Christmas doesn't have to be hard. This year, dial down on the stress and count of these easy decor tips to get your home looking festive and fine!
Holy log cakes, it’s almost Christmas! We’ve been singing All I want for Christmas from our playlist ever since Mariah came to town in early November. And since we’re days away from most festive of the ‘ber’ months, it’s time to pull out the tree and get a head start on festive decor. Sure, it sounds like a stressful task but it doesn’t have to be. Take these five easy as eggnog tips to get you going…
Let there be (fairy) lights
Nope, you can never have enough of these twinkling string lights in your life. Don’t stop till your home starts looking like one of those pictures on Pinterest or the Future World crystal universe exhibit. Put them in jars, drape them around your curtains, go overboard with the tree, leave them on the dinner table or wrap it around yourself (‘cos why the hell not) – there’s no way you can go wrong with these. But if the folks living three blocks down can spot your house, maybe bring down a string or two.
Ever, ever, evergreen…
We can live with a snow-less Christmas but it ain’t festive without the tree! Real, fake, big or small, propping up a tree in your living room is the easiest way to get your Christmas on. We’ve been tree spotting and have found the best places to buy gorgeous Christmas trees in Singapore. If the idea of a big fat tree doesn’t appeal to your aesthetics, consider this easy minimalistic DIY tree by broadcaster and blogger Simone Heng.
And nothing screams Christmas in the tropics much like a pretty pineapple dressed with baubles and whatnot.
Shake things up
A squeaky clean home? That’s reason enough for us to celebrate. For Christmas, we recommend doing something extra crazy like rearranging the furniture. The more drastic, the greater the effect.
Turn up the aircon, pretend like you’re in the Tundra and dress up boring shelves, doors and walls with wreaths, pine cones and garlands. We’re running to Crate and Barrel for the red berry wreath from our dreams and Ikea and Courts for garlands, decoratives and LED candles in every shape and size.
Florists in Singapore are going into overdrive with their sinfully beautiful creations. While Ask a French’s Christmas wreath workshop sells out in no time (book your slot, pronto!), we think her dried flowers will give your home a lovely scandi Xmas look. Best part? Unlike Poinsettias that look out of place once January rolls in, dried flowers arrangements (if cared well) look all kinds of wonderful all year around. Hit up florists like Petite Fleur, Floral Kokoro and Wonderland Botanicals for farmhouse chic blooms.
If it smells like Christmas…
Sure, we can simmer a pot of oranges, cloves and cinnamon. But will we really? Instead, we’re putting on a diffuser with the dreamiest of scents. Infuse your home with Diptyque’s Christmas 2018 candles from Escentials, Cedarwood essential oil by Mmerci Encore, dancing Christmas tree clay diffuser by Hysses that doubles up as a festive thingamajig. And if you want to be extra, baking bread will do it too.
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