Deck your home with Christmas cheer
Christmas is now only days away, and if you’re anything like I am you’ve probably had your Christmas tree shining brightly since December first. However, for those of you that are lacking that festive flair in your homes, we have found you four of the best Christmas decorating trends for the silly season.
1. Merry Metallics
Add some extra sparkle to your home with metallic tones and textures. Don’t just stop at silver and gold, combine copper and bronze tones to achieve a warm and elegant Christmas palette. If you happen to have any metallic baubles left over after decorating your tree, you can also create a gorgeous centrepiece for your Christmas table by putting baubles and trinkets into glass vases. An added benefit of this neutral Christmas theme is that you can always add a bright splash of colour to make this style your own. Rich burgundy tones or turquoise are popular accent colours.
2. Christmas Classic
Traditionally the first three colours that come to mind when you think Christmas are red, white and green. There is absolutely nothing wrong with embracing this colour palette for your Christmas style this year. Whether you want a more red dominant theme with various shades of burgundy and red, or a natural green inspired theme, a great rule of thumb is to try and stick to three colours in your theme. Any more than three strong colours and your theme will get lost.
3. Set the Table
Whether you enjoy a summery Christmas lunch or a classic Christmas dinner, the table decorations are often the centre of attention. It’s important that your chosen centrepiece doesn’t act as a barricade between guests – to stay either below 30cm or above 70cm tall. Luckily for us we get to celebrate during Summer, which means foraging in the garden for a natural centrepiece is encouraged! Pine cones and twigs are a popular go to for a natural table decoration, and if you’re feeling extra creative you can go the extra mile and decorate your pine cones as tiny Christmas trees.
4. Hang a Wreath
Hanging up a wreath is a simple way to add some festive flair to the entrance of your home. Whether you go for the traditional option of leaves, baubles and ribbons or prefer a more natural arrangement of flowers and twigs, the choice is yours. A wreath can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish – but it is always a lovely way to bring Christmas cheer to your guests when they come over for festive celebrations.