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Bring the Christmas spirit home.

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Ahoy Decemberistas! Christmas is here. Actually the warmest month of the year is here (definitely not weather wise though). This is the time to pile all the bad together and throw it off the 8th floor window. It’s time to usher the Christmas spirit by focusing on magic and love and turning your home into a miniature festival of joy. This is that time of the year when your home should exude a cheery feel and be warm and receiving for all kinds of happiness.
Start by decking up your favorite corners of the house. If you don’t understand the reason behind all the Christmas revelry, this time decorate your house not for others, but for yourself. You deserve to be happy, don’t you? From a fireplace with stockings to colorful lighting installations to posters on the walls to aromatic candles, there are so many ways in which you can spell festive. This article is aimed to kickstart your decorations and help you with a few ideas.

Start by accenting the white/light coloured walls of your house (and especially a white door if you have one) with the deep colors of an evergreen wreath and garland. Use one color to make a statement. Choose gold as your color as that will reflect the festive cheer. The entire wall doesn’t need to be painted gold though. Paint little wall frames and wall hangings with gold and add sparkle to it.

There’s nothing like the sight of a beautifully decorated home with dazzling lights, agree? Sass up this Christmas with twinkling lights that will add a soft glow at night and make it a view to behold even for strangers on the street. Sparkle is a holiday essential we believe.

If you haven’t bought your Christmas tree yet, hit the streets this weekend. Buy a plastic one if you belong to Phoebe’s school of thoughts. Add flowers, baubles, lights, bells and mistletoes. Don’t go by textbook ways of decoration. Whatever makes you happy should accentuate your Christmas tree. If you stay with your family/ friends, play Secret Santa and pack small gifts and keep them under the tree. If you are alone, this is the time to make yourself happy.

18Your side/centre table should be a major part of your celebrations. Pile Christmas books and movies on your side table. Don’t forget to play some good Christmas music throughout the day. A good vibe- aroma/ music wise created is half the work done. This is also the time to go down the memory lane. When you hang lights all over your house try pinning pictures of your family and closest friends. This will definitely light up not just your house but the hearts of all your closest people. Place colorful, scented candles and glass beads in glass bowls on your centre table. Float flowers or petals in a large crystal or glass bowl and keep it next to it.

Intertwine fruits, feathers, pine cones and mini glass ornaments and form a wreathe that you can hang at the entrance. Clean the house properly, use room fresheners, make savoury delicacies and smile. Let there be light this Christmas. Let there be happiness.

Creative Wall Decor Ideas

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If you’re tired of the pale, old, boring wallpapers, here are some cool interesting wall décor ideas you could explore to bring life and vibrancy into your personal space.
Reflective Glory – Mirrors

You can use mirrors to create a splendid style statement. They don’t just make a space look bigger, but even double beautiful views and invite the accompanying chi that comes with them. As per Feng Shui, round, oval or square mirrors should be mounted or placed in the southeast area of your home. This will attract positivity into your home ambiance. You can either place one huge designer mirror on the wall or use it along with other décor elements to create a harmonious balance.
‘Chalk it up’ – Chalkboards

26Here’s another interesting way to bring creativity into your everyday life – chalkboards! You can use this board for almost anything you like; i.e. writing an inspiring quote, wishing family members on a special day, birthday messages or reminding yourself of an important date or meeting. Other than the regular black or grey chalkboards, you can also go for pretty, multicolored chalkboards to add a pop of color to your library and kids’ room. Let the magic of words flow!

Light up your space – Candle-holders

Bring glow and warmth to your bedroom or living room with this artistic candle-holder. They make for an attractive décor element and help you dwell in old-world charm and glory. You can choose from vivid designs like round, square, leaf-shaped, peacock-inspired, Mughal motifs or florals and can place them singularly or in clusters. Make sure you don’t miss out on the scented candles as they can transform your room into a refreshing and relaxing haven. Try it out!

Whatever you may choose to add to your space, in terms of light and color, see to it that it befits your personality!