If, like us, you aim to level up your Christmas decorating year on year, you’ll need to brace yourself for the festive favourites we’ve stocked up on for 2021. Our biggest edit yet is giving us endless Christmas decoration ideas. We’re thinking gift-worthy glassware, twinkling lights, and the warm flicker of a seasonally scented candle.
So, keep scrolling for some of our Christmas decorating highlights. If your tree is up, lights are on, but something is missing, these final festive touches are all you need to get your home feeling warm, welcoming and party-ready…
1. Light Up Seasonal Scents
One sure-fire way to make your home feel Christmassy? Festive fragrances. From candles to diffusers, the right mix of cosy notes creates a comforting ambience. If spicy scents are your go-to, light the 4 Wick Cinnamon Candle by Celtic Candles, which boasts a rich, room-filling throw. For something fresher, fruitier but still festive, try the Newgrange Living Frosted Mulberry 3 Wick Luxury Candle.
2. Get Creative with Festive Figures
Because there’s no better time to get playful with your decor; add a few festive figures to your Christmas set-up. From Sitting Santa to the Cool Snowman with Headphones, they’re great for placing under your tree or on a mantelpiece. They’re also ideal for gifting to little ones who are just picking up on the Christmas spirit. Wrap them up as a Christmas Eve present that they’ll want to bring out every single year.
3. Hang Up Your Stockings
Even if you don’t stuff them with gifts (although we recommend you do), a few well-placed stockings can instantly elevate your home’s festive feel. Hang them where they’ll be easily seen; above the fireplace or from a windowsill. Go for seasonal plaid with the Joy Stocking or try a wintry print with the Snowflake Stocking.
4. Add a Wreath (or Two)
Simple yet statement-making, a wreath might be just the thing your Christmas decorating is missing. But we don’t just mean on your front door; consider hanging one on garden gates, garage doors and inside your home, too. You don’t need to go wreath crazy, but you also don’t need to stick with just one entryway. Placing one somewhere slightly unexpected can make your festive decor all the more eye-catching. Choose the Chic Wreath if your decorations tend to feature cooler tones (like silvers, blues, whites and pale greens) and the Gold Deluxe Wreath if you usually opt for warm colours (such as golds, reds, deep greens and creams).
5. Decorate the Bannister
Don’t stop at the door. Add festive foliage to your stairway banister, too, wrapping a garland between the spindles to bring extra warmth to your home. If you can, match the garland to your wreath, opting for the Chic Garland to keep things cool, crisp and silvery, or the Gold Deluxe Garland for gilded flashes. The effect is beyond dreamy.
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