I find it hard to resist starting my Christmas décor as soon as the leaves start changing color, and I’m sure many people might agree with me. I mean, it’s just so much fun to decorate for Christmas, especially as stores stock up on new and unique décor pieces each year.
It may seem overwhelming, but if done right, Christmas décor will turn your space into a cozy winter home that you won’t want to leave.
Picking Out Your Theme
The one thing that helps me the most is determining what aesthetic I’m opting for – choosing a color palette, deciding which areas need to be decorated, and roughly how much décor is required.
Most people prefer going for a traditional red and green Christmas, although neutral-toned minimalistic décor is on the rise too.
Once you know your vibe for the Christmas season, it makes it much easier to narrow your search for Christmas décor; you’ll know exactly where to go the second you walk into the store or what to search if you’re buying online.
More than a decoration tip, I would deem this as a money-saving tip. Let’s face it, Christmas décor is costly, and the second one steps into a store, it’s impossible not to get sidetracked. With so many bright and shimmery objects calling your name, it’s tough to walk past them with a straight face.
But that’s precisely what you need to do. If not anytime else, Christmas time is the opportunity to practice some self-discipline and strictly follow a list of things you need for decoration. Trust me; half the items don’t even end up getting used.
Buying Long-Lasting Items
A lot of the time, Christmas décor items are less than practical. For example, fuzz balls tend to catch a lot of dust or get dirty quickly, bells can start to get too noisy, or low-quality ornaments can shatter.
Even if you have to spend a little over your budget, it’s better to invest in high-quality pieces than repurchase the same things repeatedly. Reusable décor pieces can last you many Christmas seasons to come, which ends up saving money instead.
Complete Your Decorations the Right Way
While a Christmas tree and shiny ornaments will warm up your space, you want to make sure the dinner table is well decorated too. And I don’t necessarily mean potpourri and flower vases, but the actual serving dishes and cutlery.
I think half of the food’s presentation depends on the dishes you serve it in, especially at a festive time like Christmas. If you’re done decorating your house, I suggest you head on over to Dowan to check out some suitable serving dishes to go with your aesthetic.
Make it a Family Affair
Christmas décor is always more fun to do with the family. Once all your items are ready, gather friends and family and make an activity out of it. This way, your place will have more of a personalized touch as well!