You can decorate the whole house for the New Year in just 6 steps. We have prepared for you a selection of the most interesting, in our opinion, decorative techniques that will help prepare the interior for the holidays.
When we think about how to decorate our house for the New Year, the first thing that comes to mind is the images of a decorated Christmas tree and luminous garlands … Boring! This year we offer you a new approach to the design of your festive interior: find an alternative to traditional accessories and add bright decorative touches. To do this, you have to "walk" only seven steps.
1. Turn the refrigerator into a New Year's gift
To truly be original, start decorating your apartment for the New Year not from the living room, but from the kitchen. Just imagine how elegant an ordinary refrigerator tied with a wide gift ribbon will look. Such an uncomplicated decor looks unusually impressive, original and fashionable. You can find a few more secrets of the fashionable New Year's interior here.
- You can continue the ribbon theme in the New Year's kitchen decor by decorating the cabinets, chair backs and cornice with strips of fabric. In addition to the aesthetic, this method of decor has another important advantage for the kitchen space - it does not interfere.
2. Make an alternative tree
If worries about the sad fate of coniferous green beauties are not alien to you, you may well refuse to install a traditional spruce. An original wall panel made of balls, beads, garlands and ribbons will become a stylish (and most importantly, humane) alternative to a living tree. Read about what other decorative techniques will help you create a festive mood without using a Christmas tree here.
3. Make exclusive Christmas toys with the kids
Nothing helps create a festive mood more than joint creative activities that involve all family members. Inspect your drawers and cabinets for old buttons, beads, ribbons, or burnt out light bulbs. All these seemingly unnecessary things will help you make unique Christmas decorations that will look great in any room. You can find more ideas for creating homemade Christmas decorations here.
4. Paint the window in the children's room
Painting a window is an effective decorative technique. Now there are many options for glass paints and kits for creating temporary stained glass windows.
However, if you are not a professional artist, do not rush to paint the glass of the living room or kitchen. But the children's room is perfect for creative New Year's experiments. And even if the snowflakes turn out to be a little gnarled, and the figure of Santa Claus resembles a drawing of a third-grade student, the young inhabitants of the room will still be indescribable delight with your venture, especially if you allow them to take part in it.
5. Equip a decorative fireplace
Thanks to Hollywood films, the fireplace, decorated with socks and pine branches, has long become a symbol of the New Year holidays, no less bright and recognizable than the Christmas tree. If you have a fireplace, congratulations. Otherwise, we recommend equipping the apartment with a decorative fireplace portal, which, by the way, has an even more extensive decorative potential than a functioning fireplace.
6. Use a themed color scheme
A change in the color palette always entails a change in the mood of the interior. Therefore, in order to give your house or apartment a festive mood, it is necessary, if possible, to fill the rooms with traditional New Year's color combinations associated with snow, pine needles, a Santa Claus costume, and so on.
If the basic shades of the interior are not combined with the white-green-red decor, it is enough to use festive color combinations in the design of the New Year's table. Read more about this and other secrets of festive serving here.