Six simple ways to decorate your home for Christmas

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Six simple ways to decorate your home for Christmas
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The Christmas season is a great excuse to start dressing up your house in fancy festive decorations. Grab your old Christmas cards, colourful scrap paper and all the sparkle you can muster, and let’s decorate your home in time for Christmas! Here are six simple ways:

Decorate your floors with shine

During home improvements, one of the biggest changes can be made in the simplest way – by changing your floors. A large red rug can really make a room pop in time for Christmas. Or, if you want to be fancier than that, then why not Walk on Glass instead? Glass floors can not only make a room brighter, but they can create an illusion of a larger room, meaning you can cram in more Christmassy decor without making the room look too boxed in.

Dress your front door with a bow wreath

Dress your front door with a bow wreath
(Photo credit: Haeley Giambalvo)

Shout “Merry Christmas!” from the rooftops with a super bright and colourful wreath on your front door. You can grab a nice simple wreath from any pound shop for just £1, but it would be so much more fun to make your own. Hot glue different colourful bows together to a Styrofoam wreath and you’ve got yourself a unique wreath that you can use time and time again that won’t burn a hole in the pocket.

Use your Christmas cards as decorations

When we were kids our mum used to hang our Christmas cards up like bunting and we knew that the Christmas season was upon us. Everything may seem so technical these days, but Christmas cards are still in full flow. Decorate your bare walls with your old and new Christmas cards – there are so many pretty and colourful cards available these days that you’d have to be made of stone if they don’t brighten up your mood – and your house.

Decorate your table and chairs

Photo credit: https://www.shelterness.com/15-christmas-chair-decorating-ideas/pictures/1591/

Decorating your main table with Christmas colours can really make an impact on the whole Christmas theme, but dressing up your dining chairs will spice up the whole room altogether. You don’t have to go all out – a simple wreath at the back of each chair and a lovely colourful centrepiece across the table will do the trick. You can go one step further and add a ‘Holiday’ decoration to your windows, like the image above from shelterness.com, or around the table to get you into the spirit of Christmas. If you’re looking for some new dining chairs for your home, Furnish Your Home, have a great selection of chairs and if you order now, you can get them just in time for Christmas!

Get into the festive spirit decorating your desk

Get into the festive spirit by decorating your front desk
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Working over Christmas? Then bring Christmas to you with furniture-work.co.uk! Grab some tinsel from Poundland and some cheap fairy lights and brighten up your work desk, so you don’t feel like you’re totally missing out over the Christmas period. Why not do one better and enter the #DeckYourDesk social competition created by Furniture at Work? The aim is to get you in the mood for Christmas and I can’t think of a more fun way to do it. Just share a photo on social media of your decked-out Christmas desk and reply to @Furniture_work using the hashtag #DeckYourDesk for the chance to win £500. Full details can be found by clicking on the link above.

Make lots of Christmas food!

Christmas pancake ideas

My favourite bit about Christmas, apart from the presents, is pigging out on the delicious food. You may be going for a traditional roast turkey and all the trimmings, but this is your chance to get creative! I especially love the above little green Christmas pancakes, which are so easy to make. Just add some green food colouring to the batter and cook the pancakes in different sizes. Then you just stack them up on top of each other and cover with sprinkles and a star made from apple to decorate the top. I also love making a Christmas Tree out of puff pastry, it’s so easy to make – watch out for the recipe coming very soon!

Jazz up your Christmas Tree!

Jazz up your Christmas Tree

No Christmas house is complete without a Christmas Tree. Involve your children and get creative by throwing on some tinsel, baubles (don’t forget chocolate baubles!) and fairy lights. Complete your tree with an angel or a star at the top and dress up the whole look with lots of presents. Job done!

Christmas is a time of happiness, cheer and a whole lot of giving. You don’t have to be religious to enjoy the sheer joy this season brings, so make sure you pass on the good cheer and enjoy this beautiful and very magical winter season.

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Leyla Preston (595 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 7. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked!You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/