HOW TO: UNIQUE CHRISTMAS
It’s never too late to start preparing for the festive season. From gift wrapping to table decorations, Christmas is the perfect opportunity to let your creativity shine and be bold with experimentation. Don’t limit yourself to traditional hues of red and green, why not venture out of your comfort zone and be inspired by the elegant and unique nature of Scandinavia? The Nordics succeed in creating a warm, inviting and inspiring home with elegance, simplicity and timeless beauty at the heart of every design. A perfect inspiration for the Christmas season.
All Wrapped Up
Be unique! Shop independent this Christmas, rather than heading straight to department stores, be creative and support local businesses. Try a simple white wrapping paper encased with a gorgeous silk black ribbon, finished off with a hand lettered gift tag from Lola Hoad Design on Etsy (RRP £5.50). Add that unique touch and hint of the Wintery outdoors with a sprig of pine.
Put That Tinsel Away!
Add an instant infusion of Christmas to your home with festive inspired scents. Try Jo Malone Pine and Eucalyptus (RRP £42.00) or The White Company Mulled Wine (RRP £28.00) scented candles. Decorating your home for Christmas doesn’t have to mean shiny tinsel, nativity scenes and fairy lights, why not try adding a festive cushion in the mix? Take inspiration from the beautiful Scandinavian forest and add Fine Little Day’s Gran Fir Cushion to your sofa (RRP £29.00). Serve your homemade mulled wine in an Arne Jacobson design letter cup from Bodie and Fou (RRP £13.50).
What About The Tree?
Take inspiration from the Nordics, sit your beautiful Christmas tree in a traditional jute basket from H&M Home (RRP £14.99). There’s no need to throw out your existing collection of decorations, add 1 or 2 new items each year to add a new lease of life to your tree. How about these ombré baubles from Made With Love (RRP £12.95) or you can easily make them for yourself at home with black spray paint. For a touch of origami originality, why not try Origami Est’s hand-made collection (from £4.50) or House Doctor’s hanging paper stars (RRP £12.00 at Bodie and Fou).
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