Christmas Home Decorating Tips from Kebbell
By The Team at Kebbell
This Christmas will you be opting for traditional Christmas classics like red and plaids, or will you choose a modern aesthetic of all whites and silvers or golds? The team at Kebbell share the latest trends and what makes their own homes feel gorgeous in the festive season.
- Trees first… Play with assorted sizes of Christmas trees and branches across the house, from larger Christmas trees in the living room and entrance hall to gorgeous Christmas branches throughout other rooms. Each could be decorated to coordinate with colours of individual rooms with mini wrapped presents under each tree to build the excitement. The important part is having an eye for detail and space.
- Entrance to your home… Choose a stunning winter bouquet like winter honeysuckle or jasmine, pansies or Christmas roses for the hall table, or opt for beautiful Christmas plants like poinsettias, ivy and mistletoe to bring Christmas through your door.
- The stairs… If you like to make a statement, tie elegant individual baubles with pure white or red ribbon down your staircase, or drape with a selection of Christmas foliage such as spruce, holly and berries. Subtly interweave warm fairy lights around your stair bannister as a classic and gorgeous alternative approach.
- The living room… Consider your current living room furniture, wall art and décor to make sure your Christmas scheme complements what already exists in the room, whether that be contemporary or more traditional. If you aren’t lucky enough to have a roaring fire but have an empty fireplace, place natural logs in the space add lush winter greenery, or layer pine, spruce and juniper together to form a garland with ribbons for a pop of colour to place above your fireplace. Drape soft welcoming folded blankets across the back of the sofa ready to cosy up with to watch your favourite Christmas movie.
- The dining room… Decorate your table with stunning candles but opt for fragrance-less ones in the dining room so as not to overpower your gorgeous wintery cooking. Choose between decadence with an oversized designer candle surrounded by pinecones as your centrepiece, or sleek Scandi style with small white candles tied up with silver or gold ribbon scattered across the table.
- The kitchen… Avoid clutter in this room but stock up your cupboards with delicious Christmas spices, like cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Be the perfect festive host by having Swiss style hot chocolate, mulled wine or hot spiced apple punch ready on the cooker for when guests come.
- The garden… Place elegant lanterns along the path to your house to welcome guests coming to visit in the festive period. If you have an outdoor Christmas tree or different foliage that will look equally gorgeous drape it in cascading white fairy lights, or plug in a Christmas tree made out of lights and enjoy watching it glisten every evening in the winter.
- The bedrooms… Make a stunning small winter display in a glass bowl with baubles, twigs driftwood, pinecones, dried oranges and cinnamon sticks for your dressing table and hang home-made wreaths on the bedroom doors. Be creative with up-cycled glass bottles with fairy lights in them. Bring out special Christmas bedding in the children’s bedrooms.
- The bathroom… It is a little tricky to make a bathroom feel festive without creating clutter. Look for a soap and hand cream set that incorporates Christmassy scents like gingerbread, cinnamon and star anise. Light candles to create a lovely soft glow in which to indulge and unwind in a long steaming bubble bath and reach for red fluffy towels, hand towels and facecloths which can be brought out each Christmas.
- The study… Decorate the study with poinsettias dotted around the room or go for glamour with brass or gold decorations. Start a competition for the most stylish workspace with your colleagues if you are all working from home this December.