How to Make Your Home Fabulously Festive in 2020

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Christmas has only just been and gone, but it’s never too early to start planning for the holiday season, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly it comes around again. Why leave your preparations until the last minute? By buying or making all you need earlier in the year, you’ll be able to have a stress-free time when December looms over the horizon. With that in mind, here are three simple yet effective ideas that will make your home fabulously festive when the 2020 holidays arrive.

Laser Projectors

It’s great to have a festive, cozy, welcoming Christmas home from the moment you walk through the door, but the outside of your property can be just as jolly when you invest in a laser projector. They project a pattern on to the exterior walls, and you can choose from a wide variety of patterns including snowflakes, stars and snow showers. The effect is visually stunning, and purchasing and running one of these projectors can cost far less than you might imagine. Above all, they allow you to demonstrate to passersby and people in your neighborhood that you love and cherish the holiday season, and they can provide a perfect start to a festive dinner party.

Personalized Christmas Ornaments

One of the things that make the holiday season so great, and so heartwarming, is that it gives us a chance to fill our rooms with decorations and ornaments. Gone are the cool, minimalist styles we might favor for the other 11 months of the year, and in come colors, lights, music and warmth. You can make your festive ornaments even more wonderful by personalizing them in a number of exciting ways. Personalized family Christmas ornaments are sure to be a hit with all who see them, and you’ll find everything from baubles to hang on the tree, to American flags, snowmen and decorations that can be hung on the wall. They can all be personalized with names of your choice, or you can select ones that come with relationship titles such as mom, aunt and grandmother.

Christmas Wreath

Apart from the good old Christmas tree, nothing says the festive season has arrived more than a beautiful Christmas wreath. You can buy one that will match perfectly with your home décor, but you could also make one yourself. Making your own holiday wreath can be easier than you think, and you can collect some of the essential ingredients, such as pine cones and holly leaves, by taking a stroll through nature on an autumn day. You can find wreath making instructions on the internet, and many colleges hold wreath making classes as the holidays draw nearer. A homemade Christmas wreath won’t just look beautiful, it will also give you a great sense of achievement every time you see it.

The Christmas period is a special one, so it’s only fitting that we should make our homes look special during it. A beautiful tree and wreath, exterior projections and personalized ornaments will all help to boost the festive factor throughout your home. You can never have too many festive decorations, so start working on your ideas today.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We Never Know too Much About Christmas – 20 FAQs to Help You Decorate and More

Christmas is the best time of the year, so it makes perfect sense that people are always interested in how to decorate their residence more beautifully.

There are numerous tips on how to decorate your house and garden for the winter holidays, and the next FAQs will cover some of the popular aspects related to Christmas decorating.

1. Is it challenging to decorate a large household with vast property land?

Should you think about the lighting, remember that it has to follow the contours of the roof and gables. You need one with large bulb lights, with icicle lights on the gutters and small lights (lit garlands work too) around the large windows. Don’t forget to buy wreaths on all gable ends and doors and lit potted spruce or fir trees on one side of your front door. It’s also advisable to illuminate paths and driveways with some stake lights, without skipping the shrubs and bushes. As for the large trees, you can wrap every branch with lights or with rope-light motifs.

Use handcrafted wreaths and garlands for large doorways, fireplaces, and railing. The vase and potter display may improve the appearance of window ledges stairways tables. Don’t forget to dress a dining table, and to add the artificial/natural tree according to the size of the room.

2. When should you begin decorating your property?

When your household and land are significant, it may take some time to decorate. If you want to hire professional help, give them a call two months before Christmas so that you can be sure of their services. Some will begin decorating the commercial sites at the beginning of November, whereas homes are ornamented beginning with the end of November. The sooner you call, the higher the chance for you to hire professionals.

3. What shall you do after deciding on the theme of your Christmas decorations?

Anyone who decided to hire professional help should get in touch with them and go over the details. You may also send a digital photograph so that they’re able to make several suggestions and offers. Reputed professionals will guide you and give several options for decorating your residence.

4. Natural or artificial tree? Which one should you pick?

Even if artificial trees have been on the market for decades now, it’s only in the recent decade that they’ve started to outcome the natural trees. Not only that, they are better for technical reasons, but they’re also better looking and value.

You may use an artificial tree for many years, as opposed to a natural tree. Moreover, they come pre-lit, lighter, and are easy to set up. They don’t cause allergies and are more sustainable, which is why many environmentalists choose them over the natural trees.

