When the festive season arrives we can sometimes get too caught up in the traditional decorations that we forget about our main interior style. Christmas is the perfect time to reinvent your home look, a refreshed space will help to create the perfect setting for friends and family. This year it’s all about seasonal glamour, metallic flourishes meet elegant finishes for a luxury look to perfectly complement Christmas time at home.
The living room is the center of activity in the colder months, especially if you are lucky enough to have a fireplace. This should always be the centerpiece if you have one, so think carefully about how you style it. By adding elegant touches in the way of home fragrances and decorative ornaments you can make the fireplace the focal point whilst also adding your personality. At this time of year seasonal touches such as a bell jar full of baubles or a vase full of pinecones can add just the right amount of Christmas spirit.
Make sure you think about the space your Christmas tree will be occupying before you buy one, we give you more tips over on our How to Choose your Christmas Tree Infographic. Try to incorporate objet d’art around your living room that can match the color palette of your chosen tree decorations. From cushions and throws to other soft furnishings, or decorative accessories such as candlesticks and tealight holders, if you can color coordinate these with your tree the interior style will look much more focused.
The dining room and table should be your Christmas showstopper in terms of styling. If you have a large dining room try adding another full size tree, or for those with smaller spaces a miniature tree on a sideboard or on the actual dining table will help to bring seasonal charm. Fresh flowers are also a wonderful addition to the dining table at this time of year, look for a type that will match the color of your theme, if in doubt cream roses will go with most decorations. For the extra glamour factor in the dining room it is all about the small touches, from place-cards at every sitting, coordinating napkin rings to personalized table presents, the luxury is in the details.
Bring glamorous festive cheer to the rest of the home with selectively placed decorations. In areas such as the entrance hall or thoroughfares it is always a good idea to add seasonal style, this will help refresh your interior style and bring a Christmas atmosphere home. Add beautifully wrapped presents to unexpected areas of your home, from shelves to neatly in the hallway, these will bring instant festivity to any space. Bringing baubles to other corners of your living space rather than just the tree can also work wonders, think corners of shelving and stacked in jars.
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