Decorating Your Home For Christmas
by Anna Lucas
The weather is subtly cooler. The nights are longer. The radio is blasting Jose Mari Chan’s “Christmas in our Hearts” every hour. And traffic in the metro becomes more horrible by the minute. This could only mean one thing: Christmas is just around the corner.
Nothing – absolutely nothing beats the warm festive feeling that only Christmas Season brings. What could be more delightful than bringing the festivity in your home in Ponticelli in Daang Hari. But before you set out and start decorating your residence, here are some tips and ideas when designing your Crown Asia House for the Holiday Season.
Consider your storage areas
If you are itching to buy new Christmas decors, always keep in mind where you will store these after the holidays. During this time, all the stores are so attractive and jolly that you end up buying a lot of decors. And at the end of the season, you just get stressed about where you will keep them until the time you have to bring them out again. So before going on a Christmas Binge, remember to ask yourself “do I have space to keep it after Christmas?”
Check your wirings
Christmas décor is sometimes synonymous to Christmas Lights. Before you overdo it, make sure that your sockets can handle the additional load. Also, here is where you should be willing to spend a little more. Buy trusted brands from trusted sources. Some of the cheaper ones actually sacrifice quality, and may be a safety hazard in your house.
Make it Age Appropriate
Be sure to check the decorations if they are age appropriate. This does not only refer to the materials used but also to the design itself. There are décors that actually show Santa Claus to be smoking or urinating. While adults will find it amusing, kids may look up to it as their role model. Therefore, If there are kids in the house or if you are expecting kids during Christmas time, just keep it clean and fun.
Don’t be afraid to use colors
We all know that the traditional Christmas Colors are Red and Green. But these should not limit your creativity. Be free to experiment with different color combinations such as pink and white; or green and brown. But who says you can only use two colors? Play with three- or four-color combination like teal, white and tan; or green, blue, bronze and white.
Have fun with DIY
Decorations need not always be store bought. Most of the time, the best decors are those that are made with love. Reuse old Christmas cards to make them Christmas Tree Ornaments. Or paint some white twigs and turn them into great table centerpieces. You can even use ribbons of varying colors to make an excellent showpiece. Just release your creative juices.
So bring out those adornments, and be daring enough in showing your personality in your Christmas Home Decors. But most especially, start enjoying the Holidays for this is the season to be merry. Cheers!