Christmas is literally just around the corner, and you may be thinking about hosting parties or small get-togethers for your family and friends. Aside from catching up with those that you love, the incredible food and general festivities, one of the best parts of Christmas is being able to show off your lovely home. Take a look at these 4 steps to turn your home from simple to suave just in time for Christmas.
Opt for a real Christmas tree
There are many incredible tree decorations out there, real or not. However, there’s something magical about a real Christmas tree at this time of year. The smell, the feel, and how amazing they look compared to artificial trees can’t be beaten. Look for real Christmas trees near you and pick up a tree while they’re looking their best. Remember to measure the height of your ceilings so that you can find the perfect sized tree for your beautiful home! Not only that, you’ll be helping to support farmers create a profitable harvest on otherwise unproductive land. Don’t forget that you can impress with your other Christmas decorations too!
Add a focal point
Every home needs a focal point, especially if you want to get conversations flowing at your get-togethers thing year. A great way of doing both of these things is by choosing something that people can use such as a piano. Not only do they look stunning, but they bring people together to sing songs (or try) and have a very merry Christmas time. You don’t even have to buy brand new, meaning that you can save money making this the best Christmas yet. Take a look at this guide on buying a piano online to find out all of the information you’ll need.
Think about your curb appeal
Curb appeal is very important when trying to impress guests and most importantly, it helps the way you feel about your home too. Here are some quick and easy curb appeal ideas for the winter:
- Add fairy lights to your windows – they instantly make your home look more inviting
- If you’ve got a pathway, use solar panel lights to light up the walkway
- Pick up any weeds and rubbish in your front lawn
- Pop-out a ‘welcome to our home’ sign for a nice touch when your guests arrive.
- Have a coat and hat stand ready for when your guests enter your house – there’s nothing worse than not knowing where you can put your belongings in someone else’s home!
Remember that style is more than what meets the eye
Finally, sometimes the aesthetics aren’t enough by themselves, so make sure that you take into consideration the other senses. Using festive smells such as cinnamon and spices will instantly welcome your guests and make them feel more relaxed. You should also think about background music to help set the ambience. Perhaps put together a list of your Christmas favourites to play while you’re entertaining? Either way, have a fantastic Christmas!