We are now in the month of December and we all know what that means, the holidays are coming. As a way of celebrating the festive season, many of us like to decorate the exterior of our houses with a plethora of rope lights and signs to stand out in the street.
While the exterior is all well and good, it is important to spice up your interior too, and we’re not just talking about your Christmas Tree.
The feeling of getting warm in your home is a feeling only associated with the winter/Christmas season. Therefore you should try and make your living area feel as warm as possible and a fantastic way of doing that is by adding warm colours.
Changing your cushions, curtains etc; to a more warm colour can really help change the atmosphere surrounding everybody in the room. So you change your more rudimentary items in your living room to a warmer colour such as Red or Orange to help truly emphasise the warm feeling inside of your home this holiday season.
This will allow for your guests to be instilled with an inviting feeling as soon as they step over the threshold of your living space.
Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas
Something that goes hand in hand with the Christmas feel is the sweet festive scents.
You can purchase some lovely smelling scents and place them in the different rooms of your home, this will allow for each and every one of your rooms to smell absolutely beautiful which is what you are aiming for.
You could also buy some scented candles to add that extra bit of scent around your home. What’s great about this choice too is that it can also go with helping your home feel warm, nothing beats coming home on a cold winter night to a lovely scented candle lit living room, just makes the atmosphere feel cosy.
Set Up Garlands
Keeping up the Christmassy vibe can be super easy when you decorate your hallway area with garlands. These lovely plant pieces can be a stunning addition that not only helps you embrace Christmas in your home, but also embrace nature too.
You want to establish your hallway as a gateway to the rest of the festivities of your home and it is a clever way to give your guests and impactful and impressive walk to your even more impressive decorations in the next room.
The best way to do it is to do it is to pick up a plain garland and hang it along the bannister going up the stairs. Then, once that is done you can proceed to decorate yourself personally with your own additions to give it that personal touch.
Hang A Wreath On The Door
You can then go ahead and add a finishing touch to your home by hanging a wreath on your front door, or any door in your home that better suits your interest. They come across as jolly, angelic and most importantly welcoming. If you are looking for an addition to add a sense of peacefulness to your home, you cannot really go wrong with a wreath on the front of your door to symbolise that peace.
What’s more is that it can help connect your home to the greater outdoors, which leads on to the next point…
We are all familiar with the concept of a Christmas Tree, many of you have probably got one, but what you might not be as familiar with is the idea of utilising so many other pieces of flora to spice up your home’s interior. You want to not only provide something different for the eyes but it is also good to try something a bit different to make your living space stand out from the crowd.
Light Up Your Home’s Exterior
The past two steps have been building to this one.
Now that you have taken some inspiration for the outdoors to decorate your indoors, now you should actually spruce up your exterior design too. Specifically, it would be really nice to hang some lights on your garden trees.
If you really wanted to home in on the Christmassy feel, you could delicately string up some white shining lights along your trees as a vivid alternative to snow and the idea is to create a Winter Wonderland type of environment in your very own back garden.
Create A Minimalistic Living Room
We already mentioned the cushions, curtains and warm colours earlier on however there is also another important part to it all, being that creating a minimalistic look is essential to achieving the Christmas feel.
Try and eliminate as many small “useless” items as you can such as small little ornaments and pointless decorations that are not entirely necessary and get rid of them. The reason why you do this is so that you can keep this look going throughout the winter season all the way up to Christmas, this way you have plenty of space for family and presents to be passed around.
As you can see, there are many different ways to make your home feel even more Christmassy this winter season, with so many different options and choices to make it personal, you can really mix and match to make it all perfectly tailored to you. If you are missing that essential piece of your living space to help you complete your Christmas look, be sure to browse the Abitare catalogue of items as we are sure we will have what you are looking for.