Top Tips for Decorating Your Home for Christmas
It might only be the beginning of Fall, but store shelves are starting to fill with festive goods, and it will not be long until the spirit of Christmas fills the air and encourages you to go to your nearest department store to get some new decorations and let loose.
Decorating your home for Christmas can be extremely fun, however it can also get a little bit chaotic at times, and you do not want to bite off more than you can chew!
So, with that being said, this piece is going to take a look at some top tips for decorating your home for Christmas, so it can be both magical and as hassle-free as possible!
Assess What You Already Have
Bringing out your Christmas boxes to have a real look at what you already have in your collection should be the first step to decorating. Check your singing toys still work and that you have batteries for them, make sure all of your Christmas lights work before you put them up and around the tree, and check over all of your Christmas decorations to make sure they are in good shape before putting them up. Doing this little itinerary check will let you know what you need to stock up on, any repair supplies you might need, and the areas that are a little sparse.
You can then go shopping with a plan in place!
Set a Budget for New Items
Every year more and more exciting Christmas decorations are created and released, which only ever encourages us to grow our collection. If you are a real Christmas lover, it can be extremely easy to get carried away when new collections are put out and this can often put a real dent in your bank account if you do not set yourself a limit first.
When shopping, start with the accessories you know you need or need to replace, and then you can start looking at additional treats within the budget. No one but a monster would tell you to put a nice new bauble down because “you have enough”, but forking out on a new Christmas tree if your current one is perfectly fine could be money better spent somewhere else.
Try Something New
Christmas should be a time for fun, and decorating can be a massive part of that! Why not try something a little different out this year instead of your usual get-up? A Christmas tree stencil could be the perfect addition to your wall or your window, or perhaps you might want to set up your own singing toy choir – the world is your oyster!
Scrap the Color Scheme
Christmas does not need to be stylish or chic; it should be filled with fond memories, traditions and sentimental homemade decorations that have been passed down through the years. This Christmas, scrap the color scheme and focus on what makes you happy – that being said, if that is a color scheme, then you go for it!