The best way to plan your Christmas Décor is definitely with some professional tips by the best renowned interior designers. Since they work with interior decoration all year round, they must know how to make our Christmas decoration look unique and with our personal touch. Here’s how to get into the holiday spirit without going over the top: Top Christmas Décor Tips From The Best Interior Designers.
FOCUS ON THE TABLE
And in focusing on the table, feel free to deviate from the standard red-and-green. For the designer Grand Gibson, the idea is to try something new like a fabric in malachite and hot pink peonies rather than the traditional red and green scheme.
Take inspiration from nature for your decorating scheme. Toby Fairley advises to use fresh evergreen boughs, garlands and wreaths combined with in-season citrus like lemons, tangerines and oranges. By doing this, you will give your home a beautiful natural look and it smells heavenly.
IMPROVISE EARTHY NAPKIN RINGS
The designer Laura suggestion is to improvise a holiday napkin ring. Top your favorite ribbon with a simple sprig of pine. This instant hit can be complemented by dotting a few glass ornaments around your place settings (and if you so please, tell your guests to take them home as party goodies!).
DON’T BE AFRAID OF ARTIFICIAL TREES
If a real tree leaves a mess in your living room, don’t feel stacked to it. Besides, artificial trees often have wires that are easy to curve and bend to better hold ornaments. Miss the scent of pine? A few scented candles should do the job.
Alessandra Branca suggests that you can add sparkle to unexpected places. Deviate from the norm when it comes to hanging your outdoor lights. Try draping them around trellis, birdbaths and other landscaping features to illuminate your yard — not just your house. (If you live in a warm climate, this also makes for gorgeous outdoor entertaining.)
GO FOR THE GOLD
Accent a neutral color scheme with gold. Try to incorporate natural elements, lights (candles or simple Christmas lights) and a little gold (be it in in the ribbons, ornaments or objects), advises designer Sara Story. She even believes that magnolia leaves make for an elegant statement on any door and you can add some great glass pieces or ornaments to really make it gleam.
THINK IN THREES
For a beautiful statement décor piece, follow this easily formula: paperwhites, citrus and magnolia. The designer Miles Redd gives an example of intersperse lemons or clementines (sometimes studded with cloves), and paperwhites – either the individual bulb – or just mossy pots of 6 bulbs. The smell of the combination is wonderful.
GIVE IT A LITTLE QUIRK
Add an unexpected element to your traditional décor scheme. “With Christmas decorating, you have to give it a little quirk… a little personality,” says designer Summer Thornton. Try to hang ornaments from the chandelier. It’s easy to do and adds some great color to the room.
MAKE IT MAGICAL WITH LIGHT
“Years ago in Taos I picked up a big vintage brass and leather sleigh bell horse harness that I hang on my front door wrapped in evergreens and lights,” says designer Windsor Smith. “I do the same on staircase, wrapping evergreens and leather straps in those tiny strings of lights that you never have to plug in. The light’s so much more magical when it floats.”
INTEGRATE FRESH FLOWERS
Adding blooms to your décor doesn’t have to mean poinsettias, poinsettias and more poinsettias. “Try to integrate fresh flowers with more traditional Christmas decorations,” says designer Alexandra Koehler. Mix in deep red or white peonies with evergreen and sparkly ornaments just looks beautiful.