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13 December 2019

4 Christmas styling ideas to try

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. (Actually, that’s a lie: it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas once the Halloween sales went down in October.)

Regardless, we love to get creative during the silly season and add a few festive touches to interiors (our own, not our clients’, who need a more evergreen design direction!). If you’re also looking to make your home merry and bright, here are four Christmas styling ideas to try.

Good old tradition

Nothing says Christmas like red and green. While we love getting into the Christmas spirit, we know this can sometimes look tacky. Our top tips for preventing that over-the-top tinsel look is to thoughtfully choose where you place your red and green. Keep it to a minimum by choosing a single focal point and balancing it out with lots of neutrals.

Aussie Christmas 

We’re to live alongside some incredible native flora. Inject some Aussie spirit this year by adding bottlebrush, wattle or gum leaves to your dining table setting. Or go coastal by scattering coral and shells throughout your decor. Walking in a winter wonderland is pretty overrated.

A little sparkle

In order to achieve a look with sparkle that’s classy not cringey, steer clear of anything too kitsch (or risk your home looking like Santa’s grotto). Add sophisticated sparkle with good quality baubles, scented Christmas candles and fairy lights. Choose gold, silver or take a more contemporary approach with rose gold or copper. Or, go bold and mix your metallics, just making sure to balance it out with natural materials like linen and jute. 

Nice and neutral

Christmas is already a merry and bright time of year, so sometimes all you need are warm neutral tones and texture. Challenge yourself and see if you can have an all neutral Christmas. But bring in the holiday cheer through Christmas motifs, such as trees, stars and angels. ‘Tis the season, after all!

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