Christmas is here and Christmas decorating in Australia is getting even more popular than ever.
The Australian model home market has more than tripled since 2009, but the Christmas market has also seen the emergence of more traditional decorating styles, according to the model house decorating industry body.
And in many of those homes, the decor is a combination of wood, metal and glass that can be covered with snow and ice to create a festive home.
Some homes have been decorated with glass windows to make the windows look more like the inside of a Christmas tree, while others have covered the windows with a snow blanket to create an interior with snow-covered walls and windows.
It is a trend that is also gaining popularity in Europe, where Christmas decor is also popular.
Many decorators in the UK have said they have been doing the decorations for decades, while many Australians do it as a part of their Christmas celebrations.
A model house with glass walls, window covers and snow decorations, pictured.
Source: SuppliedA model home decorated with ice, snow and snow flakes.
The Christmas decoration industry in Australia has been growing at a phenomenal rate.
The Australian model house decoration industry body says there are now more than 500,000 models in the country.
But for some, Christmas decoring can be a little more difficult.
In Melbourne, there are many models who are not familiar with decorating.
Some models said they had never decorated a model home before.
Many have chosen to learn the skills, and others have chosen the traditional Christmas decorator role.
The ABC contacted some of those that have been in the model home decorating business and found some of the same frustrations.
Some of the lessons learned include how to paint a house on a budget and what is an acceptable decorating style.
Some are not happy with the way they have gone about it.
Some have had to pay a lot of money to decorate their house, and some have struggled to find a decent model house in their area.
The model house industry has seen a massive increase in the last 10 years.
The Victorian model house is now the most popular model house market in Australia with more than 2.5 million homes being sold in 2016.
Some homeowners in Melbourne are already having to pay up to $1,500 to decor the model homes.
Some say it is a little difficult to learn how to decor a model house, but that is what they do for a living.
The Victorian Model House decorating company, Model House, said it has helped model homes become the go-to destination for Christmas decorators.
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