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November 8, 2006

Christmas decoration ideas

Filed under: Festivities — DO or DIY @ 5:09 pm

 Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is just around the corner – and most of us have started to think about Christmas, encouraged by the shops and stores who have put up their own decor and started their usual Christmas campaigns.

Before you start buying up those seductive decorations, think about what sort of theme you want to create this year and what kind of decorative objects you already have from previous years. It is best to supplement these with extra items to suit your chosen theme.  If it’s your first home and you would like to buy your first set of decoration – don’t just go for the latest trend. Instead choose timeless items that can be adapted each year to complement a different theme or mood..

Last year we wrote several articles on Christmas decoration themes. These are:

Traditional – classic Christmas decoration
Elegant – ideas for a timeless Christmas decoration
Winter wonderland – ideal for a natural theme
Starry nights – sparkly and mysterious decor
Fairyland – based on fairies, fairytales and fables
White Christmas – suitable for timeless, modern, minimal and elegant homes
Trendy Christmas Decoration – for those who want to decorate according to the latest trend

Hopefully these articles will help you to decide on a suitable theme for your home and give you tips and ideas as to how to achieve the look. Although they were written last year, we will freshen them up with up-to-date illustrations and tips.

When you’ve decided on a theme, you should think about customising your existing items. Read our article about DIY Christmas decorations; ideas about DIY Christmas gifts; how to make your own wreaths & garlands, Christmas candles & Christmas wrapping. Instead of spending a fortune on ready-made Christmas displays, make your own!

We waste a lot of energy, materials and food at Christmas time. Read our article about how to be as eco-friendly and as green as possible at Christmas.

For those who are already planning their Christmas dinner, we have some tips and ideas on how to decorate the Christmas table.

We certainly hope that our articles will help you to create a wonderful experience this Christmas. We would very much appreciate your tips and ideas for Christmas decoration – please just add your comment below the article to which you wish to contribute.

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