I know your greatest concern during the period before Christmas is: “Besides the Christmas tree, what can I do to decorate my house?”
Let's start from the outdoor; if you have a house with a garden, the outdoor decoration gives you great satisfaction!
Of course if you want to be absolutely faithful to Santa Claus's decorative tradition you should go and visit Rovaniemi village, near the Arctic circle. After being visited by a traveler about a century ago, the news of the discovery of Santa Claus's house was spread all over the world, and ever since thousands of people go to discover the secret of real Christmas!
If you have a real passion for colorful lights, please don't exaggerate and don't consume as much energy as New York City!
A few lights well placed or a tree in the middle of your garden is enough for a warm welcome!
A door wreath is the nicest and most interesting welcome element!
If you want to create your own wreath you can choose among infinite inspirations!
Home made with fruits!
You can find plenty of suggestions to discover step by step how to make a wreath on misskopykat blog
With the same base you can choose the elements you want!!!
But if you are shy and prefer something ready-made, Etsy's wreaths are wonderful
Beautiful the ones by
More classic the wreath by “Frontgate”http://www.frontgate.com
You can choose your own style and couple it with small matching elements! The window vases that normally contain beautiful colorful flower in the summertime can be used again and decorated!
Lanterns are my favorite decor element! In glass or paper, both indoor and outdoor they give a stilish touch!
Are you inspired ?
Prepare for next post and for indoor decor! Merry Christmas!