Keep it Simple
It is better to have some key beautiful pieces rather than lots of decorations to distract the eye. Be selective about the decorations and ornaments you display, and don’t be afraid to go for something a bit unique and quirky.
Think in Layers
Use objects with different heights to create interest. Start from the top, and work your way down, not forgetting the table decorations. For the mantel, a beautiful garland makes a fabulous centre piece.
Bring your decoration to life with inspiration from nature, fresh evergreen garlands and wreaths, combined with seasonal fruits will give your home a wonderful natural look, as well as creating Christmas scents.
Dust Fruit with Glitter
Fake an icy frost with this wintry recipe: Mix three parts white glitter to one part silver. Then coat faux pears, limes and grapes for a sparkly centrepiece.
Display treats for visitors
The festive period is a time to indulge. Having Christmas treats and goodies, such as candy canes, nuts, mince pies and chocolates out for guests to enjoy gives your home a warm and welcoming feel.
Dec’ the Hall (way)
Greet your guests as they enter your home with a beautiful stair garland.
Light it Up
Use of candles, fairy lights or even a stylish lamp alongside your decorations helps to create that magical Christmas glow.
Use gold tones
A hint of gold can make your home glisten for a rich and elegant festive feel.
Fill your home with Christmas scents
Mulled wine, cinnamon spice, or fresh pine – filling your home with beautiful smells creates a real festive feel. Never underestimate the power of a scented candle.