The Festive Season is upon us and here at Style Studio we are so excited! We know that getting your home ready for the festive period can seem overwhelming. So we have put together a simple guide on how to get your home ready for Christmas. That way you can enjoy the celebrations without the pre-Christmas stress.
Let’s just get the least exciting task over with first! Decluttering is never fun but if you do it before Christmas it will save you that post-Christmas declutter nightmare, and no-one wants a nightmare before or after Christmas!
We all know at Christmas time we end up with an onslaught of gifts. By getting rid of all that stuff you no longer need beforehand, gives you the space for all those new special gifts!
If you have kids, decluttering toys also means they have space for all those new presents from Santa! Decluttering is also a good idea before putting out your decorations because this adds to the amount of things you have in your home.
Create a winter wonderland without falling over unnecessary items in the home!
When it comes to Christmas you may be like us and can go crazy with the decorations! We have some simple tips for decorating your home for Christmas.
Most people have their Christmas Tree as the focal point of their Christmas decorations. Complement your tree with a lit garland and few festive throw pillows to add that extra touch of cheer! Candles and scented accessories are perfect for this time of year because they make your home feel cosy and welcoming, and not to mention they smell amazing!
As Christmas is when we all tend to sit round the table for a festive feast, why not add a holiday centrepiece either with candles or some fairy lights. Tartan is a great festive touch for table linen ideas. Or add a touch of sparkle with some glitter placemats. If you are looking to get creative and create your own table setting, have a look at our Christmas Pinterest Board.
You can also bring a touch of Christmas to a variety of rooms; simple things for the bedroom include throw pillows, throws or Christmas bedding. Also candles are a simple way to create a cosy atmosphere. The kitchen is probably the hardest room to dress up for Christmas but some window decorations and a few festive tea towels are the perfect festive additions to your kitchen.
3. Prepare for guests
If you are having family and friends round to stay over the festive period, make sure your guest rooms are prepared in advance! You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your guest room feel warm and inviting. A few small touches, including fresh bedding with a cosy throw, a nice smelling candle or room spray will make your guests want to stay until New Year!
4. Gift wrapping
So now we have the house sorted, let’s move on to the fun bit, gift buying and wrapping! If wrapping is not your most enjoyed Christmas activity why not wrap as you shop, that way it doesn’t seem as big of a task. Or if you love wrapping why not create your very own Santa’s workshop. If you like to get creative, make your own festive gift wrap. Or pick a colour and pattern theme. That way when people receive your gift it is that extra special as you have put your own unique touch to their gift.
5. Festive activities
Our last tip is to have some fun activities planned for the festive period. We love to bake decorate festive cookies and gingerbread houses. You could even create your own decorations for your home and Christmas tree. Get cosy with your loved ones and have a Christmas movie marathon with an overflowing marshmallow hot chocolate and a cosy Christmas blanket. If you have little ones, don’t forget that all important letter to Santa!
No matter what you do this Season, make sure it’s fun and a Christmas to remember!