5. How long does it take to shape an artificial tree?

Even if it takes around 20 minutes or so for setting an artificial tree, you want it to look as natural as possible, which may add a couple of minutes.

It would help if you began at the bottom of the tree, fanning the branches out so that they’re spaced evenly. As you’re moving up, you should bend the branch tips up and away from the branch. It’s how a tree grows naturally, but it’s also going to fill up as much space as possible for a natural appearance. Don’t forget to put on some gloves so that you may slide the hands across the branches faster.

6. Which lights work best for Christmas?

The market gives numerous and various models of light. You can find lights designed in ribbon or net shapes, which eases out the draping while reducing the risk of tangling. The majority of holiday lights nowadays come with LED technology. LEDs are bright, more energy-efficient, and last for a longer time, lowering the need for replacing the bulbs any time soon.

7. What are the most popular holiday stories?

A Visit from Saint Nicholas is probably the most iconic holiday poem. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Christmas Carol are stories that kids and grownups love for winter holidays.

8. How to make the Christmas gift wrapping beautiful?

It’s always nice to have the gifts beautifully wrapped. You may find a theme matching the colors of tree, but using ornaments or flowers can also add a nice touch to the Christmas gift wrapping.

9. Is it safe to add decorations to a fiber optic tree?

The fiber optic tree is an artificial tree that features light filaments all over the branches, instead of wire rods. The filaments are running the light through a fiber optic tree look a lot like fishing wire, so they’re strong. You can use glass or shatterproof baubles without concern about safety. As long as you don’t have a cat, it would help if you didn’t stress out more than usual.

10. What’s the best way to assemble the Christmas tree?

Typically, artificial Christmas trees are made of three parts. You begin with setting up the stand and the base piece of the tree. You will need to tighten the screws on the base (tighten all three the same so that the tree doesn’t lean). Slip the middle section onto the plate, adding the treetop at the end.

11. How many colors should you use on the Christmas tree?

How you decorate the Christmas tree is entirely up to you and your take. A theme for all Christmas decorations (and trees) is a safe choice. You create it by repeating some details. Two dominant colors on a tree and subtle touch of other colors can work very well.

12. Is there a particular height you need for the Christmas tree?

The height of the Christmas tree is fundamental. If the tree is tall and touching the ceiling, you’re going to give the impression that the ceiling is too low. It’s better that you give 12in (30cm) or so between the top of your tree and the ceiling so that everything looks fine.

13. How many lights will the Christmas tree need?

Again, it’s a question of personal take, as nobody can tell you if you’ve added too many or not enough lights. However, the rule of thumb is 100 lights for every foot of the tree. For instance, you will need 800 lights for an 8ft. tree.

14. Can you have a beautiful Christmas tree with a thin wallet?

You don’t need to empty your pockets for having a beautiful Christmas tree. Once again, less is more, and using solid color baubles that come in bulk tubs are a great choice. They’re incredibly affordable and fill your Christmas tree.

15. An angel or a star on the top of the tree?

Angels tree toppers are less popular than the treetop stars. Again, it’s totally up to you which one to use. The Christmas Angel relates to the angels who showed above the Bethlehem when spreading the news about  Jesus being born. On the other hand, the treetop star is related to the bright star showing in the night sky and leading the three wise men to Jesus.

16. Is it safe to spray snow onto the baubles for a flocked appearance?

Even if you may be tempted to do it, it’s safer that you don’t spray snow as you’re only going to damage the baubles.

17. Is it possible to give your windows a snowy appearance?

Some spraying snow in a can and a couple of stencils can help you decorate the windows for Christmas. Once the winter holidays are over, you may use some dishwashing detergent and soft sourer for removing the snow from the windows.

18. Which type of ribbon works best for Christmas bows?

Look for edge ribbon as they maintain the shape, giving your Christmas decoration the elegant and perfect finish that you were looking for.

19. Can you customize a Christmas wreath for your home?

Even the market gives you beautiful premade wreath to choose from, and they may not always fit your household or family the best way. However, you can add a personal touch for a better match. Add a couple of tiny toys that belonged to your kids. You can also add bows in colors that fit the décor of your home.

20. How should you hang a wreath?

The easiest way to hang a Christmas wreath is with a Christmas wreath hook. You can also attach a tiny hook to the inside of the door, running a ribbon over the top. Continue with looping it through the wreath. Always use a color for the ribbon that matches the wreath inset.

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