Deck The Halls This Christmas
The Christmas season is upon us! If you love Christmas just as much as we do, these holidays are the perfect time to bring some much-needed cheer and fun to friends and family. While it’s been a challenging year for us all over the state, the holidays are a great time to celebrate the joys and triumphs, as well as the company of our loved ones. And what better way to prepare for the holidays than by decorating your home beautifully? Deck the halls this Christmas with our Christmas decor guide. From 2020’s Christmas decoration trends, decor sales, and hot tips for decorating your home for less, you’re sure to find awesome ideas for your Christmas decorating this year.
2020 Christmas Decor Trends
Neutrals are in
From whites, to modern and chic blacks and greys, neutral decor has been a hit with designers this year. It’s only natural for it to be in for Christmas decor, too! Mix it up with a farmhouse theme, and make sure to grab inspiration from pinterest boards and your existing colour scheme to ensure a cohesive look. Christmas decor doesn’t have to be green and red all the time! Neutrals such as white, black, navy, wooden tones, and shades of grey or beige can be dressed up and festive, too!
Nostalgia is key
After this year, more and more people are becoming more nostalgic. From small things such as toys from childhood, to a favourite album in your teen years, we’ve had the time to revisit interests and things that brought us joy once upon a time. Christmas is the best time to revisit these nostalgic feelings, with vintage holiday decorations taking up centre stage in Christmas decor searches online.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - For Cheap!
If you’re wanting to take steps towards sustainability, recycled materials are the way to go for inexpensive decor! Eco-friendly Christmas decor is not only in-style, but helps you do your part for the future, too. Reuse your holiday decor from last year, but add something new to liven up the look, or repurpose existing pieces by pairing them with DIY Christmas decor for less. There’s a lot that you can do with normal, everyday materials! One popular trick is to use brown wrapping paper and decorate with festive stickers or drawings for cheap, or even use newspaper or magazine pages to wrap your Christmas presents for an environmentally-conscious way to present your gifts to friends and family.
DIY Decoration Ideas
Crocheted tree skirt
Got skills in crocheting? Show off your talents by making a tree skirt crochet with vibrant colours that match this year’s decor colour scheme. You’re sure to wow with your unique and eye-catching DIY decor.
Got a flair for sewing? Sew your family’s very own Christmas stockings, with unique fabrics available at sewing stores for cheap. Not only will this be an inexpensive DIY, but you can also get kids to help decorate, too, making it a Christmas to be remembered.
Paper Mache Baubles
Grab a paper mache bauble, or make your own with the kids! Paint each bauble with metallic paint - or any paint that you have on hand. Make sure to do a few coats to ensure an even layer, and add glitter for some sparkle. Leave to dry, and cut strips of black velvet trim to glue around the outside of the bauble, gluing a loop of black velvet to the top for hanging. Simple and cheap!
When To Put Up Your Christmas Tree
Christmas trees are traditionally put up on the first day of Advent, which is the fourth Sunday before Christmas day. Others say that any time before that can be unlucky. While some people wait until Christmas eve to set up the tree with their close family, it really is up to you!
Where To Buy Good Christmas Trees
It pays to do your research when it comes to buying good Christmas trees. If you don’t already have one, or are currently looking to buy a new one, shop around! Artificial trees are usually available from your local stores, from Kmart, Big W, to Target, but if you’re looking for live trees, there’s sure to be real Christmas tree farms available in your area, with a wide selection of trees for you to choose from. A quick Google search can set you off on a magical journey to fill your interiors with the beautiful scent of Christmas pine.
Christmas Decor Sales
It’s part of the fun of decorating for Christmas: trying to find good deals on great quality decorations! And while there are some well-established shops to get your Christmas decor from, sometimes it’s a great idea to think outside the box for a more unique Christmas look. Keep an eye out for garage sales, as that’s usually when people are selling their own Christmas decor for cheap! Take a look at op shops like Salvos, Good Sammy’s, and the like, as these usually have some great decor for less, too, while also helping you decorate in an environmentally-conscious way.
Or, if you’re wanting online options, websites such as catch.com.au, or christmaswarehouse.com.au can provide a world of options for your Christmas decor. What’s more, they’re sure to have Christmas decor sales that will help you make the most out of your budget for Christmas. Places such as Spotlight, eBay, Amazon, and even Facebook Marketplace can provide a variety of options for Christmas decor that definitely fits the theme and aesthetic that you’re going for this year, whether it’s traditional, neutral, modern, or even eco-friendly.
If you’re needing some extra cash to make sure your Christmas decorations are on point, Ferratum online loans can help give you that extra boost to level up your decor to the next level. At Ferratum, we provide easy online loans to Australia, with an easy application process and quick decision times, making sure that there’s no downtime for when you really need it. Celebrate this Christmas in style, and deck the halls with beautiful decor!