For the latest post in my Three Ways and Latest Collections series I figured it would make sense to put the spotlight on decorating for the holidays and Christmas. I’ve always enjoyed planning out stylish Christmas decorating looks and I think these three themes are versatile enough to fit a variety of tastes and styles. Kicking things off we have the beautiful Nordic Light look which centres around calm and serene shades of green and blue. Inspired by the cool blue light of the Nordic region, the palette feels instantly festive. The key to keeping this look warm and inviting is to layer in plenty of texture and warm candle light; this palette works well with bare wood, for example. I can’t get enough of the Starlight mug (OK, I admit, I totally ordered it as I was putting this post together!), while the car ornaments and handmade mason jar decorations fill me with festive spirit and charm.Market Picks: fig.1 | fig.2 | fig.3 | fig.4 | fig.5 | fig.6 | fig.7 | fig.8 | fig.9
The second Christmas decorating theme is called Candy Cane in honour of it’s traditional red and white look. The most traditional of the three looks, this palette offers a versatile scheme that can work in almost any space. Given a red and white colour combination is so synonymous with Christmas it means that a small layering of pieces from this theme are enough to spell out festive style. Why not hang a few pretty paper stars in an empty nook or treat a loved one to a treat everyday in December with this wooden advent calendar? You’ll be feeling full of Christmas spirit in no time, I guarantee!
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Eagle-eyed readers might recognise the lifestyle image for this multicoloured Christmas look from my ‘Three Ways To Style A Christmas Tree’ photo shoot back in 2010. Well, fast forward three years and the look is still proving popular on the high street and beyond. This is the perfect Christmas decorating idea for those who wish to create a vibrant, fiesta feel at home. It’s also good for those looking to create an element of surprise with their holiday decor because it couldn’t be further from the traditional red and white palette of Candy Cane; it provides a refreshing take on festive decorating. I like the idea of stringing the beautiful tear drop baubles from ribbon to create an eye-catching garland. I’m going to decorate my tree in a Nordic Light theme this year. How about you, friends? Which of these three looks do you like best? How will you be decorating for Christmas or the holiday season this year?
// Lifestyle photography by 1. Toast | 2. Norske interior blogger, via | 3. Matt Cant