Best Ways to Get Your House Christmas Ready

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Whether you love it or hate it, the time has almost arrived to decorate the home in time for Christmas. Creating the perfect warm and cosy festive atmosphere involves so much more than simply sticking up the tree. So, if you’re looking to get your home Christmas ready, below you’ll discover some great tips and advice that will help.

The D&G designed Christmas tree

Start by cleaning and de-cluttering

Before you even start to put up your Christmas decorations, you’ll want to give the house a good clean. The last thing you need is to worry about mess and clutter over the holidays. So, go through the home one room at a time, throwing away anything you don’t use or need and organising everything neatly.

When the house is fully clean, you’ll find it’s much more relaxing. It’s difficult to achieve a nice Christmassy feel if the home is messy and disorganised.

Update your furnishings

Once you’ve given the home a deep clean, it’s time to transform it into a cosy Christmas retreat. If you really want to set the scene, why not consider updating your furnishings?

For example, you could change your regular blinds or curtains, choosing a more festive colour scheme. Companies such as Direct Blinds, offer affordable window furnishings in a variety of colours.

You could also update your bedding, sofa throws and cushions. It’s surprising how much of a difference simply switching your soft furnishings can make to the ambience of a room.

Don’t neglect the hallway

When prepping the home for Christmas, you’ll want to focus on every area, including the hallway. It’s easy to overlook the hallway when decorating, but remember, it’s the first thing guests see when they arrive. So, you’ll want to make sure it’s warm, cosy and inviting.

It’s even a good idea to stick an umbrella stand right by the door so guests can quickly dispose of their umbrellas if it’s raining. If you are having guests over to stay, you’ll also want to include an extra set of keys that they can use by the front door.

Add your decorations

When you’re ready to start adding decorations, don’t just focus on the tree. It can help to have an actual plan in place. Come up with a general colour scheme you want to follow, then you can work on decorating to accommodate that style. Add Christmas themed wall art, beautiful twinkling lights and garlands along the fireplace and stairs. You’ll also want to use scented candles in each room to make the home small like Christmas too.

These are just some of the ways to get your house Christmas ready. There’s a lot to do! So, why not start now to ensure you’re ready in time for the holidays?