Once inside, when deciding where to position certain decorations, be mindful of the different angles and viewpoints from which they’ll be appreciated. The doorway deserves a huge amount of thought. It’s through here that you catch your first glimpse, so walk out and then walk back in slowly from the different directions that you might take and take note of which elements of the room you see first. Then, plan out how you can decorate the room so that those viewpoints are maximised. It might only be the tiniest of aspects that your eye picks up, but no detail will go unnoticed. Even the smallest of side tables can be positioned completely filled with different tea light holders – Christmas is a time for extravagance after all.
The same applies for when you leave the room too. Do you exit the dining room with the sitting room in view and so could place the tree in that line of sight? Or do you walk from kitchen to dining room and can spy the end of the table as you get closer? If so, why not spread your centrepiece down the full length of the table so that candlesticks are there to be seen before you’re even in the room? What about the staircase? By decorating its steps and spindles, there’s a promise that the Christmas spirit continues as you move further up the house.