A Time for Positivity
Chic Christmas Decorations
So let me break it down for you in the most organised way I could imagine.
Baubles & Tree Toppers
This is probably the most treacherous territory for me – there are so many things that could go wrong with the wrong baubles and toppers. Now if you have any little animal running around (small sausage or elegant lynx included!), they just love the new toys that you have hung for them on the tree and are very keen to knock them down! I love some of the unbreakable baubles for this reason. Anything that looks like it was hung on a tree in the 1800s is also a good addition, I love rusted or antique looking additions to the tree. And I have found the best tree topper out there (why are there so many bad ones on the market??) which I’ve added to the shop below.
Chic Christmas Decorations
Oh Wonder calligraphy baubles
Pine Green Shatterproof Baubles
Rusted Copper Baubles
Rustic Star Tree Topper
If you caught my vlog, you’ll see how elegant ribbons make Christmas decor. Some elements to consider are the following :
I love a velvet or grosgrain ribbon to wrap my Christmas gifts with personally! I even love it woven into wreaths or simply tied into my hair. It adds that elevation to a space that I don’t think any other Christmas decor element does.
Nothing says Ralph Lauren more than tartan, right? And a Ralphie Christmas is exactly where I want to be. Check out my vlog to see how I managed to weave in a ribbon throughout the tree to give it that cosy and chic feeling. Definitely something I will continue to do year after year.
A tricky game to play – depending on the size of the gift, or the tree, or the area you are using ribbon in, consider the width size of the ribbon. My general rule of thumb is to go dainty with small spaces, and don’t be afraid of an ultra wide ribbon for larger areas.
Elements of Nature
You know me, I love anything wild and wonderful! This is where the decor gets next level in my books. Especially when you live in a wooden wonderland like I do, it just makes sense to bring in the outdoors indoors. Here are some of my favourite ways to do it over the holidays.
Wood & Leaves
I love to bring in the long elegant lines of birch branches which you can group into little bouquets, or weave into your tree. If you have an olive trees you can bring this into your tablescape for the holidays for those inevitable and incredible wine and cheese nights. You’d be surprised what you can find in your backyard to be honest, so keep an eye out!
Such an easy way to bring that farm-to-table elegance to your Christmas decor this season. I love dried oranges in particular, and you can create garlands with them or place them on your tables next to candles in garlands. And oh goodness me, what a beautiful fragrance they fill the air with! Artificial holly berries are worth their weight in gold too as they last for years and add that subtle pop of colour if you’re feeling like things have gotten too neutral.