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The most magical time of the year has arrived, and it’s time to spread the festive cheer around our homes.
Thanks to social media, there are plenty of themes to choose from - whether that’s all-natural colours symbolising luxury, or colours that clash (red and green, anyone?) but bring us joy and emphasise Christmas tradition.
There really is something for everyone’s style, but no matter what the colour scheme is, figuring out what to spend money on or where to place things can be overwhelming.
To help relieve some of that festive décor stress, we’ve asked Karen Wootton from The Design House for her expert advice.
Adding Christmas décor to your home doesn’t have to be tacky or complicated. By simply incorporating reds, whites, berries and foliage, you can create a timeless look that is simple yet effective.
These days, many of us like to bring the winter wonderland indoors, and it can be easily done thanks to the use of white and glass baubles. Including feathers and silver faunas will help create the winter countryside atmosphere you’ve been dreaming of.
If you’re a fan of town and country classics, pheasant and stag images or sculptures combined with tartan and rustic decorations is an easy way to replicate this theme. The use of rich tartans with rustic touches adds a more homely feel for those who long for a cosy Christmas.
Nordic inspiration is everywhere, particularly during winter and traditions which have reached the UK, such as hygge from Denmark - and it’s no different at Christmas! Some of us live for the minimalistic vibe and that doesn’t have to change just because of this special holiday.
Karen suggests simple decorations with wood carved showpieces for those who want to bring the traditional Scandinavian vibe to their home.
Oh Christmas tree…
Your Christmas tree is often the main focal point of the room and the statement piece of décor, so it can often be the hardest part to decorate!
Karen recommends starting with big statement baubles then dress the tree out with smaller, droplet style baubles and decorations. Even small spaces can be heavily adorned at Christmas time, in fact, Karen says the tree should be very full to elevate it to a luxurious standard. Christmas is the one time you really can go ‘over the top’.
Bring the outdoors in
Who says wreaths should remain outdoors?
One of Karen’s top tips is to incorporate these beautiful decorations throughout your home, adding eye catching baubles, pine cones, ribbons and sparkle to make your wreath unique thanks to your personal touch.
Wreaths are an amazing way to continue colours and themes throughout your home, not only can they be simple to make from scratch, it’s a fun activity for friends and family to take part in. Who doesn’t love a home-made decoration?
Think about continuing the foliage by adding garlands to fireplaces or bannisters, not only does it add luxury., but its an au natural way to incorporate a festive feel to the home.
For interior inspiration, why not visit show homes in Aberdeen and Banchory and take inspiration from Karen and her design team.
Merry Christmas and best wishes