It’s that time of the year and Christmas is getting near. Some of you may have started decorating your homes early, but there are still some people who didn’t have the time.
If you still haven’t put up your festive decorations, don’t panic, because you can do it fast. You just need to know a few tricks in order to decorate your home quickly and with taste.
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Double It Up
If you want to combine a traditional way of decorating with the modern ones, you can simply double up your decoration. However, that doesn’t mean twice as many ornaments everywhere. Rather, duplicate the smaller things and you will create an elegant symmetry with the traditional Christmas décor.
For example, hang two wreaths on your front door, one below the other. If you make sure they are the same, your front door will look completely refreshed and the interior will become warm and ready for the holidays. You can do the same thing with bows around the house, scented candles on the shelves and tables, smaller centerpieces for the dining table and so on. Just remember to keep it simple so you wouldn’t create a mess.
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Fruits are definitely the part of Christmas decoration. However, sometimes they tend to just lie there or they get eaten. In order to preserve your holiday decoration for a little while longer, you can decorate the bowls with faux fruit. Stick to one color of the fruits, for example, green and arrange faux grapes, limes and pears. Then, give them a shiny finishing touch with some glitter.
Mix one part white and one part silver glitter and simply sprinkle it on your fruit bowl. This way you are providing new and interesting décor for your table, while it can last way longer than usual.
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Holiday decorations are available in every store, but don’t forget that the Mother Nature has something to offer, as well. Make use of fresh evergreen garlands, wreaths and boughs and spread them all through the house. Add the in-season citrus fruits, such as limes, oranges and lemons to provide contrast to the garlands, boughs and wreaths and hang them above the fireplace, on the banister or outside your home.
Such decoration will not only look mesmerizing and refreshing on your property, but it will fill your home with stunning smells of vitamin C and fruits which will instantly change the atmosphere. Not to mention how those vivid colors can remind you of nature and make you respect it more.
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Candy Canes Everywhere
Holidays are the time for treats, and the very treats can be found in decoration. The most popular Christmas decoration treat are candy canes and you shouldn’t shy away from them. Tie them individually above the fireplace, make a candy cane vase or hang them up on the tree. You can use them however and wherever you want, just make sure they are safe and that they do not crowd up the space. Besides candy canes, you can use your other favorite treats and incorporate them into the Christmas décor.
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Use Wallpaper as a Gift Wrapper
Presents under the Christmas tree cannot be forgotten. We love buying and giving them to our family and friends and they are a big part of the Christmas decoration. However, instead of going for the shiny old-school wrappers, use what you have left of the wallpaper. If you don’t have any, you can easily buy smaller amounts for little money just for this occasion. Simple, gold and silver wallpaper is easy to use as a gift wrapper and it will definitely affect the looks of your interior design. Simple patterns and shiny but elegant colors will make you get more luxurious property styling and they will blend in nicely under the minimalistic tree and with the rest of the holiday décor.
As you can see, you can easily mix up the traditional ornaments with the contemporary interior design. Each year, you should try something new and brave. Try making your home symmetric, incorporate more natural decorations for the fresh smells and don’t forget to keep it simple. You don’t want your home to look like the Santa’s village; rather it should be festive but decorated with taste.
Author, Lana Hawkins
Lana Hawkins is an architecture student and the editor-in-chief of Smooth Decorator. She enjoys writing about interior decoration and landscaping. Lana is interested in sustainability and green building, and that’s where she gets most of her inspiration.
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