I have my favourite Christmas objects that come out of storage each year, there’s something quite delightful about reacquainting yourself with the memories of last Christmas and before.
Each year I put a slightly different twist on my core collection. I’ll change a colour, head in a retro direction or go all-out glam. This year I’m considering painting a wall in my lounge to create a festive display with serious impact (stay tuned to see how that one turns out!)
But first, we headed to Adairs to get the jump on their Christmas collection. In true Adairs style they have decorations for all and every home, wether you’re after classic, casual or colourful.
With so much choice we narrowed it down to two looks - traditional and modern
** Keep it classic with this traditional look **
We started with lots of faux foliage (5 strands to be specific!) this makes the tree lush and plump.
Next we added lights. I love the lumiere festive string lights because they’re easy to manouever between branches and they give off a crisp bright light.
When you’re taking a classic approach, the colour scheme of white and gold is a winner, providing contrast with the green of the tree. Get your pop with touches of red.
We chose traditional christmassy shapes for our decorations - baubles, bells, and my favourite - the felted friends - their hand-made nature gives the tree a story and sense of humour.
Choose a selection of decorations that cover different sizes and shapes - so you have options for filling all the gaps - but keep to select few designs - five or six designs, en-masse, will provide the biggest impact.
- the best thing about faux trees is that you can bend the ends of the branches to keep the decorations from falling off : )