Here’s cheers to Christmas
Decorate Get into the spirit of the season and decorate the house, writes Robyn Willis
hristmas may be the only time of year that it’s acceptable to “dress” your house.
Whether you’re into stringing up lights in the front garden, decorating a fake or real tree or even setting up a nativity scene on the sideboard, decorating the house is often tied up in ritual and tradition — which differs from family to family.
No matter what your traditions are, it’s fun to refresh your look from year to year, especially if you’ve volunteered to host family and friends on the big day.
We’re here to help make that easier — even enjoyable — so that everyone has a magical and peaceful Christmas.
For some, the kind of tree you have is all important. Anyone with young children will quite likely have already set up their tree in anticipation of Santa’s arrival, complete with handmade decorations.
If you’re not keen on the haphazard look where it looks like a tinsel bomb has gone off on your tree, consider paring back the decorations and sticking to a colour theme.
Children often love Christmas craft so have the scissors, paper and glitter glue ready.
Sites such as Pinterest are a great source of ideas. Alternatively, take inspiration from commercially available decorations such as paper baubles from Kikki K.
If there’s no space for a tree, improvise with something smaller for the table or even some gum leaves or Christmas bush gathered from your garden for a local touch.
Nothing says Christmas like a beautifully dressed table and this year there are some gorgeous festive options nice enough to use all year round.
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Have a real Aussie Christmas with these Tassie oak animals, Bits Of Australia.
Dress the table with well placed crackers and pretty straws from Typo.
Your tree doesn’t need to be big to be beautiful. Channel a little Nordic charm with a selection of paper decorations, wrap and bags from Kikki K.