DNG Galvin went behind the scenes to visit Local Interior Designer Maura Mackey’s home. Check out this video to see Maura’s festive home.
Running late with your festive decorations or would like to see Maura’s Christmas Décor list? No worries! Maura shares her Décor list here with us👍
“You definitely need a Christmas tree, be it real or faux evergreen. Decide on the size, depending on space you have where you want to place it, and ensure you have a good, strong stand to keep it upright.
For a classy looking tree pick a colour theme, gold, silver, traditional red or a palette unique to you, and choose ornaments, lights and a tree topper (angel or star) that tie in with that. My top tip is to check your lights are working before you put them on the tree!
Don’t forget under the tree. Use a tree skirt to cover the stand and employ some empty wrapped shoeboxes, a nutcracker or a trainset to complete the scene….whatever you have to hand that ties in with your style.
Who doesn’t love a Christmas stocking hanging from the mantle? If you are crafty there are lots of online tutorials to make your own so get the kids involved for an afternoon of fun.
Create interesting little scenes around the house for kids with a nativity or Santa Claus and reindeer figures.
A Christmas wreath is essential to dress up any door – external or indoors. There are some gorgeous freshly made ones with berries available from local garden centres. I also love Garlands to put on the mantle, a side table or wrap around the stairs.
Decorate your garland or any sort of table display with:
• Scented candles such as cinnamon or fir – Jo Malone does lovely ones.
• Elements of nature. I love going out in the garden and cutting greenery for garlands, dining table décor, in a vase – just keep it hydrated with a spray bottle nearby.
• Mistletoe – such a romantic Christmas decoration, kissing under the mistletoe apparently sends blessings and good fortune your way!
• Ribbon bows
• Spray snow
• Battery operated LED lights.
Make decorating a treat by putting on some music and taking breaks with hot chocolate or a glass of wine.”
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