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Transform your home this Christmas

By Ijeoma Thomas-Odia
22 December 2018   |   2:26 am
It’S Christmas! A season of celebration, love, sharing and decorations are not left out. With the significant Christmas tree and other colourful bulbs, lighting and items that come in popping red, green, gold and silver colours, or a colourful message beautifully hug on the wall, you can never go wrong decorating your home and bringing it alive for the season.

It’S Christmas! A season of celebration, love, sharing and decorations are not left out. With the significant Christmas tree and other colourful bulbs, lighting and items that come in popping red, green, gold and silver colours, or a colourful message beautifully hug on the wall, you can never go wrong decorating your home and bringing it alive for the season.

The living room, however, is the focal point of decoration in many residences and sets the tone for the entire areas in the home. Christmas decorations should all be about magic. What better way to welcome the holidays than focusing on what truly matters and turning your home into a magical place of joy! There are beautiful living rooms featuring charming Christmas decorations, as transforming the core of your home into a cozy and colourful interior allows that magic to take place.

Arguably the main attraction of any festive interior is the Christmas tree so this should be your first port of call when you look to decorate your home for Christmas. The artificial versions have become the order of the day because you can get exactly what you want in size, shape and colours, which avails you the opportunity to reuse year on year.

Once you have the tree sorted, it’s time to look at decorating it. Collecting enough decorations to fill a 6ft tree when you are starting from scratch can seem daunting, but if you look at the task in layers, you will have the perfect amount in no time. Lighting is a fabulous place to start and one of the most important aspects, as without sufficient illumination all of your hard-decorating work could go unnoticed. Experts say allow 100 lights for every foot and a half of tree so a 6ft tree would require around 400 lights to really shine. There are endless lighting options available so once you have decided how many you need, you can then work out if you want mains powered or battery operated, white or colourful, and whether you want timer functions and effects.

Your Christmas colour scheme is where you can choose to be as traditional or contemporary as you wish. Gold, red and green or silver and white are classic choices which will look elegant in any home, but in recent years there has been an influx of new colour choices with ornaments and tree decorations released in more unusual shades each festive season which shows anything goes when creating your own Christmas look.

Aside decorating the Christmas tree, there are many simple touches you can add to the rest of your, too, which will help to create a stylish festive look. A Christmas wreath is a simple statement addition to your home, it fits not just for the front door, wreaths can also be utilised throughout the home, suspended on mirrors or on internal doors. A small selection of garlands and festive ornaments can also be utilised; drape garlands over bannisters, shelves or mantelpieces and scatter ornaments on coffee tables gives you the ideal festive look.

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