How to ‘kitsch’ out your home this Christmas

General, Interiors

It’s officially December, and you know what that means- Christmas is almost here! It means cosy days inside wrapping presents, drinking hot chocolate by the fire and most of all, spending quality time with your loved ones. But of course, one of the main dilemmas that we all have at this time of year, is how to decorate our homes. Do we go for kitsch or traditional? On one hand, decorating your home traditionally is always a winner, but have you ever fancied something a bit out of the ordinary? We’re gonna share some ideas with you on how to decorate your home a little differently this year.Christmas decorations

The main centrepiece is, of course, the Christmas tree. A fun way to jazz it up, is by buying one in an unusual colour. Once green goes out the window, there’s a whole rainbow of colours to explore. Reds, pinks, blues, whatever takes your fancy.

So what about actually decorating the tree? One idea is to decorate it with ticket stubs of all the places that you’ve visited this year. For something that’s more sentimental, what about using photographs of all the happy times that you and your family have shared this year? Use your imagination and see what you can create.

No trees complete without something on the top of it. Stars and angels are nice and all, but what about other Christmas items? Think Santa hats, Christmas characters and whatever else you can think of. The quirkier the better!

The next step, if you want to bring kitsch into your home, is to go mad with the tinsel. Think tinsel in the hallway, in the living room, in the kitchen and even in the bathroom. Brownie points if you decide to use a variety of colours. Remember, Christmas isn’t Christmas without a bit of sparkle.

Who says that baubles are just for the tree? If you have any plants around the house, how about cheering them up with a few here and there? You could try grouping together a bunch of them in a jar or a vase to put on top of the fireplace, or even in a bowl on the top of the coffee table. To spread Christmas spirit all over the house, then you could perhaps hang them off any exposed beams.

If you’re feeling artistic, then you could give making your own decorations a go. Not only will this add to the look of the house, but it’s also a really nice way of bringing the household together. What about crafting your own bunting, or how about designing your own advent calender?

Think outside the box, and you might be saying goodbye to traditional forever. Let us know your thoughts and any ideas that you have.

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