Christmas can, of course, be influenced by fashion , so make sure your festive decor is up to date by following one of the key trends for 2012...
The best gift you can give your home this Christmas is a festive decor scheme that’s tasteful and fun as well as being complementary to your existing style. Our advice is to take a good look at your home’s style and colour palette before adding clashing colours and strangely mismatched decorations.
Recycled and Upcycled
is a fun trend that’s dollar and planet-friendly. Photocopy Christmas sheet music and cut it into strips to form paper chains. Place tea lights in espresso cups
for an interesting table decoration or hang delicate china teacups from your tree for an Alice In Wonderland-inspired tea party.
For a touch of Ski Lodge Chic
, think less of cutesy log cabins and more of linear modern timber structures
with square cut stone fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows. Placing the emphasis on warmth, dress your sofa with sheepskin cushions and plaid throws and use antlers for chandeliers. Use festive decorations
in various shades of purple and mauve for a regal feel or use natural items in basket weave or rattan for a neutral, colourless look.
The other end of the mountain chic scale is all about antlers, snowflakes
, red and white checked patterns, cowbells and mountains. Fuse Swiss style with good old Canadiana to create a fabulous Christmas look!
Imagine the chilliest winter morning: blue skies, thick white snow and a shimmering layer of ice sparking in the bright sunshine. Make that your design inspiration and use icicle-shaped decorations
, frosted items and glass in clear, white and blue tones all topped off with heaps of glitter and sparkle. Pop chunky candles
in twinkling glass storm light jars (or even Mason jars) for a warming glow that will balance the chills.
Colin & Justin