New Year is one of the most magical and atmospheric holidays. Preparation for it begins long before the evening of December 31. You can spend the old year and meet the new one at home, on the street or in a restaurant. But the warmest celebration will be in a cozy homely atmosphere. Regardless of the number of guests, whether it is a narrow home circle or a large group of friends, the festive decoration of the house plays a very important role.
Where to begin?
How to decorate a room for the New Year? There are incredibly many options for festive decoration of the premises. Today, there is a huge selection of ready-made decorations for the New Year's theme. You can buy them in almost any store, especially on the eve of this holiday. However, making Christmas decorations with your own hands is much more interesting and exciting. You can attract children to this pleasant action, who will be delighted with such a pastime.
Where should you start? First of all, you need to determine how many rooms will be decorated. Be sure to decorate the room in which the solemn event will take place. The atmosphere in the hallway is also important, especially if guests are expected on this day. Having crossed the threshold of the house, they will immediately plunge into the New Year's atmosphere. When decorating, you should consider the size of the rooms. Decorating large rooms will be different from compact rooms.
It is necessary to decide how the rooms will be decorated for the New Year. You can get by with purchased decor or make it yourself. A good option would be to combine finished products with handmade jewelry. In any case, you will need a list of what to purchase. To make a list of the required materials, you need to know exactly what jewelry will be made. Materials for decoration can be fabric cuts, ribbons, ropes, fluff, polystyrene and many more options.
In order to make it easier to decide on specific decorations, you should consider some of them and choose those that you like the most.
New Year's windows
Window decoration is essential for creating a festive atmosphere. Drawings or decorative elements on the windows will delight passers-by on the street and give a special mood. The most famous and common way to decorate windows is to place snowflakes on them. Most often, snow-white napkins or very thin paper are used for this purpose. The snowflake must be cut according to a stencil or according to your own design. Not always beautiful snowflakes are obtained the first time, so do not be upset. We need to keep creating these paper decorations and very soon the desired result will be achieved.
You can glue paper snowflakes with water, moisten the decoration evenly and carefully place it on the glass. You can also use PVA glue. When using glue, it is important that it does not damage the glass and that it rinses off well from the surface.
Decorating windows with paper napkins is the simplest and most frequently used decoration method , but today it is far from the only one! Today it is not at all difficult to find special paper with a New Year theme, which can be easily glued to any flat surface. It is not difficult to work with such paper, while the process of decorating windows is greatly simplified. In addition, self-adhesive paper tends to peel off neatly without leaving any marks on the glass.
Real New Year's patterns can be painted on glass windows using the simplest toothpaste. The main advantage of this method is that the paste is very easily washed off from the window surface. You can draw with it with a brush or your finger. Variations of ornaments are varied, it all depends on the artistic abilities of a person. Starting from simple patterns on glass, ending with drawings with a plot (of course, New Year's), this decoration will appeal to all the inhabitants of the house, guests and passers-by who see it from the street.
If you don't want to glue snowflakes or draw on glass, you can decorate the windows differently. The best assistant in this matter will be a garland. You need to carefully fix it on the windows, and the festive atmosphere will be ready. A basket with sweets and tangerines, displayed on the windowsill, will also be a wonderful decoration. It is best to complement the basket with a spruce twig or a ribbon tied with a bow. Candles standing on the window will look good, while it is necessary to observe fire safety rules and place them away from curtains and flammable objects.
Festive lighting creates a magical atmosphere, so special attention should be paid to this aspect. Decorating a room with glowing garlands is a familiar way of New Year's decor. Nevertheless, he deservedly does not lose popularity to this day. The garland can be placed directly on the tree (if there is one), on windows, walls, decorate the doorway with it, and also hang in any convenient places.
To make the festive blinking of lights happy for a long time, you should pay attention to the quality of the garland. It is recommended to buy a high-quality jewelry, in this case it will last for many years and will not disappoint with non-burning bulbs. Store the garland correctly. Almost every person at least once in his life has faced such a difficult task as untangling a garland that was not very neatly stored.
Garland is not the only option for lighting a home today. A separate place belongs to candles. Candles of different color, size, shape will be a wonderful New Year's decoration of the room. You can buy a finished product in the store or make a decorative candle with your own hands. Candle decoration can be very diverse. Satin ribbons, lace, pieces of beautiful fabric, braid are suitable for decorating holiday candles. All kinds of compositions with spruce branches, cones, dried flowers, rowan branches will look very elegant and original. Cinnamon sticks and dried oranges are also a great addition to the candle decor.
Chandeliers, lamps, lamps, that is, everything that is attributed to lighting devices, is worth decorating with New Year's decor. Small Christmas tree toys or just themed figurines, neatly hung on a transparent fishing line or an inconspicuous thread, are well suited for this. The material for the thematic figures can be anything: fabric, felt, paper, clay. Making such toys with your own hands does not require much effort and cost. It is only necessary to determine which figures will be made and purchase the necessary materials.
You can give in to intuition and sew toys at your own discretion, or find an exact pattern for a specific product and make according to it. In addition, it is worth visiting specialty stores, which have a large selection of kits for creating all kinds of decor. Such a kit usually includes patterns and all the necessary materials.
Festive wreaths and compositions
Festive wreaths are a common attribute of New Year's decor. They are usually hung on the door, but they will look great over the fireplace or just on the wall. New Year's crafts from different materials can be perfectly combined with a themed wreath. If the room has a decorative fireplace, then it certainly needs to be decorated with New Year's crafts. Candles, spruce branches, tangerines and other attributes of the celebration will create incredible comfort and festive mood.
