Getting Your Home Ready For Christmas | Clarendon Homes

Getting Your Home Ready For Christmas

28-11-2018 Blog

With not long until the festive period, the time to buy all things Christmas for your home is slowly running out! With so much on the high-street to choose from, we have selected 4 ideas to help you give your home that festive feel this year!

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Festive Colours

Deep reds and greens, calming whites and dazzling golds are a MUST at Christmas time. Whether you’re changing your bedding set, adding some cushions, or you’re expanding your tableware collection there are so many ways to make your home feel festive with a particular colour palette. Gold table runners and cutlery have been seen for a few years now in shops and homes across the country to add even more glam to the December celebrations.

Door Wreaths

Door wreaths are becoming increasingly popular and great as a statement piece during the festivities! There are so many designs now available, from glittery leaves to rustic branches and berries. There are even tutorials online on how make your own for a more personal touch.


Candles are favoured all year round by many, but more so at Christmas time. Is there anything more relaxing that getting cozy on the sofa, candles lit and enjoying a good TV program or book? Candles are great to give your living room a calming feel, or get rid of any lingering odours from the kitchen. There is nothing like scents of cinnamon, gingerbread, pine and berries to invoke the festive season in your home, and with so many options available, there will definitely be one out there to suit you.

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The Tree

The Christmas tree is one of the most important decisions and traditions to homeowners every year, from deciding whether to get a real or fake tree, what baubles to use and if tinsel is really still a thing! But obviously, it all starts with the tree itself, and if you like many others struggle to decide between a real one or an artificial one, we can help. Here are some of the pros and cons of both to help you make your decision:

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Real Christmas Trees


  • Lots of selections to choose from
  • Unique to you
  • Fresh, pine scent
  • Can look really rustic in your home
  • Traditional
  • Real Christmas tree purchase helps sustain jobs


  • Need constant maintenance (watering etc)
  • The pine needles shed (the hoover will be making a regular appearance!)
  • Can only be left up for a limited time
  • Difficult to dispose of
  • Can be known to fall over a lot if not secured correctly
  • Fallen pine needles could be hazard to young children or pets

Artificial Christmas Trees


  • Cost-effective
  • No need for maintenance
  • Last a long time
  • Can be stored away for next year
  • Huge assortment to choose from (such as snow covered ones)


  • Can look really fake and not traditional
  • Need time to assemble the tree
  • Need to insure appropriate storage place once finished with

Whatever tree you decide to go for make sure it suits you and your home and have fun decorating it!

Of course, when you’re eager to make your home into a winter wonderland, there is no better place than a blank canvas of a brand-new home. There is still a wide range of stunning and spacious Clarendon properties currently available to purchase. View our current developments or contact us to find out more.