After the year we’ve all had, there is no better time for an excuse to start Christmas celebrations early and get your home filled with festive cheer. When it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, the possibilities are endless. You may want to go extra and turn your home into Santas Grotto or go for a minimal and sophisticated approach. If you have just renovated your home, now is the time to get your Christmas on. Or if Christmas is the push you needed to get that last bit of decoration finished, seize the opportunity and refresh your home just in time!
Nothing shouts Christmas quite like a beautiful wreath, so why not make your own this year? They can be hung indoors to add an extra charm or outdoors to showcase your festivity to the passing world. There are lots of DIY wreath kits to be found online or step by step instructions. There are no rules at this time of year though, so feel free to go freestyle and make your own unique Christmas wreath!
Nothing says cosy quite like a string of fairy lights on the mantelpiece. Lights don’t have to be designated to your Christmas tree, they can go above the fireplace, in your kitchen or even outdoors in your garden to spread the festive vibes in every direction. You can make lights yourself, or find a huge selection online in an array of different sizes, shapes and colours.
DIY Christmas Crafts
If wreath making has got you in the crafty mood, there is lots more that can be done. Christmas crafting is great for every member of the family, allowing the kids to widen their creative imagination and for the older ones to brush up their paper cutting skills. With lockdown dominating most of this year, staying indoors and creating Christmas crafts together as a family is a perfect activity for a cold winters day. Here are some of our favourite ideas:
- Paper snowflakes
- Ice lolly stick Christmas trees
- Spray painting twigs white and garnishing them around the house
- Dried fruit citrus chains
- Bottlebrush Christmas trees
- Candy cane hanging decor
- Christmas card tree – display them in a cool way on your wall!
- Salt dough ornaments
If you’ve sprinkled all the Christmas decorations you can muster but still aren’t feeling the vibes, perhaps it’s time to start again with a blank canvas that will allow for the perfect backdrop to your Christmas scene? DIY home decoration can be done at any time of year. Perhaps your skirting boards need a refresh? Or that tired door frame has seen its days? Whatever it may be, Skirting Boards Direct are here to help inspire you to refresh your home and add the perfect finishing touched to your rooms.