This year is different from any other year for so many reasons, and we want to help you make it as lovely as possible. So, we thought we’d give you a list of our top 5 Christmas Décor Essentials! Christmas 2021 is going to be all about cherishing those magic moments spent with loved ones (that we couldn’t see this time last year). The season is going to be full of hugs, kisses, and beautiful decorations.
Your home is the place you feel most comfortable. We like to feel proud of our homes, especially when we’ve put so much hard work into the way it looks. We learn to decorate our homes to fit each passing season and have a lot of fun in the process. Home décor is here to stay, especially with the number of dreamy trends we all fight to keep up with!
So, let’s not let another second go by and get stuck into our décor essentials. With this guide, you’ll be able to impress your guests, love your home, and most importantly, enjoy the season just like you deserve.
The first thing you notice when you look at a house is the front door- it is an essential element to how the house presents itself to passers-by. Is the door decorated? Is the colour intriguing? What does the handle say about the rest of the house?
Well, with a stunning Christmas Wreath hanging on your front door, you’ll have the neighbours feeling beyond curious at what else you may have hidden inside. Take it from us, a wreath makes a house, and this is your chance to be the most stylish and seasonal looking house on your block! If there's a year to take your Christmas decor to the next level, it's this one!
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When it comes to Christmas Trees, you can’t really go wrong. Some of us like to let our kids (or partners) decorate the tree and have done with it. And, some of us are not the least bit guilty of re-doing the decorations to our standard of elegance after our little artists have had their fun.
Whoever may end up decorating will be enjoying themselves in the process of getting into the festive spirit! We often decorate the tree using the previous year's decorations. Re-using decor is lovely and helps to keep the cost down at an already expensive time of year. But if you were to fancy a change? A little trick to reinvent your Christmas baubles is by painting them! You can visit The Works to find some glitter and paint sets to get started on your bauble glow ups and Christmas decor transformations!
And this year, we’re getting personal. Little handmade decorations not only show off your creative talents but also make your loved ones appreciate the little things! We need to do everything we can this year to help our favourite people feel special! Another easy DIY tip is making Christmas cards instead of buying- it’s fun, colourful and your cards will be one of a kind!
Okay, team. This decor is the big one. There’s nothing more satisfying than serving your guests (and yourself) with some unreal dinnerware. We’re talking plates, pots, pans, cutlery, gravy jugs- you name it! Your dinner sets and attention to detail is what’s going to make your dinner table look sensational this Christmas.
Dinnerware is the décor that’ll get your street talking. It is the Christmas décor your mother-in-law will be nosy-ing at where it’s from when she thinks you’re not looking. Seriously impress your guests this season with a table of beauty!
Lights present us with the magic undertones of a Christmas setting, or overtones depending on how you use them. The lights make a Christmas Tree the talking point of the living room and help make a house a sight for sore eyes at Christmas time. Lights pretty much go with anything, so there’s no concern if you’ve changed up the colour of your seasonal décor this year. The lights will always compliment your home and act as a finishing touch.
Another form of light that’s very popular this year is candlelight. Candles are one to be careful with, of course, but the more, the merrier! Spoil yourself in idyllic and festive scents and fragrances this year- after all, we’ve got some making up to do!
Last but definitely not least, and we can’t tell you how important this piece of décor is, but Christmas jumpers are the key elements of your Christmas décor. You, your family, friends, and four-legged companions are going to be loving life this season, and you’ll be all the more joyful for literally being wrapped up in the festivities.
One positive plus of wearing a Christmas jumper this season is that you can sit comfortably underneath a cosy layer instead of squeezing into anything uncomfortable! Stay snug and practical this year- and stay in the spirit of things by stuffing yourself silly with the delicious foods that the season brings.
We know there’s so much to do this year and so many people to see. But the most important thing you need to give yourself during the holiday season is some much-needed you-time. This time last year was an overwhelming period for all of us, and we need to take the moments we need to recover whenever we may need it. Be kind to your loved ones this year, and most eminently, be kind to yourself.
Have a Happy Christmas from everybody in the Swan team.