Christmas is almost here! Forget the turkey roasting and the chocolate pudding baking. Is your house ready for Christmas? The festive season is undoubtedly one of the most stressful times to prepare for, from making sure your Christmas tree fits, or that you’re not repeating last year’s decoration so fussy relatives have something to say. It’s a merry and joyful time to spend with your loved ones, so the hard work and drama makes it all worthwhile.
If you’re dreaming of the perfect Christmas, get ready to roll up your sleeves and get your Santa hats on.
Pick a Theme
It can get boring repeating last year’s Christmas decorations so why not make it special and pick a theme. Research ideas online to get a rough idea of the different looks you can achieve. This will help you organise your Christmas list and how much you will need to spend. That way you’re not in complete shock when they hand over the receipt.
Everyone associates Christmas with red and gold tones. Be different and give your home a modern touch with silver, blue and white shades. Will it be a white Christmas? If it’s cold and dark outside you can still pull off a frosty, yet cosy feel in your home. Hang snow signs, white window decorations and snowflake garlands to winterise your living area. With the fireplace burning slowly, you’re already a step ahead of having the perfect Christmas.
A home isn’t complete without putting up Christmas trees. Consider the space you’re working with, choose a size that will fit and complement your home decorations. Bring your tree to life with sparking lights, tassels and more.
You can get your little helpers to give you a hand too. They’ll love to get involved with hanging glass baubles, Christmas lights, reindeers or angel wings to emulate a frosty outdoor look. It’s definitely a fun and beautiful moment to cherish with your loved ones. Snap up some memories for the photo album.
Don’t be afraid to use Christmas lights around the house too. Wrap it around your banisters, dining area, on the walls and even outside. Create a festive glow than can be felt from room to room.
Christmas at Home
It’s the little things around the home that makes Christmas magical. Wish everyone a merry Christmas before they enter, by hanging a cone wreath made of lovely evergreens on your front door. It’s pretty, welcoming and symbolic for unity and rebirth- a perfect reminder to bring on the New Year too!
You’ll want your living and dining area to be the main focus point as this is where you will spend hours of fun, eating and cheering the celebrations on. Dot around assorted colourful cushions depending on your theme. You’ll love the ‘baby its cold outside’ pillow because it’s fun, humorous and makes a great statement in your living room.
It’s easy to transform your bedroom during the festive season. The bed is the main point in any room. Choose Christmas themed sets such as sleigh scene duvet or gift wrapped duvet the kids will love. Complement the sheets with twig lights that will beautifully glow dimly in any corner of your bedroom.
Creating a magical space is exciting no matter how old you are. This will get you to forward to the morning of opening the presents under the tree.
Part of the Christmas dinner is appreciating it with your family in the festive settings. Don’t let your table decorations let your turkey down. Have your cutlery, sparkly glassware and your Christmas candles dotted around the table. It’s the little additions that will set the ambience for everyone to enjoy.
Dress to Impress
Last but not least, Christmas jumpers are a big hit on this special day. Send out invitations in advance so everyone remembers to come in something fun and jazzy. Have an incentive for the best dressed. It’s a great way to start playing Christmas games the whole family can enjoy.
You can get into the festive spirit in one of our brightly coloured knitwear of snowmen, Santa, reindeers and more fun designs. Go ahead and enjoy a little holiday cheer and toast to the wackiest Christmas jumpers.
Now that you can picture your home during the festive season, you can find just what you need at George to celebrate Christmas in style.