The holly and the ivy
can create that warm, welcoming Scandinavian feeling of ‘hygge’, with the cosy glow of candlelight. Decorate your table, mantelpiece and sideboard top with classic winter foliage and add festive twinkling white lights.
When you take the ‘less is more’ approach to your Christmas styling, the decorations are tasteful and kept in check – this is the opposite of putting up every bit of tinsel in sight. Thisrestful, pared back look suits both classic and modern homes, and works beautifully with rustic finishes and clean, contemporary dining furniture.
Of course you can keep those sentimental tree decorations you’ll treasure forever, but otherwise try to restrict yourself to a limited palette. Reds, greens, whites, silvers and golds never go out of style. Or, if you want to be more adventurous, you could go for cool blues and even soft pinks. The important thing is to stick to just a few key colours, that way yourroom feels tranquil and unified.
Some carefully chosen accessories add sparkle that you can enjoy all year round. Add richness and colour with a gleaming bronze, silver or gold light fitting, a luxurious velvet cushion, jewel like glass bottle vase or jazzy, abstract floor rug.
Before you know it, Christmas will be here, so remember to order your new furniture and accessories in plenty of time. Then you – and your guests – can relax and enjoy your simply beautiful home.