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Christmas Decorating Tips – artificial, prelit Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands etc.



 



Christmas
Decorating Tips
 

5
Ideas


To
Transform Your
Home


This
Christmas

 

elf putting star on top of christmas tree

Christmas
is fast approaching and it’s that time of year where we all go a bit
mad decorating our homes to bring some festive cheer to the long winter
nights.  Putting up the
Christmas decorations is an annual ritual that can be a lot of fun and
brings all the family together – especially if you’ve got children. 
Kids love to help out decorating the tree, whilst getting all
excited about the magical promise of the big day. 
If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some handy
tips and ideas to help you introduce seasonal warmth and Christmas
spirit into your home décor. 


1
     
Choose your tree! 
A Christmas tree is the centerpiece of your holiday décor and
really adds to the ambiance. 

Artificial
Christmas trees have a number of advantages over natural ones. 
They are considered better for the environment, as they can be
reused year after year.  They
don’t shed messy needles onto your floor, and don’t require
watering.  There are also
no problems transporting an artificial tree or getting it stuck in a
narrow doorway, as artificial trees are designed to fold up compactly
for easy storage. 

Christmas
trees come in a variety of sizes – choose the best position for your
tree, somewhere where it’s not going to be in the way or get walked
into, and select the size according to the space available. 
Then decide whether you want an unlit tree, which gives you the
freedom to decorate it how you like, or a prelit tree. 


Prelit Christmas trees come ready-strung with clear or colored
lights – saving you the hassle of untangling last year’s lights.


2      
Hang wreaths

but don’t
just focus on your front door. 
Christmas
wreaths can instantly add festive cheer to any room. 
For example, you could try hanging a wreath in a window, in
your hallway or landing, on a kitchen cupboard or even on the bathroom
door!


   
Garlands

are another easy decorating idea and can be strewn anywhere you like
throughout your home – be creative! 
Ideas include wrapping garlands around banisters or curtain
rails, or draping them over picture frames, shelves, clocks and
mantelpieces.  You could
even hang a garland on the headboard of your bed. 
Have a look round your home and you’re sure to spot some
places that could be livened up with a garland!


4
       
Lights are not just for the tree.  Strings of Christmas lights can be strung up inside your
windows to add sparkle to your whole neighbourhood and create a
welcoming impression for visitors. 
You could also hang lights along the tops of walls or along
shelves.  Twinkling lights
add a magical touch to your décor and can look really pretty on a
dark winter’s day.


5
    
Add scent. 
Our sense of smell is very powerful and Christmassy aromas can
evoke wonderful happy memories and a feeling of contentedness. 
Lay out decorative bowls of potpourri and candles scented with
cinnamon, orange, nutmeg or ginger. 
Or keep the kids occupied with making pomanders – oranges
covered in cloves.  Bake
mince pies and make mulled wine to produce a lovely enticing aroma to
welcome your guests.

elderly lady and Father Christmas decorating treeYour
Christmas décor will be unique and is a special part of your
family’s Christmas, so enjoy the whole experience of
decorating your home as much as you enjoy the rest of the
holiday season.

 

More information on the


There are many more pages on site with a Christmas
theme such as –

 Pros and cons of artificial and real
Christmas trees


Christmas tree
decorations
from across the world

Christmas
tips, gifts and recipes

How
to make economical presents and gifts to
give them that personal touch.


Gifts
to make and Buy

Tips
on how to hang holiday /
Christmas lights

Christmas
and Party Recipes

Christmas
decorations to make and buy