Winter Is Coming and So Is Christmas

As the seasons begin to change, this brings along with it one of the most special days of the year. A day to be merry, celebrate, show love to those you care about, be charitable, have fun, and create memories along the way. With its festive nature, the Christmas season provides the perfect backdrop for you to go all out with your decorations and bring a little Christmas cheer into your life.

Go Shopping

The best part about Christmas is that there are a lot of things you can do at little to no cost. There will be hundreds of discount sales going on if you didn’t take advantage of the Black Friday sales already. However, if you already have some decorations that are good-to-go, you can easily reuse them and keep some money in your pocket. You can add a few new items though, to change up the look.

Trees and Lights

Have you ever turned on the lights on a Christmas tree and just marvel at how beautiful it looks? There is something magical about the lights on a Christmas tree as it enhances the beauty of the decorations and makes the tree more special than it already is. Looking at the tree with the lights on creates a sense of warmth and happiness as you are surrounded by those you love-it helps you remember the essence of Christmas.

Before you invest in Christmas lights (if you don’t have them already), you need to decide on the type of tree you want. You can pick between a natural one or an artificial product depending on what you are going for. You might need to decide on the size of the tree as well as it might determine how much decorating you are going to do.

Once that is done, it’s time to focus on the lights. There are two main types of lights- incandescent and LED lights, each with its pros and cons. LED lights are the preferred option due to their low consumption of electricity, excellent output, and low cost. Incandescent lights might be just what you need but you need to keep in mind, that they consume power and can produce a bit of heat. From there, you can decide on the design and pattern of the lights you want to buy.

In addition to the lights, you can hang a few garlands, ribbons, baubles, floral sprays, and a tree topper to complete the look of your tree. 

Remember the desired end result

It is important to work around a theme. Without it, you cannot achieve cohesion in your design. Before any buying or work is done, start by grabbing a sheet of paper and envisioning what you want your home to look like for Christmas. Do you want a traditional look? Are you seeking to represent your culture and heritage with the design? What do you want your designs to symbolize? This planning isn’t for your tree alone but for every major aspect of your home.

Decide on the major standout pieces, where they will be positioned, and how they are going to look. There is going to be a lot of activity on Christmas and you want to make sure that no one knocks your pieces over or injures themselves. When you get stuck on a detail or feeling frustrated, pause for a minute and take a deep breath. Try enjoying a hot cup of chocolate before you start again.

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