With Christmas approaching faster than a sled full of presents on Christmas Eve, festive fever is well and truly sweeping the nation. Kiwis are turning their attention to preparing for the holiday season but it can be a daunting task to find tasteful decorating solutions that don’t break the bank.
The Warehouse’s Homewares Design Lead, Jade Turner, knows that Kiwis are looking to spend more consciously this season and has cultivated the perfect selection for even the most hesitant home decorators. With a focus on incorporating natural elements to create welcoming spaces for friends and family, these choices also represent great value that can be used throughout the year and kept for Christmases to come.
Looking to embrace the natural beauty of the festive season? Share your household’s Christmas cheer with a traditional door wreath or brighten up the interior with a beautiful flower garland. A glass trifle bowl is another great, multipurpose choice. Fill it with a delicious dessert for Christmas dinner or try packing it with pinecones, repurposing it into the perfect year-round ornament.
For those that want to further blur the lines between outside and in, the combination of fairy lights with an outdoor lounge set makes for a picturesque festive area during day or night. To help embrace the warmer weather and really take your outdoor festivities to the next level, pair this with your favourite cold drinks from a collection of textured wine glasses, jugs and tumblers.
Elevate your Christmas spread with items that are sure to invoke the holiday spirit but can be used year-round as well. Dress your table with vintage gin glasses, a golden 4-wick candle and a matching set of gold cutlery all for less than $100 to give your Christmas dinner a truly luxurious feel. A gold star tree topper can serve as another fantastic, multipurpose option. It works amazingly as a festive ornament to accompany your luxe for less spread or simply as a traditional centrepiece for decorating the tree.
Jade also recommends a new family tradition, only purchasing a few quality decorations each Christmas. This fantastic idea helps lighten the load on your wallet this Christmas, and in the coming years, but more importantly strengthens the feelings of nostalgia when dressing the tree each year. With the Warehouse’s range of great choices from summer themed vans to more traditional baubles, sticking to just a few might just require a Christmas miracle.
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