No snow? No problem. Christmas in Australia is all about longer days and summer heat, but that does not stop us from enjoying the festive season.
With Christmas just around the corner, here are some quick and simple ways to transform your home and make it Christmassy:
Play the tunes
Nothing brings in the festive cheer as quickly as Christmas songs! Because these tunes are only played during this time of the year, hearing them will instantly put you in the mood for Christmas. Whether you prefer the traditional carols or the more contemporary versions, just turn them on and let the music boost your holiday spirits.
Deck the halls with Christmas décor
From the classic Christmas tree and wreath, to Santas and reindeers, to Christmas stockings and candy canes – it is time to bring out all your Christmas-themed decorations in full force. Tinsel is another great Christmas decoration idea that is a bit more subtle and stylish. Besides putting it on the Christmas tree, you can also hang it across doors or wrap it along the staircase to give your home that extra spark of festive cheer.
Make it merry and bright
Lighting is everything if you are serious about bringing the Christmas magic to your home. Inside, outside, everywhere! Jazz up the Christmas tree with fairy lights, wrap string lights around the banister or line the windows with icicle lights for that holiday sparkle inside your home.
But, if you want to let your neighbours know that you are really into the whole Christmas decorating thing, bring the lights outside! String the lights along tree branches or shrubs in your yard. Wrap them around banisters and pillars. And if you have a free standing letterbox, give it a full Christmas dressing and put lights on it.
Lighting Ideas for Christmas
There are many types of lights you can use for your Christmas decorations. One of the more commonly used ones is fairy lights, but why not make a better and bolder statement with festoon lights?
Festoon lights are modern and stylish, giving you a unique Christmas display. They are also bigger than fairy lights, which means they won’t easily get lost in shrubs and will stand out. Also, because festoon lights are much brighter than fairy lights, they make a good source of extra lighting especially in the backyard or patios.
What’s more – festoon lights can be used even outside of the festive season, so you can leave them hung outside all year round! Our festoon lights come in two colour options – warm white, and multi-coloured.
Alternatively, you can use LED strip lighting. As LED strips are flexible and bend easily, you can easily use them in a variety of applications and spaces. You can even use them as a Christmas art display – shape them into a Christmas tree or a star!
The RGB with Warm White LED Strip Lighting Kit by Eglo Lighting is perfect as party lighting. It is a 5m roll that can be cut every 10cm, giving you freedom to use it in any way you want to.
Light up your home this Christmas! To find out more about the lighting options at Australian Lighting, drop by our stores or contact us today!