As Christmas draws ever closer, we are delighted that the brilliant Jen Stanbrook behind the award-winning interiors blog, Love Chic Living, has offered to share her top festive interior tips with us. From the baubles on your tree to how to dress your Christmas table, read ahead for the ultimate Christmas interior inspiration.
Christmas, by its very nature, is a magical, wonderful time of year, particularly if you have children. A family home at Christmas time should be filled with sparkle, stardust and plenty of magic and decorated accordingly.
I’ve sourced some of my favourite looks and suggestions for creating a beautifully decorated home this Yuletide.
The Big Picture
If you’re wanting to create a truly magical, special home this Christmas think about the overall look you’re trying to achieve with your decorations. Do you want a traditional red and green theme, a Nordic, rustic look, or a bejewelled sparkle throughout? Whatever your chosen look is this year, plan how to achieve it through the whole house even before you hang one bauble. This will mean your decorations will have a cohesive feel, and really add a sparkle to your home.
Top Tip: Don’t forget the outside of your house, and if you do nothing else, add a festive door wreath to welcome your guests.
The Fine Detail
Give some thought to the finer detail when it comes to decorating your home this Christmas to really add some magic. Create little vignettes of Yuletide cheer, or fun displays around the home, leaving no corner bare. Add groups of cards, baubles, stars and lights in co-ordinating colours, matching your theme to really bring your home to life. If you prefer an uncluttered home décor, keep the displays simple yet bold for maximum effect.
Top Tip: Candles are a quick and easy way to add magic and wonder to any Christmas home.
Of course, one of the most common places to decorate within the home is the Christmas Table. Take the opportunity to add lots of thought and interest with your dining table this Christmas, by adding a festive centrepiece, candles, napkins and lots of sparkle and glitter. Beautiful crackers, table runners, and place settings all help to create the magic and wonder of Christmas, making this a truly exciting time for all of the family.
Top Tip: Add portable, battery powered lights to your Christmas table décor for an extra twinkle at Dinner.
I do hope these ideas have inspired to you into decorating your homes this Christmas. Have fun, be creative and add some magic to your home.
If you loved Jen’s top Christmas interior tips you can read more on her blog, Love Chic Living.