So my Christmas decorations don’t usually go up in my home until the day before Christmas Eve. This really sets Germany apart from the UK. Over here it seems like people get into the Christmas spirit a lot earlier. Some even as early as October. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m the Gringe. In fact, I love Christmas. And I love the decorations. It’s that time of year where I don’t mind going a bit overboard with the frills and add some kitschy elements to my house.
Image c/o NordicBliss
That being said there are a million different ways to decorate the house for Christmas. My mum and I usually go for an understated all-white look combined with silver, glass and wooden elements and a pop of colour here and there such as these items by the dotcomgiftshop…
This paper lantern star looks very similar to the one in my house. My family hangs theirs into the living room window, right next to our Christmas tree. If there was one item (apart from the Christmas tree) that I wouldn’t want to miss it would be a star like this.
For a more modern take I like to use paper candle lanterns. I think they are a good investment since a pack of 10 will last you all year round. You can use them at summer parties, birthdays, weddings and other occasions such as Xmas.
Another chic and stylish product is this silver vintage wreath. If I were a guest and came into a house with a wreath like this hanging on the door, I’d instantly start to feel at home.
So I mentioned earlier that I like a bit of kitsch at Christmas. Here you are. I’m a sucker for reindeer. I could easily buy ten of these… They’re so adorable.
And lastly, in blogger style, what would a post like this be without mentioning candles. I love this little antique silver glass t-light. I wish I had spotted this earlier, so I could have ordered it and took it home to Germany with me. Small but fine.
Have you decorated your home yet?