After everything 2020 has thrown at us, the Christmas joy we share this year is going to be extra special – a time when we can forget our troubles and celebrate in style. Indeed, lots of people have been putting up their decorations a little earlier than normal, so that they can get in the festive spirit as soon as possible. To help you prepare, and to give you some inspiration, we’ve put together a list of things you might try to make your home as Christmassy as possible – so why not be like Santa, check the list over twice, get super festive and wrap up the year in style.
Deck the Halls
One of the best ways to get into the Christmas spirit is to put up loads of decorations – especially the tree, with all its tinsel, baubles and ornaments. Some people love to go totally traditional, other try something modern, like matching their festive colour scheme to their home interior. Whatever route you choose, why not really go to town and give everyone a much-needed pick-me-up.
Let there be light!
Turning on the Christmas-tree lights for the first time is the moment it feels like the holidays are really on their way. But Christmas lights don’t just belong on the tree – they can add an extra festive sparkle throughout the house. Use them like bunting, run them up walls or put them in glass bowls to make a centre piece. Of course, you can also buy special Christmas lights for the outside of your home and for the trees in your garden.
Fill your Home with Festive Fragrance
Christmas has its own wonderful smell – a mixture of gingerbread and Christmas cakes being baked and of mulled wine, with its cinnamon, cloves and spices, warming on the stove. One way to fill your home with these festive fragrances is to get cooking, but you can’t do that all the time! To get full-time fragrance, check out the amazing range of winter-theme scented candles that are filling the shops, and bring your favourites home.
Make it a Crafty Christmas
One of the best ways to create lasting Christmas memories is to get crafty and make your own decorations, wrapping paper and presents. For example, you can make a beautiful DIY wreath with some ever-green cuttings and paper decorations. Paper chains are another easy-to-make idea, while potato prints can be used to give paper and cards a real personal touch. So, go on – make Christmas crafting your new tradition.
Friends and Family
This year, due to lock-down restrictions, Christmas is likely to be less of a get-together than it’s been in past years. So make the most of it by spending time with your family bubble or get together on-line for a virtual mulled wine or a Zoom-based game of charades. However you celebrate, celebrate in style!
Dundas has a fantastic range of family homes available in a wide range of exclusive developments in some of the most popular locations across Scotland – all perfect for a family Christmas. To find the one that's right for your family, and which will provide all the space you need to celebrate, get in touch with our sales team, or book a visit to one of our sales centres.