Saturday, November 24, 2007

Christmas Fireplace Decor


( Fireplace decorated by lights)

Christmas decor adds new dimensions .When Christmas comes, it brings along love, fun and merriment. We start decorating our houses, buying gifts and selecting the perfect Christmas tree. However, most of us tend to ignore the fireplace situated in the corner of the room. Since Christmas comes during harsh winters, the fireplace is really helpful in actually spreading the warmth of this holiday in your home. Christmas fireplace decor is a part of Christmas celebrations and must be given due attention. Given below are a few ideas and tips for decorating the fireplace for Christmas.

•The traditional way of decorating fireplace for Christmas is by hanging stockings from the mantle of the fireplace.

•You can also use soft toys, like teddy bears, as Christmas fireplace decor.



( Stockings adding life to Fireplace on Christmas)

Flower arrangements look great on the mantle of a fireplace. Make sure that the vase is as beautiful as the flowers.

Bottlebrush trees are very often used as ornamentation for the fireplace mantle.

•You can always decorate the fireplace with the help of lights. Just be careful to keep the wires and bulbs at a considerable distance from the fire.

Hang balls of different, but contrasting colors, along with the stockings, from the mantle. Go in for metallic shades that add glitz to your décor.

•Decor the wall behind the fireplace with stars of different colors and sizes.




(Make your own fireplace)

If you are tempted by these fireplace decors but you don't have one than make it . Just like the one above.









Christmas Door Decor

One of the most fun filled activities related to Christmas comprises of decorating your house, inside out. However, people usually tend to concentrate only on the inner parts of the house and ignore the exteriors completely. Decorating the house from outside is as important as decorating it from the inside. When a person comes to your house, the first thing he comes across is your front door. So, this Christmas, make sure that you indulge in some exclusive Christmas décor for the door. Given below are a number of ideas and tips for decorating the Christmas door.






















•Take a piece of cardboard or plywood and cut it out in the shape of a Christmas stocking. Now, paint this stocking with the help of color paints and then hang it on the front door.

•You can also draw a snowman or Santa Claus on the cardboard or plywood and cut it out. Now, decorate it nicely and hang it as a
Christmas door decor.

•If you are good at drawing, take a chart paper and draw a Christmas scene, complete with Santa Claus, reindeers, elves and snow. Color it and paste it on the door.

•If you want, you can also place artificial Christmas trees on either side of the door as a decor.

•Decorate the path leading up to the front door with lights as a gesture of welcoming your guests into the house.

• Hang ornaments like stars, crystal balls, etc, on your front door.

•Replace your doorbells with bells

•Last but not the least door hangers will add to your christmas decor.























Courtesy-http://www.worldofchristmas.net/christmas-decoration/





(Perfect Christmas table)



Christmas Table


A well decorated Christmas table sets the right mood for the Christmas celebrations. So whether you are dining with family or friends pay full attention to this aspect of Christmas decor. Given here are some interesting ideas and guidelines on how to go about decorating your Christmas table. It is hoped that these tips on decorating Christmas table will inspire and encourage you to decorate your most special Christmas table ever!



Pay Attention to the Room

Even before you start planning to decorate the Christmas table, find out ways of decorating your room.

If you want to create more drama in your setting you can think of a color or any other theme for your setting and move further with the idea. You may add a new painting to the room which gives the feel of the festival.
A nice idea would be to decorate the room with bright and vibrant flowers. This will make the room appear fresh, lively and more inviting.

You may place side tables with festive decorations. Consider decorating chairs as well. For instance you may use ribbons, net bows around the chair.







(Table laying for this christmas)


Use an Impressive Tablecloth


Get the basics right by using an impressive tablecloth teamed interestingly with table runner, place mats and napkins. You may use tablecloth with holiday theme but try using prints sparingly to avoid giving your table a busy look and to keep attention focused on your centerpiece. A touching idea would be make your own tablecloth, napkins, place mats and table runner. These can be easily made and help to add a personal feel to any holiday table.





(Some attractive table centre piece for Christmas decor)


Table Centre Pieces

Special attention should be given to decor of Table Centre Piece as this will work as a focal point of your table and will draw attention of your visitors. Some popular and artistic ideas for table centre decorations include Christmas wreath, candlesticks, poinsettia, or Holly. While using these objects use your imagination. Don't hesitate to take ideas from your family members. You will be surprised to find that working together with dear ones can be so much creatively productive and enjoyable.


To help you further here are some special Table Centre Piece ideas:


  • Keep your centerpiece small if your table space is limited. Remember that you will have to leave room for serving platters, dishes and condiments.

  • Place a large, decorative bowl in the center of your table and fill it with gilded fruits and pinecones. A good ideas would be to arrange pine garland around the base of the bowl.

  • You can make a feature of your table center by raising it up on a nice glass cake stand.

  • Flowers also look very beautiful as a centerpiece, but it is advisable to use them at a low level arrangement to allows guest to talk to each other.

  • One can also use an arrangement of candles, flowers and pine garland to create a dramatic table centerpiece. For instance, set bright red or green taper or pillar candles in brass or wooden candle holders and arrange fresh or artificial pine garland, pine cones and cranberries around the base.

  • A trendy idea would be to fill shot glasses with beads, white tulips, star of Bethlehem or other delicate flowers. Add water and place in the middle of the table.
    Display one beautiful Christmas figurine on your holiday table. This could be the focus of your Christmas table.



    (These cute pieces can also add to your table decor)

Tableware

An attractive tableware can add charm to your Christmas Table. Display the best of your china or special dishes that show holiday motifs. A good idea would be to coordinate the color of your tablecloth, centerpiece and crockery. Also make sure that the crockery is sparkling clean and unscratched.



( Specially decorated table)

Table Setting

Last but the most relevant aspect of table decoration is table setting. Set your crockery in the right way and select the right napkins and napkin rings. A nice idea would be to use napkin rings that reflect the spirit of Christmas festival. You may also create your own napkin ring by hand painting the desired motifs on plain wooden napkin rings. Explore the neighborhood crafts store for more ideas

Courtesy- http://christmas-gifts.indiangiftsportal.com/decorate-christmas-table.html

Hope these ideas decor your house this Christmas.

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housesinstoke said...
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Anora said...

Great Decoration...
I love to see that decoration.Thanks for sharing..

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