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and your
home décor

IT'S that time of the year again; time for bright lights, eggnog and Yuletide songs. That's right. Christmas is near…a time to celebrate with family and friends, a festive time when the home comes alive with baubles, gifts and that warm, fuzzy feeling.

Christmas also poses a problem before the interior designer, who has to come up with an innovative low-cost, Tow-effort way to make the house look different and attractive during this occasion.

Look around you and see whether or not your interiors could do with a paint job. Sometime, just freshening the color on the walls can brighten up the atmosphere. The simplest way to make a change, however, is to rearrange the furniture. Changing the upholstery, the bed linen, cushion covers, or other soft furnishings is another option. A combination all three options creates a different impact altogether.

Christmas is incomplete without the tree; but don't let that make you desperate for a seven-foot conifer. A small tree, 2ft. high, will suffice. You can place this conveniently in your entrance, verandah, or living room. Decorate your tree with bells, baubles, figurines, and teddy bears, and don't forget a star on the top.

Nothing evokes a Yuletide spirit better than candle light. To create a warm, intimate atmosphere for entertaining friends and family, using candles for illumination is the best option.

The exchange of gifts is a popular Christmas custom. Finding gift-wrapped parcels and boxes next to the Christmas tree sends a thrill to children and adults alike. This Christmas, focus your creative energies on innovative packaging and gift-wrapping styles for the gifts.

A little creativity, a little effort, and a lot of love…these are the three things you need to set the stage and make your home the scene for the perfect Christmas celebrations.

Nazneen Haque Mimi
Interior Consultant
For further details, contact journeym@citechco.net
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