So Christmas is around the corner, and the decorations are on display. Exciting time of year? Of course it is! Christmas is a special time of year and transforming your home into a winter wonderland can be very exciting!
Each year I like to use different colour schemes for my wonderland. Last year I was all about red and silver, this year….. Moonstone! For those who have not yet seen, John Lewis has released their festive Christmas colours, and I absolutely love the use of white and silver accessories! It’s a White Christmas for me!
But if you prefer something with a bit more colour, don’t despair there are plenty more options to choose from! What I love about using white is its ability to compliment any colour its used with.
Blue and emerald are gorgeous colours when paired with white, giving a truly winter wonderland feel. Add touches of earthy tones such as gold, browns, and creams to create a warm and homely space. John Lewis released an absolutely stunning colour scheme this year, and this almost….. ALMOST…. made me change my mind on what theme I was going for. They call it……. The Emerald Collection!
What I adore about this plush colour collection is the various blue and emerald hues, bringing depth and character to the area. Using textures such as velvet, glass, wood and natural stone makes this combination a truly rich and enticing room.
Lastly, but certainly not least, who can resist the classics? Gold, bronze, brown, red, and greens are a much-loved colour scheme used time and time again it’s safe to say this beautiful rustic palette will never go out of fashion! Who could resist those rich heavenly tones which entice you to snuggle up next to a fireplace with a good book? Creating a woodland scene, tucked away in a movie like a rural location.
Rich tones of red work beautifully with a backdrop of golds and green, when used too much they can overpower your room, but when used as subtle touches this cannot only introduce a pop of colour but add depth and luxury to any area.
With so many more options out there my best advice is to decide on the colours you want to use and stick to your guns! I know how easy it is to get sidetracked with all the beautifully made accessories, and all the various colours and shades which can be found. Using too many colours can overwhelm your room, the key is to be selective. Have one or two prominent colours, and couple these with variant shades or neutral colours to make your room truly irresistible.