Saturday December 4th, 2010
A Crimson Christmas
This room setting is so very festive it makes us want to sit right down there and raise a glass of claret in season’s greetings!
Drama, impact and style are fused here very successfully – but why?
A pulled-back palette for Christmas decorations always results in an elegant, sophisticated look. Banish the tinsel and do away with the tawdry! Stick with two colours, maximum three, and the overall effect will be stylish. Here, rich red and warm white create a lavish look, Scandinavian in tone and oozing sophistication.
Christmas is about over-the-top, so go for large scale – the giant overhead stars are fabulous, simple and stylish and a very clever idea to make an everyday room instantly special.
Variety of scale always works well when decorating. Mixing the heights of the candlesticks and wine glasses and the size of the ornaments on the mantel is a tried and tested way to ensure an interesting and appealing effect. Be crafty! Use a mirror to reflect your decorations and candlelight and get double the drama for no extra effort!
Place items in groups to create little stories here and there – a pile of books in the same colour tied with a ribbon, a stack of contrasting but co-ordinating plates, use your cake stand to display pine cones, Christmas crackers or glass baubles – break the rules a little!
How can Eco Chic contribute to getting the Crimson Christmas effect?
Our Lachlan dining table is a long wooden classic, just like the one in the photo and the Sophie dining chair goes beautifully with Lachlan. The Wellington mirror will wow any mantelpiece it sits upon. Charlize glass vases and Candle Holders are ideal for Christmas sparkle. Try our Crellini table runner or table cloth for a lush table setting, and why not pile our African Glass beads in bowls here and there for a novel but effective decorating style?