Forget about the festive songs on the radio and the chaos of shopping, decorating your home with reels of sparkling tinsel, baubles and holly really means that Christmas is here. Here at House of Harris we understand that many readers will have their own traditions and special layouts that they stick to year after year. But for those who really want to turn their homes into a Christmas haven, then these few tips will help you get the most out of your decorations. So put down the scissors and step away from the tree and take a minute to discover just how magical you can make your home this Christmas.

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The Statement Entrance

Over the Christmas period homes are filled with the comings and goings of friends and families exchanging presents and best wishes. To make your home appear welcoming place a sign and a wonderfully festive fragrance by the front door. This will immediately make your home feel warm and inviting. If you don't already have so, create a little area where visitors can neatly store their coats and shoes so that the entrance isn't littered with peoples belongings.


If you have stairs in your home then Christmas is the perfect time to really make them stand out. Don't worry if you don't have a massive long garland teaming with fairy lights. The stairs can be made all that more special with just a simple ribbon looped around the bannister and a few decorations hanging from it. This is also a fantastic way to use all of those decorations that are usually stored away or even those that your children have made.

Living Room

The heart of the home is typically seen as the kitchen for most of the year, but at Christmas time the living room is where everyone gathers and holds the beautiful Christmas centre piece, the tree. Warmth, scents and of course sparkling lights are all necessities when creating a magical display. Here are a few ideas that will really make your living room stand out.

  • Windows

Never forget to dress your windows at Christmas time. Just a few simple snowflakes dotted around the frame make a huge difference to the outside and in. A classic design is to place fairy lights in the window to create a subtle yet beautiful scene.
  • Sofa

A thick soft throw is a perfect addition to a sofa and gives it a festive lift. Choose from a variety of different designs based around your Christmas colours to make your living room look magical.
  • The Tree

The rule to decorating a tree is simple. Make sure that the tinsel and the lights are distributed evenly and the rest is up to you. Go mad with designs and always place something at the top of the tree whether that is an angel, a bow or a star.

Dining Area

Christmas dinner is the main event of the entire day, not forgetting opening the presents of course, so making the table a centre piece in itself is a must. Just a simple runner placed across the table and a few candles can make all the difference. For an original touch, create your own name cards with something that signifies you. You could adorn each one with your family signature, get the children to make them or use a pine cone to tie the cards to. All of these touches show those that you really care.


However you decide to decorate your home, here at House of Harris we wish you are very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Post By Lauren Smith