We’ve teamed up with interior designer, Sophie Robinson, to bring you 3 unique Christmas looks to help you transform your home this festive season.
From pure minimalists to full on colour lovers, transform your home into a winter wonderland with these quick and easy modern Christmas schemes that won’t break the bank.
LOOK ONE: SCANDI
Embrace all things hygge this year with a Scandi inspired decorating scheme. Our Scandi Christmas decorations have a calmer, more muted palette but we’ve brought in blush pink and metallics to give a warmer, youthful feel.
Whenever you are holding back on colour you have to ramp up the texture. I love the look of matt wood, marble and pottery against the soft metallic decorations in nude tones of copper, blush pink, gold and silver which add a feeling of warmth.
Decorating a sideboard where all your decorations are housed together will create a stylish focal point for a room and keeps things contained for a curated, minimal look. Be inventive and place your Christmas tree inside a wide glass vase – this is also a great option if you’re short on space and want to add an element of nature into your home
Scandinavian design often draws on a strong connection to nature and you can do this subtly at Christmas. Snip a few branches off the Christmas tree and string them up as garlands, interspersed with baubles for a quick and affordable decoration.
Candlelight is so evocative of the Christmas celebration so invest in some stunning candlesticks. Arrange in groups together in different heights for effect.
In small spaces opt for Christmas tree designs that have ‘twiggy’ profiles and will not block a room like a traditional fir tree can. These hand-wrapped Arran trees have a wonderful woollen texture which look great with a few well chosen decorations for a minimal Christmas statement. Their design lets light flow through a room and still give a sense of space.
GET THE LOOK: SCANDI
LOOK TWO: COLOUR POP
Colour Pop (as you might expect) explores how you can use bright, contemporary colour and pattern stylishly within your space without it looking too frantic.
If like me you love to go hard on brights, introduce some natural elements to help ground the look. Here a real Christmas tree is the perfect foil to all the bold colour and the dark green fir really makes the bright colour pop.
While Christmas décor is mostly about the tree, you can create other little festive moments around the home. I love to create little tablescapes, where you mix a few Christmas ornaments in with your existing objects. This could be on a shelf, console or side table. My tip is to arrange in odd numbers and make sure you have a variety of heights for interest.
When you are opting for a strong colour story begin by focusing on three hero colours. Of course you can have more, but by basing your colour scheme around three main colours will help to give an element of cohesion. Throughout this scheme pink, turquoise and orange feature strongly. To help a scheme feel organic and edgy don’t be overly matchy and definitely don’t go matching your baubles to your décor- that would be a design crime!
GET THE LOOK: COLOUR POP
LOOK THREE: MODERN LUXE
Modern Luxe has a hand-crafted aesthetic but is elevated with golds, foliage and opulent decorations that will bring sophistication to a space.
For me Christmas is a time where we get to up our game with a little opulence and yet also cherish the humble things. Fuse together luxury with the handmade and you have one of my favourite festive looks. My mum always went foraging for foliage and branches to decorate the house at Christmas and I’ve kept the same tradition. For a modern update hang a swathe of tied branches with string and use Command strips or existing picture hooks to secure it to the wall or suspend it over the table. Embellish with some sprayed gold leaves, hand embellished baubles and even some fairy lights for a striking display.
Continuing the theme, snip some smaller branches and lay them down the centre of your table as a basis for a centrepiece. Weave lengths of satin ribbon and nestle a few shimmery baubles and candle sticks in-between the foliage for a striking look. Baubles aren’t just for the tree, add them to place settings by placing them in a dish or tying them to the back of chairs.
Spray some large leaves and sprigs of foliage gold to up the opulence. These can be added to your displays or added to gift-wrapped presents. Gold looks particularly striking against dark colours like black and green and a glittering bauble adds that extra special finishing touch.
GET THE LOOK: MODERN LUXE
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