6 Ways To Add A Little Festive Cheer To Your Property
As you drive around the suburbs in your local neighborhood, you’ll notice something: many people take the festive season seriously. Their homes are adorned from top to bottom with all kinds of santas, sleighs, lights and everything else you can think of.
In this post, we take a look at some of the ways to add a little festive cheer to your property. Check them out below.
Make A Garland And Hang In On The Door
It’s still Christmas, so it’s not too late to make a garland and hang it on the door. Creating one yourself is actually surprisingly easy.
If you decide to use natural materials, you’ll need some bendy pine branch cuttings (complete with plenty of needles), some holly and whatever other seasonal plants you can find.
If using synthetic materials, you could use fake greenery, baubles or even candy canes if you’re feeling artistic.
To make any wreath, you’ll need a base. These are usually donut-shaped polystyrene rings that allow you to easily attach various items.
Bring On The Outdoor Lighting
If you want to make your home appear festive and welcoming from the outside, nothing can beat Christmas light installation. You can take the dullest of houses and transform them quickly with a few LED strips.
These days, lighting is much less expensive and more reliable than ever before. You can pick up lights for your entire home for just a few dollars.
If you can, place them around your home’s features and contours (instead of just randomly over the walls). These will bring out your home’s character and make it feel even cozier for anytone walking along outside.
Add Some Seasonal Scents
Lavender and eucalyptus are great for the rest of the year, but when it’s Christmas, you want seasonal scents for your home.
Generally speaking, you’ll want to choose scents based on the types of herbs and spices that you use at this time of year. Clove, cinnamon, and star anise are all good options. So too are more unusual scents, such as snow berry or mint. Aim for the smell of the sugar plum fairies.
Indulge Yourself With Some Mini Christmas Trees
Large Christmas trees look great, but you can always add to the effet by adding the odd mini tree here and there, complete with decorations and, perhaps, chocolate treats carefully placed on the leaves.
Dim The Lights
Bright lights are good for most of the year, but when it comes to Christmas, you want the atmosphere to be different. The best light is candlelight mixed with tree lights. This will help the room feel so much more festive and seasonal, even if it does make it a little more challenging to see what you’re doing.
Buy A Genuine Fir
So many trees these days are scentless. Breeders have made them that way. Unfortunately, this means that you don’t get that wonderful seasonal pine smell wafting up your nostrils, like you did in the past.
Don’t buy the first tree you find. Find a fir that will actually drop its needles over the Christmas break as these tend to produce the best scent.