Christmas is a truly wonderful time of year, a moment for us to catch up with the people we love the most, whether that’s our close family, lifelong friends or those who live further away.
As the weather turns colder outside, Christmas is all about feeling warm and cosy in your home. As with everything interior design, that can mean different things depending on your style.
In this blog, we look at some of our favourite inspiring Christmas interiors. Whether you love vintage ceiling lights and annual Christmas trinkets or are looking for a modern twist on family traditions, we’ve got something for everyone.
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A Dreamy Winter Lodge
There are so many things associated with a Christmas interior. Green pines, twinkling lights, snow on the window, and so much more! However, something that people perhaps forget is how using natural materials like wood can contribute to a Christmas interior.
Christmas is a special time of year when we get to spend more time at home, making it a great opportunity to transform your interior! While we can’t all have stunning wooden beams like the picture below, introducing more wooden elements is a great way of making your interior feel warm and homely for winter.
Unfortunately, not everyone can be blessed with a snow-filled Christmas Day. However, it’s easy to recreate that fresh Christmas feel in your interior with the use of pale pastel colours.
So many colours come and go when it comes to interior design trends. Nowadays, many people are turning away from neutrals in favour of bolder shades. However, there’s something special about using a light, minimalist palette at Christmastime.
Shades of white can evoke a winter feel while also reflecting Christmas lights, making your interior feel light and dreamy. Combining pale shades with natural materials like wood or metal will make your abode feel super cosy for all the family!
Touches of Luxury
Just because Christmas is synonymous with warm woods and traditional trinkets doesn’t mean you can’t do something modern. Adding touches of luxury to your interior is a wonderful way to create that special Christmastime feeling.
If you’re not a big fan of wooden features, swap them out for some crisp whites and modern pewter lights to retain that warmth but with a modern edge. Luxurious, shiny decorations, like those on the Christmas tree below, are a great alternative to traditional Christmas lights, helping to reflect light throughout the room while keeping that modern, minimalist feel.
Lights, Lights, Lights
There’s no getting away from this: Christmas is all about lights! Shorter, darker days around the home are the perfect excuse to fill your interior with ambient lighting, creating a dynamic winter wonderland that feels warm and luxurious.
If possible, try to include as many different light sources as you can in your Christmas interior. Pair your usual lighting with additional ambient features. These don’t have to be fairy lights if that’s not your style – table lamps work just as well in creating that warm, winter feel.
A Sustainable Christmas
Of course, having lots of lights on all day isn’t the best thing for the environment, nor your energy bill. If you’re concerned, save that showpiece look for the big occasion – whether that’s opening presents or after the Christmas dinner when everyone feels a little dozy.
If you want a more sustainable Christmas, you can always choose energy-saving bulbs or candles to create that winter wonderland feel.
Christmas Dinner: Less is More
For many of us, the Christmas dinner is the biggest part of the day. Whether you’re starting your prep the night before or taking it easy with a modern alternative, that moment of being sat around the table with your loved ones is always special.
Many people want to create a showstopping Christmas table that captures everyone’s imagination. However, your design shouldn’t take away from the moment itself.
Christmas dinner, like the rest of the day, is all about spending time together. Often, people have a better experience when designing a minimalist Christmas table that allows easy movement of food (and crackers!). Sometimes, just small touches like a new tablecloth or wreath is enough to create that magical Christmas feel – just add family.
Beyond the Season
Of course, many of us are thinking more sustainably every Christmas. If you’re buying new decorations for the season, why not consider quality items that can last into January and beyond?
Christmas style doesn’t have to be tacky – it can be warm and luxurious, evoking feelings of the season as opposed to the celebration. The best thing about choosing winter decorations is that they can be used into January and potentially beyond!
We love the style of the bedroom below, using pale greens for Christmas tree vibes but in a modern way. The interior below wouldn’t look out of place in February, which is great for the environment.
Creating a Christmas interior should, more than anything, be a super enjoyable experience. Turning your busy home into a cosy winter wonderland can be thoroughly fulfilling, creating the perfect ambience for time spent with your loved ones.
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