Christmas socks and mittens hanging over the fireplace are very popular. Although this tradition came from the West, it has already firmly established itself in our country. It is customary to hide souvenirs and small gifts in such socks and mittens, as well as notes, wishes and congratulations on the coming year. Like most Christmas decorations, the wreath can be purchased at the store or made by hand. In order to make a New Year's wreath yourself, you must follow these steps.
- Take the base for the wreath, the best option would be foam. This lightweight material is very easy to use; branches and all other decor details can be neatly attached to it.
- Spruce branches should be attached to the base. They can be both artificial and real. Although artificial spruce paws will not give the same New Year scent, they will look just like real ones.
- Additional decorative elements in the form of small bright New Year's toys, tinsel, cones are attached to spruce or pine branches. Such compositions are often decorated with bows, sprinkled with sparkles.
- The branches are attached to the foam with threads. Lighter and smaller parts can be glued or double-sided tape.
When decorating a New Year's wreath, you can use any decorations. If fantasy requires rest, then a more specific idea for decorating a room for the New Year can be peeped in illustrated articles or magazines.
How to decorate a Christmas tree?
The main guest of the New Year's holiday is the Christmas tree. It can be real or artificial spruce, large or small, fluffy and not very lush. In any case, the tree is an important attribute of the holiday, so it must be decorated. You can arrange it in the classic way and hang Christmas tree decorations and rain on the tree. Despite the fact that the traditional design has its fans, at the moment it has slightly lost its former popularity. Decorating Christmas trees is now more creative, extraordinary, using the most non-standard ideas.
An interesting solution for decorating a Christmas tree will be small photographs of all guests who will be present at the gala event. You can hang photographs with small clothespins, or use threads or bows for these purposes. Sweets and other sweets will be a wonderful decoration for the New Year tree. It is especially good if the sweets are homemade. Gingerbread cookies, decorated with glaze with various ornaments, can be hung on a New Year tree or placed on a festive table. Everyone will be delighted with this decor.
Christmas tree toys can be made by hand. To do this, you need balls of the right shapes and everything you need for design. It is worth purchasing multi-colored threads, beads, ribbons, sparkles. With the help of glue, you can add sparkles or beads to the ball, while the decor can be monochromatic or of different colors. If there is not enough space in the room, you can buy a small fir tree, decorate it with tangerines and sweets, and an ikebana made of fir branches with New Year's tinsel will become a decoration of the festive table.
Garlands for decorating a Christmas tree can also be made by hand.
For decor, you can take:
- various beads strung on a fishing line;
- pearl thread;
A special fabulous atmosphere is added by the figures of Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden or other New Year's heroes, placed under the tree.
Depending on the room
New Year's decor may differ depending on the chosen room. The main criterion when choosing a design for a nursery is the safety of children in the room, therefore it is not recommended to use glass objects or put candles there. Garlands powered by electricity should be placed out of the child's reach, or even better, replaced with paper counterparts or made of safe material.
Preparing the children's room for the New Year will be a real event for the child. Joint production of snowflakes, garlands and handicrafts will give your kid a holiday feeling Toys that embody the symbol of the coming year will be an excellent choice. These cute plush animals are traditionally sold in many shops in the city on New Year's Eve.
The bedroom of adults can be decorated in more varied ways and can be used as a decoration with candles and garlands. There is no doubt that a festive and romantic atmosphere will be provided. You can also put a New Year's craft from fir branches in the bedroom. A basket with tangerines and sweets, holiday-themed figurines and window decorations - all this is suitable for decorating a bedroom.
Style and colors
The choice of style and color in the New Year's decoration of rooms depends entirely on the preferences of the owners of the house. There are no rules and restrictions in this matter. However, it should be remembered that the color scheme of the decor should be combined with the overall color scheme of the interior. You should not decorate the room in dark colors, while it is not recommended to decorate it in very variegated and bright shades. A universal option is decor in blue tones. Additional shades can be pink, lilac, as well as gold and silver.
Drawings on glass, blue and white snowflakes and drifts on a transparent surface will be associated with snow, ice and New Year's atmosphere. Different shades of the same color will be combined well in the interior.
Using a variety of ready-made ideas and connecting your own imagination, you can decorate the room for the New Year in a stylish and elegant way. A decorative fireplace with New Year's crafts on it will look cozy. However, a beautiful New Year's decoration can be created even if there is no fireplace.
It is possible to arrange chairs for each participant of the celebration in an interesting way. Simple "rain" or themed chair upholstery will create a truly festive atmosphere. You can provide children with delight on the morning of January 1 by making "footprints" of Santa Claus (or Santa Claus). To do this, you need to sprinkle a little flour on the floor, and then leave a footprint there.
The beautiful decoration of gifts is also important. A great choice would be to pack each present in a box, which is then wrapped in gift paper and tied with a ribbon. Beautiful themed serving of dishes will also add a festive mood to guests and hosts. Most salads or cuts can be shaped like a herringbone. Tangerines can be made with eyes and smiles, for this you only need carnation peas.
To prepare a homemade garland, you can get by with very non-standard items. Even the most common colored pasta, strung on a thread, can serve as an original decoration.
Ideas for New Year's room decoration are varied. Some can be spied on in thematic articles or come up with your own, without limiting the flight of imagination and experimenting. And most importantly: decorating a room for the New Year is not at all chores, but a pleasant pastime!
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