When it comes to decorating for Christmas we all have our own preferences in regards to style, colour and traditions but now, in 2019 I feel that anything goes when it comes to expressing yourself via the medium of Christmas.
A lot of us keep and decorate with the same decorations year after year which is totally fine but if you are looking to change things up a bit this year then I thought it might be nice to explore some alternative palettes to inspire your festive filled minds.
Red, gold and green
Let’s start with the traditional route of red, green and gold. I mean it’s a classic isn’t it? These are the colours associated with Christmas, so much so, every room in Kevin Mcallister’s house in Home Alone was decorated in this colour scheme. Now that’s dedication to one (very important) day of the year! (P.s I know it’s not real!)
Image source, Pinterest.
One way to jazz this colour scheme up a bit is to vary to tones. So you can keep all of your existing traditional decorations but just add some new ones in different shades.
All the colours of the rainbow
Another way to ensure your old decs don’t go completely to waste is just to add loads more colour. One tip is to buy decorations in 3’s to ensure an even mix without having too many of the same.
Image source – Pretty Little Things
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Pastels colours for Christmas are unconventional but have been a popular choice for a number of years now. Think silvers and whites complimented by baby pinks and icey blues on a back drop of a white or snow covered Christmas tree.
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Metallics for Christmas used to consist of silver and golds and that was about it, but now we have an abundance of metallic finishes to choose from. Copper, rose gold, antique gold, brushed silver, the list goes on. You don’t just have to stick to one of these either, mixing metallics is totally acceptable, so the more the merrier I say!
Last year I went for a mix of white, gold, silver and copper.
Image – My own
Jewel tones around this time of year are a favourite of mine. Deep blues and teals, mustards and rich shades of ruby red look gorgeous against a dark green Christmas tree. Velvet baubles and paper origami decorations look stunning in these colours and are a nice modern take on Christmas.
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2 pack velvet baubles – H&M Home £4.99
Burgundy and Blush
Another combo that looks beautiful is burgundy and blush. The ruby velvet baubles above compliment soft paper blush decorations amazingly well. Paired with gold and black, makes for a gorgeous scheme if you’re looking for something completely different.
Image source – Nordic Design on Pinterest.
Christmas is often about maximalism and really going to town on decorating our homes, but sometimes less is more. For an understated Scandinavian feel, White’s and natural wood elements are great choices when it comes to decorations.
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I don’t know about anyone else but I’m definitely up for doing something a little different this year, I just haven’t quite decided what yet.
Which colour palette is your favourite?
Until next time,