Christmas is a time for giving and celebrating with family and friends; It is also a time where we transform the inside, and outsides of our home for the festive season through Christmas Styling.
With Christmas day less than a week away, here are our senior stylist Sarah’s top Christmas Styling tips for your tree, table and gift wrapping for this year.
Christmas Tree Styling
Over the last few years there has been a shift from traditional baubles, tinsel and lights donning Christmas trees. The first choice, and most important, is will you choose a real tree or an artificial tree?
Real trees have gained in popularity over the last few years, as have artificial trees. They come in various colours and tones including whites, neon’s and ombres. Whatever you decide, here is some inspiration on how to dress them.
Ribbon: An elegant way to dress up any Christmas tree is by using ribbons. Whether you cascade them vertically from top to bottom, wrap them around the tree like you would with tinsel, or tie them in bows on the branches.
Snow Dust: Also called flocking, dressing a tree in artificial snow is Australia’s way of injecting the feeling of a White Christmas into homes, that don’t get to experience real snow during the festive season.
Timber ornaments: Christmas decorations have seen a shift to natural materials. The most popular being laser cut timber tree ornaments, and table decorations. Timber décor is a simple way of honouring Christmas. It can be dressed up or down with the right complimentary accessories.
Florals: Flowers are not your traditional Christmas decoration but have gained popularity over the last 2 Christmas’. You could use fake flowers, real or dried flowers. Just weave them into the tree or attach them to the branches with clips.
Christmas Table Styling
The table, whether indoors or outdoors, usually becomes the place to share a meal with family and friends over Christmas. Here are some of my tips to make it look extra special.
Height, textures and colours can all be used to create interest through layers on your Christmas table. Start with the base, a Christmas table cloth. Next you can add a table runner, and placemats. Use different materials, but try to stick to a theme. Whether that be a colour theme, or a type of scene, such as native, traditional or winter wonderland.
Set the Mood
Ornaments, fresh foliage, eucalyptus stems and candles, on and off pillars can all be used to help set the mood. These elements all appeal to the senses, and add to the creation of different layers.
Christmas Gift Styling
Brown paper: if you are looking for a natural, simplistic and beautiful way to present your gifts this year, you can’t go past using brown paper wrapping. Dress it up with other nods to nature such as string, hessian, small flowers or sprigs of greenery.
DIY (stamps): Create your own wrapping paper this year with personalized stamps. Something for the kids to get involved in, and add a homemade touch to your gifts. You have freedom of flexibility to change up the colour and pattern of the stamps. This allows you to create different gift wraps for many different themes and people.
Plaid: A spin on tradition can be achieved by mixing and matching plain and plaid prints in festive colours for a stylish and colourful statement.
White and Gold: For a sophisticated gift-wrapping theme, you can’t go past white and gold. To add a bit more sparkle, dress it up with glitter gold ribbons, or use a white paper with a textured imprint.
We hope this is helpful to anyone still doing to mad, pre-Christmas scramble.
From the team at Plush Home, we wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a happy and safe New Year.