The Christmas edit
Halloween is over, so yep, it's officially Christmas. For me, it really is the most wonderful time of the year - a chance to restyle the entire house and go totally extra? Yes please. But hold the tinsel. I've put together some festive looks to help you get in the spirit - and top tip: most vendors will be running sales at some point in November so if you see anything you like, get it in your basket and hold off checking out until those sales hit!
If you've read my Home Styling Guide, you'll know that I typically recommend sticking to a palette of 2-3 colours when styling your home, and Christmas is no different. For a more purposeful festive look, try to resist the urge to pick up everything and anything you like, and stick to a colour palette. Here are my curated Christmas edits. Enjoy!
Candy Cane Lane
For the traditionalists out there, this one's for you. The only time I will ever allow red and green to be seen together - it's just so quintessentially Christmas. Against a backdrop of crisp whites, the colour combination feels much more contemporary. And how fabulous is that velvet tree skirt?
Hygge: derived from the Norwegian term 'hugga' meaning "to comfort"; related to the English word 'hug'.
Who doesn't want Christmas to feel like one big hug? Characterised by inviting textures, neutral colours and organic materials.
Christmas doesn't have to be maximalist. If you're going all white, add plenty of texture (fluffy white trees, anyone?) and layer on loads of candlelight to keep it warm and inviting.
All I want for Christmas
OK, this one's for me. Black, white and a little bit of burnt orange and brass for depth & warmth. Obsessed with those linen stockings...
All that glitters...
Because what is Christmas without a little sparkle? Consider this a bonus, you can combine these pieces with any of the schemes above and I won't even judge...
I could have gone on making these edits for infinity but I had to stop myself before the urge to purchase an entire new set of Christmas decor took over. Here's a look at my tablescape from last year, which featured on PotteryBarn.com.
All that remains of for me to wish you - Happy Festive Styling! If you're looking for more tips on how to style your home like a pro, check out my Home Styling Guide by clicking the banner below.