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Décor: Christmas Styling

Set a festive scene and create the cosiest Christmas ever with a welcoming, homely feel
   YourHome Magazine  |  written on: 23-12-2021 11:00am

Capture the festive spirit for you and your family and make sure every corner of your home is bursting with cheer. This is the time to go all out and make a big impact with plenty of super soft textures, chunky knits and handmade details to make your home extra welcoming for the whole family. We’ve been inspired by a scheme of berry reds, rustic elements and forest greens – not forgetting a flurry of snow and the warm glow of fairy lights – to create that essential festive magic.

Cosy up
Celebrate the joy this season with a festive palette of berry reds, forest greens and natural tones. Introduce rustic details with plenty of cosy textures, chunky knits and Christmas cheer to get set for the big day. A snow-tipped tree adds a wintry wonderland feel and adorn with homespun decorations, such as a mini sleigh and faux fur boots, for added appeal.

Season’s greetings
Make your own card holder in a jiffy. Bring the outside in and hang branches from your forest walks and display your Christmas cards with pegs and decorate with string lights and foliage to brighten up a plain wall. Why not attach left over decorations for extra cheer?

Table top treats
Make good use of a side table and display big bunches of eucalyptus, bunting, wreaths and garlands. Scented candles add a fragrant glow and make the room feel extra cosy as the dark nights draw in. Organise beautifully-wrapped gifts in red rattan belly baskets to add another splash of colour.

A festive feast
Transform your dining area into an enchanted forest scene with rustic woods and tartan highlights. Display friendly woodland creatures on the table and tree-shaped candles alongside an impressive centrepiece made from wreaths. Hang wooden decorations and baubles at differing heights from branches. Textured scatter stars, natural linens and berry print crackers create the perfect setting for this festive feast.

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Personalise your table
Welcome your guests with textured tableware and tartan napkins. For a bit of fun customise each place setting with a photo of each guest attached to a bauble card holder and finish off with some ribbon and foliage.

Make a scented centrepiece
Make your own stand-out centrepiece in no time at all by stacking together two cake stands. Use different sized wreaths and decorate with string lights, berries, foliage, twigs, cinnamon sticks and top with a scented candle for an impressive focal point on your table that’ll add a festive fragrance too.

Warm welcome
If you’re short on space, this table top snowy Christmas tree will work it’s magic, to transform the space. Decorate the area with colourful baubles, lanterns and seasonal light-up garlands. A frosted berry wreath hangs from the window to set the tone.

Don’t forget your hallway, especially if you’re expecting guests. Cosy it up to keep out the winter chills with gleaming, light-up cushions and a warm rug, then decorate the bannister with bunches of foliage and garlands, attached with string. Hang red baubles and light-up decorations along with string lights for extra glow.

Credit: Emma Fishman (Feature and styling), Hugh Metcalf and Rosie Leahy (Assisted), Lizzie Orme (Images)
Published: As featured in YourHome Magazine, December 2017. Prices mentioned are at the time of publication

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