The time has come to get your Christmas decor in order, assuming, like us, that you’re chomping at the bit to get your house decked out, come December 1st. We’ll be bringing you several festive styles over the coming days but to begin, we’re going to look at the classic, traditional Christmas with lots of reds, golds, greens, tartan, pinecones, berries and holly.Take a look below for the perfect traditional Christmas décor. Mulled wine at the ready!
Wreaths & Garlands
Wreaths and garlands give your home that ultimate and instant Christmas look. By displaying these throughout the home on mantle pieces, shelves, and on walls you can create a dreamy winter wonderland look in an instant. For garlands, either buy yours plain and decorate them with a smattering of fairy lights or buy them pre-lit (which is very convenient for us lazy bones). The traditional wreath will appear as you might expect to find it in its natural state in the woods, so easy on the sparkle and tinsel etc. Think berries and even a few red-breasted robins hanging about (fake ones, obvs).
The Christmas tree is the pièce de résistance in the traditional home. Make it magical with these stunning hanging decorations. Traditionally, baubles are round and quite ornate with plenty of red and gold. Velvet red ribbons are also a classic hit.
Candles, Lights & Lanterns
Create a warm and festive mood with candles, lights, and lanterns. An array of scented candles of cinnamon, mulled wine, orange and sandalwood mixed with coloured gold, white and red candles gives a loving and cosy feel to the home. Lights and lanterns around the home add elegance. Tier your church candles on candlesticks of varying heights, invest in a show-stopping candle centerpiece for your table and keep to the classic, festive scents. Lightswise, you’re going to want to avoid anything coloured, otherwise you end up in kitsch territory, which is an altogether different look that we’ll get to tomorrow.
Cushions & Throws
Nothing is more inviting in a home that a beautifully decorated living room with soft and cosy cushions and throws. What better way to spend a winter evening in then cuddled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate. Marshmallows? Yes, please. Meadows & Byrne would be our go to for effortless, classic, festive soft furnishings.
You may not use it any other day of the year but Christmas day guarantees use of the dining table. The Christmas dinner is the most anticipated meal of the year so make the most out of it, decorate your table in style and be the hostess with the mostes’.
Now that you’re in the festive spirit you can see our gallery for more traditional Christmas inspiration. T’is the season after all. Happy decorating.
By Phoebe Webb.