Tacky or Tasteful? Tips to decorate your home this Christmas

Many of you may have already started to deck the halls and gets those Christmas decorations up extra early, but there’s still plenty of time to join the festivities if you haven’t already!

Getting the right balance with your decorations can be tricky, and it can be hard to create a look that has just the right amount of taste and style when there is so much on offer. 

If you’re starting with a blank canvas, or just looking to add those magical finishing touches to your home in time for the big day – here are some little tips on ways of creating a great setting for Christmas.

Match your style

Your house will already have its own unique style, so why not tailor your Christmas decorations around that? If your Christmas tree is going to be in a purple living room, some subtle purple baubles on the tree can really compliment the current decor and merge together to create a stylish look. Matching the decorations with your furniture can also be a winner – we like this stylish white and gold style – complete with child in matching gold dress and present wrap!

Our advice regarding colour is to pick colours which work well together – and be careful not to go overboard, or you might end up with a colour overload!

Go Natural

In the past few years the trend of opting for a more rustic, dutch look for Christmas decorations has been on the rise – people are putting away the flashy lights and neon tinsel for a more toned-down look.

There are some great ideas on Pinterest for this.

Using a deep green tinsel to adorn mantelpieces and shelves, teamed with pinecones, holly leaves and berries can make a pleasant addition to any room. Light dustings of spray on snow and some metallic baubles here and there can brighten it and create a cosy winter feel.

Sometimes less can be more too, with simple, natural holly like we see here, dressed with a bow:

Prepare the table

If you are hosting for dinner this year, the dining table will be your centrepiece for a considerable proportion of the day, so putting some extra touches into it can really add to the meal. A special Christmas table cloth, along with some candlesticks (or other table trimmings if there’s little hands about) can turn your everyday dining table into a new setting for the day.

Little final touches like special plates, glasses, table mats and cutlery can also be picked up in most large retailers in the high street or online to make sure everything is picture perfect for your special meal.  Again, there is a wide variance in tastes and styles, but we like the simplicity of sparkling clean glasses with an elegant splash of gold – the effect is stunning, not at all over the top, and do-able on the smallest of budgets.

We hope these small ideas will make a big difference to your Christmas decorations, let us know if you used any of our tips!

We’ll leave Christmas up to you, but if you are looking for advice on any interior design needs for your home after the merry season, get in touch – we’d be delighted to help, whether your budget is large or seasonally adjusted!