How to decorate your home for Christmas

Moretti Blog   •   December 19, 2018

Christmas Decorations Tips

I am sure that whenever you mention the word “Christmas”, most people will say that is their favourite time of the year. Well is mine too, because I love the atmosphere created by the decorations and the lights. If it was for me I would keep the Christmas tree all year round!

During the Christmas period, I do get calls from some of our clients to give them some ideas on how to decorate their homes for the holidays to complement the design that we have already done. And I have to be honest I love when I can see the houses we have designed become even more magic with extra lighting and decorations! Of course, there are new trends every year, and there are different styles of decorations from Nordic, to Country to minimalist.

Hence, how do we find the right compromise between the trends and our personal style?

Christmas Mood board

Firstly look at your house and see what is the style, or if it is a mixer which one is more dominant. Then create a Christmas mood board or pin board. Start maybe a month before you will start decorating so that you the time to change things on that. In the end, you should come up with something that in terms of colours and style will perfectly blend with your interior. Thus, you know what to get and the mood that you want to create before starting with your decoration shopping.

So let’s start with some tips:

Decorate your windows. Most of the times these are forgotten but actually adding decorations to the windows can create a nice and magic atmosphere. You can add lights, stencil or if you have got a quite wide window sill some nice candles too! You can also add some ribbons of different length with colours that match your interior decor!

Christmas windows decorations

If you have shelving or bookcase use them to add some decorations or some hanging ribbons with Chrismas ornaments. You can make these very easily as well if you have some decorations left from your tree!

Use soft furnishings to create the mood. In fact, adding a throw or cushions with the Christmas colour scheme that you have decided can set immediately the mood. For instance, I love the red and gold combination, hence my all decoration theme follows these two colours, or you can opt for a silver mood or white and frosty one! is all up to you.

Do not forget other rooms too!

Get your kids to help you to decorate, maybe they can do their rooms and use their creativity in there. Most kids do they Christmas decoration at school and to be able to display their work will give them proud and they will feel part of the all Christmas ‘process’. Also, no one stops you to continue the decoration in your bedroom too!

Use plants

And of course, I could not mention plants. There are some plants that we see around only at Christmas time like the poinsettia. These are wonderful to give colour and add a touch of nature. You can have in red, white or soft pink too, thus you can adapt it to your colour scheme. You can use the Holly or any other that comes to from the Aquifoliaceae family to create great compositions, winter white Amaryllis and Winter Azalea, there is s broad choice.
If you have a garden don’t forget to decorate it too! Just adding some lighting will carry the Christmas mood outdoor.

Also, trees are not the only way you can decorate your home. You can also introduce Nativity imagery and Christmas village. These are great to create a magic atmosphere. I have to be honest, my husband and I have a little passion for Christmas village and every year is part, together with the Christmas tree, of our house decoration. We enjoy making it but it takes a long time and planning, so if you are thinking to do it plan your time wisely. When is finished is a lovely entertaining game for our guests too!

Moretti Interior Design can help you to create beautiful spaces. For more information or to book a consultation in our West London studio, contact us today.

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