It’s beginning to look a lot like... Christmas! Yes, you heard. It’s come to that time of year again when Christmas adverts appear on the TV, the Baileys bottle comes out of hiding and George Michael’s ‘Last Christmas’ starts playing on repeat. December is right around the corner and with only two weeks to go, it seems like a few of us have already started buying presents and decorating our homes. But don’t worry if you haven’t, we’ve made a list this month and checked it twice to help you get your home ready for the festive period.

Deck your Halls

There’s nothing like making a grand entrance. Decorate your staircase by weaving a pine garland and scattering some fresh eucalyptus along your console table. If you’re willing to go the extra mile, dust with fake snow and hang some mistletoe. Hang an extra-large stocking for the perfect festive accent. If you’re redecorating your hallway before Christmas, impress your guests with a stunning parquet floor. The versatile design speaks for itself with its zig-zag pattern and warm tones of brown, creating the perfect cosy setting.

 

dining room with Christmas tree and pine garland on the beams.

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Dine-in Style

The dining room is going to be extremely busy on Christmas Day, especially if you have a four-person table with 13 guests round fighting over the gravy bowl. So, if you’re hosting the annual Christmas dinner this year, serve some style with a brand-new table. Real wood is trending this year, so why not treat your home to a gorgeous oak table? Decorate with a table runner and festive décor. Don’t forget your special silverware and posh glasses. Everyone over-eats at Christmas so you need to be comfortable. Finish your dining space with some comfy new chairs so you can sit back and relax while watching the kids argue over the cracker toys.

Festive Fragrance

Make your home smell like spice and all things nice with festive scents. Candles are certainly one of the best ways to set the mood over the festive period. Smells like cinnamon, pine and gingerbread all remind us of Christmas that add a magical touch to our homes. We found a great hack on TikTok to help make your home smell lovely, so why not use this concept with some Christmassy scents?  If you want something a little less intense, place dried oranges, cranberries and cinnamon sticks into a wreath. It will look great above the fireplace!

Christmas scents of cinnamon, pine

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Declutter your Home

Before a new wave of presents floods your home, just think to yourself what would Marie Kondo do? Do you use it? Do you need it? Do you (really) love it? If it doesn’t pass those tests, then it’s time to let go. Decluttering is a great way to kick-start a big cleaning job. And if you're having guests stay over the festive period, you'll need a room for them to stay in. For more inspiration, take a look at how to create a stunning guest bedroom.

Party-proof your Hardwood Floor

Grit and high-heels are the biggest culprits for scratching hardwood floors. Place a no-shoe zone sign and doormats in front of entrances to minimise any damage that might occur from high heels and grit. Always have some tissues and mops handy just in case of any accidental spills. The last thing you want is to wake up on boxing day and see a red wine stain! Place cushion mats under the legs of your furniture to avoid scratching your floor.

Cosy Living Rooms and Festive Fires

Make your hardwood floor extra cosy with vibrant colours, Christmas ornaments and rugs. Festive colours like reds and greens will look great against the brown tones on your hardwood floor. If you really want to impress your guests, dress your fireplace with pine garland and fairy lights to make your space feel extra cosy. Embrace your crafty side by decorating your tree with pinecones and chestnuts. Take a look at how you can make your hardwood floor extra cosy if you'd like some more tips! 

cosy living room with fire place christmas tree

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Decorating your home at Christmas brings out the festive cheer in everyone. And with the right décor, scents, and space, your home will be ready for the festivities to begin.

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