A merry Christmas home fit for royalty

Take styling cues from this elegant Christmas home.
Cath Muscat

You might be feeling unprepared for the season but it doesn’t take much to deck your halls. This grand family home brings the joy of Christmas Day to life with memory-making decor, festive food and all the sparkle of the season, and they’ve inspired us to do the same!

Here are 9 Christmas appropriate styling and entertaining ideas we’ve garnered from this truly elegant home, fit for HRH guests (and your mother-in-law).

1. Warm welcome

Adorn your home’s entrance with pops of brilliant red and natural pine in a unique wreath and plants and add oversized lanterns to welcome your guests.

1. The joy of giving

Wrap your gifts and presents in bold combinations with a touch of luxe metallics for a special touch and place them around the house for a festive feel throughout.

3. Deck the halls

Make the day memorable with a tree collage featuring your most treasured family photos, so even those who are far away on the day can feel near.

4. Guest ready

Keep the festivities flowing with a chicly decorated drinks cart, prepared with all the bar cart essentials you’ll need for your guests.

5. Wrapped with love

This year we’re loving a modern monochrome look for Christmas wrapping, teaming black and white with pops of gold and red.

6. Small surprises

Create a nook somewhere in the home, ideally the living space, for the children to enjoy all the gifts Santa has delivered.

7. Festive feasting

Dark tablecloths allow the royal and vibrant hues of food and decorations to stand out, and they also helpfully hide any spills that will inevitability happen throughout the day!

8. Overcatering is key

There’s no such thing as too much food for Christmas Day, because leftovers never taste better than on Boxing Day, so always over-cater for your guests!

9. A time for rest and a time for play

Make sure there’s time and space for resting and playing on Christmas Day. Depending on your age, it can be a long time so it’s good to break it up with different area to migrate to that set the tone for either.

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