Christmas decorations that will add a festive feel to your house

Even though they may be quite enjoyable and festive, not everyone has enough space for one, and some people find the upkeep of a tree in their house to be bothersome. Thankfully, there are many chic ways to decorate your home for the holidays. For instance, consider your walls, ceilings, doors, and window frames as areas to bring festive joy rather than just hanging your pine. These interior designer-approved suggestions will help you get creative with your own Christmas decor if you're looking for ideas on how to add holiday cheer to a space without using a traditional tree.

Place ornaments all around

One should never underestimate the impact of a room filled with glittering Christmas décor. After deciding on a color scheme, use that palette to hang beautiful decorations throughout the room. You may hang them from the ceiling, or at different lengths from doorways and light fixtures throughout your home, using a colorful ribbon and a thumbtack. 

Make an inspiring window showcase

Putting up window décor is a lovely substitute for a Christmas tree in your house. Adding bows, wreaths, twinkling lights, and even strings of decorations to your windows will add a festive yet uncluttered atmosphere to your room. Incorporate some Christmas greenery, such as fake garland, into your window display as well.

Adorn a fireplace

Make use of your home's fireplace as the main feature of your Christmas décor. To add some pizzazz to the setting in the absence of any organic elements, gather candles in warm, neutral hues.

Create a joyful tablescape

There is so much possibility for holiday design around your dining room table. Fill a bowl with glittery decorations or fresh seasonal fruit, such as pomegranates, oranges, and pears, to create a whimsical DIY centerpiece. An alternative is to create a sparkling tabletop show by arranging branches or decorations in a glass vase with firefly lights.

Burn candles with tree scents

If the smell of a genuine Christmas tree isn't able to permeate your house, think about using candles to simulate the scent. Place candles on your side tables that are scented, especially for the holidays. The woodsy scent of candles with fir, cedarwood, or pine overtones makes you feel festive.

How Christmas is celebrated around the world?

Christmas is a Christian festival, although it is observed globally, even in nations where Christianity is not practiced. Certain customs surrounding the celebration of the season date back to pre-Christian or secular times.

These days, the most popular customs include exchanging gifts and cards with loved ones, celebrating Christmas supper, listening to carols, and participating in various local festivals that combine local customs with the holiday spirit of each location.

However, if you're wondering about Christmas celebrations throughout the globe, you've come to the correct spot! Learn more by continuing to read.

Philippine Christmas

With about 80% of the population practicing Catholicism, the Philippines is the nation in Asia with the largest Catholic population. Christmas is the most significant holiday of the year because of this.

The Philippines' Christmas customs combine elements of local Filipino and Western culture. They do have Christmas cards, Santa Claus, trees, and Western Christmas carols. They also have customs like the "parol," which is a bamboo pole with a lit star lamp. At midnight, a large Christmas feast known as "Noche Buena" takes place.

Australia's Christmas

Australia enjoys long, bright days until almost 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, which falls in the heart of summer.

Australia typically celebrates Christmas with a lot of outdoor activities including beachside concerts. Roast meats like turkey and loin are served at Christmas, along with pudding for dessert.

Brazilian Christmas

In the summer, Christmas is also celebrated in Brazil. Families and friends gathered for a large celebration on the 24th, where they opened gifts and had dinner.

The traditional dessert is the "pave," a layered non-bake cake with cream and cookies. The dinner is abundant in fresh fruits and an assortment of foods using raisins, which has caused significant national debate.

The Christmas Holiday in Japan

The Christmas custom in Japan is not like any other. During this season, some Japanese families indulge in a massive red and white bucket of “Christmas chicken,” in addition to customs associated with Christmas like giving presents and sending cards.