What a year it has been! I am not sure about you but my goodness I cannot wait for Christmas this year.
Let’s just write the year off and make the most of staying in, decorating our homes and creating positive memories by making connections and building on those very important relationships; and of course, styling your house perfectly!
We are going to inspire you over the next four weeks with inspirational ideas to re-invent decorating your home this Christmas. Let’s face it, we haven’t spent on holidays, so let’s go wild! I am dreaming up a new scheme as we speak.
It can be done on a budget by combining some of your existing decorations, if you feel they work. First up, we have gone for Nutcracker – Christmas décor
As a little girl this was one of my favourite ballets and still is. This style not only works so well with any traditional decorations we have, it takes on a whimsical elegance with lots of primary colours.
- Consider placing nutcrackers into the body of your tree.
- Braid bright colour ribbons around your tree. If you have small children you could even tie treats to the end of the ribbons and have them ‘follow the rainbow’, I remember my mum doing this with me! This look is sure to inspire dreamy images of sugar plum fairies and childhood memories.
- Why not wrap up big boxes under the tree (they can be empty, but would feel much more exciting with gifts wrapped early – place them in delivery boxes so they are big square boxes that look impressive). This is so cost effective, just bold bright wrapping papers in blues, red, pinks and gold with big bows.
- Decorations such as drums, trumpets, the nutcracker itself and plain baubles will complete this scheme really easily.
- And, of course what better way to complete the scheme than match your tableware to your theme? Just put a little nutcracker with a place name by every seat. There is even a game that will entertain the family. Click here.
- And finally, how cute are these 3ft Nutcracker figures to frame a fireplace or doorway? Click here.