Christmas interior inspiration for 2020
After a challenging and unsettling 2020, we’ve never been more excited to bring a touch of festive joy into our homes. From twinkling lights and snowball fights, to warm mince pies fresh out of the oven and the sweet, spicy aroma of orange and cinnamon, Christmas is a time of year for comfort, magic and cheer. Even if this festive season may look a little different to ones gone by, we are embracing this Christmas with open arms along with all of the blissful delights it has to offer. To help make your home a haven this Christmas, we’ve picked three of our favourite festive interiors to provide you with some inspiration for decorating your home. So put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of warming mulled wine and allow us to well and truly put you in the Christmas spirit…
Scandinavians are known for their ability to create cosy and comforting interiors, with a key focus on ensuring their schemes reflect their lifestyles too – allowing that feeling of hygge to resonate through their homes and into their lives. These are the perfect ingredients for a charming, understated and wonderfully cosy Christmas, full of comfort and contentment.
Create a scandi-style Christmas this year by starting with a neutral colour palette and building up layers of texture and comfort. A sofa in soft pared-back tones, is an ideal centrepiece and means you can easily mix-and-match cushions and throws in varying colours, patterns to build up texture and interest. To decorate your Scandinavian Christmas scheme, embrace nature by opting for organic materials. Gift wrap presents in simple brown paper with white string and a sprig of festive foliage. Hang cinnamon sticks wrapped in twine from your Christmas tree amongst other rustic baubles in shades of metallic and white. Drape sparkling fairy lights around an arrangement of branches and light candles in all corners of the room to create the perfect cosy ambience. Finally, introduce garlands of evergreens, sprigs of eucalyptus and pine cones for the perfect finishing touch.
If you were looking for a year to go all out at Christmas, and transform your home into a bold and beautiful festive escape, then this is it! What could be a better remedy to the rollercoaster ride of 2020 than the joy that a bit of glitz and glamour brings?
We love the use of sapphire blues at Christmas – there’s just something about this rich and royal tone that exudes a sense of glamour and luxury. Create an elegant, wintery look in your home this Christmas by matching your jewel tone velvet furniture with sparkles of blue in your tree decorations – from deep, midnight blue baubles through to icy aquamarine pendants. These bold and beautiful blues pair perfectly with accents of gold and silver for an opulent festive interior scheme – think polished metal accessories in shades of warm copper, shimmering golds and sparkling bright silvers for a striking contrast. To complete this luxurious Christmas look, bring your attention to the smaller details with ribbon-wrapped presents, as well as candlesticks and picture frames dipped in gold, which add the perfect finishing touches.
Capture that quintessential Christmas nostalgia from childhood memories and festive seasons shared with loved ones by keeping things traditional this year with a classic Christmas look.
The secret to achieving a traditional festive theme is understated, elegant and refined styling. Start by incorporating festive greenery to really evoke a sense of nostalgia – from the fresh scents of the fir tree to the beauty of a fresh wreath of winter foliage and red berries, and not to mention the importance of mistletoe! Make these natural elements the star of the show by bringing them to the forefront of the room, ensuring the rest of your decorations follow their lead. Create depth with tones of bottle green and deep burgundy, set against lighter notes of cranberry and olive across your gift wrap and baubles. Whilst the rest of your décor can remain sophisticated and minimal, the simple addition of an olive green or wine red scatter cushion and cosy throw to your sofa will help to create a warm and inviting space to spend the festive season. Take notes from our Bluebell sofa here, which looks like the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of sherry and a mince pie (and then fully stretch out after Christmas dinner!). For the perfect finishing touch, display decorations of orange and clove pomander balls and dried citrus fruit – not only do they look beautiful, but they also add a gorgeous festive scent which will no doubt evoke even more memories of Christmases gone by.