Our Interior Designer Shares Festive Trimming Up Tips

Our Interior Designer Shares Festive Trimming Up Tips

Decorating your home for the festive season has become so much more than a tree and some paper chains!

It’s a carefully planned, colour co-ordinated extravaganza, with winter themed and festive accessories paired together to create a winter wonderland at home.

We have called on the expert guidance of interior designer, Jeanette Holmes, who has crafted many of our stunning showhomes in our Yorkshire region, to give homeowners some festive ideas.

Here are Jeanette’s festive home décor tips:

Less is definitely more when it comes to Christmas decorations, with simplicity often creating the most eye catching look. Opting for a colour theme can help keep you focused when overwhelmed with the array of decorations to choose from and buying with a place to put it in mind rather than just because you like it can save lots of headaches later on.

Popular schemes this year include the strong influence of furs, stags heads and natural wood – which has been popular in general winter interiors already – shades of mink and champagne interspersed with foliage and berries, and a nod towards tradition with red and silver proving to be the ‘in colours’.

One of the most striking ways to decorate a tree is to have one that tells a story, so if you are just starting out with your Christmas collection you could consider buying decorations that you can add to each year, that will remind you of happy times.

For those that have limited space, wall hanging decorations such as stars and snowflakes make a welcome change from traditional wall art as well as a few candles and festive flora and fauna ensuring you don’t miss out.

Several high street retailers and bespoke gift shops have themed collections meaning buying an eye catching collection has never been easier, whether you want a simple wreath for the front door or a full interior scheme.

For more Christmas decorating inspiration visit our Pinterest boards.