Finally, it’s December and this year the festive season, although slightly different, is underway with many of us putting our decorations up a week or two earlier than usual. It has been an odd year to say the least, but if you’re looking for some inspiration to create some stunning Christmas window displays look no further.
To spread a little joy this Christmas we thought we would share some great ideas you can try yourself to add some extra Christmas cheer to your home!
If you have shutters installed in your home we wouldn’t recommend attaching anything to them just in case your beautiful shutters get damaged. However, they are a wonderful backdrop for a Christmas tree, especially if you have a bay window. You can use lighting to really enhance your tree as well as gorgeous decorations to add extra colour. If you like pulling your shutters back in the day, hang a Christmas wreath or stocking from your window handles. For a really Christmassy window display why not use some snow spray and create a festive scene.
If you like upcycling and have found some old shutters they really do come into their own at Christmas. Give them a good rub down and make sure they are clean before you do anything. You can then decide if you would like to use them as outside decorations or inside your home. For outside decorations you can paint lovely Christmas things onto them like snowmen or snowflakes, you can even attach pretty Christmas garlands to them. If you’d to use them indoors they make great table runners, simply create a long garland using cones and fir tree branches which are easy to attach by using the slats. And finally, if you’re never to sure what to do with your Christmas cards, why not use the louvres to display your cards.
With many of us getting out and about in the countryside this is a great year to bring some of the countryside into your home. Our countryside is full of wonderful things that can be tastefully used to create Christmas decorations. Fir cones often found lying on the ground are a simple yet lovely Christmas decoration. Keep them natural or why not spray with gold or silver spray for a little something extra. Fir branches, evergreens and holly can be used to make garland wreaths. The Woodland Trust website has some great ideas for naturally foraged Christmas decorations and how to use them. You can visit their website here: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/12/foraged-christmas-decor/
From everyone here at Purely Shutters, we wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very peaceful New Year.