GET CREATIVE AT CHRISTMAS
Branch out from the traditional colours to make your festive display sparkle
Christmas! This is no dress rehearsal. This is the big stage, the most significant and wondrous day in the calendar year. It’s time to battle the shopping centre crowds, wrap until your fingers are numb, and prepare the home for the influx of delightful visitors and the in-laws.
Let’s talk style
I’m going to assume you like and/or appreciate my decorating style considering you’re currently reading this. Or you’re my mum… Hi Mum! Some prefer super modern, bang-on-trend styling, and whilst I appreciate the “latest and greatest”, I’m certainly more of a traditionalist, with added spunk (you won’t see red and green here, my friend). This year my Christmas display was inspired by colour, or lack thereof really! Silvers, greys, with touches of white and dark timber for contrast. In one of our rooms a chrome, slightly nautical pendant suspends from the middle of the ceiling, framed perfectly against soft muted grey wallpaper.
Building the foundations
Like all my projects, I needed to make a plan. Creating a mood board would help me identify my creative direction and ensure all elements of my future Christmas display would harmonise.
Watch out for that tree!
Selecting a Christmas tree is an extremely personal decision. Everyone’s different, I chose the Frosted Fraser from Balsam Hill due to its incredibly realistic foliage.
Here are my top 5 tips on decorating your Christmas tree.
After spending the time to properly fluff the foliage to ensure as few gaps as possible, I like to start with the lights. Starting at the base, wrap the lights around the tree keeping consistent gaps between the rows. Next up is your garland. Pull out your hero decorations which generally tend to be the larger decorations and style on your tree. Add a skirt!
The gift that keeps giving…
I 100 per cent admit that organising custom-made gift paper to match my Christmas setting may be a little over the top, but it makes me happy. Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed the read and I truly hope there’s a couple of tips and tricks in there that inspires.
Danni Morrison shares her best tips on how to decorate your entire home this Christmas.