Christ­mas around the cor­ner

Central Queensland News - - REAL ESTATE -

WE’VE A lit­tle while to go be­fore the big day in De­cem­ber, but for many of us, the idea of dec­o­rat­ing for Christ­mas has been ex­cit­ing since we took the tree down last year.

While much of the world curls up with blan­kets by the fire, the Aussie Christ­mas is unique in that we’re able to stuff our faces with prawns be­fore wait­ing out our food co­mas on the beach. While we love the tra­di­tions in­volved in our beach cricket games af­ter a feast, at home, there’s no deny­ing the spe­cial feel­ing in­volved in dec­o­rat­ing with tra­di­tional el­e­ments.

The thought of Christ­mas in the home evokes mem­o­ries in more ways than one.

Think im­ages of Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions like a beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated tree, a fruit­ful wreath, and Christ­mas crack­ers on the ta­ble. We also think of smells like cin­na­mon and pine, and the un­mis­tak­able sound of Michael Bublé’s great­est hits.

“The key to suc­cess­ful Christ­mas dec­o­rat­ing is cre­at­ing an at­mos­phere in your home,” says Mia Lake, in­te­rior de­sign di­rec­tor at Vic Lake Ar­chi­tects. Katie Skelly realestate.com.au

PHOTO: ADAIRS

Christ­mas is about so much more than dec­o­ra­tions.

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