My last post this year so I thought a few Christmas decorating tips might be handy, most of you have probably put up your decorations but here’s a few things you may want to consider or take on for next year.
For me making your home Christmassy isn’t about putting up every decoration you possess.
I know this can be a tricky task to make your decorations look classy and effortless, but hopefully a few key pointers it will steer you in the right direction.
Keep it simple! And with this in mind narrowing your choice of colour scheme down to a minimum of 3 colours or tones.
If you want to follow trends the look for 2014 has got to be GOLD!! Really bright shiny gold teamed with an off white or taupe which will tame the gold and stop it from looking too tacky.
One of my favourite things to do is get bare branches, if you get one big one plant it in a pot and hang tree decorations off the branches, some smaller ones make great table pieces or wall decorations. Although you now see this styled a lot in magazines, my aunty did this years ago and still does it now so its a timeless thing to do and always looks great. And still something you can do now to add to your table or a console in the hallway is a perfect place.
Im also a fan of faux plants and flowers, you can get some great green faux greenery, eucalyptus is one of them, I drape this across the middle of the table with glass tea light holders dotted within, simple but it creates a very effective centre piece. This can also be done with real foilage, most Florist will have greenery this time of year, especially my favourite florist in Portishead www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Tynan-Flowers/430437143715912Â
I also like to drape faux greenery down the banister. Teamed with berries as they are one of my favourite things to use at Christmas but you can also include tree decorations within the garland, just don’t overdo it and remember keep it classy.
Another thing which looks great is clear vases and lots of different sized ones, you can pick up cheap vases everywhere these days, fill them with branches, berries and greenery and the odd smaller one looks great with just baubles in -keeps the Christmas look without having to pin decorations on everything.
Now to finish the look off I collect small vases, glass candle holders even jars can work, buy lots of carnations, spray with hair spray and sprinkle glitter on them (I get my kids to do this) and just put a couple of buds in the small vases and dot them all over the house, teamed with tea lights and candles this will finish off the look, they last for ages so a week before Christmas will be the perfect timing for this.
The very last thing I do is, is add more lamps, floor lamps, table lamps, a dimmer lighting scheme at Christmas looks so much more welcoming, even placed in the kitchen if possible makes a much more cosy feel, and little sheep skin rugs draped over chairs and on sofas creates the warming cabin feel perfect for a chic Christmas at home.
My christmas shop window
Have a great time at Christmas guys!