The Christmas season is officially here and if you don’t already have your tree or your decorations up here is your guide to styling your home like a pro.
THE PERFECT TREE
Want your tree to look like the ones in the shopping centres? Here’s how:
- Set up your tree according to the instructions on the box.
- Begin decoring with the lights, working from top to bottom.
- Pick a colour scheme (and stick to it!). Try using colours that complement each other and also suit your interior style.
- If you are using garland, place that on now, working from top to bottom.
- Place the baubles on in a zig-zag order, making sure colours are evenly spaced apart.
- Step back a few times during this process to make sure everything is balanced.
- Incorporate decorations with different textures to create depth.
- Add statement decorations.
- Use smaller decorations to fill gaps.
- Top off the tree with a star!
- Create a theme – Start with a feature colour and build a colour palette around it. Keep it simple and don’t try and overdo it.
- Make a statement – Grab your guests’ attention from the minute they walk in the door. Don’t just leave the styling for the table. Make sure it flows throughout the house.
- Find a centrepiece – Start building your table decorations from the centre with a bold centrepiece.
- Fabric, textures, and layers – Choose a textured table runner, cut up some hessian, sprinkle rose petals, rosemary or dried flowers, or use a combination of contemporary. Incorporate a variety of different textures and layers to create depth for visual impact.
- Place cards and place settings – Attach the place card to a sprig of greenery or a flower from your centerpiece, ornaments or even a baked or home-made treat. It’s the attention to detail in the design of the place settings that gives the greatest impact.
- Devise the menu – A personalised menu is also a great touch. It adds to the look and your guests will appreciate the thought and effort. These added touches make the perfect keepsake for your guests.
OTHER DESIGN IDEAS
The traditional red, white and green Christmas colour combination has made a comeback. Opt for good quality decorations as it can start to look a little bit tacky and over the top.
UNIQUE AND ECLECTIC
Think mix-matched decorations that have been collected over the years. Find a common theme between all these pieces so there is still a flow.
This is a very cost-effective option. The raw and rustic pieces look so effective. Use a combination of raw, natural materials. Put the kids to work making some handmade creations, their personal touch will make it all the more special.
Whether you opt for bold primary colours or pastels, it should be dictated by the colours in your home. If you favour your blues, greens, and reds, steer clear of gelato colours such as lilac, powder blue and pastel pinks on your tree. Pastels could be very pretty in a neutral-themed home or one that favours softer hues. Limit yourself to no more than three colours. Or, you may also like the idea of working with a tonal scheme, using various shades from the one colour palette.
This trend can really suit any space. Opt for natural timbers and handcrafted pieces all within a neutral colour scheme. Keep the tones soft to create a calming and inviting environment.
Hope these tips help you get in the spirit and get your home ready to entertain throughout the Christmas period.
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