With the festive season fast approaching and endless visits from family and friends on the cards – the pressure is on to have our homes looking their very best. Paintworks NI’s design team know how to escape the cold and let us enjoy our homes this Christmas.
This year’s Christmas design trends are focused on three central themes – Rustic Woodlands, Storybook Reds and Tranquil Silvers.
The Rustic Woodlands theme embraces all things winter – it’s about bringing the outdoors in, with carved natural wood decorative features, garlands of holly and pine cones, and a woodland animal theme when it comes to accessories – think owls and stags. Variety in textures allows this look to come to life – chunky knits, faux furs and burlap side by side create a cosy and homely feel this winter.
Storybook Reds are all about recreating that Christmas magic from our childhoods. Achieve this look by teaming a traditional red and gold colour scheme with modern Scandinavian design. Bold prints are what make this look work – tartan, herringbone and fairisle prints work perfectly. Soft, subtle lighting with carved wooden lanterns and decorative candle jars teamed with neutral creams and browns create a vintage inspired festive feel.
This season’s Tranquil Silvers look is all about relaxation – a subtle colour palette of chalky tones with soft white fairy lights and lots of candles effortlessly produce a relaxed environment in the home. Silver accessories from tree decorations to tableware reflect the soft lighting and calm even the busiest of homes this Christmas.
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