The Holidays Are Coming – 5 Tips To Make Your Living Room A Festive Delight
There is very little time left until Christmas, and it is very possible that you have already noticed a flood of Christmas decorations and items appearing in stores all over the place.
Even if you don’t plan to put up your tree yet, you might be thinking about how to get your living room ready so that when that magical day comes, you have a stylish, sophisticated, and truly festive room to spend the next few weeks in. Here are some suggestions to help you get your living room ready for the holiday season!
Put up a real tree for Christmas.
Nothing says “Christmas” like a real tree, so maybe this year you should get one instead of using a fake one. The natural scent of pine that a genuine Christmas tree gives off will leave a lasting impression on your guests, and the coziness and familiarity that it brings to your living room over the holiday season.
Add some cinnamon-scented candles or potpourri to complete the aromatic experience in your living room. Not only that, but real trees have natural needles that are more densely packed together, making them look more festive than artificial trees.
To make this year’s Christmas even more memorable, why not choose a different color palette to decorate your tree with ornaments and tinsel?
Change the layout of your living room.
The majority of us have our living rooms set up just how we want them for the vast majority of the year. The chairs are arranged at an angle to reduce eye strain from watching TV, the cushions are strategically placed for aesthetic appeal, and the tables are nested to ensure that everyone has a spot to set their drink.
On the other hand, when Christmas arrives, many of us find that we need to rearrange some of the furniture in order to make a place for the Christmas tree and other holiday decorations.
Invest some time and effort into giving your living room a makeover right now so that you can have the best of both worlds come Christmas time: an elegant living room and a magnificent and festive Christmas tree.
There will be nothing quite like snuggling with the family and watching Christmas films! You can easily watch the best Christmas movies online here if you’re struggling to stream or find inspiration for what to watch.
Get your chimney swept
If you’re fortunate enough to have a fireplace in your living room, now is the time to think about getting your chimney swept before the colder months set in. Having your chimney clogged can lead to a number of unpleasant consequences, not the least of which is the soot getting all over your expensive furniture.
If you are resourceful, you should think about purchasing your own chimney sweeping kit so that you can do it yourself rather than paying someone else to clean it on an annual basis. If you’re worried about getting soot on your clothes, it’s a good idea to get a dust mask, a plastic sheet to lay over furniture, and other protective gear.
Declutter your living room
The holiday spirit will be amplified in your living room by the addition of decorations; however, if the space is cluttered with miscellaneous items and knickknacks that you have amassed over the years, you may not achieve the desired level of holiday cheer.
Get ready for the holiday season by putting away the decorations you won’t need until after the holidays are gone. Also, to make room for your Christmas tree, it might be a good idea to temporarily store the kids’ toys somewhere else. After all, Santa probably has a big toy sack and plans to fill it up this year with gifts for your kids!
Decorate with warmth
During the colder months, you might be interested in finding ways to make your living room appear and feel warmer. This is particularly crucial if the color palette of your living room is cool or neutral.
Using decorations in warm tones and maybe even an electric fireplace insert to give off heat and the impression of coziness can help you achieve your design goals. In the colder months, they will make your living area feel warmer and cozier.
Finally, consider hanging garlands from the ceiling or around the walls of your living room to create a truly Christmassy atmosphere this season.
It won’t take you more than a few minutes to get your living room ready for Christmas if you just make a few easy adjustments and put some thought into it.
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