It’s that time of year: the season to be jolly. But, undeniably, Christmas time is a stressful period for many people. The sound of reindeer hooves are really the trampling of busy shopping centres and jingle bells are actually alarm bells reminding us how little time we have left before the holidays are upon us. There are plenty of things that need doing, that’s for sure!
For a lot of us, the months of December and January also mean having more people than usual in our homes – for Christmas parties, family gatherings, dinners with friends, or all of the above! Even if this isn’t the case (but especially if it is), there’s a lot of pressure to do something special with our homes’ interiors to recognise the festive season. Tacky Christmas decorations on the outside are one thing; it’s rather more difficult to tastefully and creatively create a celebrative atmosphere on the inside.
The good news is that it’s far from impossible! Below you’ll find three great tips for creating a fresh look in your home for the holiday season.
1. Stylish New Homeware
Redecorating for the holidays doesn’t have to mean mini statues of Santa Claus. A Christmas home makeover is the perfect opportunity to welcome some sophisticated and contemporary homeware into your life. It could be a pair of fancy curtains or an artistic bathroom vanity. Something simple that makes a bold statement can really freshen up your home during the season (and beyond) while also impressing all your guests. For some great homeware ideas, check out an online retailer such as Vinci Living.
2. Shifting Centre Stage
For many families, the Christmas tree is a given. But why not take it a step further by rearranging your living area’s furniture to shift the focus of the room to the tree. This could be a refreshing change from the TV demanding all the attention and will help to highlight the togetherness that the holiday season is really all about. While you’re at it, consider moving some furniture around permanently to create a fresh layout for your home. You may just find you like the new floor plan better and leave it like that, even after the new year is in full swing.
3. Some Light Renovations
Let the holiday season inspire a lasting new look for your home by undertaking some small renovations. The Christmas period may not be the blissful, fun-filled time it was as a child, but it still offers the perfect opportunity to renovate while we have time away from work. You could upgrade your kitchen or bathroom, repaint some rooms, or even take down a wall to create a more contemporary, open-floor feel to your home… all in time to show off your home improvement for a Christmas lunch or New Year’s Eve party! If you’ve been dreaming of a larger scale renovation for your home, Christmas could actually be your chance to collect the funds for this via cash presents!
The holiday season is a busy and exciting one, making it the perfect time to find inspiration for a new look in your home. But, for the time-poor, revamping your home doesn’t have to be a lengthy affair. Use the above advice to kick off a low-cost, few-hours crusade to fill your home with festive spirit that will linger on for months to come!