As the days go by, to quote Coca-Cola ‘holidays are coming’. We can’t believe it either! This year has flown by and it is almost time to pull out the Christmas jumpers and feel festive.
However, there is still a big job to do, which some could argue is the most important to tick of the list (behind eating Christmas food of course!). You need to jazz up the inside of your home ready for when Santa comes to deliver presents this year.
In years previous, it was tradition to decorate your home on Christmas Eve. However, it is generally believed that homeowners should decorate their property twelve days before Christmas which would make it the 13th of December. However, at TPBC we get too excited for Christmas and some of us put our décor up on the 1st of December!
Whatever day you decide, it is important to get your property into the festive swing. Although, where should you start?
It is rare to find a property in December without one. A house is not a home at Christmas with a well decorated Christmas tree. At night, they can look beautiful all wrapped up with fairy lights, baubles and tinsel. Many of us Brits prefer a ‘Scandi’ approach to our trees. This basically means a very minimal fuss tree that is well colour coordinated. On the other hand, many of us (especially those who have children) have bright light, busy trees.
This year one of the trends for your tree is called ‘ABC’. This is similar to the ‘Sugar and Spice’ theme spoken about in our ‘How to dress the exterior of your home this Christmas’ blog we wrote last week. It can be anything colourful and magical. From fluffy pink flamingo baubles to rainbows, anything goes! Our best tip if you want to go for this theme is the multi-pack from John Lewis. For £25, you can have 100 mini baubles that are both plain and sparkly in pink, purple, blue, green, orange and red!
Another trend this year is named ‘Snowscape’. This is all about keeping your palette in cool white colours. Those joining in on this trend have chosen trees with branches that slightly look snowed on and added white fairy lights with white baubles.
This is one decoration you can never have enough of. Tinsel is the bread and butter to any homeowners’ decorations. Combined with the Christmas tree, any home looks fabulous with tinsel thrown into the mix.
If you think that the ABC theme or Sugar and Spice theme is for you, why not buy different dazzling coloured tinsel to place in your home.
Or, if you think the Snowscape theme is more to your taste, then white and silver tinsel would fit well into the décor of your home this Christmas.
Not all homeowners go for Christmas ornaments, however we believe they are they finishing touches to any home. Like with anything around Christmas, there are so many to choose from. From mantelpiece ornaments, to those that stand on the floor on their own.
Our top pick this year are the free-standing light up ornaments. If we had to choose a favourite, then we would go for Dunelm’s golden light up reindeer that is wearing the cutest brown scarf.
However, you can never go wrong with small ornaments such as angels, mock presents, penguins and polar bears.