December has arrived – let the festive season commence! Now is the time to start thinking about how to transform your home into a winter wonderland for the weeks ahead. Whether you’re going for a completely new look this year or you want a few fresh ideas to brighten up your home, we’ve got plenty of Christmas décor ideas to inspire you.
Let’s take a look at the top Christmas trends of 2015, to ensure that your decorations wow friends and family this season:
Favourite Festive Colours
Before you hit the shops for baubles and ornaments, it’s a good idea to pick a colour scheme for your Christmas decorations. This year, there are a few key colour trends to choose from. Gold, bronze, silver and black are big this season; keep it cool with stylish metallic finishes, or go all out with glitzy, sparkly designs.
If you’re seeking a regal theme for your festivities, rich reds and purples will give your home a luxury look. Want to embrace the cold and create a winter palace? Opt for shades of blue for a stunning touch of frost that will make your décor stand out.
Terrific Christmas Trees
It’s hard to deny that real Christmas trees look and smell divine, but if you’d prefer to invest in a low maintenance alternative, there are plenty of options available. Instead of going for the traditional fake tree, why not choose a statement version for your home? A snow-topped or white Christmas tree will be a stunning focal point of your living room, especially when topped with a colourful selection of baubles!
Let There Be Light
Can’t face untangling your old tree lights for another year? Invest in a funky set of new LED lights this season. Multi-coloured lights are a top trend for Christmas 2015, available in cool shapes such as popsicles, stars and cones to give your tree a contemporary look and feel. They are fantastic wrapped along the bannister too!
Whilst you’re shopping for Christmas lighting, festive sign lights are the perfect addition to the mantelpiece. Alternatively, keep it traditional by stocking up on candles that will give your home a brilliant ambience on those cold wintery nights.
From your hallway through to the dining room, you want every inch of your home to feel warm and festive in December. So pick out a few decorative accessories that will help you transform each area of the house. Scatter holly and ivy on window ledges and tables, and tie oversized red ribbons to the back of chairs. Got leftover baubles? Find a large glass bowl or jar and fill it to the brim, to create an effortless centrepiece for the dining table!
Indulge your creativity this Christmas and make your home a festive grotto, with a few inspiring tips from Hartleys Rooms. Have you got Christmas décor ideas to share? We’d love to hear from you! Tweet us at @HartleysRooms or join the conversation on Facebook.