Alternative Christmas Decorations for the Shabbychic Home
Friday, 6 December 2013 | Admin
Decorations With a Difference
The decorations don’t have to be tired and traditional. If you're planning to have guests for a holiday party or you simply want your house to feel cosy, warm and festive for you and your family, you can show your innovative Christmas spirit with both conventional and quirky decorations to make your house sparkle throughout.
Start with the entrance to your home. Even though your cards are increasingly coming electronically there are still some that drop through the letterbox, so put a smile on the postie's face with a surprising door wreath like the Gingerbread Man, made from shredded coconut palm and decorated with holly, or a Red Moose decorated with holly and jingle bells on a funky knitted scarf.
Alternative to Traditional Twinkling Christmas Lights
Adding some twinkling lights will not just add a soft glow at night but also enable the door and its décor to be seen from the street.
A lot of us believe the tree is the most important Christmas decoration. Whether you choose a real tree or an artificial one, set it up where it will throw the most welcoming festive glow. String up some lights. When lighting your tree with white and coloured lights start at the bottom and wind the lights around in a spiral before tucking the end into a branch at the tree's top. As well as using conventional lights choose something interesting like a Shaker Style Star finished in grey rustic twigs and led lights.
Make Your Crimbo Tree Stand Out!
Decorate the tree with ornaments. If you love sparkle then try some glittery snowflakes finished in gold and bronze to add a soft finish. Disperse these and any classic round baubles or balls around the tree, leaving no big bare patches.
Now add a tree topper. It's traditional to place an angel or star at the top of the tree - symbolising the Star of David that led the three wise men to Jesus when he was born - but you don't have to stick to the past. Try a moose here too. Whatever, be jolly.
Finally decorate the tree’s bottom. Drape white fabric around the tree and sprinkle it with white glitter to resemble snow, and place the presents here.