Festive flair – Christmas decorations for every room in your home
09 December 2020
You only have to look at our wonderful customers’ Instagram feeds to see they love Christmas.
We are taking a look at the ways you can decorate your entire house to help lift spirits this holiday season. If you are creating your very own winter wonderland in your Persimmon home. Remember to tag us in your pictures on Instagram @persimmon_homes and use the hashtag #LoveMyPersimmonHome for the chance to feature and win a £100 shopping voucher.
Your front door and porch are the first areas people see, so of course you want to make a good first impression. A festive wreath is the quickest way to spruce up your front door. There are lots of tutorials online, so if you are feeling creative, a DIY wreath adds personality and originality to the front of your home. If that’s not for you, whether it is artificial or real foliage that takes your fancy, there are lots of small, local businesses producing stunning wreaths. Why not add some battery-operated fairy lights to really make it pop. Whatever the size of your porch and hallway, we say that you can never have too many seasonal details.
For many, the living room is the pièce de resistance when it comes to Christmas decorations, with a perfectly decorated Christmas tree the focal point of the room. The warm glow of lights helps create a cosy ambiance, perfect for sitting down with the family to enjoy a Christmas film.
We know how important those family ornaments are for the tree, so a simple way to introduce a new colour scheme is to incorporate tinsel or ribbons. Choosing a colour scheme is an effective way to make your tree looked perfectly styled and can reflect the design of your room.
It can be quite tricky finding the right subtle Christmas decorations for your kitchen – but it certainly isn't a room that should be forgotten. Things are a little different this Christmas, so while we’re staying home, what a perfect opportunity for Christmas crafts and bakes. A gingerbread, cookies in a jar or mince pies not only provide the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea, but display them and they can also be part of your holiday décor. Change up your tea towels, scatter accessories, create a window display – the possibilities are endless.
Dressing your dining area for Christmas can make those family meals extra special. Ribbons on the back of chairs are a simple and cost effective way to add a little colour to the dining table and are a simple way to tie your decorations into the existing colour scheme. Crackers, a table runner, festive napkins and placemats or charger plates can also add colour and extra pizzazz to your table. If you want to go that extra mile, a dramatic centrepiece can really add impact.
We know that some of our customers love an additional Christmas tree in their bedroom, but you don't have to go that far. Perhaps it's a garland draped across your headboard, new cosy Christmas bedding, or just the addition of some fairy lights, that will give you the perfect décor for your bedrooms.
Now bear with us on this one, we're not suggesting you have a tree in your bathroom… But a simple way to add a festive flourish is to change up your bathroom smellies. Handwash and hand cream scented with your favourite Christmas smells such as cinnamon, clementine, nutmeg and pine, a room diffuser or scented candle will add scents of the season.
What better way to add a smile and brighten your street than outside lights and decorations? The bolder and brighter, the better. Remember, this year we're running a competition to find the country's most festive Persimmon home. We are encouraging our wonderful customers to put up their lights and outdoor decorations to help spread some festive cheer. A blow-up Santa, icicles, candy canes – whatever takes your fancy. Submit a picture of the outside of your home and you could win a luxury food hamper. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org