Decorating for Christmas in Australia is distinctive. When you look at how to decorate your house for Christmas in Australia, the big differentiator is the heat. Maybe, like me, you’ve experienced the joy of Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere. Likewise, you may love decorating with the more traditional snow-covered Christmas theme. In contrast, Christmas in Australia is different. As a result, we need to embrace the summer heat and decorate for an Australian Christmas.

Discover how to decorate your house for Christmas in Australia.

10 Top Christmas decorating ideas...

1. Adopt a colour theme

Simply for the reason that it makes decorating easier and more elegant. In contrast to traditional reds and greens, consider colours that reflect a more casual aesthetic. Likewise, your favourite colour or a monochrome palette, can really personalise Christmas decorating.

2. Create a welcoming front entry

Welcome your guests with a beautiful front door and entry. Create your own Christmas wreath using Eucalyptus, rosemary or your favourite natives like gums or wattle. Also add style to your front entrance with symmetrical potted plants either side of your front door. Add a touch of Christmas with small decorations and sparkling fairy lights.

How to decorate your house for Christmas in Australia
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3. Turn to nature and incorporate greenery in your Christmas decorating

Not only is green a traditional Christmas colour, rather it adds a freshness to your home that brings the outdoors in. Nothing says Australia like nature. Most noteworthy, are Eucalyptus, rosemary, magnolia and Australian natives. Choose foliage that retains its colour out of water for wreathes. In contrast, greenery in water can be used with bright berries and pomegranates to create a beautiful effect on table displays.

How to decorate your house for Christmas in Australia
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4. Personalise your Christmas tree

Whether you choose a real or artificial Christmas tree, I have a few simple tips for decorating your tree.
- Start with the lights because it’s far easier to wind them around the tree without the decorations getting in the way.
- Choose a colour theme, simply for the reason that colour en masse looks gorgeous.
- Hang one type of ornament at a time. As a result, you’ll find it easier to spread them around the tree.
- Put your travels on you tree to add a personal touch. Decorations from your travels add to your story.
- Decorations made by the kids provide great memories.
- For a beach-themed Australian Christmas, decorate with shells, starfish and coral.

Christmas decorating ideas Australia
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5. Spread your decorating around

Don’t restrict your decorating to just the Christmas tree. Look for places within your home to incorporate Christmas decorating. Style your front entry console, decorate your alfresco, personalise your kids’ bedroom doors and more.

Australian Christmas floral arrangement in black and white contemporary kitchen
Design by Bella Vie Interiors

6. Light up your house

First of all, use fairy lights wherever you can. Not only do they add sparkle to your home, furthermore, they’re cost effective to run. Likewise, candles can be used to add a glow to your home at night. This is one tradition I loved seeing in the windows as we travelled through Scandinavia. Christmas scented candles are a great addition to your Christmas decorating. They add an authentic Christmas aroma, which is perfect if you’ve opted for an artificial tree and miss the smell of pine in your house.

How to decorate your house for Christmas in Australia
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7. Gift wrapping

Continue your chosen Christmas decorating colour through to your gift-wrapping for full effect. Tie a sprig of rosemary rather than the traditional Christmas holly to your gifts.

8. Advent calendar

Get creative with your Christmas advent calendar this year. String together handmade envelopes filled with personalised trinkets for your family to open in the lead up to Christmas.

9. Create a beautiful table setting

Christmas is the one day of the year when you should go all out on your table setting. Firstly, I like to include fresh greenery on the table. Take a morning walk around your garden or local neighbourhood and pick out some of your favourite foliage. Personalise place settings with baked goods, sprigs of foliage, small gifts or name cards. Coordinate your colour scheme with your chosen Christmas colour scheme. Add some Christmas baubles and fairy lights or tea-light candles and finally bring out your best tableware, napkins and cutlery. If you don’t use it at Christmas, when will you use it?

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10. Create your own decorations… because you can!

Take time to enjoy the process of decorating your home for Christmas and really enjoy the festivities. Children especially love to look back at decorations they’ve made each year. For that reason, I encourage you to explore the many Christmas decorating activities you can undertake.

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