Bring a little joy to Christmas this year, with a rich, jewelled look that works across the tree, the table, and even the bedroom
A Christmas like no other: one where we fill our homes with love, colour, festive spirit and style, even if we can’t have all of our favourite people with us. As we get ready to decorate, let’s make a pledge to make this Christmas – and our homes – as special as we can.
Putting the tree up is usually reserved for no earlier than the first week of December, but a quick browse on Instagram reveals that many have unboxed their decorations already. If you want to give your tree a new look this year, then check out our decorating trends for inspiration. Dan Cooper, Partner & Head of Buying, Christmas, says, ‘Decorating your home for the season is a temporary thing, so you can just let loose and go wild.’ Think big, think statement and think bold, mixing more novelty decorations with plainer ones from your existing collection. And pile up the wrapped presents under your tree, ready to send or give to loved ones. Choose co-ordinating wrap, adding lavish bows and trims to make your carefully-chosen gifts look amazing.
While the tree will always be the star of any Christmas scheme, over recent years, tables have been getting more attention, with Christmas tablescaping becoming huge news. Continue the look of your tree, choosing linen and tableware that have the same intense (or subtle) colour, depending on your scheme. Bring in a few baubles from your tree to hang from ribbons, use as placesettings or to just cluster on a plater on your sideboard. With Christmas parties taking on more of a virtual theme, make sure your home is glammed up and good to go, with a party bar trolley, laiden with gorgeous glassware ready for festive cocktails via Zoom.
Away from your living spaces, make sure you give your bedroom a little festive love too, turning it into a festive retreat. Layer up your bed (even treating yourself to some Christmas bed linen), prepare a tray for coffee or breakfast in bed in the run up, and treat yourself to a little gift. After all, you deserve it…
“One of my favourite parts of Christmas is decorating the table. Perhaps choose a colour like teal or emerald green for a striking difference to last year”
“I love being creative and flamboyant, and at Christmas you can be even more extravagant at home”