With approaching jingles in the air and Santa ready to set sail on his sleigh down the snowy trail, the festivities have turned various notches up. If you are one of those lazy-bees and super-procrastinators who’ve left Christmas decorations over for the coming weekend, here’s an update.
We overheard The Ghost of Christmas Past threatening a shivering Ghost of Christmas Present that the decorations this year should beat the decorations of the last year by a wide mark. So, if you think it’s too late for all the laid-out plans that you dreamt initially with the weekend hanging over your heads like Damocles’ sword, we say Bah! Humbug!
Wooden Street has come up with quick to follow ideas that will add the much needed ‘y’ to your Christmas and make it extra Christmas-y. Chop, chop, for it is the time to beautify your home, both inside-out, and transform it into a festive gathering place for friends and family.
Christmas seems like a boring festival without beautiful garlands and wreaths draping your entryway. Artificial topiaries on either side of the entryway and a beautiful Christmas wreath hanging on the door give your home that perfectly-ready-for-Christmas look. If you don’t trust us, see for yourself-
Lively Living Room
Decorating your living room is much easier than you thought.
Modern and Contemporary interiors:
If you think your living room is modern and you don’t know where to start, let us help you. Start with the cushions, place them in the red and white combinations, typical of traditional Christmas. Then change your drapes along the same lines. Add decorative bells, baubles and other trinkets in a graceful manner. Last but the most important, place an amazingly decorated Christmas tree in one corner of your living room. You can create a beautiful illusion of extra space and more décor by diagonally placing a mirror across the tree.
- Traditional Toned-Down Interiors:
If you have a traditional living room then colourful curtains, matching cushions, planters, an indoor wreath and the Christmas must-have, a well-decorated Christmas tree with gifts underneath, complete the Christmas-y look.
Decoration Basics: The Tree
Having a tree is absolutely essential on Christmas. Deck your Christmas tree and add string lights, glittery snowflakes, jingle bells, golden and silver balls, trinkets and tinsels, small gifts, candy canes in red and white and a giant five-pointed star on the top to brighten up the festive spirit. Put some of the gifts underneath the tree to make the Christmas morning more special.
If you haven’t bought the tree yet, getting one right in the nick of time would pose difficulties. Fret not, for if you thought you can celebrate Christmas without the tree, we find your lack of faith, disturbing. Pintrest is stock full of ideas on making a Ladder based Christmas tree, which is an easy solution for procrastinators and even for people with young pets and babies.
The Weather and the Lure of the Fireplace.
The story of children, writing what they want for Christmas in a list hidden inside a stocking and hanging it over the fireplace is perhaps the most common one. This decoration adds warmth to your interiors and provides a place for your friends and family to huddle up and beat the winter winds.
Christmas dinners with your loved ones define the festive time. Spread the cheer and extend it to your dining room.
Tie red ribbons around the backrest of your dining chairs, with holly and red flowers woven with the ribbons to create a perfect Christmas-y look. Decorate your dining table with the greenery and red towels folded beautifully. Hang a mistletoe and fairy lights over the chandelier above the table.
- Hang beautiful Christmas themed banners.
- Paper and star-shaped lanterns are always visually pleasing.
- Spread the love, with mistletoes hanging from your eaves and drawer knobs.
- Create a treasure hunt for your kids. Paint a cheap jigsaw and write the final location of their gift on it. Now, break the pieces and add clues along with each piece. Hand them the first piece with the first clue. Make a puzzle out of it. It’s a laborious task for you and the kids, but highly educational with a reward to reinstate the learnings out of the game.
- If you want to make full use of the festive season, the discounts offered by Wooden Street in their “The Enchanting Christmas Sale” are worth-bagging furniture.
We hope our last-minute ideas save the day for you and you get the replica of Longclaw Sword you’ve long been wanting for Christmas. After all, Winter has Come.
Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas from Team Wooden Street!