“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful” – Norman Vincent Peale
It’s that time of the year again – the chill in the air, the scrumptious smell of plum cakes at bakeries and the twinkle lights from Christmas trees peeping out of homes. There’s something special about Christmas that makes even the most Grinch-like of people smile. Merriment, laughter and generosity of spirit are what we are celebrating today.
Perhaps one thing that symbolises the Christmas festival the most is the Christmas tree. Families spend quality time together decking up their tree with exquisite ornaments, fairy lights and more. And that’s just the start of the home décor for the season. We have here some fun ways to put a twist on the traditional décor in your home.
1. A Tree For The Bookworms
If you are a book lover and have a grand collection that you are proud of, this idea is for you. With a little ingenuity, you can easily turn your bookshelf into a love letter for Uncle Santa. Take a look at this example to be inspired.
2. Getting Crafty In The Kitchen
When it comes to Christmas decorations, we often forget the kitchen. We are not just talking about baking gingerbread men from scratch, in fact, you don’t need to be a natural cook to embrace that kitchen with some Christmas warmth. It’s the small details that make the difference. For example, you can carve a tree into the heart of some fruits, or use tree-shaped place markers to add to the festive feeling. Place a Christmas-themed runner on the counter and put up some fairy lights on the top shelf (make sure that it doesn’t come in your way, though).
3. Sewing It Up
If you don’t have space in your home or the budget to get a tree, get creative with some old buttons, strips of fabric, twigs, a bottle of glue and whatever else may be lying around to make yourself some décor. You can sew your own miniature tree with scraps of fabric and maybe even create a beautiful centre-piece to add to your living room décor. The décor in the picture here is a genius way to have a tree without actually having one. This saves a lot of space in a small apartment and is particularly great if you have small pets or children who would get to your fragile ornaments.
4. A Christmas Of Quilted Colours
All you need to create a beautiful tree is some paper and some patience. Quilling is a skill that can be easily picked up and used for various occasions. The basic idea is to simply roll up strips of paper and stick them on a flat surface to resemble a tree. Add a few stars and ornaments and voila! you have a very rustic-looking Christmas tree to spread the Christmas cheer.
These are just some of the thousands of ideas to create some homemade joy this season. Sure you can buy your décor at a shop, but we guarantee an extra sense of joy when you see your own creativity in your home. If you want to spruce up your home even more with the help of professionals, don’t forget to reach out to HomeLane’s team of experts.