There’s a hint of winter in the air, Christmas season is just around the corner and I’ve been thinking a lot about decorating. Our family will be spending the holidays with us in our cozy Hong Kong apartment and so I’ve resolved to go all out with decor to usher in the holidays. I’ve never fully decorated a house for Christmas. I would put up a tree but having toddlers at home prevented me from fully decorating. Last year we traveled and spent the Holidays in North America so I didn’t decorate much. It’s funny because I’ve spent countless minutes thinking of adding holiday styling to my list of services as a stylist.
One late October afternoon I began browsing the net for ideas. For the past two years I was pretty much into Scandinavian Christmas decorating but now I was attracted to a homey traditional Christmas. I especially loved the home of Lucy Akins of Craftberry bush blog.
When it comes to decorating small spaces, here are some tips:
- Make use of small fresh pine tress. I love this idea. Think of replacing your usual tropical topiary or succulents and cacti with pines and tiny Christmas trees.
2. Decorate your hallway ceiling. An interesting invention can make a dull hallway look bright and happy. Don’t you just love these paper snowflakes? You can hang baby mistletoes, sprigs of holly and other Christmas accents.
3. Elevate a small pine tree. If you live in a small flat, you will want to save on floor space too. Chunky trees often take up lots of space. I love this idea because it made the tree look tall and yet not too massive.
4. Add a little of Christmas in unexpected places. Placing Christmas leaves, pine cones, berries and other decor in surprising places like these shelves and kitchen mugs are brilliant! They add warmth and complete the look of the entire home. Things don’t always have to come in big decor, small leaves here and there can make a huge difference.
5. Use Christmas wreathes and hang them. Not all your decor need to be on a table or mantle. Hanging things save you space, looks less cluttered and adds life to your home. Here is how you can do your own Christmas wreath.
Next week I plan to go to the flower market at Prince Edwards. Hoping to score some great bargains on baby pine trees, eucalyptus leaves and some pine. I can’t wait to share with you what i see so stay tuned! Till next time!