'Tis the season to be jolly and nothing says Christmas Holiday better than the Décor you put up in and around your home or office. Long gone are the days where we put up pine cones and, being South African, we do not celebrate the traditional white snowy Christmas as much as other countries but we welcome the sunny days and beach-like atmosphere.
In the Spirit of Christmas we thought to bring you a few decorating tips you can implement when dusting off the boxes filled with Christmas goodies.
It starts with the Tree
Nothing says Merry Christmas better than the tree found in your living room or office reception. Whether living along the coast, in the Country or among the Bright Lights of city life, you can forage through your area for special materials like driftwood, shrubs or wire, and make your own tree from scratch.
The most common decorative items we find in homes and offices are string lights, candy canes, Christmas globes, stars, gift socks and Christmas hats. You can purchase these at stores, but if you are looking for something special and unique, why not try adding your personal touch. The more creative you get, the better your décor will look.
Less is More
Christmas time is a colourfull season, but by adding too much color to your décor it becomes cluttered and overbearing. It is recommended that you choose 4 colours and decorate within those parameters and remember, stripes will never go out of style!
Wrap them Right
You may not typically think it, but the way you wrap your presents add to the décor of your home or office. When wrapping presents think of the colours you are already using and incorporate those to compliment your current look.
If you are lucky enough to have friends and family over for Christmas lunch or dinner then you want you table décor to reflect your overall decorations. Keep the table modest and simple, especially if your home is already representing the season you love.