A merry, festive home for the holidays
Raise your hand if you’re spending this weekend pulling out boxes of ornaments out of your storage, dusting off those parols and untangling those Christmas lights.
With less than a month before Christmas, many of us are scrambling to spruce up our homes for the season. No matter how many times we say we’ve become too lazy to put up that tree, we are Pinoys and therefore cannot resist the urge to hang an ornament here and there to brighten the house in time for the holidays.
For those who are looking to update their Christmas trimmings, in the hunt of new decor or still undecided with how to gussy up their living spaces, Inquirer Property has done the work for you. Check out the following on Instagram if you need help with delightful Christmas inspos and charming holiday decor.
La Bella Rosa
A real pine tree for Christmas? Yes, please. Online floral studio La Bella Rosa offers fresh nobilis pine trees that come in two sizes, 40 cm and 50 cm. If you’re going for that subdued, minimalist look, you can get the “Simply Bare Tree” (P5,000 and P6,250). But If you prefer going all out festive, you can choose from three designs—Carol, Eve and Holly—which come either with glittery floral ornaments, stuffed Santa and Christmas bear trinkets or candy cane ornaments plus pine cones, cotton or dried flowers, Christmas balls and fairy lights, all arranged on a wooden crate. La Bella Rosa’s premium poinsettias (P750 to P950), meanwhile, come in four varieties—marble, Picasso and pink—which are imported from The Netherlands, and red which is locally grown.
What can be more heartwarming than personalized trimmings? Calligraphy Christmas Ornaments (P299) are available at Ink Scribbler. Get your and your loved ones’ names handwritten on clear acrylic. What’s more, you can give them out as gifts, too! Talk about pretty and practical.
Who’s not a fan of homegrown shop Papemelroti? The family-run brand has been delighting us with original, eco-friendly, Philippine-made and affordably priced stationery, trinkets and home decor for a number of years now. Its Christmas Collection features Deco Crosses (P298), Hosanna Holy Family Resin Cross (P537), Nativity Sets in a variety of themes and materials (P139 to P1,559), Nativity Decoposters (P219) and hanging ornaments in a lot of designs (starts P149 each).
Make Art from the Heart
Home decor shop Make Art from the Heart brings ornamental yet useful holiday eye candy. Make mealtimes more festive with its Christmas-themed Reversible Placemat and Table Napkin Sets, dress up your throw pillows with the Parol Throw Pillow Covers, deck your entire house with their cute Parol Tree Ornaments in a wide array of colors. You can even pick up a thing or two on setting your table for Christmas lunches and dinners from the shop’s Instagram feed.
Your search for customized Christmas tree trimmings ends here. Have each of your loved ones’ names done on Sprints Phil’s personalized acrylic ornaments. There are 11 colors and 18 designs that you can choose from. Pet parents would surely swoon as there are even ones that would suit their furbabies.
If you want to go the DIY route, Carol Moreira has a handful of instructional reels for rustic yet minimalist adornments. What’s awesome about it is that her home decor ideas are not only amazingly easy to follow, they’re economical and sustainable, too. All you need are discarded cardboard boxes, those jute strings, burlap ribbons and twine that you’ve saved from previous years and a glue gun.
Here’s one way of going “green” and sustainable this Christmas. Check out Augusto 1055’s Rustic Christmas trees, made out of pine wood planks and a metal pole. It comes with a burlap sack and a set of instructions on how to install them. You can turn it into a fun DIY family project or ask the team from Augusto 1055 to install and throw in some cute festive decor for a fee.
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