With Christmas around the corner, CLC World have some fantastic ideas to give your home that festive flair.
Bring the outside in with branches of fragrant evergreen and pine cones. When choosing the position of your decorations think about where the focus of the living room will be – the tree, fireplace or coffee table – and plan around it. A winter wreath about the fireplace of foraged foliage intertwined with fairy lights makes an eye-catching piece.
If you like some bling, then Christmas is the time to push the boat out. From antique gold to rich bronze shades, gold adds warmth and elegance. Don’t feel limited to the living room, table runners, chargers and decorative centrepieces are very effective on the dining table and allow the theme to move effortlessly through the house.
Lover of minimalist design? Even Christmas may not sway you from your preferred look; and that’s fine, because a simple display can still make a statement. Add a small tree ornament, switch your usual candles to festive scents or add a clutch of pine cones to the coffee table. A twinkly light or two will set it off perfectly.
Light up your Lounge
Use different sources of light to infuse your living room with cosiness. Ditch the brightly coloured tree lights for a softer tone. Dot clusters of candles around the room, and if you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, let its dancing light warm the room in more ways than one. Don’t forget the wrapping paper you use will add to the feeling of warmth when the parcels start to pile up under the tree.
If Christmas is more Kitsch-mass in your house, then there is no limit to how far you can go. Stuffed reindeer standing guard by the fireplace? Tinsel, candy canes and Santas dangling amongst the multi-coloured baubles on the tree? So it doesn’t look like an explosion in a tinsel factory, a single colour theme will help tie it together. And don’t forget the Chrimbo jumpers!
If you’re on trend with brightly coloured furniture or have multi-coloured throws and cushions, then match your tree decorations in the same shades. It helps bring the room together, moves away from the more traditional red and green scheme and creates a wonderful splash of colour. Add candles to the mix as well.
A real Christmas tree will immediately strike a scent memory and fill the room with wonderful fir. Make your own pot pourri from cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg and dried oranges. Display either as a tree decoration, in a bowl on the coffee table or above the fireplace. Eucalyptus and ferns for fragrance and longevity, are great for a festive wreath or festoon.