Our guide to effortless Christmas style
From delectable decorations to perfect place settings, we just love styling our show homes for Christmas. It’s always fun finding fresh ways to combine tradition with the latest trends.
This year we’re keeping things classic and natural so if you’re feeling festive, and ready to deck the halls, read on for our favourite Christmas styling tips.
All that glitters
Metallics are perfect for Christmas, reflecting light and adding an opulent feel. Gold is a huge trend this year, whether it’s a shimmering or dulled finish. We use it everywhere from the Christmas tree to the dining table.
Gold effect cutlery and gilded glassware are two of our favourite ways to ensure our table settings are right on trend. Simple metallic rings stand out on woven linen napkins, while gold baubles juxtaposed with natural pinecones creates a beautiful centrepiece.
Be guided by nature
Greenery is essential at Christmas, whether it’s faux or fresh. Add garlands to every room and create hand-tied bouquets of fresh winter greenery, white berries and pine cones.
Natural wood serving trays and bowls add a relaxed aesthetic to your dining room and why not satisfy all of the senses by adding dried citrus slices and cinnamon sticks to your Christmas table.
Handmade with love
If you love crafting, and have the time, then hand-making some of your decorations is a must at this time of year. If not, you can support local craftspeople and small traders by purchasing personalised handmade items on websites like Etsy.
These felt stockings are easy to recreate and you can glue on pompoms or iron on embroidery transfers to create your chosen look. Invest in chrome weighted stocking holders that can be personalised to reuse every year.
We also love the idea of this homemade advent calendar with a new charm or note to be unhooked each day.
Bring together lights, candles and decorations in over-sized glass vases or ceramic bowls for a chic way to display your decorations. Glass and ceramics are both still huge trends and adding festive adornments to your everyday accessories is a very easy way to make a big impact. Keep arrangements relaxed and informal.
We also love displaying smooth baubles alongside naturally inspired pieces like the shell effect bowl in the centre of the living room. The disparity of textures ensures the natural imperfections of the bowl are accentuated. We also love the effect of these gold painted oversized acorns, combining nature and metallics for a simple yet festive effect.