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15 December 2021

Top Tips for Insta-Worthy Christmas Interiors

Christmas is upon us, many will have decorated their homes, or be preparing to, whilst always thinking of new and innovative ways to enhance their festive interiors.

If you’re struggling to think of something new to do this Christmas, want to replicate some of your favourite Instagram aesthetics, or a fun crafty task to do with the kids, we’ve come up with our five top tips for adding more festive spirit to your home, which can be quick and easy to achieve in time for the big day.

1) Incorporating smells of Christmas is a wonderful sensory way to add Christmas magic into your home – and you can make it fun and crafty too. Create your own dried fruit decorations, using cranberries, clementine, and cinnamon sticks, which combine the sweet and spicy aromas of the festive season. Putting these into your decorations not only adds vibrant colours but also offers striking smells to indulge guests when they enter your home.

2) Brown paper packages tied up with string are certainly one of our favourite things. Not only does this offer a visually pleasing, neutral scene under your tree, but it’s kinder to the planet too and offers a sustainable option for wrapping gifts, as the usual shiny papers are actually not recyclable. You can spruce up your packages by adding natural decorations such as pinecones or foliage.

3) Light displays are a huge part of the Christmas aesthetic, whether that’s a festive outdoor light trail or a simple display within your home. Dangling lights across your living room or even on your bannisters adds depth and layers to your interiors - creating a sensory experience, whilst injecting beautiful lighting features. Using warm dim lights will create a cosy and warm vibe, whilst adding cold lights will add a frosty snowlike feel, both creating different Christmas aesthetics.

4) Hot Chocolate is a must all year round but especially during the festive season. So why not go all-out to indulge your sweet tooth and make a hot chocolate station for all to enjoy! Section a small area of your kitchen to create this station, which will not only excite and entertain your guests, but it also acts as a cute interior set up. Perfect for snapping pictures for the ‘Gram too. Fill up your station with marshmallows, whipped cream and festive toppings, as well as perhaps a little tipple for the adults, to construct the perfect hot chocs for you, your children and your guests.

5) Christmas wreaths offer endless opportunity and can come in many forms. The traditional door wreath has begun to evolve with many creating impressive alternatives, such as foliage displays for round mirrors – a stunning addition to a hallway; or using different materials such as candy canes and baubles to create a funkier, striking design.

No matter what festive favourites you choose to incorporate inside your home, it’s important that it complements your existing interiors scheme – to provide a seamless transition in and out of the Christmas period and ensure no garish clashing of colours. New homes offer the perfect blank canvas to truly make your home your own this Christmas.

If you’re looking at some festive holiday house-hunting, check out all our developments.

Xmas blog 15.12.21

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