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I know I am not alone in having themes in the home for Christmas. I used to change my theme yearly. Scandinavian, silver & white, red & gold, kitsch. The last couple of years I’ve just stuck with a palette of gold. Simple but effective. This year I fancied some thing a bit different. I have just finished decorating our sitting room, which I painted black. It is the perfect backdrop for some opulent jewel colours.
I went along to my local garden centre, which happens to be this years winner of the Garden Centre Association’s annual Christmas Competition. Their display is amazing, meaning I could have a good look whilst the kids were entertained by all the twinkling lights and miniature trains whizzing around the snowy tracks.
Garden centres are a great place to find things for inside the home too, they often have great soft furnishings, candles, and decor. This time of the year is the best time to visit though, as they seem to transform into cosy winter wonderlands.
I decided to grab a few packs of the mini jewel coloured baubles. They add a pop of colour in a bowl on the coffee table. I know it’s maybe too early for most to put up your Christmas, but just a few small festive additions wont harm.
Next way to bring warmth to your home, is fairy lights! Just made sure you go for warm white bulbs. I found this gorgeous natural hessian rope fairy lights. Which means they can be used all year round.
I am just going to hang them on the wall similarly to how they displayed them in the shop. You could aways wrap them around a banister, or over a bed headboard. I am sure they will be moved from room to room over the year.
This years trend of jewel colours is going to be big. It really does look rich and opulent, as well as having that mystical magical vibe. Perfect for Christmas.
Will you try some thing different this year? How do you bring the warm cosy feeling to your home in the winter, leave a comment and let me know.