Who doesn’t get that warm and fuzzy feeling every time you think about Christmas (even if it’s in June)? My Christmas season begins the moment I start decorating for Christmas like putting up my Christmas tree (sometimes it can be as early as October). The decorating itself helps in creating a festive feeling in my space, but, as I just learned, there’s more to decorating for Christmas than just putting up colorful stuff and a Christmas tree.
The thing about Christmas is that while in the pursuit of joy and making merry (say that again), we often find ourselves stressing about selecting the right Christmas gifts, or trying to book the last flight or train home after ticket prices have skyrocketed and cabins are jam-packed.
But one of the biggest challenges with Christmas can be finding the balance between carefree festivity, and the pressure to be the perfect Santa. So, to help you in creating a festive feeling within your home, our merry interior decor guru, who’s also the creative honcho of Design Haus Medy – Medy Navani –, is here to give us a few tips about decorating for Christmas in order to achieve that festive feeling.
Medy’s Tips for Creating a Festive Feeling
Christmas is about making an overstatement. For the first time, I would say “the more, the better (or merrier)!” But that doesn’t mean your colossal Christmas can’t be stylish. My association with Christmas is all about pleasing the senses; you feel it the moment you step through the door.
Decorating for Christmas
When it comes to the main feature, the Christmas tree, I say find the biggest one your living room will grant you! It is important to choose a Christmas color-scheme, and I recommend selecting one color in combination with white or black, and one metal (gold or silver) and religiously repeat this throughout your home. My favorite this year is beige/champagne and silver, and yes, on a real green Christmas tree. Fake white and pink trees are a no-go! Surprisingly, I always find my best trees in small shops in Satwa (most of us know where that is).
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More of Medy’s top tips for creating a festive feeling at home
- Fill the air with the sweet smell of orange, ginger, vanilla, and cinnamon
- Create a panorama of colors, glitters, flickering candles, gold, and silver decoration wherever you look
- Throw faux fur blankets over the sofa, bed, and chairs
- Make sure there is a giant jar of fresh baked, imperfect-looking cookies
- Make some background sounds of your favorite Christmas mixtape from the 30s and 40s
Merry Christmas from Medy