For almost everyone, Christmas decorating ideas are usually limited to decorating the tree and the living room and making the dining-room table look lovely. But, what if you are throwing a Christmas party or have invited friends or family to stay for Christmas? Then, expanding your decorations to incorporate the rest of your home is definitely worth the extra effort.
Add Color to Your Front Door
Accent a bright white door with the deep colors of an evergreen wreath and garland. Tie on extra-wide red ribbons to complete the Christmas look and add graphic punch. Twinkling lights add a soft glow at night and allow the door and decor to be seen from the street.
Classic and Colorful for Living Room
This living room's bold red walls and traditional architecture call for classic Christmas treatment, complete with a grand Fraser fir and a sweeping tree skirt. Elegant round magnolia wreaths hang in the windows by strips of fabric that match the room's furnishings, and gifts are wrapped to match the red-black-and-white color scheme. A loose arrangement of temple bells and fresh holly top the tree.
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Small plates of wrapped candies, fruits, and seasonal nuts not only look stunning but are useful to have on hand for spur-of-the-moment gatherings. Likewise, pots of strongly perfumed winter flower bulbs, for instance hyacinths and cyclamen, added to landings, windowsills, and also in the bathroom, will give your private home an air of being all dressed up for visitors.
The kitchen can often be overlooked in relation to Christmas decorating ideas , and yet, when there is a party in your home, this room appears to be attracting your guests like a magnet. However, kitchen decorations must be kept to a minimum as a result of its more functional role. You can simply hang colored baubles over the hooks on a dresser, which will look pretty and add to the sense of the event.
But if your kitchen is a part of the open-plan space, then you definitely can expand your living-room decorations into the kitchen area by stringing several twinkling lights across the shelves or put a huge bud vase of sculptural twigs hung with glossy red berries.
A different way to spruce up the spare room is to apply decorations just like those on the Christmas tree to produce a small garland for the mantelpiece, to tie to the handle of the closet, or hang above the mirror.
Spruce up dressing table and bedside tables, put aromatically scented candles surrounded by circlets of evergreen foliage on them. Handmade organza Christmas stockings filled up with spicy potpourri will be an incredible alternative to mauve pillows and little dishes of traditional potpourri.