How to add a dash of Christmas to your home


You don’t need a lot to add a dash of Christmas spirit to your home. Children love the hype, and if we’re honest, it make us a little excited too. Here’s a few tips to give that Christmas touch to your home.

Christmas Wreath

A simple wreath on the front door is always welcoming both for guests and when you come home. It just adds a touch of Christmas spirit. If you don’t have a front door or are worried of losing the wreath hang it in a window on red ribbon for example.

Decorations around the house

A few simple decorations spread around the house can add a lovely touch. For example a small wooden tree on your mantel or a nutcracker, or be a bit novel and add a small Christmas tree to an ornament such as this car, snow globes are also quite magical whether they are homemade or not!

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Source: (1) dreamstime.com (2) flickr.com (3) taverne-agency.com (4) & (5) Pillow Talk (6) Trees from Adairs (7) Snow Globes from Shack

Christmas Scents

Christmas scented oil made of cloves and cinnamon. Dab it on your light bulbs, the warmth will release the scent. Alternatively one of the wonderful cinnamon and sandalwood candles available.

Christmas Tea Towels or Aprons

A Christmas apron or tea towels hanging in the kitchen always brings Christmas cheer to a Kitchen

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Christmas Flowers

Purchase a Poinsettias plant for your hall console, dining table or coffee table. Its red blooms are often associated with Christmas.

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Christmas Tree Branches

For those with no space for a Christmas tree, use Christmas tree branches from your local shop selling trees, and use these to decorate your home or place them in a vase. The smell is just incredible!

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Other alternatives to a Christmas tree branch are branches from your garden placed in a jug and hang decorations from ribbons, one of the small trees you can purchase in store, or sticks stack against the wall in a tree shape.

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Source: (1) welke.nl (2) imgora.com (3) Pinterest

Place your Christmas tree near a window facing the street to add Christmas cheer to the street frontage. If you don’t have a tree, then invest in some simple fairy lights to string across the windows instead or one of these fun light up Christmas trees.

Christmas Nuts

A bowl of nuts and traditional nutcracker is a wonderful nod to a European Christmas.

Advent Calendar

Hang an advent calendar in your home. It not only looks good but you can fill it with lots of fun gifts for the kids and it helps them countdown to day and minismises the ‘When’s Santa coming?” question.

For lots more inspiration go to HomeHQs Pinterest board or check out some of the decorations available in store.


Prue is a mother of an energetic 3 year old boy and an experienced interior stylist who brings a unique blend of skills, knowledge and experience to every styling consultation. With a dual diploma in Visual Arts and Interior Design, Prue had her own decorating and styling business and last year joined HomeHQ Artarmon as the in-house interior stylist. Prue loves solving design problems and implementing innovative solutions that bring a space to life through the use of colour, texture and materials whilst meeting budget expectations.