Forget Scandi minimalism, ‘tis the season to indulge. From the Christmas decorations to the tablescape, this year we’re embracing the more is more mantra with our festive decor. Rich jewel tones, luxurious materials & regal touches. Winter Bloom embodies the spirit of Christmas with its unashamed opulence and rich color scheme. This look is all about overindulgence, forget what you know about pared-back schemes. We’re talking ornate floral patterns, plenty of embellishments and glittering metallic accessories. After all, if you can’t be extravagant at Christmas, when can you? We take a look at how you can style the Winter Bloom trend in your own home…
A Regal Living Room
Your living room is the heart of the home at Christmas time, so give it the royal treatment with a flourish of festive foliage. After the tree, your fireplace should be the second most important feature in the room. Drape over garlands of greenery across the mantelpiece, using carefully placed candle holders to add intrigue (the taller the better). Finish the look with a glittering of seasonal ornaments – stags, stars & pinecones are our favorites, but you can incorporate any festive motifs to create a look that is personal to you. Finish your fabulous fireplace with heavily embellished stockings for a look that is both cozy and luxurious. Like a scene taken straight from a Dickens’ novel.
O Christmas Tree
One word: embellishments. When you think you’ve added enough jewels, gems and glitter to the tree, add a little bit more. There’s no such thing as too much with Winter Bloom. Stick to a color palette of rich jewel tones; think deep purples, petrol blues and burgundy reds, and offset the dark hues with flashes of gold to break up the look. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different ornaments. As long as you stick to a similar color palette the clashing of shapes and sizes will work in all the right ways.
The Main Event
It’s arguably the most important meal of the year, and it deserves a setting fit for a queen. Take the floral trend from the living room to the dining area by making your table centre the main attraction. Think luscious, overflowing winter greenery studded with festive red berries, or a vibrant bouquet of seasonal blooms cascading from a tall metallic vase. Whichever you choose, complement the fresh foliage with a striking tablescape of golds and whites, and bring the whole scheme together with flashes of deep purples, reds and blues in the form of tealights, table decor and glassware.
The Final Flourishes
The Winter Bloom trend can be incorporated throughout the home with a few thoughtful touches. Fill ornate golden lanterns with Christmas-scented candles to turn a simple entrance hall into a welcoming winter wonderland. Drape wintry foliage up the staircase and carry the look through to the front door with a wreath embellished with festive florals. This look loves textures, so layer jewel-toned velvet pillows to bring the trend into the bedrooms, and finish the cozy scheme with flickering tealights throughout the home.
However your embrace the trend, make your home bloom this winter.