Monday, 10 December 2018
Three perfect interior themes for Christmas
Home for Christmas
There is nothing quite like stepping out of the dark into a home that’s all dressed up for Christmas and now is time to ‘deck the halls’ and get those decorations out of the attic once more. While it’s always nice to have some traditional family pieces, just like any other home interior, sometimes it’s also nice to have a new look – even if it is just for Christmas. Here we’ve suggested three themes that you may like.
The traditional Christmas home will feature lots of seasonal colours including of course, plenty of red. Red is the forever festive colour always associated with this time of year. Red baubles, red tinsel, red crackers and party hats – the traditional home will be awash with red in all of its various shades.
If you want to pick up the traditional theme in your home furnishings it’s relatively easy to give your home a quick traditional Christmas makeover simply by adding some red accessories such as rugs, cushions and throws. We love this red rug which is perfect for the season.
Going back to nature at this time of year is becoming more popular as people reject the ‘shop bought’ decorations in favour of quite literally, home grown alternatives.
Naturally a real Christmas tree is a must but instead of using tinsel and baubles the ‘naturalist’ will opt for pine cones, mistletoe, holly and berries to dress it and the room. You can have lots of fun with the kids making handmade decorations like good old fashioned paper chains and oranges with cloves will also add to the mood.
The natural look should feature home furnishings that are more subtle and shades of green should be the main focus. This Bokhara green rug is ideal for the natural theme.
Your décor needs to be a palette of neutrals featuring cream walls, blonde wooden furniture and pale wood floors. The Scandinavian Christmas look features several key pieces throughout the room from the lightly dressed real Christmas tree to wooden hearts, large candles, and perhaps a string of silver lights across the hearth. If you do want to introduce a dash of colour, it’s literally just that – a dash. Perhaps a red candle, a green wreath or even a blue table runner. Keep the soft furnishings light and add in a luxurious sheepskin shaggy rug to complete the Scandinavian mood.
A new year means it’s out with the old and in with the new – and that philosoph y extends to your home too. In this ...
The end of this month marks the Chinese New Year, which falls on the 23rd of January. This year is the year of the Dragon and according to C...
Gong Hay Fat Choy! or Happy New Year - Chinese New Year of course. This Chinese New Year falls on January 31 which luckily for you me...
Whether you are a family of 2 or 22, chances are at special times of the year like this, it’s all eyes on the dining ro...