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Decorating your Home for Christmas Stylishly- Avoid Garish Tinsel and Lights this Year

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! Have you pulled out the reindeer antlers for the car yet? Good. Don’t. Instead, check out these tips for real sleek stylish Christmas decorations.

Light up the house

Put up those Christmas lights! Some of your fondest childhood memories must be of wandering around the streets of your neighbourhood during December to check them out. Magical. Have a quick drive around. You might be inspired by the lights at the house and land packages Craigieburn has to offer. But when it comes time to put the lights up, try and stick to a single style and colour scheme – don’t mix clashing lights. If you’re going to use white twinkling lights, don’t pair them with a red and green flashing sleigh. Stick to white – it’s crisp, classic, and might just feel a bit like snow.

Stick to classic trees

Go with a classic bushy green Christmas tree. Now this really is the exciting part. Take your kids by the hand and start to put up all the decorations, including a lovely glittering silver star on top. Maybe your colour scheme this year is gold and silver. That means sticking to those colours with stainless steel pieces and a little bit of gold ribbon. Or perhaps you’d prefer a wooden look – there are plenty of those on the market. Mix these with a couple of the Christmas baubles your kids made at school. Showcasing your little star’s work is always stylish.

Pick a colour scheme for every area of the house

Use different colour themes in different areas of the house. Red baubles and clear glass ornaments could go in the front room; hang them from the ceiling with more of that bright gold ribbon to really make the room pop. Pair them with a little singing Santa on the nearest dresser or bench top.

Don’t go overboard

Keep it sweet and simple, and don’t go overboard. Christmas decorations can’t go in every room, and no one likes an automated singing elf surprising them first thing in the morning. Remember to keep it classy and sweet. Light some Christmas-themed candles in the living room for a cosy night in with some old favourite holiday movies.

Now you’ve decked your halls with these chic Christmas wares you must be feeling in the spirit. Santa Claus will have to reward you handsomely for all your hard work!

Lena Perry spent all morning checking out house and land packages in Craigieburn her new dream suburb. A beautiful place to spend Chrissie!

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