Our top three favourite festive looks
The magic of Christmas is almost upon us! The shops are brimming with gift ideas and streets are lined with sparkling lights and busy shoppers. Which means we’re all getting ready to add a touch (or a lot) of festive cheer to our homes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lover of colour and kitsch or you’re looking for more of a subtle finish to your festive home decorations, Christmas is about finding a look that’s just right for you and having fun with it! Whether you’re starting from scratch or just looking for ideas to top up your current yuletide scheme, planning your decor should be exciting, so here’s a pick of our favourites to leave you feeling inspired this Christmas.
One of the most magical, and popular, Christmas looks, creating a winter wonderland in your home is a great way to get you into the festive spirit. Use distinctive natural elements such as ferns, pine cones and glass ornaments to recreate the beauty of outside, inside your home, without having to actually feel the chill of winter. A mass of fairy lights mixed with natural finds or traditional evergreens strike a seasonal note and are easy, budget-friendly ways of transforming your home into a wonderland full of festive cheer. Include plenty of silver sparkle, candles, fairy lights and accents of gold on a white backdrop for an inspiring festive scheme. Layer up light coloured throws and cushions for an extra comforting feel.
Accents of copper add warmth to an otherwise wintery look feating our Izzy sofa
If you love the country look, or are a fan of Scandi-style, then this is the perfect Christmas scheme to incorporate into your home. Natural elements create a simple, but warm and welcoming surroundings and many decorations are easy to create at home, giving your decor a real rustic, artisan feel. You don’t have to spend a fortune on creating the naturally inspired look. Go foraging for pine cones, spray them gold or silver and adorn your dining table with touches of Christmas charm. Partner these elements with green tones, cosy layers and textured cushions for a laid-back living space. Include soft fabrics, natural finds, hessian stockings and candles for a real heartfelt, welcoming Christmas atmosphere.
Glitz and Glam
Creating a luxe look this year doesn’t mean adorning your house with party bling. Adding a touch of glitz and glamour can add highlights of sophistication and grown-up decor that elevates your interiors, instead of overpowering them. Choose touches of gold mixed with deep tones – think midnight blue, deep greens with accents of copper or silver. The mix of cool and warm metallic colours work really well at this time of year and can be easily layered over and around a base colour. Try including magnolia leaves and touches of gold ribbon in a wreath or garland to hand over a fireplace, twirl up the stairs or hang on your front door – the greenery will add a fresh aroma to your home and the touches of gold will really stand out against the natural elements.