Our Luxury Christmas Décor tips for 2020
8 tips for luxurious Christmas interior design
At Alexander James Interiors, we have put together some of our top tips for getting your home ready for the Festive Season this year.
- Door Wreath
Your Christmas home décor should always begin at the door, making a first impression with a beautiful wreath to welcome guests. A traditional wreath pre-lit or not can be embellished with faux or artificial foliage, berries, seed heads, and faux seasonal flowers with a beautiful bow and baubles to finish. Faux materials are almost impossible to distinguish from the real thing these days and can be re-used and require no maintenance!
2. The Tree
Your Christmas tree will always take centre stage of your Christmas home décor. Making your tree proportionate to the size of its chosen location is key to creating impact; don’t shy away from a large tree if the space allows for it. Don’t forget to check where plug sockets are when placing your tree, or compensate by buying battery lights if there are none near your chosen area.
If the room has an accent colour to the interior – usually brighter or darker than the more muted colours of sofa’s, carpets, wallcoverings and paintwork, these can be continued on to the tree to unify the look as can floral decorations for coffee tables, consoles or any other furniture with a surface that can be decorated.
We love the use of metallic hues in Christmas Tree Décor to create a stylish, contemporary interior for your home this festive period. Warm, soft, reflective metallics in copper, brass and rose gold provide a sophisticated glow, adding an element of understated luxury.
The natural look is very much on-trend this year and by incorporating pine cones, twigs and bark-like textures, your decorations will look wonderful and welcoming. To enhance nature’s winter palette we love creating luxuriant garlands to adorn the mantelpiece or entwine festively around the bannisters.
We love to include Eucalyptus and dried citrus fruits amongst the foliage to add fragrance as well as looking fabulous.
Lighting in the home is key during the festive season, adding warmth and a magic sparkle to your interior. Lighting does not have to be limited to your Christmas tree; lighting can be used in garlands throughout your home, and can make for the perfect table centrepiece.
Hurricanes or lanterns add the real ambience of candle light, as do tea lights on mantle pieces or at individual place settings on dining tables. Hurricanes don’t have to contain only candles – baubles, string lights and even (topiary or succulents for outdoor arrangements) or faux foliage for inside can turn them into lovely terrariums.
6. Candles and home scents
Candles and diffusers create the perfect cosy feel in your home all year round; however, we all appreciate extra cosiness and warmth at Christmas. We think it is important to use winter fragrances in the home during the festive period. The Winter Collection by the White Company features a gorgeous combination of spicy cinnamon, rich warming clove and fresh zesty orange.
7. Table décor
Less can often be more when it comes to styling a table for Christmas, you don’t want it to look too cluttered, especially when you require space for serving dishes and wine bottles! We love metallic tableware for a luxuriously festive, Christmassy feel. Adding some greenery adds a sophisticated natural feel to the table décor.
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