Get every part of your home into the holiday spirit.
We all try to create magic with our Christmas decorations,
but somehow things can easily turn messy.
Here are some ideas to celebrate Christmas in style – your
style, whether traditional, quirky, earthy, bling or minimalist.
Christmas tree tips
Having fewer colours for decorations will look more styled
Try everything green, or all gold, or a not-so-Christmassy
colour palette such as orange or pink.
Repeat 1 to 3 types of decorations for the entire tree for a
more organised look. Let your Christmas decorations compliment the style of
your home and reflect your personality.
Be different with quirky decorations, such as kids’ dinosaur
figurines, keys or African animal figurines - all spray-painted the same
For a classical look with a personal touch hang a collection
of old fashioned cookie cutters, cupcake pans, real apples or homemade cookies
on pretty ribbons or twine.
Opt for sea shells and sea stars on the tree, if you are at
the seaside for the festive season and keep to a nautical colour scheme. Sea
sand under the tree will add to the atmosphere.
Linen ribbons, rather than tinsel, wrapped around trees, are
seen everywhere this season.
Cement, wood, felt and paper decorations in natural colours
give a contemporary earthy feel.
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Traditionally Christmas trees are real or faux spruce trees
decorated with hanging ornaments. If that doesn’t do it for you, try a tree
made of sticks, planks, steel or even laser cut plywood or Perspex.
Santos has a great selection such as the minimalist copper
and proudly African metal baobab Christmas trees. Green Grass Design’s laser
cut wooden tree packs flat after Christmas.
Although the Christmas tree is usually the focal point of
Christmas décor, there are other, more subtle ways to decorate your home by
either to replacing your tree or pulling the theme through to other areas of
settingGo all out for Christmas Eve and Christmas day
by making effort with your table setting.