The beauty of festive decorating at home, is that, whatever your seasonal style, there’s no such thing as too much! This ‘more is more’ time of year gives us all free reign to really go for it with our Christmas trees, tablescapes and general decking of boughs (even if we do have to google what a bough is first)! The good news is that with so many affordable Christmas collections in the shops, and with decor and craft inspiration just a click away, you too can transform your home into a wonderland this winter. See below for some top festive home decor tips, courtesy of our home decor expert Ash young, from Adore Decor DXB.
For a traditional colour scheme you can’t beat red, white and green. Combine with patterns such as tartans, checks and stripes for a jolly, cosy feel. Throw in a few christmassy botanicals such as potted poinsettia, holly wreaths and pine garlands, and you’ll be well on your way to a classic Yuletide home. This warm, informal look definitely allows for some homemade elements so perhaps experiment with a festive craft project or two. From DIY fire places through to mason jar snow globes Pinterest has it all. If that sounds like too much effort then you could add a personal touch to your Christmas table by simply tying place names to candy canes – cute and delicious!
With temperatures dropping well below freezing, the Scandis sure know a thing or two about cosying up their homes in Winter. This look isn’t about lots of colour or ‘stuff’, rather the key is to layer up different materials and textures – think rustic wood, faux fur and chunky knits. For a calm, Scandinavian scheme stick to pale, neutral colours inspired by the Nordic landscape. Pretty pastels can be added for a modern twist. This look is very much inspired by nature so incorporating simple elements like pine cones and cinnamon sticks will not only look gorgeous but will add subtle festive fragrance too. If you’re feeling crafty then jars filled with battery operated fairy lights will cast a gentle glow over your Scandi scheme. No space for a traditional tree? Try making a hanging one from different length branches. Again, Pinterest will show you how!
Bright and Bold
Now I’m usually one for a restrained colour palette but Christmas decorating is an exception. ‘‘Tis the season of joyful excess so for a fun, modern scheme forget about sticking to 2 or 3 colours and instead try including all of them! A tree decked out in rainbow brights is guaranteed to raise a smile. This cheerful, eclectic approach means that you aren’t confined to the usual festive motifs either. As well as traditional baubles you can now find a host of quirky ornaments ranging from flamingos and beetles through to unicorns and pineapples! Don’t forget to add metallic accents for extra sparkle and don’t feel like you have to pick just one – why choose between silver, gold and copper when you can have all three?!