, home & garden and many, many more. Check out exclusive fashions from MyWardrobe and luxury holidays on the newly launched MyDeal Getaways.

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