Christmas Decorating Tips & Tricks

I’m sure all of you have your own method already when it comes to decorating your homes. I just thought I would tell you about my own process and a few tips and tricks we use while decorating for Christmas.

P.s. I really hope this motivates you to decorate sooner in the season because we all need a little Christmas cheer in our lives right now. If you really want it to last longer then I suggest you start now!

Ok here goes……..

Colour Coordinate

Start with a rough palate in your head. It could be traditional that’s red and white. It could be all white, plaid or even pink. The new trend is a rainbow Christmas!

A pink christmas decorating ideas
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A plaid christmas decorating ideas
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A white christmas decorating ideas
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A rainbow christmas decorating ideas
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Have larger pieces of Christmas Decor

Larger pieces of decor always fill up more space and it makes clean up so much easier. These are the the items we always start with first because then we know which areas need to be filled up.

Here are some ideas of larger pieces of Christmas decor besides obviously your Christmas tree.

Wreaths on windows

Wreaths are so easily available in the city or you could even make your own using an embroidery hoop and some fake Christmas garland looped around it. Add some ribbon to that and you’re done!

christmas wreath
WINDOW WREATHS
christmas wreaths on window
WREATHS ON WINDOWS

Garlands on doors/entryways

Get creative by adding garlands in doors, add lights and drape them in arches for that little bit of an extra touch.

christmas garland with lights
GARLANDS ON DOORS
arched christmas garland
ARCHED GARLANDS

Signs/frames

Swap out the current art work in your home with festive themed quotes and images, here are a few ideas and free printable ones too!

christmas scroll decor
SCROLL
christmas printable frames
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Table centrepieces

Use larger jars, bottles and candles to make magical centrepieces .

upside down jars with bottle brush trees
UPSIDE DOWN JARS
bottles with candles for table decor
CANDLES IN BOTTLES
bottles with candles for table decor
CANDLES IN JARS

Linen

Christmas cushions, blankets, table linen and kitchen towels cover more surface area of your home adding larger accent pieces. You can find a lot of this on Amazon, Ikea and a select few linen stores.

christmas cushions
DIY CHRISTMAS PILLOWS
christmas bedroom with christmas linen
CHRISTMAS SHEETS

Hanging stockings

Do you overthink the whole stocking thing? Considering we don’t have a mantel or a fire place in our homes! I have some cool ideas for you that don’t need a mantel or a fire place.

hanging christmas stockings
DIY BRANCH STOCKING DISPLAY
christmas stockings at the bed
STOCKINGS AT THE END OF THE BED
christmas stocking on the tv console
ON YOUR TV UNIT
christmas stocking hangers
STOCKING HANGERS

Fill in the gaps

Now it’s finally time to fill in the gaps, mainly smaller spaces and rooms.

Add a little decor to your bedrooms

chrismas bedroom
CHRISTMAS BEDROOM

Tiny accents in the bathrooms

christmas bathroom decor
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND LINEN ACCENTS

Don’t forget the kitchen!

christmas kitchen decor
DISHES AND WREATHS

And finally the main entrance to your home

christmas door mats
ADD A MAT FOR THAT EXTRA TOUCH

Lights

Lastly, lights!! You can’t start decorating for Christmas if your light game isn’t strong! Since most of us in the city live in flats we need to add some cheer to the facade of our homes, meaning the window area.

Let’s not stop there, bring the light inside too, add lights on all your garlands, use electric lights and candles.

christmas garland with lights
GARLAND WITH FAIRY LIGHTS

I have linked some of the ones I have bought over a period of time.

Christmas lights
BATTERY BULB STRING LED
christmas lights
GLOBE LED FAIRY LIGHTS

I hope this gets you to start your Christmas decorating sooner so that you can enjoy all the hard work you’ve put into building a merry and bright honeycomb!

All is calm, all is bright!

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