There’s a part of me that cannot believe that we are now counting down to Christmas, but I feel like I almost sped the entire year in denial these days. It was a hard kick in the butt the other day when I saw a sign up declaring there were just 41 sleeps til Christmas day, and meanwhile, I hadn’t begun my Christmas shopping.
When you have a house-full, there really are so many things to organise, and getting to the shops is hard enough, let alone shopping with a clear head and no distractions. Certainly decorating the house for Christmas is one thing that I count as pretty important especially having three young kids. It is a special time of year, and I find that as each year passes we are creating our own little family traditions, and amongst all the chaos, there are lots of moments of pure joy and fun.
Creating your theme each year can be a exciting project to sink your teeth into, and you need only be limited by the amount of time you have, your creativity, and (if your household is anything like mine) your husband’s idea of what an appropriate budget might be! Hubby tends to think the idea of starting fresh each year is ludicrus, which is fair enough, and in some ways it forces me to think more creatively in order to reuse, and up-cycle some items I already have.
For anyone who has been reading this blog for some time you may remember that last year I did an inspiration piece called “Seas and Greetings”, creating a beach themed Christmas using soft emerald greens, blues, silvers and whites. So in the spirit of reusing and recycling, this year we can utilise all the silver elements again, integrating them easily into a Metallic theme. Coppers, golds and silvers are definitely versatile additions to any Christmas box, so hubby can calm down knowing that I will be able to use many of these pieces again at some stage over the coming years. Phew.
Starting with a fairly plain or neutral base is key to being able to reuse elements. For instance, I would pick a green tree for starters- that is of course if you favour an artifical tree. By using a green tree you can easily change the look dramatically each year simply by changing the baubles you use.
Copper tones have been popular over the last year, and you are able to personalise the look by adding other colours. Think soft pink….this will make make it look like you have chosen to decorate in precious metals; white gold, yellow gold and rose gold.
To tie in your fresh flower arrangements you have a variety of options. Add sprayed pine cones, berries or holly leaves to your table arrangements to easily add touches of your metallic gold, silver or copper tones to fresh flowers and green foliage. Alternatively you can use materials that naturally come in these sorts of tones like; dusty miller, eucalyptus leaves, copper backed magnolia leaves or you can even use clusters of wired matching baubles within an arrangement in neutral tones.
With a little over a month to go, we are certainly on the countdown til Christmas! Keep you eye out for our new Christmas range, but for the moment you can start gathering ideas for home or gifts here.
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