The festivities that come with Christmas are always a joy to take part in. There are tons of different food to choose from, different movies playing, and people are running around trying to buy gifts among other things for the celebrations to come.
As the season draws nearer, you might be trying to draw up some plans to take your home to the next level for Christmas. Should you go all out or stick with minimalistic decorations? How can you make your home look elegant while retaining a homey and warm atmosphere? What tree should I get for Christmas this year?
It’s time to put a wrap on this issue as you consider some decorating tips for Christmas.
A Christmas tree is a must-have during Christmas. It is the place you put the gifts and create fun memories with your family. When you are done with your Christmas tree decorations and you light it up, it can be one of the most magical and special moments to share with friends and family.
As the main centerpiece of the festivities, your Christmas tree can be anything you want. First, you have to decide whether you want an artificial Christmas tree or a real tree. A real tree adds a great smell to your home, and buying it can help support a small business. Going tree shopping is a great experience for the whole family and buying a real tree is good for the environment. However, natural trees are prone to shedding and you may have to tend to the tree or pay attention to it to avoid having a mess.
A high-quality version of artificial trees looks very similar to the real deal but they tend to be durable and can come in different designs. Make sure to check the tree out by fluffing the needles and checking for shedding before you make the purchase.
Once you have settled on a tree, you can begin gathering ideas for decorations. Make use of ribbons, baubles, compact lights, and antique items to decorate your tree. Your tree decorations can be a winter theme with silver and blue items placed on the tree with a little bit of fake snow to complete the winter look. You can go for a modern approach by embracing the gold theme or sticking with the traditional red and green for decorations.
If you are using a real tree, get a tree basket to enhance the aesthetics of your tree and hide any shedding. Plus, getting a tree topper these days is optional but if you decide to get one, there are different options to choose from.
Light Up your Decorations
Your tree and décor in general would look dull without some lights in it. Christmas lights are not for the trees alone as they can be placed on the roof, around the windows, on the fireplace, and the stair banister.
There are two main types of lights to choose from and each of these lights comes in different unique designs. The first type is the incandescent lights which is the old-fashioned type. The second type is the LED lights and is a favorite among shoppers. It is eco-friendly, cost-efficient, and does not consume as much power as incandescent lights.
After settling on the type of bulbs you want, the next step is to consider the different designs. You can get some string lights, compact lights, some retro bubble lights, net lights, and icicle lights. The design you choose depends on the overall look you wish to achieve. These lights also come in different colors giving you an array of options to choose from.
Can I use homemade decorations?
Of course, you can. Aiming for perfection when doing your Christmas decorations will leave you unsatisfied. Perfection is a fantasy and there is always beauty in the little imperfections we find around us.
Home-made decorations will have their imperfections but it is filled with memories and add a certain charm to your decorations. Plus, it is a fun activity for you, your friends, and the whole family.
Enjoy the Season
Christmas is a time to relax, be cheerful, and get some bonding time with your loved ones. Your decorations should be a fun activity that lets you express your imagination in the best way possible. Take advantage of this and make this Christmas authentically yours!