It’s time to get ready for some Christmas magic and give your house that festive feeling. From the perfect tree to extra snug blankets it’s time to set the scene for a cosy Christmas at home.
We’ve put together some simple tips for every type of decorator, subtle to sublime, to make your fireplace and living room the heart festive activities and really bring the Christmas spirit to life at home.
The true centrepiece of Christmas, adding a twinkle to interiors around the country and joy to our winter months. Remember, be careful not to place your tree too close to the fireside, whether real or fake they can pose a serious fire risk. Don’t forget to save space for a star (or your topper of choice) too! Pull the room together and mimic the topper as the key design feature of your mantle, star on top and a star in the centre, a classic and timeless choice.
Much like opening the first door of an advent calendar, the Christmas season officially begins when you start decorating. Coordinate or mix things up? Perfectly organized or creatively constructed by the kids? Following post lockdown interior trends, this Christmas is a time for self-expression and your decorations should be as unique as you are. Select ornaments, and even a theme, that reflect your personality and we can guarantee you’ll be sat admiring it for hours.
Go all out with bright, bold and vibrant colours, 2020 is the year when the rainbow became a worldwide symbol of hope after all! Neon stars, sequins and fun! Why not decorate your tree and mantel using ornaments in colour sequence? A quick and effective way to achieve the seasons number one look.
Keep it calm with a soft pastel palette, blush, mint and warm neutrals. A luxurious look that’s easy to create. Use artificial flowers and feathered birds to decorate, garlands, beads and simple drapes.
Chose quirky and abstract with fun, tropical decorations. Rich colours with plenty green and a hint of gold, team with decadent velvet, embroidered fabrics and jeweled ornaments. More is more with this theme!
Cool and classic. You can’t beat a snow theme in winter. Iridescent ornaments that sparkle, plenty gold or white lights and don’t forget the faux fur throw to transport you to Narnia.
On your tree, place a variety of decorations in and outside the branches to create depth and intrigue. Go lavish with lights. Dot your tree and mantel with twinkling lights for one of the most festive touches.
A few Extra Festive Finishing Touches
- Deck the walls with Art so Jolly. Don’t forget the pictures! Print off Christmas photos from years gone by, frame your favourite carol lyrics or get the kids to create a portrait of Santa. A few festive images on the wall takes the decorating up another level and is sure to raise a smile or too.
- Get your glow on with candles and diffusers to create a warm and relaxed mood. Inspire all the senses with warming scents of the season. Fill your room with notes of cinnamon, red berries and pine needles.
- Cosy does it. Count down the sleeps until Santa arrives with seasonal soft furnishings. Soft blankets and thick fleecy throws in colours coordinating with your decorations invite you sit down and enjoy the moment. Deck the sofa with plump cushions, ideal for sinking into in front of the fire for a seasonal tale.