For many, Christmas is one of the most treasured holidays of the year. For some people it provokes feelings of melancholy, especially in the absence of certain family members or loved ones, but in general it also tends to be a fun, celebratory time that unites many with loved ones they haven’t seen in a while, where they can share memories past and spend quality time together. As with many celebrations, Christmas has its own special type of decor that makes it unique. A Christmas or Christmas Eve dinner isn’t the same without a Christmas tree in the living room, a nativity scene in the background, or at least Christmas lights and winter-themed decor to create a cozy atmosphere. Each person can create their own holiday tradition, but decorations make it so much more fun, which is why today in this article from ShMadrid we’ll be giving you ideas for decorating your home for the holiday season.
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Turn your house into a winter wonderland (or something close to it)
The Christmas holidays are a closely-knit and family-focused celebration, during which the majority of the celebrations take place in the home. For this reason, you have to bring the celebratory decor into the house itself. From the classic holiday decor you find at department stores that could be inspired by a U.S. Christmas movie, to child-centered decor featuring Santa and reindeer, to more minimalist decor such as a small Christmas tree on the table, there are a wide range of possibilities for decoration that can be adapted according to the tastes of each person. For example, the color red is one of the protagonists of the holiday season, and so adding red decorations that match nicely with other red accents such as blankets and couch cushions in the room can be a nice and simple touch to make a room more festive. Other classic colors for this season include dark green, gold and champagne, which provide an ambience of elegant festiveness without being too bright or flashy.
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Silver combined with snow-white is another color alternative when it comes to decorating the house for Christmas. Although this color scheme is less warm, it also looks very distinguished and elegant. To find all the essentials you need to decorate your house for Christmas, you can visit any large department store such as El Corte Inglés, Carrefour or Leroy Merlín. You can also utilize online stores for decoration shopping such as Amazon or other online stores that specialize in home decor such as Ikea, Maisons du Monde or Casa Viva. There are also the hundreds of neighborhood stores as well as Christmas bazaars and markets that the different municipalities organize each year. Once you decide what type of decoration you want to use in your home, it’s important to make sure that you aren’t mixing too many colors or patterns together and that you are following a general theme, or at least color scheme. This prevents you from having an overly-decorated, over-stimulating room. Twinkling lights can also add a nice touch, but just enough that they don’t make your room feel like a carnival tent. Decorating your table is also an important piece – it needs a few simple but lovely decorations that can serve as accent pieces while you and your family and friends enjoy dinner. Remember that the philosophy of “less is more” and practicality are good things to aim for.
How do you decorate your house for the holidays?