With our first ever Covid Christmas rapidly approaching, we will all be spending more time in our own homes instead of abroad and we here at Waitaki Interiors have a few ideas to help you make it a very special festive season.
Do you love decorating or does tinsel give you an instant headache? It doesn’t have to be all or nothing, there is enough room for all decorating styles. Whether you embrace it with open arms or find yourself on Christmas Eve scrabbling through the attic for that dusty box, use this celebration as a chance to make your home the warm and welcoming place you want it to be.
Choose the style which suits your interior and add your own flavour to the mix for some festive fun. While traditional colour schemes of red, green and gold with large quantities of ornaments on every surface look rich and luxurious and scream Christmas, there are other options to consider.
Rustic meets shabby-chic requires equal parts of vintage, white and evergreen, with a touch of glitter and sparkle. Use foliage from nature popped into your favourite old jug with seed lights winding through to add a touch of whimsy. Jam jars repurposed as tea light holders make a nostalgic lighting display. By wrapping wire around the rim to make a handle they speak of simpler times,
maybe when life wasn’t so busy. Look in your garage for an old ladder to add rustic charm.
Take it outside - for some, the decorations will always be better outside than in. Inexpensive baubles that are weatherproof can instantly glamourise your exterior. Native foliage from the garden can be made into a sensational seasonal wreath. Using fresh flowers has the benefit of being both temporary and compostable.
Fairy lights make everything look better. Even just a few strands will make the most run-of-the-mill house more appealing.
Wishing you all a very safe and special Christmas and New Year from all the Staff at Waitaki Interiors!