It is a tough time for many of us. With the latest travel restrictions, many of us won’t see our loved ones this holiday. Cheer yourself up with some holiday décor to make your home a sparkling, place of refuge. Some of us can get very caught up with seasonal decorations. Over the festive month of December, families are celebrating Christmas, Hanukah and New Year’s Eve. This is every good reason to bring out every sparkly decoration that you have. We share a few ideas for festive décor.
Entry Ways, Kitchens and Art
For festive decor, lights are the perfect addition to add a touch of magic and cheer to your home over the holidays. Wrap shrubs or larger trees in your front garden to create a whimsical effect with white battery-operated LED’s. LED’s are dainty and always look lovely when used with your plants.
Now is the time to add special details to your front door and entryway. Make use of string lights, pretty garlands and wreaths. You can never go wrong with traditional green and red decorations, but get creative by incorporating your family traditions and environment.
A place we sometimes forget to decorate is the kitchen. hands down the cosiest place in the house – why would you not make it festive too? Deck out your kitchen with cheer and decorations. Small wreaths, a festive drinks trolley, and your festive mugs on display are a few basics to get the spirit going in your kitchen.
Don’t forget to incorporate your art. Use artworks or sculptures as beautiful additions to add to your festive setup. Plant lights in vases or highlight your favourite artwork with festive lighting.
DIY a Few Things
Time at home with family at this time of year gives you a lot of time to spend on holiday-inspired DIYs. Make some time to make personalised yet simple centrepieces or Christmas tree decorations. We at HOMEMAKERS are passionate about DIYs – from specialised Christmas baking to making your own advent calendars and gifts, you can find a ton of Christmas DIY inspiration here on HOMEMAKERS.
If wrapping is the only festive decor thing you will be doing this holiday season, get as creative as you want! Coordinate your gift wrapping skills to complement the colour scheme in your living room.
Large planters also work well for planting a Christmas tree. Whether a real or artificial tree, sand is excellent for grounding a Christmas that won’t be easy to push over either.
Ribbon is a great addition to a DIY garland. See how to use ribbon effectively here.
Festive Décor Galore
Adding your favourite holiday scatter cushions and throws is a must this time of year. Garlands that trickle down a staircase, Christmas stockings dangling around the lounge and the smell of cinnamon candles burning slowly are the perfect elements for celebrations.
Your Christmas tree, if you celebrate, is a pretty big deal too. Christmas trees come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Living in South Africa has also made us see Christmas trees being created out of unusual or recycled objects. The options are really endless and decorating your tree is something you can do with the whole family. Something you can do over the years is to collect mini Christmas-inspired figurines. Keep collecting your miniatures so that one day, you’ll eventually have an entire mini Christmas village to display. It’s cute and pretty too!
Include outdoor areas or patios for your festive season decorating. This is another great space to incorporate twinkling string lights and seasonal decorations. Candles are a favourite on the patio during long summer evenings.
Enjoy the festive season with these celebration-inspired tweaks around the house. Not sure where to begin? Find more inspiration here.