When guests come into your home they expect to see a reflection of your life and your heart in your surroundings. This is an important truth for Christians to grasp. Does your home reflect your Christian faith and the value you place on God in your life? Here are some ways to incorporate your all-important faith into your home through Christian décor.
1. Christian art
Fortunately there are more choices than ever when it comes to decorating your walls with Christian art. Today you don’t have to be a de Medici patron of the arts to own beautiful and meaningful artwork. You can find subtle artwork that emphasizes the beauty of creation with just a small verse along the bottom. Or you can use distinctly religious wall art like images of the saints, household prayers and blessings or framed bible verses. Some Christians use artwork with fish or sheep to express their faith.
2. Wall Crosses
Of course the most obvious expression of faith is the symbol of the cross. Using crosses in your home is natural for the person living every day in the knowledge that Calvary was life’s defining moment. You can use crosses in many ways and without sacrificing a sense of style. Display various kinds of crosses (Celtic, Latin, Jerusalem and others) or crosses made from various materials (wood, iron, pewter, bronze). You can line your crosses up or scatter them across the wall. Place one large cross in the center of a grouping of other kinds of framed art. It’s really up to you.
3. One special area to highlight your Christian Decor
If you already have most of your home accessorized and decorated, you might consider giving a make-over to just a small corner. Maybe you have morning devotions in a favorite armchair or perhaps you have family bible reading around the dinner table. Pick just one spot and have fun adding Christian décor to that area.
Whether you decide to convert a corner or cover a wall the important thing is to not be shy about what matters to you. Christian gift stores like The Printery House offer all types of religious art for the wall, desk or table. Take a look at their online catalog and be inspired to express your faith in your home. You might be surprised at how many people will be encouraged by your décor and the expression of faith that it embodies.