There’s a good reason why we Londoners are feeling incredibly motivated to decorate our homes and outside spaces this Christmas. We want to forget the doom and gloom of 2020 by filling our homes with jewel-bright lights, glittering baubles and shiny evergreen leaves.
This festive decorating fever doesn’t just mean that our homes will be more welcoming for visitors. According to leading psychologists, adorning our homes with Christmas sparkle can also have a positive effect on our mental health. After a challenging year, returning to these much-loved festive traditions brings comfort and makes us feel good.
Here are some expert ideas for bringing a touch of glamour to your home this Christmas.
Christmas tree delights
We all love twinkling Christmas tree lights, but many of us are turning to the experts to learn the best way to decorate a Christmas tree. There’s a growing trend for hanging Christmas tree lights vertically rather than horizontally (they are easier to put up and the bulbs are less likely to be hidden by branches).
Smart tree lighting is catching on this year, with apps that allow you to create different phasing patterns for your Christmas tree. Alternatively, if you’re looking for Christmas garden makeover ideas, you can add lights to a garden tree and control them at the touch of a button.
Tree baubles and decorations designed in pastel colours and natural shapes are trending this year (John Lewis’ “Renaissance” is the perfect example). This style uses feathers, flowers and big bows in shades of pink and blue to create a truly magical effect that will appeal to adults and children alike.
Those of us who picked up new crafting skills during lockdown this year have been keen to try them out this Christmas.
The latest Christmas craft sensation is creating your door wreath. Simply soak an Oasis base in water then add fresh evergreen leaves, pine cones, berries and ribbons. Crafters can also enjoy making inviting table displays: this year’s designs use a warm, earthy palette of natural textures and colours.
At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co we hope that the Christmas period will herald a brighter and more hopeful year ahead. If your New Year plans include a home move, why not get in touch with us before you begin your search for properties for sale in London? We’d love to help you find your perfect new home in 2021.
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