It’s that time of the year where everyone looks forward to bringing cheer to their house with the freshest of Christmas decorations. Get every inch of your house into the holiday spirit with these creative ways to deck the halls. Whether you prefer traditional decor or something a bit more out there, these tips will make sure your home screams Christmas.

1. Use Layers

Starry light snowflakes

Decorating with objects of different height can dramatically change your mood in your house. You can start by hanging oversized snowflakes and building up the table with tall candlesticks.

2. String it Up

Christmas bells strung on the stairs

To get a light, airy and cheerful look, string red and white bells together with a fishing line on your handrails. Give your visitors something unexpected by stringing garlands from your chandelier.

3. Play with Colours and Patterns

You don’t have to limit yourself to match the ribbon to the paper. You can combine polka dots with checks or stripes.

Check, polka dots and striped ribbons

Perhaps you love the unconventional? Do something different. Instead of the typical red-and-green palette, go for a mix of metals with retro elements. Throw in some gold too for some celebratory feel. For an elegant look, pair black with gold and white.

Blue and white Christmas living room

If the wintry look is your style, then opt for white and gold. You don’t necessarily have to give up your favourite colour palette for Christmas. Blue and white can be a great colour choice as well.

4. Don’t Forget the Walls

Decorate your walls. Try glueing green spikes to wooden rods or sticks and then stack them to your wall in the shape of a tree. Family photos and Christmas cards are beautiful ways to display memories on your walls. Put wreaths on your doors – two looks twice as merry.

5. Stock the Bar

Christmas decor for home bar

Your bar needs to still be functional, so make sure all of your merry-making essentials fit. Accessorize your bar with greenery and glassware.

6. Decorate With Candles

Colour changing LED Glitter Christmas Candle

Candles give a Christmas old-fashioned charm — but to avoid a serious fire hazard, use candle lights instead. You can dress up your hallway with a mix of candlesticks — tall, small, mercury glass, crystal. Opt for red, cranberry, and shades of green to replace ivory candles.

7. Decorate Your Bedroom

Bedroom with wreath

Just because most people can’t see it, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go all out. Wrap a garland around your headboard and swap out your pillows. Plaid linens work fine for the Christmas season.