The Lavender Blue CottageCountry Entry, Melbourne
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Mid-NovemberMake a family plan: If you haven’t already decided which family members will host Christmas Day and who will travel on the day, get onto it now – particularly if anyone needs to book transportation, accommodation or pet boarding.Plan a get-together: If there are any important people in your life who you can’t see on Christmas Day, make plans to celebrate the season together on a free weekend in late November, early December or early January.
Decorate the front doorA classic Scandinavian wreath will often feature moss or green fir branches as the foundation. For a simple Scandi look with an Australian twist, you could make a wreath from eucalyptus branches or magnolia flowers.Decorate the wreath with berries, cinnamon sticks and scaled-down versions of the ornaments you’ve hung on your tree in order to create a sense of connection between inside and out.
Pay attention to proportionWhen choosing the size of a decorative fitting, it’s important to consider proportion. A small fitting might get lost in a double-height entrance, while a very large fitting may dwarf a tiny entrance – not to mention provide a bumping hazard. Your electrician will be able to advise you on the best height to hang decorative fittings for safety and maximum illumination.