Not only is it the season to be jolly, its also time to start thinking about decking the halls with festive decorations.
Realising that the festive season is a busy one, leading design house Neptune has some ideas that help make creating warm, welcoming and imaginative Christmas decor almost effortlessly easy.
It is always important to think of your hallway as a room and never more so than at Christmas, as it is the place where you first greet family and guests.
Staircases call out to be adorned with all things festive, so consider weaving greenery through banisters and spindles, adding some red berries for colour and maybe just the tiniest amount of fairy lights for sparkle.
The Christmas tree can be a bit of a conundrum for many homes. Artificial fir trees can feel like you are cheating somehow, but they may be a more practical option.
Even as huge fans of all things natural, Neptune realises that practicality is key to keeping busy homes happy. Fortunately, their Albert Christmas tree looks just like a Douglas fir but its bushy branches never drop and its needles will not scratch or irritate.
Next, think lighting, as this can be a simple way to achieve magic. How about weaving a strand of fairy lights through a cluster of snowy fir cones, or perhaps placing their blinking bulbs through the top layer of logs in a log basket.
Creating soft and evocative Christmas lighting can be an art form in itself. Fortunately, to make things easier, Neptune has created fairy lights that can be battery-powered and joined together to make one super long string.
Then there is the romance of candlelight. Think about having a fun array of tea light holders, candlesticks and hurricane lanterns so your festive lighting is an exciting, eclectic mix.
For those that like their festivities with a Nordic feel, Neptune has created an array of very pretty and life-like wreaths.
And, with a nod to our Scandinavian cousins, these wreaths will not only be perfectly happy on the front door, they also look very good behind closed doors too
So, start making those plans to deck your halls!
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