Get into the spirit of Christmas with inspired decorations.
It’s that wonderful time of year again where we all get excited about decorating our homes ready to celebrate the festive season. Whether you go all out, or just have a beautiful Christmas tree, it’s fun to choose colour schemes or even a theme.
While the traditional red, green and gold palette remains timeless and classic, the world of Christmas décor has expanded to include an assortment of different colours and themes. From twists on old favourites to exploring the lastest trends, lets explore some ideas to help you create your own unique festive décor style.
Stay Traditional And Classic
Let’s start with the classics – obviously, the quintessential colours of red, green and gold are always a winner. This colour palette is a familiar favourite and always looks stunningly festive. With rich red tones associated with Santa Claus. Contrasted with the lush greens of the iconic Christmas tree. Then nicely complemented with shiny gold metallic accents. Classic decorations never fail to make your home feel warm, cosy and Christmassy.
In our house this colour palette and theme is our choice each year. Although we do like to add a few new decorations to our tree every Christmas. It’s become a tradition. Every year when we decorate the tree, we love remembering where or whom each ornament came from.
Modern And Fun
If you’d prefer a more modern twist in place of the traditional theme, you could make a bold statement by choosing brightly coloured baubles for your tree. Vibrant jewelled tones such as emerald greens and ruby reds can infuse a burst of energy and personality into your décor.
Alternatively, you could consider powdery pastels or metallics. Complement these colours with velvet ribbons and soft feathers for a touch of glamour, and a luxurious Christmassy feel.
Choosing a white tree with splashes of colours such as pinks and greens or blues, greens and silvers are effective, fresh and fun.
Opting for colourful decorations will certainly keep the Christmas season Merry & Bright.
Nature Inspired Christmas
For those of you who appreciate the simplicity and charm of the great outdoors, bring a touch of nature into your home this year using natural textures, colours and objects.
Earthy tones such as forest greens, deep browns and muted reds can be combined to create rustic charm and a cosy ambiance reminiscent of a woodland retreat.
To enhance the natural theme, add organic touches to your Christmas decorations. Introduce wooden ornaments along with garlands and wreaths made from foliage, twigs and berries. The additional of dried citrus fruits, spices, pinecones and cinnamon scented candles will help bring a sense of warmth and authenticity to your festive decor.
A couple of years ago I decided to forgo my usual traditional theme and decorated my home the ‘Aussie Bush Christmas’ way.
I gathered from my garden eucalyptus leaves, twigs and pinecones and created all my festive décor using them. I formed a small ‘xmas’ tree using a few little branches from our gum tree. Then added fairy lights and some homemade decorations which I’d made from felt and twine. It was a lovely change to switch things up abit. Our home looked beautiful and it really didn’t cost much to do.
A Winter Wonderland
While you can’t always have real snow on Christmas day (especially here in Australia), you can mimic the icy, cool colours of winter indoors by using a blue, silver and white colour scheme.
Dec the halls with glittering trees and sparkling snowflakes. Opt for white, twinkling lights to create a magical, snow-covered effect. Incorporate elements such as icicles, polar bear and penguin figurines. Pair this scheme with plush white faux fur accents to help evoke the enchantment of a cold, snowy Christmas.
This theme will make your Christmas into a tranquil fairytale of glistening frost and holiday cheer.
A minimalist chic theme is the perfect choice for those who prefer a more understated and contemporary approach to Christmas. Create a clean and sophisticated look by choosing a monochromatic colour scheme, such as whites and shades of grey. Embrace sleek modern designed ornaments to maintain a sense of simplicity and elegance.
Less is more in a minimalist Christmas setting. Focus on a few key pieces, such as a beautifully adorned tree with a statement topper and carefully selected ornaments. Forgo a any colourful fairy lights and tinsel for this theme. It’s perfect for those who appreciate a modern aesthetic and want to create a serene, uncluttered Christmassy atmosphere.
Enjoy your Christmas decorating!
As Christmas approaches, let your imagination run wild as you decorate your home with festive cheer that reflects your personality and brings joy to all who enter.
Christmas is all about getting together with family and friends, eating far too much delicious food and of course having fun watching the children get excited about Santa’s visit. Whatever theme or colour scheme you choose I’m sure it will help make your festive season a magical one. Happy decorating!
If you’re interested in how Christmas is celebrated around the world, take a look at a previous blog Inspired Spaces Takes A Look At Christmas Around the world