It should not really be a difficult task to getting your home ready for Christmas.
You love to shop and you know how to redecorate your house every year as soon as the festivities set in. But this year let’s do things a little more creatively. Let’s play a little more with color for this Christmas.
Getting Your Home Ready For Christmas
Let’s make more room for natural light. The following section explains just how you can make this festive season even more special for your loved ones by doing just a few things differently to restyle and redefine your interiors. Let’s begin:
#1 Declutter Like You Have Never Decluttered Before
It is always a great idea to begin by sorting out the stuff that you want and separating it from the items that you don’t want.
- Clean out your kitchen cabinets
- Rearrange your countertops
- Remove any stale items from your refrigerator
- Separate all your old clothes and prepare them for donating
- Take out your vacuum cleaner. You know what to do next
#2 Don’t Forget To Stock Up The Pantry
The festivities are about to begin. Do you think you have enough stock in your pantry? You will be preparing lunches and dinners for a lot of your friends and family members who will be turning up at your doorstep every other day from all across Kent. Make sure to do the following without fail:
- Pay attention to all the sales flyers that have been put up by your local grocery and departmental stores
- Plan out a monthly budget and stick to it no matter what
- Only buy non-perishable items in bulk
- Reserve your freezer space for all your perishable food items before the festive season begins
- Purchase frozen fruits, vegetables, and meat beforehand
- Make sure to look for a grocery store that delivers at your doorstep within a few hours and for a minimal fee
#3 Investing In Seasonal Fragrances
Now coming to your home and its several corners, start by investing in seasonal fragrances such as vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, lavender, and orange. You can buy scented candles and also essential oil bottles along with diffusers to welcome the holiday season in the most unique way. These fragrances are a great way to lighten up everybody’s mood and get all of them moving to the festive groove.
You can also dilute these fragrant essential oils and sprinkle a few drops or more onto your furniture pieces and clothing as well.
You can get some of the best deals of the year if you wait to purchase items on a Black Friday Sale. Target is a great place to find candles for the holidays. They have a wide selection of Christmas scents, like chestnut, fir, and nutmeg.
#4 Gingerbread House And Gingerbread Man
Another way to fill your home with the fragrances of Christmas is to bake a gingerbread house and man all by yourself. This could be one of the most interesting projects that would even interest your husband and kids. Get them rolling the dough. Have them select MnMs for door knobs and eyes. Make them create designs with the icing sugar.
#5 Lighting It Like You Mean It
The lighting that you use for the festive season is going to make a drastic difference in your overall aesthetics and interiors. Regardless of what chandeliers, lamps, or other fixtures that you choose, if you keep the size right and proportional to your walls, ceilings, and furniture, it is going to make for a very beautiful impact.
You might need the expertise of professional Electrical Services in Kent for this one. When it comes to layering your light fixtures, it is important to understand the role of distance and sizes of the light sources. You’ll also have to take into consideration bulb wattage and the minute details in your room that you want to highlight with any particular light source.
- Consider Dimmers For A Change
Yes, a lot of people don’t think that a dimmer can create a great impact on their overall interior decor. When you don’t need a bright light almost blinding you as soon as you enter your house, a dimmer can help you out. It helps you change the mood of the room and balance the artificial light that you already have coming in. Dimmers can also let you create subtle shadow effects during the festive season when you are looking for a cozier feeling and a warm and calming atmosphere.
#6 Investing In Homemade Decorations
You might choose to invest your time and effort a little more in homemade decorations instead of going for the regular readymade ones that are available in the market. This is also a great way to involve your children in a kind of art and craft project and see how creative they can be. Oh yes, it is highly cost-effective and probably the most personal way of decorating your space for the festive season.
There are several DIY tutorials on Christmas decorations that are readily available to you that help you create the following:
- Handmade Christmas wreath from scratch
- Making your own paper snowflakes with different kinds of textured papers
- Creating paper and cardboard ornaments for the tree
- Coming up with edible Santa decor for your homemade cakes
#7 Making Use Of More Than 2 Colors
You always associate Christmas with two colors which are red and green, just like any other family in Kent. You throw in a bit of white to depict snow but this is not it. Christmas should not only be about these colors. You should try to accommodate a wider spectrum in your interiors.
Be more welcoming to deep pink, royal purple, orange, rust, silver and gold, brown, lemon green, and many more. Be more creative when choosing beddings and pillowcases for your bedroom. You can also invest in a set of big prints and combine them with decorative accessories for a very distinct and unique look this Christmas. Remember to play with fabrics as well and do not just stick to cotton and wool. You can also go with satin, lace, net, nylon, and velvet.
You Know How To Celebrate Christmas
You are completely aware of what it takes to celebrate Christmas and make your house festival-ready. It is time to become a little more experimental with your choice of colors and fabrics. Challenge yourself and allow your creative juices to flow. You have these ideas. You can combine some of your own with them to come up with your own decor. Happy redecorating.