If you read our November blog or even explored our past projects on our website, you will know the secrets to our signature style. When designing a new scheme, particularly for a home, we focus on a neutral palette with layered textures and natural materials. Then, we weave in colours and decorations to suit individual’s tastes.
With Christmas so soon, we’re sharing how you can enhance the festive spirit in your space. Our suggestions below can help with final touches, or if you’re yet to decorate, can serve as a guide to that extra special Christmas.
First, look around your living room. This is where you will be opening presents, laughing, celebrating, and curling up when the sun sets. You want to create a stylish, festive space, that doesn’t overshadowing your day-to-day design. Plus, it’s the one time of year where you can have some fun, invite the children to ‘decorate’, and relax - it’s only for a short time!
To do this, you need to find the attention grabbing colours. Like a gold mirror frame, a bronze clock, or a silver lamp stand. Take this colour and find baubles to match. These baubles will not only dress your Christmas tree but also form the basis of your festive scheme.
Complement, don’t contrast
Do you own a statement piece of furniture? Whether it’s a chair, rug, or wall art, consider its colour. If it’s a deep blue, forest green, or bright orange, you can find Christmas decorations to match. Doing this will help your space feel connected. Find tinsel, garlands, baubles, and even wrapping paper to match your chosen colour.
Honey, it’s Christmas
Nothing warms up a space more than a log fire, but honey tones do the job just as well. Switch out stark bright bulbs for honey coloured lights. Pair them with candles, warm Christmas lights and furs to create the feeling of a cosy cottage in the woods.
For more ideas or for some last minute Christmas shopping, see our range of lighting fixtures, furniture, and home accessories on our online store. From everyone at Nielsen House, Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.