Before you brining in Christmas Trees, garlands and ornaments try and de-clutter some of your surfaces and spaces so that once all of your decorations are up the room doesn’t’t feel too crowded. Use your storage areas wisely (link to storage article) 2. Be inspired by nature We are so lucky here on the Mid North Coast as we are surrounded by incredible bush land and beaches. For something a bit different, try creating a Christmas tree from stacked drift wood or hanging your Christmas ornaments from spray painted branches. Make your own Christmas wreath from native twigs, shells and leaves. Check out this quick YouTube clip to see how you can make a driftwood tree. http://bit.ly/111mkJ2 3. Use your own colours Whilst green red and white seem to be the standard Christmas colours, consider adding your own personal touch by using colours that are prominent in your home. You might choose to take inspiration from a feature wall or painting and incorporate those colours into your Christmas decorations.