Christmas is coming and before you know it, it’ll be time to put up the decorations. If you want to really get into the festive spirit this season, or simply up your decorating game, below you’ll discover some great tips to get your house ready for Christmas.

Get clever with the lighting

One of the first things you’re going to want to focus on is the lighting. Christmas is all about bright, twinkling lights which help to make any house feel like a home. However, if you really want to make the place look festive, you’ll want to add more than just fairy lights on the Christmas tree.

Think about wrapping them around the stair banisters, across the mantlepiece and shelves. Focus on the entire house, rather than just one room. You’ll be amazed how magical it will make your house look.

Of course, you can’t forget about the outside of the house too. There’s a fantastic selection of outdoor Christmas lights available. From simple lit-up stars to huge reindeer lights; there’s something to suit every taste.

Create your own homemade Christmas decorations

Get the kids involved in the preparations by letting them help you create your own decorations. Kids love to get artistic and they’ll enjoy creating something that’s going to be shown off throughout the festive season.

Making decorations as a family is also a fantastic way to bond, and keep the kids quiet for an hour or two! You can find a lot of inspiration online, including step-by-step instructions if you need them.

Consider changing the colour scheme

Why not go all out and decorate the house in a Christmas themed colour scheme? Red and Gold are beautiful colours, but if you want your house to stand out, why not choose something a little different?

If you don’t want to repaint or make such a drastic change, you can always just change the colour scheme of the Christmas tree. Blue makes a refreshing change and adding various blue shades will make the tree and the home look stunning.

Overall, there’s plenty of ways you can decorate your house this Christmas, but the above are three of the best tips to follow. The lights, Christmas tree colour scheme and DIY decorations can make a massive difference to how magical the house looks during the festive season. Getting the family involved also reduces the stress some people associate with decorating.