1. Fairy lights
Whether they are hung in the trees, draped across windows or suspended above the garden, fairy lights make your garden look like Santa’s grotto in an instant.
Choose which type of light you prefer (either warm or cool glow) and use them wherever you feel necessary. What’s really great about them is they don’t have to come down after Christmas; fairy lights look great all year round!
2. Fake snow
We’re all dreaming of a white Christmas but not only is there a slim chance of this happening on Christmas Day, after a few days the snow doesn’t exactly look fit for next year’s Christmas cards. You can buy some really lovely fake snow that shimmers and sparkles for weeks on end!
3. Light-up sculptures
Invest in an LED Reindeer and sleigh set or a big light-up Santa Clause - these are especially effective for front gardens or even on a balcony. Spread some fake snow on the ground, place your sculpture on top of it and you’ll be looking festive in no time!
4. Dress your front door
Again, this one is all about impressing from the front of the house. Dressing the front door is an essential part of Christmas decorations. Firstly, choose yourself a wreath; this could be a real or artificial one. If you’re a fan of all things glamorous then choose one with some fairy lights entwined within it.
If you’ve got a porch or a thatched roof above your door then hang a garland from it, if not, choose two Christmassy plants and place them either side of your front door.
If you’re feeling really creative then why not tie some ribbon into a bow and place it on the plant? Whether you choose to do just one, or all three of these decorations, you’re front door is sure to look inviting for family and carol singers alike!
This decoration tip is perhaps the most natural but get it right and your garden could look like a winter wonderland simply by adding in some hardy plants. Holly trees, evergreens, red tulips and rosemary are all associated with the festive season – they can also be used when it comes to making your table centrepiece. Take care of them and you could reap enjoyment from them long after the leftover turkey has been eaten.