Here’s cheers to Christmas

Dec­o­rate Get into the spirit of the sea­son and dec­o­rate the house, writes Robyn Wil­lis

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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.

Tree change

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.

Ta­ble talk

Noth­ing says Christmas like a beau­ti­fully dressed ta­ble and this year there are some gor­geous fes­tive op­tions nice enough to use all year round.

Gold will be a strong in­flu­ence in 2017 so

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.

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