As the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to transform your home into a cosy and inviting haven for family and friends. While we at Three Counties are experts in installing windows, doors, and conservatories throughout Surrey, Hampshire, and Berkshire, we also understand the importance of creating a warm and festive atmosphere in your living spaces over Christmas.
So, let’s explore how you can make the most of your windows and doors when it comes to celebrating the Christmas season in style.
Christmas Window Decorations
Windows are like the canvas of your home, offering endless opportunities for festive décor. Consider these ideas to spruce up your windows, and spread the Christmas cheer to all who pass by or visit your home.
Adorn Windows with Wreaths
Many will consider wreaths as decorations for doors alone, but you can hang beautiful wreaths on the inside or outside of your windows to add a touch of elegance and cheer.
Festive Twinkling Lights
Stringing fairy lights around your window frames is a simple yet effective way to create a magical, festive glow that can be seen from both inside and outside.
Christmassy Curtains and Drapes
Why not swap out your regular curtains for holiday-themed ones? Red and green plaid or snowy white curtains can add a seasonal touch and make your home feel extra cosy during the chilly winter months.
DIY Window Clings
Get creative with homemade window clings in various festive shapes and colours. It’s a fun family activity that kids will love, and you can easily remove them after the holidays.
Festive Doorway Delights
Your front door is the first thing your guests see, making it a focal point of your home’s exterior. Make sure your front door is delightfully dressed for the occasion, and ensure family and friends feel welcomed to your home when visiting over the Christmas holiday period.
Christmas Wreaths for Your Front Door
A classic wreath on your front door is a timeless tradition that never goes out of style. Consider a fragrant pine wreath adorned with berries, bows, and ornaments.
Place a festive doormat at your entrance to greet guests and set the tone for your holiday décor.
Garlands and Lights for Doors
Frame your door with a fresh or artificial garland and add some welcoming twinkling lights for a touch of warmth. Gathering fresh flora can be a great weekend family activity, and everyone can get involved with creating the garland itself.
Personalised Seasonal Door Décor
Consider a custom sign or plaque with your family name or a holiday message to make your entrance feel truly unique.
Get Christmassy in the Conservatory
If you have a conservatory, you have an opportunity to create a holiday oasis with a view. Here are some festive suggestions for creating a cosy, Christmassy conservatory.
Place a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in your conservatory, visible from both inside and out. This can be a perfect spot for opening gifts on Christmas morning.
Winter Wonderland Windows
Wouldn’t it be a shame not to take advantage of all those glass windows at this time of year? You can easily decorate the windows with spray-on snow, snowflakes and any other festive images or messages.
Why not line your conservatory windows with candles in various holders for a cosy, intimate atmosphere?
Many conservatories have high ceilings, which are perfect for hanging festive ceiling decorations, such as bunting and mobiles. These could be shop-bought or home-made. Creating bunting and mobiles made form natural items, such as holly, ivy, berries and pine cones is a lovely activity to engage in, in the run up to Christmas.
Festive Dining Decor
If you plan to host holiday dinners, your conservatory can serve as the ideal dining area – especially when catering for larger numbers than usual. Dress the table with holiday tableware and Christmassy centrepieces.
Festive Music and Ambiance
Play your favourite holiday tunes to set the mood and use warm, soft lighting to create a festive ambiance. You could even consider adding seasonal aromas in your conservatory, using scented candles or diffusers. Think warmth and spice: orange, cinnamon, clove, ginger, pine and berries are all perfect Christmas scents.
By embracing the holiday spirit and making the most of your windows, doors, and conservatory, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere that will delight your family and guests throughout the season.