How to prepare your home for a magical Christmas

Here are Someday, it may not surprise you to learn that we are in to Christmas (in a big, not completely un-gaudy kinda way). The most magical time of the year is fast approaching, and with it comes the excitement of preparing our homes for the festive season.

Christmas is not just about tinsel and baubles, though; it's about creating an ambiance that exemplifies warmth and joy and facilitates connection. As you transform your living space into a festive haven, here are four interior design tips to consider this Christmas.

1. Your Festive Colour Palette

Infuse your home with the colours of the season, whether it be the traditional hues like red, green, gold, and silver, or something more bespoke that reflects your take on Christmas. Try mixing and matching your favourites to create a festive atmosphere, while focusing on the little touches to avoid overwhelming the space. Consider using red and green throw pillows, gold and silver accents, or a combination of these colours in your table settings.

2. Nature-inspired Decor

Embrace the beauty of nature at this time of year by incorporating natural elements into your Christmas decor. Adorn your mantel with pinecones, fresh greenery and native plants. You might place a wreath made of eucalyptus on your front door to greet guests, or consider using wooden accents in small details such as your table centrepiece or wooden candleholders, to bring a sense of rustic elegance to your interior.

3. Twinkling Lights and Candles

If you’re anything like us here at Someday, you’ll agree that the Christmas season is basically an excuse for bulk fairylights. Now’s your chance to illuminate your home with the soft glow of twinkling lights and bring candles into the mix as well. Hang string lights, wrap them around stair railings, or drape them around door frames to create a cosy and magical ambiance. Scatter scented candles throughout your living spaces to add a warm and inviting fragrance to your home, instantly creating a soothing and festive atmosphere.

4. It’s All in the Personal Touches

Remember that while a magazine-worthy festive homage is great, this time of year is just as much about the opportunity to infuse your home with personal touches that reflect your family's unique traditions and memories. Hang personalised stockings, display handmade ornaments, or create a family photo gallery showcasing special moments from previous Christmases. These touches will help create an intimate atmosphere that means you can focus on what’s really important at Christmas: time and connection with your loved ones.