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Turn Your Home Into Christmas Wonderland


It’s almost past the time to get your house decorated for the holidays, but come on, we know that 2016 was busier than it should have been for people like us who couldn’t take a delicious day off to dedicate ourselves to this fun project.

There is still time to turn your home into Christmas Wonderland. Image Source: Party City
There is still time to turn your home into Christmas Wonderland. Image Source: Party City

But what’s good is that it isn’t so hard to turn your house into a Christmas wonderland if yourself switch to functional, practical mode.

Let’s go step by step here, and let’s start with the basics, so that anxiety doesn’t stop you from making your house reflect all that holiday spirit deep inside of you like never before.

Pick your style

It could be whatever you feel like, and this is perhaps the most important step, not only because it will define your whole decor scheme but mostly because it will reflect your personality, your mood, how you are feeling this December, and what your wishes are for the holiday season.

You can go vintage, traditional, chic, Scandinavian, country-style or whatever. Search online. We will try to give you a few options here so that you can compose your decoration.

This Kentucky Vintage Christmas may very well be your style. Image Source: Country Living
This Kentucky Vintage Christmas may very well be your style. Image Source: Country Living
Or perhaps this Victorian Style Christmas decor? Image Source: 50Museums.com
Or perhaps this chic Victorian Style Christmas decor? Image Source: 50Museums.com
Maybe you are considering something more contemporary. Image Source: Fresh Home
Maybe you are considering something more contemporary. Image Source: Fresh Home
Of course the country style is always an option. Image Source: Wafclan
Of course the country style is always an option. Image Source: Wafclan

Tip: To be more practical think about what you already have, like the dishware, and your home style. It doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t play with mixing modern and vintage, for example.

Things that you will need

You will need:

  • A Christmas Tree
  • Tablecloth
  • Christmas Lights
  • Ornaments
  • Candles
  • Boxes
  • Wrapping Paper

The Christmas Tree

This country Christmas tree will evoke childhood memories. Image Source: Wafclan
This country Christmas tree will evoke childhood memories. Image Source: Wafclan 
This is a classic vintage tree. Image Source: The Glades
This is a classic vintage tree. Image Source: The Glades
What about this beautiful white Scandinavian minimalist one? Image Source: Celfan
What about this beautiful white Scandinavian minimalist one? Image Source: Celfan

Start with a basic tree. That will allow you to make changes as you go. As we’re talking about functionality, pick an artificial one. That’s much more available and it’s easier to set up at any environment. Start with one tree, then if you have time and budget, you can add more in order to make a Christmas forest.

You can shop for Christmas trees at Target and at Macy’s.

Tablecloth

This is how far you can go when you start with a white tablecloth. Image Source: Imanada
This is how far you can go when you start with a white tablecloth. Image Source: Pinterest
You can always add as much red as you want. Image Source: Pinterest
You can always add as much red as you want. Image Source: Pinterest

Start with white unless you are very sure about your style. It will also make it easier for you to decorate since pretty much everything goes well with white. This way you can add any sorts of decoration and dishware on top of it. If you are using the dinner table, don’t forget to plan on the way you will make it look on Christmas day.

Shop for Christmas tablecloths at Crate & Barrel.

Christmas Lights

Few things say more about Christmas than Christmas lights. Image Source: Imanada
Few things say more about Christmas than Christmas lights. Image Source: Imanada

Few things say so much about Christmas like Christmas lights. They bring life and the spirit of the Holidays to any home. Unless you are going vintage, choose white. Get them spread all over the house, and not just on the tree. Bathrooms, porches etc. Don’t save on lights, they aren’t expensive and they will certainly have a huge effect

Shop for Christmas lights at Christmas Lights Etc..

Ornaments

Now you can start getting more specific about the style you chose. It’s a great idea to invest in a centerpiece that will be able to use year after year. Use Christmas garland to decorate curtains.

This doves are a something you must have. Image Source: Gardeners
This doves are a something you must have. Image Source: Gardeners

You can get these beautiful doves at Gardeners.com for $11.99 ( set of three ).

This beautiful centerpiece uses cranberries for a red touch. Image Source: Pink Lover
Use cranberries for a red touch in the centerpiece. Image Source: Pink Lover
This is a simple and inexpensive decoration. Image Source: Pink Lover
This is a simple and inexpensive decoration. Image Source: Pink Lover

Candles

Have candles all over the house. Scented ones to make it smell like Christmas. Image Source: John lewis
Have candles all over the house. Scented ones to make it smell like Christmas. Image Source: John Lewis
This one to add just a little touch of gold. Image Source: John Lewis
This one to add just a little touch of gold. Image Source: John Lewis
Copper-glitter candles. Image Source: John Lewis
Copper-glitter candles. Image Source: John Lewis

Candles are a must-have for any Christmas decoration, no matter what style you choose. So plan on getting as many as you can, and put them all around the house in every room, so that there is Christmas spirit on every corner.

Shop for these candles at John Lewis.

Boxes and Wrapping Paper

Christmas gifts, even if the boxes are just full of good intentions and memories.Image Source: Hoomrun
Christmas gifts, even if the boxes are just full of good intentions and memories.Image Source: Hoomrun
You can of course chose to go rustic and eco-friendly. Image Source: Pinterest
You can of course chose to go rustic and eco-friendly. Image Source: Pinterest

Having boxes around the house will make it feel warmer because every box will have special meaning. Think about someone you love and would like to give a present to, even if the box is empty and that is just an intention. We are talking about budget, to start with, but there are also people that unfortunately won’t be able to be there for their present.

Shop for gift boxes at the Container Store.

Music

If you really want to embrace Christmas celebration, start playing Christmas songs now. They will get you in the mood like nothing else. Here’s a great Christmas songs playlist for you to start turning your home into Christmas wonderland right away.

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