Christmas decorating ideas - 10 of the best
A contemporary sitting room setting of moody blues combined with elegant metallic tones works well with winter favorites, such as this tonal tartan carpet. A subtle glow from festive lighting lifts the mood and creates a warm, welcoming feel.
Brilliant white tempered by neutral fabrics with distinctive textures lends comfort and depth to pale decorating schemes. A forest of tabletop trees set in a drift of faux snow makes an unusual, yet charming centrepiece for the dining room or entrance hall table.
Create a bold look with a room steeped in lush scarlet, pillar box and ruby for a sophisticated feel. Layers of fabrics, including velvet, felt and silk lend this sitting room scheme a tactile, cocooning warmth with a dramatic effect.
Simplicity is key to this season’s festive schemes. In this vibrant dining room, red, green and gold shine out against deep chalky walls and rustic accents. Galvanized containers paired with artisan crockery and a mossy runner will bring a relaxed charm to the Christmas table.
Accents of gold
In this cosy sitting room, rich charcoal walls and floorings with soft gold accents in the form of rugs and occasional tables create an inviting seasonal glow. A combination of fairy lights and candles infuses the room with warmth and character.
Strings of twinkly lights make for a charmingly understated tree; use the baubles to adorn beautifully wrapped gifts instead. Keep the scheme simple by using one strong colour, like the red in this sitting room, to lift and unite the look.
White on black
The graphic appeal of black and white always makes a statement, as this dramatic sitting room shows. Wreaths made of white card and a contemporary tree keep the look minimal. Team with simple candle decorations and fairy lights to add warmth and make the look welcoming.
Soft and shimmering
Create a relaxed dining room where pearlescent fabrics come into their own in shimmering candlelight. Pair with accessories in delicate pink, taupe and grey and finish with pretty tissue garlands and glittery baubles for a unique look.
Black and white creates a contemporary Scandinavian look in this sophisticated dining room, as do the oversized check tablecloth and the antique chairs and painted furniture. Chic silver and white decorations with touches of foliage add festive charm.
A loose foliage centrepiece arranged around serveware gives a relaxed feel to this dining room table setting, while even beautiful cabinets like these doll's house-themed ones can be embellished with twinkling lights. The graphic rug stops the look from appearing too twee.
Source: House To Home