SPRUCING UP YOUR SPACE FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON
With Christmas quickly approaching, you may be wondering how to spruce up your space and create a festive atmosphere for your guests. While there are many different ways to incorporate a Christmas look, there are a few general pointers to keep in mind. Holiday decorations consist a variety of colours, so it is important to be selective to avoid visually overwhelming your guests. Additionally, you may include numerous festive elements to further enhance your space. As different elements can add different effects, you can choose to mix and match between these features according to the atmosphere you want to create for your guests.
When planning a Christmas themed interior, it is important to have an overall colour scheme for your space whilst ensuring that your furnishings appear inviting to guests. There are two general colour schemes that you may choose to follow – cool tones or warm, rich tones. Depending on the look and feel you want to set for your space, either of these tones can help achieve your desired outcome.
To incorporate cooler tones, you may opt for colours such as white, silver, or even frosted blue. These simple shades work well to create an icy, winter wonderland theme.
Alternatively, you may also choose to incorporate a warmer colour scheme with shades such as seasonal red or gold tones. These rich colours tend to evoke a cosier and classier ambience. Gold tones can also help enrich your space with a touch of opulence.
Regardless of the colour scheme you decide to implement, planning your interiors according to an overall theme will ensure that your space maintains a cohesive look while embracing a festive atmosphere.
Aside from choosing a colour scheme, you may also decide to feature various elements around your space to create a more festive experience for your guests.
One important element that adds a significant effect to any space is lighting. For a more seasonal environment, implementing warm lighting can enhance the holiday ambience and create a welcoming experience. Additionally, incorporating fairy lights are another simple but effective way to build an enchanting Christmas setting.
Adding aromas to your space with candles and air fresheners can also enhance the ambience by immersing them in classic scents such as cinnamon, oranges, and cloves – which are commonly associated with the holiday season. Including a Christmas smell in the area can further enrich guests’ experiences in an alternative sensory way, as well as emphasise a sense of warmth and cosiness.
Finally, another simple way to spruce up your space for the holidays is by incorporating subtle details around your furnishings. Including elements such as garlands around light fixtures and windows is an effective way to add interesting Christmas accents to the surroundings. For a more muted approach, you may also sprinkle small evergreens – such as holly and rosemary – on your tables for a more natural and rustic feel.
A CHRISTMAS ATMOSPHERE
While there are numerous ways of creating a festive experience for guests in your space, taking these pointers into consideration can help to guide the process and ensure cohesiveness. Overall, it is important to remember to maintain a consistent colour scheme with festive elements that do not visually overwhelm your guests. In this way, you can create an enjoyable and welcoming Christmas atmosphere for others. If you would like to find out more about planning your space this festive season, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here for a free consultation!
17 December 2021