Christmas is an event that is celebrated all over the world. The excitement of Christmas and the spirit of Christmas grow by folds as it gets close. The world that we know changes and transforms completely as we near the big event of Christmas. The nature does it magic with the snow in many parts of the world and rest of the environment is created by all the local authorities of decorating their roads, malls and building. Dr. Norman Vincent was a famous author hailing from New York – USA. He once said and I quote, “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful”. The quote says all about the environment Christmas creates. The snowy season of winters and the cold nights just give an extra edge to the Christmas spirit with Santa on our mind. Just thinking of that sledge with reindeers and a big bag of gift all the way from freezing North Pole is what creates most amazing feeling a kid can have. I must confess, even though I am a full grown up, Santa is still real for me and I hang a sock just in case if this year around I am also on the list, if I have been good and innocent enough.
Decorating your interior for the event of Christmas is one of the exciting things to do for Christmas and I really look forward to it. It is not that I plan a particular theme in advance or anything. This is how I manage decorating our interior for Christmas:
Like I said, I usually don’t plan from way back. I and my wife would just sit together few days before starting decorating our interior. The idea is to exchange some random ideas that we have seen on previous Christmases in other homes, some ideas from the magazines or TV and themes from the internet. We just don’t copy paste, but we add a lot of things and mix things up if we are taking someone else’s ideas.
Preparing is more exciting but a bit tough as well. Firstly we sort out the decoration items from last years to see if we can use any of them for the idea we have in mind. After sorting out we make a list of things still to get and hit the markets. Near Christmas, though the prices are a bit on the higher side, but there is always a good chance that you might find a good deal. Like if you are planning to buy a canvas prints online for wall decoration, doing a bit of research by few different sources is a good idea to save money.
The last step is decoration, though it may sound tough but in my experience it is not. If you have managed above two steps then managing this step is like piecing a jigsaw puzzle together. Of course you will need to move furniture for putting a Christmas tree and fixing other decoration items around your home, but that is just like piecing a theme together. Once the theme is there you have to follow the color combination and decide for good locations for decoration. You can manage few things like Christmas wreaths by DIY as well. Decorating is not a tiring thing, it’s taking things down after Christmas that one gets tired.
Tom Anderson is professional content writer. He writes about home decoration, planning for self-grooming and necessity of innovation in every sector.