The festive season is right around the corner, and with Christmas lights now popping up all over Salt Lake City and Park City Utah; the chances are that you’re getting in the mood to decorate your home to reflect the holiday spirit. Some of the best decorations are those that hold the most memories – and it’s these decorations that you will want to put on display.
If you’re keen for your entire house to emanate a little festive cheer, then we have a few great ideas that can really help. The first thing that you’ll want to do is to pick a color scheme for your home. At this time of year, vibrant reds, plush greens and introductions of silver and gold can be seen everywhere – and if this is the theme that appeals most to you then you can achieve it with tinsel, candles, baubles, a tree and even festive rugs.
If a romantic touch is more up your street, then you won’t go wrong with a neat display of candles. You don’t have to have them free standing either – in fact at Christmas there are a variety of silhouetted candle holders available; each of which will emit a particular glow on a wall or flat surface. To make free standing candles feel Christmassy, you could always consider adding a little glue to the wax and then sprinkling glitter over the surface for a festive feel.
Another main thing to consider is your lighting. If you have a tree, then consider adding decorative lights that twinkle in a pattern. Many lights come with a small melody box – and allowing this to play in the evenings will act to reinforce the seasonal atmosphere. If your melodies can be adjusted to play a range Christmas tunes then all the better!
As beneficial as decorations like baubles, candles and lights can be to your festivities, a lot of the atmosphere actually comes from the smells associated with Christmas itself. Scents like cinnamon, ginger, citrus and homemade spices are guaranteed to encourage a feeling of festivity. There are several ways to introduce these scents to your home, and there’s nothing to say that you couldn’t mix and match them to suit your preferences.
Candles often carry a scent, as does potpourri. If you really want to create a personalized feel to your festive season however, then why not take a trip to the store or local forest, gather a few pine cones and bring them home. Sprinkle them with cinnamon powder and a few teaspoons of ginger and then place them somewhere up high so that the scent can emanate around the room. Before long, the entire house will smell like Christmas – and your entire family will love the atmosphere!