Preparing Your Home for Christmas: Simple Home Decor Tips

December is upon us and Christmas is rapidly approaching! If you’re yet to dust off your decorations, or better still are looking to give your home a more personal touch this Christmas, we’ve got a selection of ideas to get every room in your house in the festive spirit.

Festive Fruit Tree Decorations

Baked oranges and apples, string, scissors and cinnamon,

Get creative and give your whole house that Christmassy smell with these fruity decorations. They also look great tied to presents! If you don’t have the time, take a shortcut and light some cinnamon- or spice-scented candles.

Candy Cane Placeholders

Hosting Christmas dinner this year? Impress friends and family with these edible placeholders, super easy and quick to make – all you need is some ribbon, some glue and some colourful candy canes.

Multiple red stripped Christmas candy canes in a jar

 

 

 

 

 

Give Your Staircase Some Sparkle

Banisters are a blank canvas for Christmas decorations, so if you’ve got leftover lights and tinsel after decorating the tree, why not weave them through your banisters? If you’re feeling more creative, try using them to hang Christmas cards or festive family photos.

Staircase decorated with Christmas decorations and presents

 

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread House

The best Christmas decorations are the edible ones! Gingerbread houses can be tricky, but trust us, this is a simple recipe that everyone can get involved with. Get the kids in the kitchen and get baking!

Festive Gingerbread House with chocolate finger door and jelly sweet windows

 

 

 

 

 

We hope we’ve given you enough festive inspiration to turn your house into a winter wonderland!

 

 


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