In the last few days I’ve been checking out the latest Christmas decorations. Out of the many Christmas images I was always attracted to a natural and cozy atmosphere.
Let’s start with some useful tips:
- As I wrote in my last post, do start by choosing your colour palette (maximum 3) and the style you desire to have in your home. These two tips will make it easier for you to focus on what you like best and how to make it. (Do take a look at what you have at your disposal)
- Do use a lot of candles, they help a lot to create a warm atmosphere.
- Do try to decorate all your home so each room will look festive
By the way the official date to start all Christmas decorations is the 8th of December, but we can start them a little bit earlier to make the magic last longer!
I love to use what nature offers in this season, so I’ll give you a list of foliage that you can buy at the local florist or find in the woods
Pine is the king of this season. In the shops, you may find two different varieties that don’t lose needles and last for all the period: Norway pine (bottle green colour) and silver pine (silver green). Not forgetting the very perfumed strobus pine.
Silver and green cypress branches always remind me of vintage lace and will add an unusual twist.
When dried, eucalyptus silver green leaves change to an ash grey colour. I personally love the silver berried eucalyptus as they look like little fireworks when blossoming.
You’ll be spoiled for choice with berries: from pillar box red right down to a wide range of browns and burgundies.
Moss is an absolute must for any festive occasion. Its softness will add a fairy magic to your home!
Here are some photos of easy and interesting things to make.
In a nutshell try to use different kinds of foliage to add texture to your creations. And don’t forget a splash of colour!
Do you find this post helpful? Send me your feedback and photos about your creations.
Some pics are mine, other from Pinterest!