In my final look at festive styling for the home, I take on the bling with how to do Glitz and Glitter…
Christmas is the best excuse there is to break out the bling. If you want to achieve a luxurious look, then use different hues of metallic – gold, silvers, coppers and platinum. Mix sparkly, shiny and matte accents to help create balance and texture and to avoid things looking too gaudy.
You don’t have to confine the look to specific Christmas decorations, either. Branch out to the rest of your home and achieve a wintery glam feel with crystal embellished cushions, shimmery throws and gilt fabrics. Voyage Decoration’s Enchanted Forest collection includes a range of stunning accessories, perfect for beautifying your home (www.voyagedecoration.com).
Another way to add glitz in a stylish way is to concentrate it to one or two show-stopping arrangements, dotted around the home. It translates the style but also keeps the decorative elements simple and chic. Fill a glass hurricane bowl, or a group of apothecary jar of varying heights, with an assortment of sparkly holiday ornaments, for instance, and then surround it with twinkling lights, an abundance of tinsel or even a cluster of shimmery feathers.
Interior designer Joanna Wood explains how getting creative yourself at Christmas can achieve the best effects: “Christmas tables deserve a huge, striking centerpiece. Be creative and use apples and pears, sprayed either gold or silver, they will last for the whole festive duration. You can also make a simple yet stylish tree topper out of willow branches – spray them white with added glitter. And for impact on a big tree, incorporate fairy lights into it to make it twinkle more.”