I know I’ve been v nostalgic in my festive blog posts this year, but I’m off again today! Whilst today’s post offers tips for simple Christmas decorations at home, it also got me reminiscing about OTT 90’s decorations we used to love. Firstly, I clearly remember gold shimmer curtains around the whole of our living room. Then there’s the foil decorations hanging from the ceiling, and I mean the WHOLE ceiling! The tree was adorned with silk baubles and glass fairies, not complete without an angel formed from a toilet roll. And tinsel, lot’s of tinsel! Who remembers those fairy lights with the little patterned skirts? I’m getting far too carried away writing this post, couldn’t resist a little mood board featuring all of these 90’s decorations, I would love to know if you remember any of these?!
Well, it would be an understatement to say that I have ever so slightly reigned in the Christmas decorations since 1993. I’m v pleased with how my living room has come together this year, so I thought I would share a couple of ideas for simple Christmas decorations at home, no foil decorations in sight!
Festive Gallery Wall
Firstly, the gallery wall has had a festive makeover! I’ve replaced all of the art with Christmassy prints as a really simple and understated way to bring festive cheer to the living room.
Scandi Christmas Hallway
In addition to decorating the living room, I’ve extended our the festive touches into the hallway this year. I’m really pleased with it, it looks so cosy from the living room. I bought this garland a few years ago in The Range to go up our banister. This year, I thought I would try it out on this shelf, and I think it looks so cosy! I’ve also nestled some copper heart fairy lights in there along with a few wooden decorations. Most of all, I love how it looks with the Advent Calendar and the stocking.
My top 3 tips for simple Christmas decorations at home:
- Pick a colour scheme – Amongst the greenery, I have stuck to a fairly traditional colour scheme this year with a few pops of red and green here and there. A far cry from the copious amounts of multi-coloured tinsel we used back in the 90’s. However, there’s nothing wrong with going for colour either, just pick a colour palette and go for it!
- Add texture – Wooden décor is very Scandi, which is SO up my street. I fell in love with the Christmas decorations at Rabble when we recently visited Edinburgh, I just wish I could fill my house with twigs and pull it off in the same way that they did.
- Make it work with your décor. Switch to Christmas bedding, add Christmas cushions, or change wall art to festive messages. It’s understated, fit’s with your personality and if you’re anything like me, it will make you smile all the way through December.
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