Christmas is the season of relaxing, eating, shopping, snow sports including snow fitness and catching up with family and friends, and for many people having a Christmas tree is crucial for Christmas, where for others it’s just not that big deal. Whether you don’t have the space, the time or the money for a Christmas tree this year, it’s not really that big an issue and certainly won’t affect your festive holiday in any way. There are many other ways that you can get ready for the festive season without having to focus on a Christmas tree. We will provide you with 13 decorating ideas that you can get busy with to make your festive period one to remember.
- Use Greenery for Decorations
Decorate your home with what nature provides for free. In a few vases, place magnolia leaves and pierces of greenery. This decoration can be placed anywhere across your home from your living room to your dining table. If you are looking for something different, then perhaps create wall vases using greenery and use fresh flowers for flower arrangements.
- Dress Up Your Doorways
For a nice festive scent as you walk into your home consider adding garlands of greenery over your doorways. You can hang greenery as it is or adorn it with Christmas cards or ornaments if you prefer. If you opt for artificial greenery then consider adding additional scents which you could tie on the greenery such as cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans.
- Chandelier Decorations
For a nice festive touch place greenery around your chandelier. Alternatively hang Christmas decorations and ornaments from the arms of your chandelier. By doing this you aren’t encroaching on valuable space around your home. If you have children then they may be excited to make paper snowflakes which could be hung from your chandelier to create a nice feeling of a winter wonderland.
- Add Sparkle with Ornaments
You don’t need to have a tree to be able to use ornaments. Consider creating a wall tree using ornaments which will make a nice feature on an otherwise empty wall.
- The Table Centrepiece
A centrepiece is an important aspect to your dining table. Create a centrepiece from a wreath and place some LED candles in the middle of it. Alternatively, use garland to create a centrepiece and add some battery-operated fairy lights to it to add a festive twinkle.
- Deck Out Your Dining Chairs
Your dining table is not only about your centrepiece. How about decorating your dining chairs too? Use ribbon and wreaths which could be hung from each dining chair. If you are making your own wreaths then you could decorate them using ornaments or pine cones and as a finishing touch, add name cards to each wreath.
- Christmas Place Settings
If you have a large family and the celebrations are on you this year, forget thinking about venue hire, your dining table is the perfect place to add some festive colour. Place flowers in a vase which reflect the colours of the season. Use bells and holly to create décor for your glass stems or for napkin rings. Switch on some subtle Christmas music and turn on your coffee machine so that your guests are nicely welcomed into your home (remember to order wholesale bulk coffee beans to get you through the festive hangovers!). Finally, don’t forget to make time to prepare your table before your guests arrive so that they can appreciate the festive touches.
- Window Décor
To creative some festive cheer in your home, consider decorating your windows. Use ribbon to hang ornaments or wreaths from your windows. You could also use your windows to display your Christmas cards which is also a perfect idea is space is at a premium. Other options could be to use battery operated lighting which can be placed around your window frame or use LED candles to sit on your window sills. In your kitchen you could change your blinds to Christmas themed alternatives.
- A Festive Fireplace
Use your fireplace as a centrepiece in your living room. Decorate it with small gift boxes, greenery, garland, ornaments and stockings. Complete it with some battery-operated lights to cheer up your living room this festive season.
- Trim Up with Garland
Garland is very flexible and can add some festive cheer all around your home. Use garland around your fireplace or weave it around your bannister. Once again, consider adding some battery-operated fairy lights to your garland or personalise your garland using ribbon, pine cones, holly and even Christmas cards.
- Homemade Snow Globes
Use some wine glasses to create your own winter snow globes. With fake snow, festive figurines and a touch of creativity you can create your own little winter wonderland scene.
- Wreath Art
If you have a rather boring plain wall and need some inspiration for it, then you could consider creating a wreath wall. Selects wreaths of different sizes and display them to create a piece of festive art. Add a touch of colour to your wall display using holly, ribbon and festive ornaments. Go easy when climbing to reach the highest points of your wall, as the last thing you need is to make ACC physiotherapy claims over the festive holidays!
- The Outdoors
If you usually have a Christmas tree in your garden every year then it’s time to get your creative juices flowing. This year:
- add a wreath to your car
- place garlands on your walls/fences
- add solar powered lighting to your trees and shrubs
- decorate your windows using festive stickers
- hang lanterns filled with fairy lights,
- place Christmas pillows/blankets on outdoor furniture
- create a present topiary
The options really are limitless!
So, who needs a Christmas tree to make Christmas? Now that you’re all sorted you can sit back, relax and enjoy a well-deserved cup of coffee from your favourite keep cup. After all, the festive holidays are the time to relax, be merry and spend time with your loved ones.