Decorating our homes for Christmas is all part of the season and has become tradition across, not just the country, but the world. A floating home at Upton Lake is no exception. In fact, our stunning lodges have a distinct advantage of giving you a splendidly specific Christmas theme to have fun with. Lets take a look at these essentials for decorating your floating home – Waterfront Living style.
1. drinks for christmas cocktails
If you’re celebrating Christmas in your Floating Home (which you should) why not start with a nautical themed cocktail? You can get into the spirit at Craft Gin Club.
Alternatively you can go local too, choose something from the surrounding area. Upton on Severn for example, is a favourite location for Waterfront Living and you can find all you need to know about Severn Cider at The Craft Drink Co.
2. Festive Wreath for the front door
A wreath on the door always says welcome at Christmas. Give it a Christmas afloat twist with with something like the stunning blue anchor wreath from Etsy. You could also go for the DIY route, look around online for crafting ideas. There are lots of tips out there on how to make customised and themed wreaths.
3. decs on the floating home deck
Start outside – a modern Floating Home has real decking. Constructed from carefully selected hardwood and finished with aluminium bearers and glass balustrades, the decking looks great at any time. But at Christmas time you can make it look super seasonal with lights and a few extra touches.
4. Get on stream with a floating home theme
It’s absolutely right to distinguish between a Floating Home and a boat. They’re different, but if you’ve chosen a floating home lifestyle it’s because you love the idea of living on the water. Own that emotion at Christmas with nautically themed baubles and hanging decorations. It’s a good idea to make your theme river related rather than ocean oriented. There are some great ideas out there, so pick whatever ‘floats your boat’.
5. most importantly – a christmas tree
There always has to be a tree and your Floating Home christmas tree is a great place to feature themed baubles. For example, take a look this cheeky little, slightly ‘boaty’, bauble, which we think would fit right in with the floating home theme.
As to the tree itself, find a nautical topper as an alternative. And, consider a tree in shades of blue to reflect that riverside vibe, to which you can then add pops of seasonal red.
Under and around the tree of course there has to be gifts. Wrap them in nautically themed paper – which you can find some great ideas below
6. Bring some ideas to the table
Tableware is a great opportunity to keep the Christmas theme afloat. Make a subtle statement about your home being on the water with the Sara Miller Geese Christmas placemats or check out the selection below. Use a river or marine themed table cloth as the ‘background’ to your Floating Home Christmas dining table place settings.
The perfect setting
The word is that a Floating Home is becoming the new ‘des res’. You can see why. We’re more flexible in our ideas about life and how we want to live it. With a fabulously designed and manufactured Floating Home in a beautiful setting you can change your lifestyle. At one and the same time you can embrace everything you love about life on the water, whilst retaining the comforts of living on land. So it goes with traditions. You can celebrate special moments like Christmas, but with the added element of being afloat.
When it comes to settings, there’s a pretty special place at Upton Lake where the Tingdene Group have brought all their experience to this fast growing lifestyle.
Christmas is coming. So is Waterfront Living.