8 Christmas Decorations You'll Want to Keep Year-Round
Think beyond stockings and tinsel with these festive ideas that look stylish long after you've packed away the tree
Those eye-catching trinkets are too pretty to pack away – why not use them to add a sparkly touch to your decor? Take them off the tree and hang them from bedheads, curtain rods, door handles or on a branch.
Christmas seems to bring out the host in all of us, and that includes impressing guests with a beautifully set table. Make creating an eye-catching centrepiece part of every dinner party using flora, shells and found objects – and don’t forget to garnish your napkin rings with a sprig of something green.
Setting the scene for an Australian Christmas
There’s something about a sparkling string of lights that makes a home feel cosy and welcoming. Keep the Christmas magic alive and leave your lights up all year – they will add a fun holiday feel to your interior and create an intimate atmosphere at night.
Often associated with fairs and festivals, bunting is a less obtrusive yet equally cheerful alternative to tinsel. Make your own mini flags in hues extending beyond red and green so they’ll stand the test of time, or stick with white for clean, Scandi-inspired holiday style.
While wreaths are synonymous with the holiday season, there’s no reason you can’t hang one post-Christmas. They’re not just for the front door – try hanging one above your dining room table, adding Christmas-inspired ribbons and baubles that can be removed easily.
Perfect for smaller homes, rosemary can make a great alternative to a traditional Christmas tree – all you need is a pretty pot and some pint-sized decorations. Trim your plant down to suit your space and enjoy the lovely fresh scent it will diffuse.
Whether your letters are timber, plastic or metal, typography is a fun and affordable way to add positive messaging to your home. Words like ‘joy’, ‘love’, ‘peace’ and ‘happiness’ work well not only at Christmas time but all year round.
Pine cones are a great natural resource when it comes to decorating, and in most places are easy to obtain. Evocative of of a northern-hemisphere Christmas, they conjure images of drinking hot chocolate by the fire and are a cute and cosy touch in any home.
What festive decorations do you think would work well as year-round decor? Share your ideas in the Comments below.
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