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Make your home merry with these Christmas décor ideas

05 December 2016, 14:31

Get every part of your home into the holiday spirit.

We all try to create magic with our Christmas decorations, but somehow things can easily turn messy.

Here are some ideas to celebrate Christmas in style – your style, whether traditional, quirky, earthy, bling or minimalist.

Christmas tree tips

Having fewer colours for decorations will look more styled and cohesive.

Try everything green, or all gold, or a not-so-Christmassy colour palette such as orange or pink.

Repeat 1 to 3 types of decorations for the entire tree for a more organised look. Let your Christmas decorations compliment the style of your home and reflect your personality.

Be different with quirky decorations, such as kids’ dinosaur figurines, keys or African animal figurines - all spray-painted the same colour.

For a classical look with a personal touch hang a collection of old fashioned cookie cutters, cupcake pans, real apples or homemade cookies on pretty ribbons or twine.

Opt for sea shells and sea stars on the tree, if you are at the seaside for the festive season and keep to a nautical colour scheme. Sea sand under the tree will add to the atmosphere.

Linen ribbons, rather than tinsel, wrapped around trees, are seen everywhere this season.

Cement, wood, felt and paper decorations in natural colours give a contemporary earthy feel.

Also read6 ways to destress this Xmas period

Traditionally Christmas trees are real or faux spruce trees decorated with hanging ornaments. If that doesn’t do it for you, try a tree made of sticks, planks, steel or even laser cut plywood or Perspex.

Santos has a great selection such as the minimalist copper and proudly African metal baobab Christmas trees. Green Grass Design’s laser cut wooden tree packs flat after Christmas.

Other decorations

Although the Christmas tree is usually the focal point of Christmas décor, there are other, more subtle ways to decorate your home by either to replacing your tree or pulling the theme through to other areas of the home.

Christmas table setting

Go all out for Christmas Eve and Christmas day by making effort with your table setting.

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