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Decorating your Guest Room for Christmas

November 14, 2016


Decorating ideas for your spare room for Christmas

Can you believe it’s that time of year again! Tinsel and baubles adorn the trees in all the big shops and malls, carollers croon over the sound system and everyone is buzzing trying to get ready for the holidays. Yes, Christmas is nearly upon us. Time to dust off the old Christmas tree, dig out the nativity set and get the house ready for family, fun and festivities.

For many people Christmas means house guests. Whether it’s family, friends or far flung relatives, it’s a time of coming together, staying together. It’s around this time, a few weeks before the big day that most people are starting to get ready, to plan what they are going to do to get their houses into the festive spirit. There are all the obvious decorations, but what about the smaller touches? What about the other rooms in the house. While you don’t need to adorn EVERY room, there are definitely some rooms that deserve a little extra attention. You can’t put a huge tree up in every room, but you do want the whole house to feel Christmassy and fun, particularly the rooms where your guests are going to be staying. So, we have put together some tasteful tips that won’t blow your budget, but will blow your guests’ minds.

  • Brighten up with Christmas colours. It’s very easy to achieve a festive look with the simple use of colours. Christmas lends itself to greens, golds and reds, so use these colours and create a Christmas theme in your guest room.
  • Change the linen. Instead of using your usual linen what about red and white? There are some really great deals on bedding and the great thing about choosing linen in plain colours is that you can use it throughout the year. White sheets are so versatile, and all you have to do is add a few red pillow cases, and hey presto!
  • Well placed greenery works a treat. A few sprigs of leafy branches in a red glass is cheap as chips and looks great.
  • If you have a little time on your hands and feel like being creative you can make a simple wreath or christmas garland. These hung on a bedroom door or over the bed frame or bookshelf create a real impact and show the love and care that you have gone to create Christmas for your house guests.
  • Wrap a few empty boxes (shoe boxes for example) with beautiful festive paper and put them on the bedside table or at the foot of the bed. Nothing says Christmas like presents!
  • Christmas stockings are a must. On a mantle if you have one in your spare bedroom, or on the door. They conjure up childhood memories of Santa, of the excitement and anticipation of Christmas. They are very effective ways of creating the Christmas spirit.
  • Ornaments are a great way of creating festive cheer. Shiny balls, green and red ribbons. Let your imagination run wild and deck the halls.
  • Smells good. There are certain smells associated with Christmas. Cinnamon, pine needles, roaring fire (even though we are in the middle of summer). Luckily there are plenty of ways of recreating these divine smells. Look for Christmas scented candles, potpourri and burning oils and let the Christmas cheer begin.

However you choose to decorate don’t forget the carols. Nothing says Christmas like Boney-M blaring through the house singing Little Drummer Boy. We wish you a very merry Festive Season!


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