Whether you’re expecting guests or simply want to create a festive feeling in your home this Christmas, simple and pretty decorative touches bring your living spaces alive with promise.
1. Making merry
Welcome Santa with a well-dressed tree, hanging garlands, creatively wrapped gifts and a modern palette of red, white and pink.
2. Consider the kids
When entertaining with other families, set out fun activities for the kids on arrival – Christmas craft, festive drinks, fun snacks and keepsakes set the scene, occupy small children and engage them together in a merry mood.
3. Holiday cheer
Decorate your backyard with summery accents for a relaxed champagne breakfast or brunch in the sunshine.
4. Set the slow scene
Encourage lounging around in areas around your outdoor spaces by draping throws, plumping cushions and, if you have a pool, beach towels, at the ready for swimmers.
5. A laidback lunch
Set the scene for a memorable family meal with a pared-back palette and handmade decorations. Add divine details of place cards, floral or festive treats set on each plate and your best linen to dress the table.
6. Garden party
Enjoy aperitivo under softly twinkling lights and create subtly festive ambience for evening soirees at cocktail hour with elegant paper lanterns amidst the greenery.
Time to celebrate!