With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to fill your home with all things merry. Whether you’re an advocate of the warm and rustic, sophisticated and elegant or the ritzy-glitzy aesthetic, your holiday decorations can always benefit from a little refresh.
Embrace the spirit of the season and transform your home with our top 6 festive décor ideas below.
A Modern Fireplace
While a roaring fireplace isn’t a commonality on this side of the world, the warm fiery hues and crackling logs are a much-coveted component to winter holiday homes. While a traditional fireplace is not appropriate for skyscraper condominiums nor practical year-round, a (smoke-free, chimney-free) electric alternative may be the solution. Whether traditional and realistic or sleek and contemporary, the addition not only increases the value of a home, but it also acts as a deck for Christmas decorating.
Classically draped garlands above the mantle are like a page straight out of a Christmas storybook. Trade in the old traditions for a refresh with fresh cut pine and balsam. Personalise it to coordinate with the rest of your space with minimalistic natural accents like pinecones, fruit or holly accents, or weave in baubles, ribbon and fairy lights for a grand over-the-top feel. Placement at the entrance of rooms will create a more inviting atmosphere while along the headboard in the bedroom will bring some festive cheer to an often overlooked room.
Winter spices, fresh pine, gingerbread, roasting chestnuts… regardless of the fragrance you associate Christmas with, you can instantly give your home a festive flair with luscious home scents. Doubling as stylish decorative pieces, holiday candles will get you in the festive mood by adding a little warmth and magical ambiance to any room.
Festive feasting is the best way to bring people together. Give your dining table a Christmassy makeover with tabletop décor – from crystal glassware to ornamental napkin holders – with gold accents and season-specific adornments or even Christmas crackers to get the party started. Layering items at different heights is a clever trick to add depth and extravagance to the table setting.
Say it with flowers this holiday. Lighten up your living space with beautiful decorative blooms. Trade in the usual poinsettia for oxblood dahlias, safari sunset leucadendrons and sage which lends itself to rustic and boho feels, or turn to neutral tones of lush greens for a fresher and lighter approach to Christmas this year.
Whether hanging on a tree or sitting on the steps of your staircase, small curios are simple to integrate into the home. Nutcracker soldiers or shimmering baubles, decorative bowls and playful trinkets add an embellishment to otherwise open spaces. Before deciding on items, first determine an aesthetic with the help of a mood board so regardless the placement, a holistic ambiance can be achieved.