Your Christmas decorations should make you feel excited, festive and a little nostalgic. You might be feeling a little underwhelmed by the decorations you kept from last year. You might want to add personalized ornaments in bulk to your decorations. A few baubles have cracked, the tree’s starting to age, and your Christmas lights won’t turn on. If you are hosting Christmas this year, your home needs to look as magical as possible.
According to a recent Wickes survey, a whopping 61% of brits are embarrassed about an aspect of their home, and 41% wish their home looked better. You can make a few home improvements just in time for Christmas and stay within your budget. You should feel proud to ask people to your home over the Christmas period.
Here are a few tips to prepare your home for Christmas.
Tidy up the exterior
First impressions do count, and the exterior of your home should look just as festive as the inside. Give your front door a fresh lick of paint and hang up some outdoor Christmas lights. A little sparkle can make a world of difference. Collect any rubbish from the front garden and tidy up the shrubbery.
Give your bathroom some love
Your bathroom might be looking a little worse for wear. You could regrout your tiles and repaint the wall to make it look brand new again. Add a few hanging plants to brighten up the space and a diffuser with a Christmas scent. Your guests can enjoy a bubble bath between all the festivities.
Remove any clutter from your bedroom and organise your bedroom. Install some fitted wardrobes along one wall and keep all of your belongings in one place.
Get a new splashback
The kitchen splashback tends to age fairly quickly. It might be covered in food splatters and marks from where you’ve tried to wipe it clean. Install some new tiles and fresh grouting to give your kitchen a modern style. Alternatively, you could design a micro concrete accent wall and use it as your kitchen splashback. The grey concrete will look fantastic against a deep blue kitchen with brass hardware.
Add some cosy accessories
Christmas is all about snuggling up by the fire with a festive movie. If you have hardwood flooring, warm the place up with a colourful rug. Pair the rug with a matching throw on the sofa to pull the new accessories together. A few candles and fairy lights will set the perfect ambience for the room.
Dedicate a space for the Christmas tree
Your Christmas tree should be the centrepiece of the room. Clear a space and move your furniture around to cater for the tree.
Make your home into a magical winter wonderland this Christmas with a few home improvements.