The Key Elements Of Wilderness
One of the four Christmas trends from Amara, Wilderness is a warm and inviting look with a dash of glamour. Blending animal prints, textured surfaces and golden accents, Wilderness is designed to give you all the safari feels and the look is easy to achieve. The first step is to pair your favourite animal prints with tactile textures and accent with shiny gold. Don’t be afraid to clash. This look is all about embracing your wild side. The second step is to decide whether you will mix and match different styles or coordinate complementing colours with a running theme. You can’t go wrong.
It’s the biggest print of the season. And with the Wilderness trend you can pounce on it. From zebra and snake to giraffe, croc and the mightiest of them all leopard, there’s not an animal print that will look out of place here.
If you’re planning on only dipping your toes in, pick a couple of statement accessories in your favourite print. Feeling bolder? Pair a few clashing prints around the room in the form of cushions, throws or even ornaments. For the bravest of the pack, clash, contrast and combine a whole safari’s worth of prints. Remember, if it clashes, it goes.
A key way to add that perfect finishing touch to a room is with texture. And the easiest way to add texture to a space is with cushions and throws. Play with different textures to really make a space seem warm and inviting, who wouldn’t want to snuggle into a fluffy throw and snuggly cushion? For a two in one win, choose a textured animal print.
With a lot of bold prints and patterns going on, you’ll need something to fill the gaps. And gold is your answer. Its shiny surface will add a dash of glamour just where you need it and give the dominating animal print a solid backdrop.
A key colour every festive season, you’ll easily find a range of accessories to give your interior the golden touch. From baubles and trays to candles and stockings, golden accents will finish the Wilderness look off perfectly.
Baubles, Baubles, Baubles
One of the easiest ways to update your festive decor is with new baubles. Some see it as an ongoing collection that grows and evolves with them, whilst others create a curated collection of complementing designs fitting a shared theme. No matter what tribe you’re in, you can take advantage of the alluring appeal of Wilderness on your tree.
Rich browns and metallics are perfect for capturing the essence of the look and don’t forget the all-important animal print. Whether you’ll be creating a whole look around Wilderness or just adding a few hints of the safari, the tree is the perfect place to experiment with different styles.
If you’ve fallen in love with too many baubles to fill your tree don’t worry. Baubles are fabulous for filling up bowls, trays and even hurricanes and vases.
Lions and Tigers and Bears. Oh My!
Don’t be afraid of the creatures that prowl the Wilderness. Embrace them. From leopards and tigers to snakes and panthers, you can follow your animal instincts and scatter them across your home. With Wilderness, less is definitely less, so go wild with your decorating.
The Mane Event
It’s the biggest moment of the day. Make it memorable with a striking table setting. You can bring a touch of the wild to your table easily, for a pop of print choose animal napkins and tablecloths, for a glamourous touch use gold accents across your tableware with gold rimmed glasses and cutlery.
Sometimes a whole afternoon or evening can be spent chatting, eating or playing games at the table. Make it just as cosy and welcoming as your living room with shaggy throws and statement cushions.
Decorate Forgotten Spaces
A great way to decorate corners of the home is with a vignette. Pronounced ‘vee-nyet’, it is usually a cluster of decorative objects on a table or arranged on shelves. This is perfect for testing out the Wilderness look if you only fancy dipping your toes in this year or when space is tight.
Creating your own is simple. Fill a vase full to the brim with an array of baubles, add a few candles, an ornament or two and even a beloved photograph or keepsake and play with the layout until it’s pleasing your eye. Hey presto. You’ve done it.
Go Wild With Your Fragrance
There is nothing like a fragrance to whisk you down memory lane. For many the smell of cinnamon, roasting chestnuts or an open fire will open the flood gates to memories of Christmases past and can be more redolent than a photograph.
If you are keen to make it a Christmas to remember choose a new fragrance inspired by the wilderness and create your own physical memory. Choose from spicy and wooden fragrances to complement the safari inspired look or for something a little more sumptuous to suit the warming atmosphere head towards deep vanillas.