Time to add fes­tive touches to your home

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Magic of Christmas - Lor­raine Howard

You’ve planned your Christ­mas din­ner, you’ve or­gan­ised all the presents, even wrapped some.

Now, it’s time to take some time to make sure your home looks as fes­tive as it can.

Plan your Christ­mas party decor around a theme or a sea­sonal colour scheme. Why stop at a Christ­mas tree? Place some fes­tive ornaments, char­ac­ters from Santa to snow­men around the house. Hang a holly wreath Noth­ing is more fes­tive than a holly wreath on as many doors as you can. It doesn’t have to be only on the front door to wel­come your guests, they can go any­where in the house.

Go on to the back door, in­side and out. Re­mem­ber over the man­tle, and in all your front win­dows. Don’t forget bed­room doors, in­side and out.

There are some classes on how to make your own us­ing real pine, holly, or grapevine, dec­o­rated with bows, berries, fruit, pinecones, raf­fia, ornaments and even fam­ily pho­tos.

And a lovely way to thread a Christ­mas theme through your home is to dec­o­rate your stair­ways with gar­lands.

Why stop there? – tie fes­tive bows on ev­ery­thing from can­dle­sticks to door­knobs, teddy bears to chair backs.

If you have a fire­place, pile it high with logs and keep it blaz­ing all through the party.

Re­cruit a friend to keep it go­ing. If your fire­place does not burn real logs, ar­range pil­lar can­dles at dif­fer­ent heights and burn them. They’ll cast a beau­ti­ful flick­er­ing light around the room.

To add a fes­tive look every­where, sprin­kle glit­ter on ev­ery sur­face you can see.

Think lamp shades, ta­ble tops, buf­fet, bath­room coun­ter­tops, buf­fet, ta­ble, din­ing ta­ble, and un­der glass serv­ing plates.

Go on, it’s Christ­mas.

Fes­tive char­ac­ters

Scat­ter some around your home this Christ­mas

Tra­di­tional A holly wreath can go on any door in the house

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