Inside Out (Australia)
ARE YOU BOHO BRIGHTS?
CHILL OUT AND PARE IT BACK WITH FUN GARLANDS, BOLD TASSELS AND FREE-SPIRITED COLOUR
Creating a beautiful setting for Christmas Day can be a stressful business. Avoiding the predictable green and red, kitsch decorations and too much tinsel aside, how can you produce a fresh look that will fifit the bill? The key is to adapt the seasonal trimmings to suit your existing style at home and add a good dose of this year’s trends into the mix. Here’s a closer look at the ideas behind our three seasonal looks.
Mod Oz is a look that made big moves this year, bringing together a nature-inspired colour palette of eucalpytus green, wattle yellow and rich ochres, with the clean lines of locally crafted furniture and artisanal pieces. It’s a timeless interior scheme that is the ideal platform for a few extra style touches for Christmas. When it comes to your decorations, look to native flflora and fauna, and keep it simple. Give the tree a native element (we used bright sprigs of wattle), add neutral accessories with a hint of sparkle, and fifinish the look off with a statement planter.
Rich, deep tones and matte fifinishes are the hallmarks of the new luxe look, which embraces some of this year’s major trend colours: merlot and blush tones, as well as plush textures like velvet and textured wool. Copper and metallic touches offset these jewel shades with a hint of glimmer. This Christmas scheme works in a small space, with the bold combination of colour and texture making a big impact. A smaller version of the traditional tree is also a fun way to play with scale.
For a chilled-out affair suited to sunny days and balmy nights, go for the boho brights scheme. Celebrating natural textures – whether woven, ceramic or timber – this look is all about pops of colour with tassels and garlands as ornaments embellishing single branches grouped together for a relaxed take on the Christmas tree, perfect if you’re away from home for the rest of the summer. Creating vignettes with favourite bowls fifilled with silver bells is an easy way to bring the festive cheer without going over the top.