Angela Armstrong

Angela Armstrong

Who can deny that the magic of Christmas is wrapped up in beautiful tree baubles, twinkling lights and overflowing garlands. A highlight of many of our Christmases is placing that special tree topper on the tree and then the Christmas excitement really begins once those tree lights have been switched on. It’s true that beautiful surroundings make the season even more special, beautiful and more enchanting.

Now, we are onto the fun part of making everything look Christmassy! Before you get carried away with decorations and lights, take a moment to think about your overall Christmas design and colour scheme try to make the style tie together throughout your home.

First impressions

Now, we are onto the fun part of making everything look Christmassy! Before you get carried away with decorations and lights, take a moment to think about your overall Christmas design and colour scheme try to make the style tie together throughout your home.

The First impression of your home at Christmas will be the outside so try adding a wreath to the front door, icicle lights hanging from your gutters or windows or even outdoor light features such as an Acrylic Reindeer or a LED Blossom Tree. Then move on to your hallway if you have a staircase make it a focal point by wrapping garlands and lights around it. Consider using some festive scented candles but make sure they are safe, especially if you have children or pets.

You could place tea lights, but why not try the new range of battery operated Dancing Candle Flames that are now available as a good, safe way of utilising a beautiful Christmas candle.

 

The Christmas tree

Your tree is your centrepiece, so it is important to select a good quality one; gorgeous baubles can only do so much for a scraggly tree! Some people prefer the look and smell of a real pine or fir tree, while others prefer the reliability of an artificial one. There is now a huge range of realistic artificial Christmas tree’s available and a new feature of adding fir tree scented sticks that can be hidden inside your tree to give it the realistic Christmas tree scent.

Some people select a specific theme for their Christmas trees, such as angels, nutcrackers, or snowflakes. A theme can help your tree look fantastic, as well as making it stand out against other trees. After all we all have that competitive side of us that wants to our tree to be the best out of our friends and families! Keep in mind that you might want to choose something that doesn’t clash with the room the tree is in.

 

The dinner table

Everyone knows the Christmas dinner is the centrepiece of Christmas day and is not just all about arguing over who doesn’t like sprouts! If you’re looking to make an impact at the dinner table and rival the turkey as the star of the show, you can’t beat a striking colour scheme. Silver’s and Gold’s will create a classy, classic feel, while purples, teals and blacks add a more modern look. Crisp white table linens and crockery will add freshness and look great when paired with gold candlesticks and metallic ornamental touches. If you want to add a hint of formal glam, consider tying fabrics or linens around the chair backs.

You can have fun with Christmas tree baubles too, either hanging pendant like over the table or scattered among the tableware. For a more dramatic effect combine hanging baubles with vintage ornaments, elegant candelabras and rich colour palettes. Create your very own winter wonderland!

 

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