I’m Dreaming of a Homey Christmas
Nothing reminds us of home more than Christmas. It’s the time of year when all the family gets together. Your home is brought to new life with all the Christmas decorations. There’s nothing like putting on some snuggly socks, grabbing a mug of hot chocolate and watching your favourite Christmas movie. You’ll want your home even more prepared for the big day itself. Malta can miss that Christmas vibe sometimes because it never gets too cold outside. Most people feel Christmassy when they have to wrap up warm and tread through the snow. However, there’s no reason why you can’t bring that cosy, Christmas feeling to your home. Of course, a Christmas tree is always the showstopper. But, there are many other Christmas interior decoration ideas out there.
A garland is a decorative wreath which is either circular or spread out. It is usually decorated with flowers, leaves, berries and other materials. Originally, the garland held much Christmas symbolism. The circular wreath represented an ‘infinite’ love for Christ. The holly portrayed the crown of thorns Jesus wore during his crucifixion. The red holly berries symbolised the blood of Christ. You’ll still find many garlands across Churches in Malta. As with most Christmas symbolism, the garland has lost its meaning over the decades. They are now widely used to decorate Christmas trees and the house. The garland wreath is very popular hung on the front door of the house. Garlands look particularly beautiful spread over the banister of a staircase. If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony in Malta, it would look exceptionally beautiful with a garland hung across it. Nowadays, there are plenty of varieties to choose from. There is a wealth of different colours and decorations. You can even try making one yourself.
Winter Colour Palette
You don’t have to stick with the usual greens and reds during Christmas time. You can still bring home the Christmas feeling whilst trying something different. You may prefer something a bit more understated and modern. There are plenty of other options to choose from. Why not look out for decorations matching a winter colour palette – icy blues, snowy whites and golden hues. In this day and age, you can also buy a white Christmas tree. This may fit in more with your home aesthetic, especially if you live in a modern place. There will be plenty of decorations to choose from in the store. You’ll be able to find a beautiful garland dressed in a winter colour palette. You can also decorate your Christmas tree with icy blue baubles and snowy white figurines. These cooler tones may help you to feel more at home if you’re used to snow during Christmas time.
Rustic and Natural Flair
You may prefer to stick to something more traditional. If you live in one of the historical houses in Malta, this type of interior will suit it better. You can make your home look more rustic by adding woody tones around the house. Keep your Christmas tree more natural looking and don’t go too over the top. Stick to the typical green and red, whilst also adding more neutral tones. You can add some colour by buying some Christmas plants. Poinsettia would be the ideal plant to buy. It has a beautiful, bright red flower alongside deep green leaves. These two contrasting colours really add to the Christmassy feel. To keep your interior more earthy, buy some wooden Christmas decorations. You can find plenty of intricate wooden decorations at your local Christmas market. These can include pretty houses and delightful carousels. Pinecones will also add an earthy feel. Place this on your Christmas tree or decorate your side table with a candle surrounded by pinecones. Place blankets all around the living room for that extra cosy vibe.
‘Tis the season to sparkle! Nothing says Christmas more than lights, lights and more lights! All the towns and villages around Malta are decorated with Christmas lights this time of year. Valletta is particularly impressive with its stunning light decorations. There’s nothing more magical than Christmas light. They really get you into the Christmas spirit. Bring that feeling back home but adding lights all around your house. If you want something more minimal, stick to golden or white lights. If you want something that stands out more, go for the colourful lights that change colour. Place your lights around windows and the mantelpiece. Candles will also add a lovely touch to your Christmas decorations.
Glitz and Glamour
Christmas is associated with all things luxury. Golden colours can be seen everywhere during Christmas time. Gold will fit in with the more traditional Christmas vibe. Wrap all your Christmas presents in golden ribbons for all your loved ones. There are plenty of golden ornaments you can buy for the tree too. They will blend in perfectly with green tones of your tree. There’s a reason why the main ornament on the top of the tree is a golden star. It’ll add that extra magical sparkle! The golden hues will match all your lights and earthy, wooden décor. Gold brings in more of a cosy feeling due to its warm undertones.
The Elegant Dining Table
Although the Christmas tree holds great recognition, the dining table is sure the main event. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the much beloved lunch surrounded by loved ones. Much consideration should be taken when decorating the dining table. You’ll want it to be Christmassy too. An elegant red or golden tablecloth will make the table look marvellous. Decorate the middle of the table with candles and a garland. Festive napkins are also required. Tie a neat ribbon around your cutlery for an extra special touch. Your dinner guests will really appreciate the effort, alongside all the good food. Make sure you decorate the rest of the kitchen with Christmas decorations. These shouldn’t just be saved for the living room. After all, you’ll be spending plenty of time in both rooms during the festive period.
Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Get the whole family together in order to decorate the house. It’ll add that extra sparkle to your Christmas day. You can stick to traditional Christmas décor, or try something different. Malta really gets into the Christmas spirit so there are plenty of decorations out there to choose from. This may be the time when you’re thinking about moving home. If you’re thinking about moving after the festive period is over, be sure to get in touch with one of our sales specialists at Zanzi Homes. We’re here to guide you through the process. We wish you all a Merry Christmas at Zanzi Homes.