Get your home ready for Christmas

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“Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.”

Christmas is a great time of year to have a bit of fun with your home decorating, both inside and out. You can get creative, recycle decorations from past generations, develop a theme, or go a bit over the top.

Dressing up your home for the festive season can go well beyond putting up a Christmas tree, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. There are loads of ways you can decorate the interior, exterior and even your garden to celebrate the holiday season.

At ZAC Homes we like to add some festive touches to our display homes at Marsden Park and Box Hill, adding a little fun and whimsy.

Tips for Christmas decorating on the inside

The most obvious place to start is the traditional Christmas tree which is often a feature of the living area, but there are many other places in your home where you can have a Christmas display. This can include your entrance way, staircase, dining table, and even your kid’s bedrooms.

Adopt a colour theme

You don’t need to go out every year and buy new decorations, but you can organise your decorating around a colour theme. The traditional Christmas colours of gold, green and red are a great place to start but don’t restrict yourself. Silver and other metallics are also popular for Christmas as well as non-traditional colours.

Choose something that will complement your existing décor, or perhaps even contrast it by using colours that pop out against your neutral-toned Hamptons interior.

Make a statement at your entrance

The entrance to your home is a great place to start with Christmas touches. A wreath on the front door is welcoming to visitors to your home and can be as simple as some greenery from your garden, or a family heirloom.

Add some Christmas touches to the entrance way as people arrive. Scented candles or festival ornaments that fit your theme on a hall table will brighten up your day.

Personalise your Christmas tree

Whether you choose a live potted tree, a real tree, or a synthetic tree, there are a few basic rules for decorating.

Firstly, find the ideal location for your tree. In most ZAC Homes designs the best place will be in your open-plan living area where you can admire the tree, place gifts under it, and sit near it on Christmas Day to open your family gifts.

Then follow these simple steps:

  • Start with the lights – it’s easier to wind them around the tree without the decorations getting in the way
  • Choose a colour theme
  • Hang one type of ornament at a time so you spread them around the tree
  • Include decorations that evoke memories like ornaments from your travels
  • Decorations made by the kids provide great memories too
  • Include some edible treats like chocolates or candy canes for guests to enjoy

Decorate the whole house

Perhaps not every room needs to be fully decked out, but you could choose a few areas around your home to add some festive cheer.

If you have more than one living space, a second smaller Christmas tree, perhaps a live one in a pot would be a nice touch, plus it gives you a chance to try a second colour theme.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a home like the ZAC Homes Dubai you could decorate your staircase balustrade with a garland or Christmas lights.

Beautiful table setting

Nothing says Christmas is on its way more than a festive table setting. There are some ornaments, candles, and napery that you can use for weeks leading up to Christmas simply for the decorative effect.

If you’re hosting Christmas, you can take it up a level for your festive feasts on both indoor and outdoor tables. Once again, you don’t have to spend a fortune, simple touches like foliage and flowers from your own garden, repurposed decorations, and candles can put your guests in a celebratory mood.

Taking your Christmas decorating outside

We’ve all seen the fabulous Christmas light displays all around the suburbs of Sydney, and while many homeowners go all out, you don’t need to spend a fortune or spend your weekends competing.

Christmas decorating can be as simple as one set of lights, decorating your front windows, or garden ornaments.

Decorate your front window

If you have a large front window like that featured in the ZAC Homes Sienna design you can utilise your front window to share the Christmas spirit with your neighbours and local community that passes by.

A window display could incorporate lights, a tree, or just about any freestanding or hanging Christmas showcase. Use your imagination.

Decorate your facade

If you own a home like the ZAC Homes Machu with Hamptons façade you’ll have elegant timber columns at the front to wrap twinkling lights around which will enhance the street appeal. It’s not necessary to wrap lights around every part of your home because this is both expensive and time-consuming. For an elegant look, it’s better to stick with the ‘less is more’ rule.

Glittering garden

Utilise the shrubs and trees in your garden to display festive lights. Make sure you use lights that are suitable for the outdoors and run any power cables safely, free from tripping hazards and weather exposure.

Happy festive season with ZAC Homes

From the ZAC Homes team, we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Have a safe, relaxing and joyful festive season. Focus on the important things in your life and spend time with family and friends.

ZAC Homes builds with trust, respect, integrity and pride, which we work hard to deliver to every client. Call us on 1300 350 793 or send us an online enquiry and our team will work with you to design and build your dream home.

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