December is here, and advent has started, which means that Christmas is just around the corner, so you need to be prepared. If you’re hosting Christmas dinner, whether it just be for those that live in your home or your extended family too, you’re going to want your home look absolutely perfect come Christmas Eve. Your living room, your decorations, your entertainment, and your dinner table should all be given plenty of care and attention to create a picture-perfect Christmas with your family. Here’s what you should do.
On Christmas day, most of your family’s time is going to be spent in your living room, probably sat down, so you need to make sure that your furniture looks perfect. Your sofas are particularly important, as you know your mum or your aunt is going to comment if it’s lumpy or otherwise uncomfortable. Of course, with Christmas, you probably won’t have the money to buy a brand new one, but you could buy a second-hand one on Facebook or eBay, and have it delivered by Shiply. You might also want to invest in a coffee table if you don’t already have one, so that you’ve got somewhere to put the snacks and Christmas biscuits for before dinner.
One of the best parts of Christmas is putting up Christmas decorations. This is especially true if you have children, and see the excitement on their faces every single year. There is no perfect way to decorate your house for Christmas, so just do as much or as little as you feel like. Arguably, the most important decoration is your tree, so this should receive some special attention. Interestingly, some people have started putting up their tree upside-down, to symbolise a change in luck or situation, so if you’re up for something different, then this could be a great photo opportunity for your family.
The last thing that you want is for your family to be sat around bored on Christmas day, so you need to think of some entertainment. The first place that you should start is with a great Christmas playlist, which can be played the entire day if you choose. You might also want to pick out some Christmas films for before dinner, to keep the children entertained. After Christmas dinner, plan some games, like charades, and board games, like Monopoly, that you can all play as a family.
Your Dining Table
Everyone wants a dining table that Martha Stewart can be proud of, and, luckily, it’s not as hard as you might think. For this to happen, everything needs to match, including your plates, cutlery, glasses, napkins, and Christmas crackers. There’s nothing wrong with mix-and-match place settings, but it won’t provide the picture perfect image that you’re looking for. Luckily, you can buy a 12 piece dinner set for as little as £7, so you don’t have to pay through the nose for a perfect Christmas.
As much as you may want your Christmas to look perfect, don’t get yourself stressed out about it; After all, Christmas is all about spending time with those you love, not creating a perfect photo opportunity.