A family making christmas crafts

Decorating Your Granny Annexe For Christmas

There’s no denying that a beautifully decorated house looks amazing, especially at Christmas with all the trimmings up.

Decorating your house for Christmas can really get you in the holiday spirit, it can make the house feel cosy and warm and best of all it’s a fun activity to do with the family.

If you have moved out of your home or downsized to a granny annexe, then you might be wondering how to make your new home look Christmassy. Granny annexes can be a little smaller than you are used to, and you might have a hard time making it feel like your home, especially if you are used to having big family Christmases in a much a bigger home.

If you need some inspiration on how to get your granny annexe ready for Christmas, then here are Family Annexes top tips on decorating your granny annexe for Christmas.

Find The Christmas Tree That’s Right For Your Annexe

When looking for a Christmas tree make sure you take the size of your granny annexe into account. Some granny annexes are quite small, and you might not be able to fit a large tree inside.

Before you start to look for a tree, find a space for it in your granny annexe. Make sure there is a place where it can stand where it won’t block any entrances or heating vents. When you find that spot, measure it and then you will know if your tree will fit there or not.

If there isn’t a suitable pace for a Christmas tree to stand then you might want to looking getting a small tree that can stand on a counter or table.

A Christmas tree

Try Smaller and More Subtle Decorations.

If you don’t have a very big family annexe then you might not be able to have some of the larger, more extravagant decorations some people have at this time of year. Instead, you might want to look into decorating your family annexe with smaller and more subtle decorations.

At family annexe, our granny annexes are designed to have large windows that let in as much light as possible. Paper snowflakes or gel decorations can be a great way to utilise these large windows and decorate them for the holidays.

Other small decorations, like battery powered candles, can be placed on almost any surface and can add a warm Christmassy glow to any room in the granny annexe.

Decorate Your Annexe With Home Made Arts and Crafts

Some of the best decorations are the homemade ones. If you have grandchildren, then getting to make some Christmas decorations with them can be a great way to spend some time with them and get your annexe decorated for the holidays.

Decorations like paper chains, snowflakes and lanterns are easy to make and look delightfully Christmassy in any home. If you have a knack for baking, you can even back some Christmas decorations for you tree. Gingerbread is a good hardy biscuit, and you can hang them on the tree if you remember to punch a hole in the dough for the ribbon to go through.

The best part is you and the grandkids can spend the day baking and decorating these delicious tree decorations. Just remember to leave some for the tree!

A family making christmas crafts

Decorate The Outside Of Your Granny Annexe

If you have limited space on the inside, then why not decorate on the outside. Remember to make sure it is safe for you to do so and have someone on hand to help before you go climbing any ladder.

You add some lights to your windows or standing lights around the outside of you granny annexe to help give you that Christmassy feeling.

If you don’t have the room inside, you can always decorate a tree outside and have somewhere you can see from your granny annexe.  

Get In Touch

If you would like to find out more about granny annexes, get in touch with Family Annexe. We have six unique annexe models available, each providing a safe and cost-effective solution to elderly care.

Family Annexe has an efficient seven-step process, designed to make your annexe experience stress-free and enjoyable. This starts with a free, no-obligation consultation!