Rustic Features You Can Ehnahce In your Home for the Holidays
If you would like to create magic and still make your home look modern and contemporary during the holiday season, you might as well take advantage of the rustic features that made you fall in love with your forever home the first time. From the rustic colours to the sustainable materials and the smell of the real wood, there are several features you can enhance that will get you in the holiday spirit. Find a few tips below.
Your skirting boards usually don’t get noticed, but once you have started moving furniture around, they will be visible. Give them a sanding down and add some shine using quality varnish. This will make a difference in the appearance of your home, without having to break the bank. There are several great ways you can dress your skirting boards, you can even add string lights or tinsel to get into the holiday spirit, provided that you don’t have pets.
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Your doors might look dull during the year, but now you can make the most out of their original features. Instead of replacing them, you will need to invest in door repair services to make sure they are just as functional as stylish. You will be able to add reef on each door, and Christmas greetings for all your guests. There are some great DIY Christmas door decoration ideas that you can use to get your rustic home look festive. Use natural materials, pick holly and berries, and you can smell nature all around your house.
Real Wood Floor
If you love the natural features of your forever home, chances are that you would like to make the most out of the original features. Whether you live in an antique farmhouse or a period home, you can dress your real wood floor with authentic rustic rugs. Use red and green as the main colors, and you will be able to make your house more festive without having to add modern features. You might even get a Christmas rug that you are only using during the holiday period to create a focal point for your Christmas tree.
Your windows are the eyes of your home, and you will need to look at the condition of the wood and give a lick of varnish or paint to the woodwork. A freshly painted or polished window frame and windowsill will give you loads of decorative ideas; fitting lights, tinsel, adding natural decoration, or even displaying your Christmas statuettes and motifs that will help you make the most out of your home and get into the festive spirit.
You can also dress your beams in Christmas colors. If you are good with woodwork, you can add hanging decorations with a Christmas tree or even a Bethlehem scene that will impress all your visitors without making your house look out of place. You can decide to wrap your beams, add self adhesive decoration, so you can avoid ruining the preserved condition of the wooden features.
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If your rustic home’s main focal point is the large oak table that fits in the rest of the home decor, you can dress it up for Christmas. Avoid covering up the wood with a tablecloth, and use wooden cutlery, place mats, and natural reed products to stay connected with the natural scene this Christmas. You can use rustic style Christmas napkins and create cutlery holders and other table decoration using things you naturally find in nature.
Real Wood Chairs
If you have real wood chairs, the last thing you want to do is cover them up. You can add rustic style seat cushions that match your overall decor, but avoid chair covers that can ruin the look of your Christmas table. You might even get sewing and find a Christmas themed material to replace your cushion covers and make your dining room look both stylish and festive. Give your chairs a quick polish and sanding down ready to accommodate your guests.
When dressing your home for Christmas, soft furnishing plays a huge role. You can replace the curtains and drapes, as well as your cushion covers and your sofa throw. A soft rug in the middle of the living room will make you feel warmer and create a cosy atmosphere. Avoid metallic and cold colors, and focus on the browns, reds, gold, and green, so you can create a colour scheme all your friends and family members will admire. Stick with a natural background to enhance the contrast.
Older homes are full of little snugs and alcoves, and we usually don’t really know what to do with them. The good news is that you can create a small display area in the alcoves where you feature your family photos, keep your Christmas cards, or you can set up a drink cabinet there as well. This will help you make use of a space that usually has no function and create a focal point in your home for your guests to admire.
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Dressing your fireplace for the holidays is a lot of fun. Don’t just go for the regular tinsel; get some great ideas online that include elves and other creatures that will help you create your own scene around the fire, Cover up unsightly features, create a display shelf over the fireplace, and make some moving decorations. Make use of tealights and aromatherapy diffusers, so you can feel comfortable and relaxed during the cold nights you are spending with your loved ones in your rustic home.
Dressing a rustic home for Christmas might be something that gives you a headache. You don’t want to ruin the original features with modern decoration, and it is hard to create contrast if you have natural colors all over. Hopefully, the above tips will help you make the most out of your decor and feel connected with nature without having to compromise on the decoration.