Get ready to bring home the festive cheer with these expert tips and tricks
With Christmas cheer filling the air, it’s time to adorn our homes with beautiful decorations. While we often lean towards the classic red and green theme, let’s spice things up this year with some unique decor ideas.
Uttamaditya, founder and CEO of U&I Interiors shares some suggestions, which can help you embrace the festive spirit and ring in the Christmas season:
- Incorporate natural elements like pinecones, fresh greenery, and wooden accents to bring the beauty of nature indoors. Accentuate the beauty of nature by showcasing real, fragrant greenery for an authentic touch.
- Personalise your tree with customised creative Christmas tree ornaments that reflect your family’s unique personality and interests. Consider handmade ornaments or ones with sentimental value to add a personal touch to your decor.
- Explore alternative colour palettes like champagne gold, deep navy, or blush pink to add a modern and sophisticated touch to your Christmas decor.
- Introduce layered textures through cosy blankets, faux fur throws, and plush pillows to create a comfortable and welcoming environment.
- Design captivating centrepieces for your dining and coffee tables. Use elegant glass vases filled with ornaments, candles, or even a collection of seasonal fruits for a unique and eye-catching focal point.
- Enhance your walls with festive artwork or DIY projects. For instance, create a gallery wall with holiday-themed prints, wreaths, or even a chalkboard wall for personalised messages and doodles.
- Opt for scented candles, essential oil diffusers, or potpourri infused with scents like cinnamon, pine, or vanilla to evoke the spirit of the season.
Now that you’ve already given attention to the interiors of your home, why not add a touch of elegance to the outside as well?
Punam Kalra, creative director of I’m the Centre for Applied Arts, recommends some tips, which can help you create a beautiful outdoor setting:
Luminous pathways: Outdoor decor with twinkling lights look stunning. Thus, illuminate your walkways and garden paths with an enchanting display of twinkling lights. Opt for classic white lights for a timeless look or mix in some vibrant red and green hues for a playful touch. Consider wrapping lights around trees, shrubs, and even your outdoor furniture to create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere.
Creative wreaths: Wreaths aren’t limited to front doors – hang them on fences, windows, and even large outdoor structures. Incorporate natural elements like pinecones, holly, and evergreen branches for a rustic charm. To add a contemporary twist, consider oversized wreaths with modern accents, such as metallic ornaments or geometric shapes. Don’t forget to customise your wreaths with monogrammed initials or your family name. Keep it as green and natural as possible using faux greenery to the minimum. You could also go more contemporary and add layers of pampas grass, and dried flowers such as straw flowers and seed heads.
Dazzling door decor: The front door is the gateway to your festive abode, so adorn it with a lush garland, embellished with ornaments, bows, and perhaps a glittering ribbon. Hang a festive doormat that not only welcomes guests but also sets the tone for the holiday spirit. Add a personal touch to your door by opting for a one-of-a-kind wreath or a custom-made sign that perfectly captures your family’s history.
Cosy outdoor seating: Extend the warmth of the season to your outdoor seating areas. Arrange cosy blankets and festive throw pillows on your patio to create a comfortable and inviting space for gatherings.
Playful lawn ornaments: Giant nutcrackers, sparkling reindeer, or even a life-sized Santa Claus can transform your lawn into a playful holiday scene. Incorporate these eye-catching elements strategically to create a balanced and visually appealing display.
Illuminated foliage: Enhance the natural beauty of your outdoor space by integrating illuminated foliage. Wrap fairy lights around trees and bushes to create a magical glow that complements the winter landscape. Opt for LED lights with colour-changing capabilities to add a dynamic and captivating element to your outdoor decor.