Last month on The LuxPad we shared tips on how to decorate your very first home for the Holidays, but what about those of us that have already been decorating our home for the last few years? After that first exciting Holiday in your home when you get all the basics needed to make the interior sparkle, you can then look to add to the collection to subtly refresh the look each year. If you have just moved to a new home or you’ve had the same decorations for the last few years, you might be starting to think they are beginning to look tired, or some might even be damaged, so now is the perfect time to update your Holiday interior look. The LuxPad explores key ways to do this to bring a new festive style into the home…
Pick a New Color Scheme
The beauty of updating your existing Christmas look in the home is you can be as subtle or as extravagant as you want. You can add to the decorations you have for a new twist, or you can start completely from scratch. Many decoration schemes have a core color of silver, gold or white. For a new twist on your existing scheme, keep the core color and bring in a new hue or two, for example if your existing theme is gold, red and green, swap the last two to create a more contemporary look with purple and blue. You would then be able to keep all of your existing gold decorations and just add a few pieces in each of the new colors to create your desired effect.
If you are looking to completely overhaul your festive interior look, the world is your oyster with Holiday themes. Gone are the days when all you would find in shops were the traditional colorways, now there are endless shades to find Holiday decorations in to suit any taste or interior. Key schemes this year are blush pink with either gold or silver and jewel-like hues which add a sumptuous touch to festive decor.
Invest in a New Tree
If you prefer artificial trees over the real deal, when you look to update your Holiday interior look this is one of the first swaps you can make. If you went for cheaper or smaller version originally now is the time to invest in that luxurious faux tree you’ve had your eye on. Artificial trees have come on leaps and bounds in recent years with many looking as realistic as if you had chopped down a fresh spruce in Norway yourself over anything you will find at a local tree farm. Frosted or completely white versions are also becoming increasingly popular to add an additional wintry feel to the home, which is again something best achieved with an artificial tree.
Embrace Statement Style
Now you have an established festive look in the home, it’s time to incorporate some style statements to really bring your interior to life over the Holiay period. Statement Holiday decorations don’t have to be extravagant, they can just be a few key eye-catching pieces which will still have a big impact. Additional trees, for example Scandinavian inspired white birches placed in focal areas can be as dramatic as the main Christmas tree, whilst oversized bows in strategic spots or even on the tree itself are simple yet effect ways to make a statement this Holiday season. Don’t neglect your exterior space if you are looking to make a statement this year too. Make sure to decorate your porch or the path leading to your home with outdoor lights and ornaments to welcome guests before they even step through the door.
Spread to New Areas of the Home
When you decorate your first home it can be hard work just getting everything needed for your Christmas tree and living room. When you update your Christmas interior look, you have the luxury of adding the Holidays to more areas of the home for a more pulled-together feel. The mantelpiece (if you are lucky enough to have one) is a key decorating point which can be wrapped with garlands, candles and of course – stockings. The hallway is also an area not to be ignored with bannisters perfect for adorning with festive accessories to greet you when you first walk in. The Holidays are slowly infiltrating every area of the home, so to go all out this year why not opt for seasonal bed linen, cushions and throws to make your own bedroom or Holiday guests’ rooms truly festive too?