Getting your home ready for Christmas

getting your home ready for christmasChristmas is fast approaching, and the time has come to start getting our homes ready for the festive season. Many us that celebrate the annual holiday will be heading into the attic to unearth the tree decorations and the tinsel, and it won’t be long before there’s a tree in living rooms across the UK, real or plastic.

Are you looking for some new ways to freshen up your home and get it nice and cosy in time for Christmas? Here are some handy tips to turn your home into a warm and magical place to curl up and while away the dark winter nights.

Light Things Up

You don’t have to make a huge effort to get your home looking lovely. Take advantage of the fact that the nights are drawing in and focus on the way that your home is lit. Making use of paper lamps and fairy lights strategically placed around the house give things that extra bit of sparkle.

There are various affordable features that can transform your home, including battery operated tea lights that can be used to light up a trail to your home. It looks great in the dark too.

Style and Comfort 

Will you be having anyone to stay this year? Maybe you’ve got a spare room that you always meant to get decorated only to never get around to it? Now may be the time. A lot of us have family and friends come to visit during the holidays, so it’s important that you pull out the stops to make them feel comfortable. Investing in a new bed for your guests is a great way to bring in some much-needed luxury.

Ottoman beds in a range of different finishes from Bedstar offer style, comfort and the benefit of extra space for storage, so you don’t have to worry about keeping things tidy, and your guests get some much-needed storage space too. Making sure your guests are comfortable and relaxed is important when it comes to keeping everyone happy at Christmas.

Couple your new bed with some matching accessories to make your new guest room really Christmassy.

Make a Display 

This can be done anywhere and can look fantastic. Whether you choose to make a display in your living room with your tree and presents, or to make a display in your garden for passers-by to enjoy. There are so many opportunities for creativity; you could make a traditional display that tells or story, or organise the decorations in your living room to create a theme.

Themes

If you’re struggling with ideas, then all you have to do is pick a theme and run along with it. For example, maybe red is one of your favourite colours and you want to make more of it in your decorations this year. This enables you to cleverly mix and match your decorations and create a stunning Christmas décor.

Why not flex your creative muscles and see what you come up with this Christmas?

*This post was written by Emily West.

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