1. Is it too early to start now?
Though there isn’t a hard and fast rule for when the right time is to start dragging out the Christmas decorations, starting early allows you to truly enjoy this season of giving with your loved ones.
Christmas decorating shouldn’t be dictated by a particular date on the calendar or spent competing with last minute shopping crowds.
Staring early means you can leisurely add in a wreath here and a garland or two of lights and sparkles there as the season progresses. Add more or take away as you please and enjoy the process of decorating minus the stress.
2. So Many Themes, So Little Time.
Giving some thought about how you want your Christmas decoration to look can save you a lot of time and money. Before you start, it’s important to ask yourself, “What do I like? What do I have around the house that can be reused?
Having a theme in mind makes it easier to create a unified and cohesive look. Carry a list and set a budget to avoid overspending.
Look around you for inspiration; whether you like it colorful and bold or simple and traditional – pick a theme and stick with it!
3. Does Size Matter?
Decorating small spaces can be equally as challenging as a large one. But don’t limit your imagination by the number of square feet.
Choosing the appropriate sized decorations can do wonders for any room in your house, be it big or small. Picking the right Christmas tree makes a huge difference to a room. Before going tree-shopping, you should make sure that the height of the tree is proportionate to where you want to put it.
Always remember that more does not necessarily mean merrier when it comes to decorations. Avoid overcrowding for a harmonized, elegant look.
4. Get everyone involved. (Yes, even the kids).
Don’t be tempted to embark on the Christmas decorating journey on your own. It shouldn’t be about perfection but instead, of making memories. By getting the whole family involved, everyone will feel part of the process – creating a more memorable and joyous occasion.
Make the decorating process kid-friendly. Let them participate by making their own decorations or decorating a small Christmas tree on their own.
There are tons of DIY projects on the Internet that are simple, inexpensive and fun to do.
Who knows, with their wide imagination and creativity – they might teach you a thing or two.
5. Don’t Forget to Have Fun!
Don’t get caught up in the hype of wanting to make your home look magazine-worthy that you lose the true meaning of Christmas.
Decorating for Christmas need not be a stressful and dreaded event. It’s a day off from work, a delicious dinner and surrounding yourself with loved ones. With a little planning, the year’s festivities can be more meaningful, fun and memorable (for all the right reasons).
And that’s what’s it’s about, isn’t it?