How to Get Your Home Ready for Christmas
There’s only a few months to go before Father Christmas does his rounds again. During this time, we’ve no doubt you’ll be busy with plenty of family gatherings. After all, what is Christmas for if not to get your friends and family around the dinner table to enjoy the festivities?
The thought of entertaining guests can be stressful, especially if you’ve not decorated your home for a few years. However, getting your house ready for all of these impromptu visits is easy with Graham & Brown, and you’ll be amazed at just how much extra confidence you’ll get from rejuvenating your interior design.
Our stunning designs and easy-to-use wallpapering methods make decorating a doddle. So don’t get caught in the Christmas rush and make sure your home is ready to make a statement. Here are a few tips to help you get your home ready for the festive season.
Start planning now and get to grips with our paste-the-wall products
By now, you need to at least have an idea of what you want your home to look like come December.
The actual decorating process itself is far quicker and easier than most people think. If you’re not already familiar with our Superfresco Easy range, now’s the time to get acquainted with it. You’ll be done in a jiffy when you paste the wall rather than the paper. This method makes it easy for novices and seasoned decorators alike, cutting your wallpapering time in half.
It’s the perfect solution as you come to redecorate your home with the clock ticking down to Christmas.
Think about the rooms that will be used the most
Because our Superfresco Easy products are so convenient to use, you can quite feasibly decorate two or three rooms in the build-up to Christmas. Think about which rooms you’re going to use the most over the festive period and focus on them. Your dining room and spare/guest bedroom are good places to start.
You want your friends or family to have a great night’s sleep, and the way in which you design your guest bedroom can make all the difference. Earlier this year, we published a guide on how to use wallpaper to help you drift off at night. Check it out here.
Organising your home can be a therapeutic exercise. You’re only going to gather new things at Christmas, so why not have a bit of a clear out? By getting rid of stuff you don’t need, you’ll find it easier to make a blank canvas, which means you can really get your creative juices flowing. Being able to completely transform the look of your home in one fell swoop is an exciting prospect.
This is a particularly important task for families who have children that may be growing out of their toys and getting new ones for Christmas. You can always donate old toys to local charities that collect second-hand goods to those in need.
Consider a touch of sparkle
The snow might not be glistening outside just yet, but that doesn’t mean your walls can’t. Metallic wallpaper can really give your home a luxurious look. It’s a popular choice all year round, but particularly so in the colder months.
Sparkling brighter than the star on top of your tree, golden wallpaper designs are also bound to work alongside the metallic accents in your seasonal decorations.
(1) (2) (3) With Graham & Brown you can create wonderful interiors to wow your guests. We’ve picked these stunning gold wallpaper designs to offer a real traditional feeling of decadence. In keeping with your festive theme, but gentle enough to transition through the seasons, each enchanting design puts guests at ease during the busy festive season.
Or perhaps a blush of holly red?
Like gold, red wallpaper will certainly work in tandem with your Christmas decorations. Red is a warm, inviting colour that welcomes guests into your home. You don’t have to adorn your room in a shade that resembles Santa’s suit. A slight blushing hue will work the same magic without coming on too strong.
(4) (5) (6) Using the tones we’re familiar with at this time of year, your humble home can become a gorgeous grotto in an instant. Forget the foil tinsel and broken fairy lights, the true essence of Christmas comes from a nostalgic feeling of tradition.
Work vintage damask wallpaper into communal areas for your guests to fully appreciate them. Their classic look is sure to make guests feel at home. For family staying a little longer than expected, our Regent Red wallpaper is a perfect choice to make your spare room their home from home. Cosy and inviting, even Santa might stay when he sees your home adorned in such beauty!
The finishing touches
The finishing touches to your new room will make a huge difference. You can easily create a wintery feel in any room with wall art. Play with the colour accents of your walls and think about the overall theme of your room when selecting your wall art pieces. By thinking strategically about how your accessories will work, you’ll find it much easier to create cohesive design that seamlessly blends across all four walls.
(7) (8) (9) They say it’s the little things that count and when it comes to interior design, no truer words have ever been spoken. When you are getting your home ready for the festive period, show off your creative flair with wall art dotted around the home. Christmas decoration doesn’t have to be tangled tinsel and dancing Santa trinkets!
What’s more, if you’re struggling to think of a gift for a friend or family member, we’re sure you’ll find a piece of wall art that suits their tastes. It’ll make for a really thoughtful, different gift.
Involve the family
Your family don’t just have a say on who gets to put the star on the tree! When designing your home, you should keep your children in mind (and your partner!). Whether it’s a customisable wallpaper that lets you fill in the frames to create a gorgeous family mural, or a design that brings back special memories for all of you, it’s important that everyone who lives there has some input into how rooms are decorated.
Have an incredible Christmas!
From all at Graham & Brown, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and if you need any last-minute interior design tips, you know where we are!