According to the Christmas carol, Deck the Halls, ‘Tis the season to be jolly.’ The problem is, in these challenging times, when there is so much uncertainty and families still don’t know whether their traditional celebrations can take place, it’s difficult to drum up enthusiasm for the festive season. However, as was explained in this blog post, making the effort to decorate your home can actually boost the brain’s feel-good factor, and make you feel happier, so it’s worth making the effort to bring some festive cheer to your home, even if you are the only one who actually sees it! And Bello Horizonte is the place to go for inspiration.
Brighten up the furniture:
You can bring Christmas cheer into your home without even putting up decorations, as the photo below shows. Introduce some candles and other items with a golden, rosy glow for instant uplift. Scented candles in particular can stir the senses, and pink, red or gold coloured vases and plates also give a warm ‘feel’ to a room. Light bottles are another idea for adding light to corners and just making the room more cheery. Why not experiment with what you have in the house? Or look out for suitable items when you’re out and about.
Even books with red covers can change the mood of a room instantly. And the big advantage is, you don’t need to take these things down after Three Kings Day, since they are not traditional Christmas decorations. Pair it all with some festive red, gold or green cushion covers, table runners and curtain tie backs, and the whole room has a festive lift, without too much effort.
Bring in the natural:
While Christmas sparkle is magical, there’s a lot to be said for natural decorations such as evergreen branches, pine cones, and berries. Being close to Nature is known to have a soothing effect on the soul, and bringing the fruits of nature into your home brings in the beautiful sights and smells of the outdoors.
Go for a brisk walk to collect your raw materials, then experiment to stamp your unique personality on them. Pine cones and twigs can be fashioned into all sorts of festive decorations such as mobiles, swags for the fireplace, and table decorations. Crafting is very therapeutic too, so let your imagination run free.
Decorative trends for 2020:
Looking around the various Christmas displays in stores, there’s a definite trend towards the traditional, and the retro look. The elaborate decorations from the 1950s are making a comeback – minimalist definitely doesn’t feature on the Christmas list for 2020! It seems that anything goes, and you have a broad canvas on which to work with.
Head along to Javea and browse Bello Horizonte’s beautiful, extensive collection of Christmas decorations, and talk to their friendly, creative staff for ideas. You’ll be able to see a number of trees, decorated in different colour combinations, placed in room settings, so you can be inspired for your own room decorations.
Here’s an idea to make shopping for your Christmas decorations a really special event. Why not combine your shopping trip with a fabulous lunch or dinner at the adjacent Restaurante Masena? It’s part of the De Roij Bastijns family business group that includes Bello Horizonte and Vall de Cavall restaurant and stables at Gata de Gorgos. Start Christmas in a special way with a visit to the atmospheric Bello Horizonte showroom, and a fabulous festive meal to follow. You know it makes sense!
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