Bring festive cheer to your home with Christmas colour schemes, seasonal foliage and twinkling fairy lights.
A contemporary living room setting of moody blues combined with elegant metallic tones works well with winter favourites, such as the tonal tartan carpet featured here. A subtle glow from some carefully chosen festive lighting lifts the mood and helps to generate a warm, welcoming feel in this space.
Brilliant white tempered by neutral fabrics with distinctive textures lends a degree of 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. This is an ultra-festive space.
Create a bold look with a room steeped in lush scarlet, pillar box and ruby for a sophisticated, warming feel. Layers of fabrics, including velvet, felt and silk lend this living room scheme a tactile, cocooning warmth with a dramatic effect. A luxurious vibe for the festive season.
Simplicity is integral to this season?s festive schemes. In this vibrant dining room, red, green and gold shine out against deep chalky walls and rustic accents. Galvanised containers paired with artisan crockery and a mossy runner will help bring a relaxed charm to the Christmas table.
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In this cosy-looking living 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 oodles of warmth and character. This is a luxurious space packed with character.
Strings of twinkly lights can make for a charmingly understated festive tree; the baubles can be used to adorn beautifully wrapped gifts instead. Keep the scheme nice and simple by utilising one strong colour, such as the red hue in this living room scheme, to lift and unite the whole look.
The graphic appeal of black and white always makes a statement, as this dramatic living room demonstrates. 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 whole space welcoming.
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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. A truly magical space for festive celebrations.
Black and white hues combine to create 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 a healthy dollop of festive charm.
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A loose foliage centrepiece arranged around serveware gives a feeling of relaxation to this dining room table setting, while even beautiful cabinets such as these doll’s house-themed ones can be embellished with some twinkling lights. The graphic rug prevents the look from appearing too twee.
Great an elegant feature in your hallway with a sparkly silver wreath to welcome your friends and family over the Christmas period.
Love this fresh, modern style thats totally family friendly? Dress it up with decorations in a simple yet striking scarlet-and-snow palette. Its the perfect excuse to add in cute animals, striped candy canes, fun baubles, hearts and snowflakes galore for a look that the kids will love as much as you do.
If youre a country girl who loves tongue-and-groove panelling, wooden furniture, sisal flooring and textured upholstery, go for a cosy log cabin feel with matching rustic-themed decorations. Keep it simple with bare wood and natural textures, lots of greenery, brown-paper giftwrap and absolutely no tinsel!
Dont just decorate your living room at Christmas – spread the festive cheer all about the house and decorate the kids bedrooms, too. Start by hanging a string of fairy lights on the wall (look for a set with LED bulbs – theyre cool to the touch) and give them their own mini tree to decorate as they wish. Dont forget to hang a stocking at the end of the bed for Father Christmas’s arrival!
Decorate the dining table and mantel with a row of antique-effect silverware and lots of glass to reflect candlelight. Prevent the look from being too formal by adding natural touches, such as pine cones and frosty branches, for an enchanted-forest feel.
Make this your most glamorous Christmas ever, with a party-friendly scheme packed with opulent decorations in deep amethyst and shimmering metallics. Choose accessories embellished with patterns and decorative detailing.
Decorate the Scandinavian way and stick to red and white shades for your Christmas table. If youre catering for more guests than you usually would, swap out your dining chairs for a bench or two, so you’ll be able to squeeze more guests around the table.
Create a relaxed living room full of rustic charm with plenty of super-soft cushions, chunky-knit throws and hand-made tree decorations in soft neutral shades of taupe, grey and pale pink. Pile rustic Christmas decs into a bowl with a handful of cloves for a scented table centrepiece and push stems of fresh eucalyptus between the branches of your tree – as they dry out, theyll release their fragrance.
Love a grown-up look that doesnt date? Stick to the classics with plenty of fresh foliage and decorations in a traditional Christmas palette of red, gold and green. Add a touch of muted metal – old gold, pewter or antiqued silver – and dont overload the tree.
Give your living room a full-on frosty makeover with woollen throws and cushions in icy hues on your sofa. Choose a tree thats dusted in faux snow for a magical feel. Dress the mantel with sparkling snowflakes and mistletoe springs, and place a glittery wreath on the mirror for some extra bling.
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