Trend alert: Christmas party home decor
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go!
Bring the silly season festive atmosphere home, decking the halls of your double-storey apg home with these fabulous, on-trend Christmas decoration ideas. Here's an introduction to the top themes for Christmas decor in 2015, as well as a handy room-by-room guide to the areas that guests will visit. When you're done, each space will sparkle as bright as the ornaments on a Christmas tree.
Top three theme-tastic trends for Xmas
These themes are considered to be the most fashionable and 'on point' for this year, as shared by MyChristmas.com.au:
- Nature's Noel: Think wood and other earthy, organic elements in a Scandinavian minimalist home decor style. Reindeer wooden silhouette ornaments, artisan wood-cut snowflakes in light timber tones, pine cones scattered around table centrepieces. This trend has a neutral palette that's very sophisticated and chic.
- Merry Metal: The metallic trend has been a staple throughout 2015, a shimmering sensation reflected in stainless steel, copper, brass and iron surfaces, as well as gold and silver decorative objects. This theme continues into Xmas decor, so keep an eye out for glittering baubles, tinsel and gold trees.
- White-on-white Winter Wonderland: What better way to escape Perth's summer heat than to embrace the blissful softness of this frosty monochromatic theme? Sheathe your home in layers of white, from throws and blankets on the sofa to the small snowflakes you hang on the tree branches. Attention to detail is what makes a Christmas party be the talk of the town, so find snowman or icicle-shaped ice moulds and serve drinks in the theme, too!
Open-plan lounge and alfresco dining
To make the most of the sunny Perth Christmas, serve your guests outside in the alfresco dining area. Since this is connected to the open-plan lounge, you can treat the room as a canvas for Christmassy decor. Place a Christmas tree in a corner, adorning it with ornaments from any one of the top three 2015 themes.
Bathroom and powder room
Hang a wreath over the doorway to the loo as a welcoming sign. You can make your own wreath, one that will suit all three themes and comes recommended by the queen of hosting herself: Martha Stewart. Create a round wreath-base shape using wire. Attach white paper doilies to the bulbs of battery-operated fairy lights, then weave a string of these lights through the wreath frame.
An alternative Stewart-endorsed idea is the Christmas-present wreath, made by covering small containers such as empty jewellery boxes or muesli bar cereal packs with gift wrapping paper and ribbon. Using a hot glue gun, stick these in overlapping layers onto a sturdy wooden wreath. Tie a large satin bow to the top, and you're done. These DIY designs are very simple to make, helping you ride the tide of yuletide festivities with no drama. Even Santa's workshop elves will be jealous of your arts and crafts!
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