Stylish Yet Traditional Christmas

We all know that decorating traditionally for Christmas is a sure way to make a house feel warm, cosy and festive. So if you’d like to create that traditional feel this year with your Christmas decorations, have a look at some of our tips so this theme still feels fresh and chic

The Colours
For this theme, your main colours are quite clear – red, green with a touch of gold. This colour combination screams Christmas. This means lots of foliage and some luxe materials like velvet to give your decorations that elegant finish. Bring in some natural pops of red too with red poinsettia flowers, and of course a wreath!

Dress your Mantelpiece
If you have a mantelpiece, this is a key area to spruce up with some Christmas decor. To make the room feel super cosy, it always helps to bring the outside in. If you’re feeling creative, you could make your own! You can’t get more traditional than foraging in your garden for your own foliage like holly.
Or if you’d prefer, you can always fake it with artificial garlands saving you time and still looking fabulous. And of course, no mantelpiece or fireplace would be complete without hanging some beautiful stockings!

The Tree
With this theme, you want to achieve timeless and classic. To ensure that your tree doesn’t look over the top, we suggest selecting a few decorations, like large red and gold matte baubles, with a few crimson bows or ribbons. It’s going to look super fresh.
The whole feeling of a traditional Christmas decorating theme is warm, cosy and timeless. So for your lighting, opt for a warm white to bring that soft glow that’ll give you that fuzzy feeling! Why not add some candlelight running through areas of your home. White candles accentuated with red garlands and berries will help reinforce the natural element of this decor.

Setting the Table
Continuing your theme through to your table will make it look extra special and refined. You have your select colours so stick to this with the addition of some natural decor. Having a foliage garland running down the centre of the table or creating a beautiful centre piece will finish your table off perfectly. Candles are also a great way to create some Christmas magic. If you’re struggling to fit everything onto the table, bigger isn’t always better so bringing some dainty fairy lights or the odd foliage sprigs throughout the table will do just the trick.



Tedd Walmsley

Be the first to know

To get exclusive news, be the first to know about our special offers and competitions, sign up to Live Magazines for FREE.

Tedd Walmsley managing director of Live Magazines shares his views on the latest topics in media.

Follow him on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn to join the conversation