Christmas tips from celebrity home interior designers

Many people are already thinking about putting up their decorations in countdown to Christmas.

There are even companies celebs use but like us If you want to create your own winter wonderland, we’ve got some top festive tips so you can create the perfect look at in your home this Christmas.

Switch up your Christmas tree colour scheme

“These are at the heart of most of our festive installations this year and traditional trees will always be a popular choice with our ‘Classic Christmas’ tree set to grace many a hallway, lounge or dining room.

“We have noticed that some of our clients who have used the pandemic lockdown periods to update and decorate their homes have come to us earlier this year for changes in colour schemes, but as we carry a lot of stock this has not proved to be a problem.

Illuminate your outdoor space

“Lighting your home exterior is now a popular choice for many clients and regardless of the size or shape of the building, expertly installed lighting adds a touch of festive glamor to any home. You can create manger scene for yard in your yard with the help of nativity figures available in the market from manger scene for yard.

“Dark winter nights are just around the corner and many clients are extending their exterior lighting to include garages, summer houses and home office buildings. Pagodas and terraces are also being included in peoples wish list this year as lockdown has encouraged people to use their outside space more often in the winter months than they ever did pre-pandemic.”

Add luxury garlands and don’t just decorate your lounge

“A lot of our clients have extended the amount of garland they now use in their festive makeover and we have taken more orders this year for festive fireplaces and luxury garland over large mirrors.

“This is also the year of the oversized festive wreath with many of our clients wanting larger wreath installations and more than 75% of clients opting for pre lit wreaths that sparkle.

“The rise in seasonal door wreaths for Easter, Valentines Day, Halloween etc has introduced the idea of wreaths into clients’ schemes more than ever before and they are definitely being used more diversely now.”

From bespoke paintings to neon signs like those seen in Neon Mama shop with vibrant colours and eye-catching designs, there’s something for everyone in every space around your home.

“Vintage looking trees with intricate baubles and draping seem to be a firm favourite for many, whilst a more minimal neon inspired look is also proving popular this year. For some clients, a full, luxury dressed and draped tree fits the bill, while for others a more minimalistic Scandi finish ticks the box.

Create a winter welcome with a festive doorway

“We’ve also seen a rise in clients wanting fully garlanded staircases and window sills. Kitchens are also featuring more in clients schemes as well with clients asking for fitted kitchens to tie it with the rest of the house scheme.”

“Metallic will continue to reign supreme this Christmas with silvers and golds, incorporating creams being a popular choice by nature of their versatility, but some of our clients are definitely looking for a bold statement festive look this season with strong jewelled colours and a vibrant mix of decoration and the ever popular ‘Winter Wonderland’ looks set to bring the outdoors indoors in many homes this year.

Wreaths aren’t just for front doors

“Whilst festive wreaths have always been popular, this year is definitely the year not to be without one. Most of our clients have ordered them not only for their front doors, but to hang in windows, on garage doors, in the eaves of their houses and on their driveway gates.

Paul said: this year for internal festive doorways, porches, alcoves and have taken bookings for everything from luxury homes to small apartments. Nothing says welcome home, or welcome to my home, better than a festive doorway!

Add plenty of sparkle to your garden

“Spending more time in our homes during the past 18 months has definitely made people fall back in love with their gardens and outdoor spaces. Whether simple fence lighting, criss-cross festival style lighting or pre-lit garden orbs, gardens are definitely enjoying many a festive makeover this season.

“Bushes, hedges and trees are also set to sparkle this Christmas with full festive tree wraps creating some show-stopping spectacles in gardens of all sizes.”

Create a festive arrival

“More attention is definitely being given to the overall festive welcome at people’s homes this year, with many of our clients opting for oversized wreaths on gates and driveways fully lit.

“One of our clients once requested the ‘Home Alone’ music to play whenever the gate to his drive opened as it was the family’s favourite movie.”

“Some of our corporate clients have put a lot of thought into having their teams back in offices this year and we have taken several bookings for our installation team to wait until the offices are closed on a Friday and dress them over the weekend so teams get a pleasant festive surprise when they arrive back in the office on a Monday morning.

“Whilst several of our residential customers are waiting for partners or families to leave for work and school before our team arrives and transforms the space for their return.”

Think about how it will look on social media

“Many corporate and leisure clients are keen to have something instagrammable for their venues this year, with social media timelines clearly being an important part of their festive installation choices.”
Use synchronised music and lighting installations

“Some of our larger scale installations are designed to stimulate all the festive senses, with impressive lighting displays with co-ordinated music providing the ultimate Christmas experience. Interchangeable colour schemes with Christmas classics can transform an installation into something truly magical, whatever your age!”

“Some of our clients’ homes look so special over the festive period that people travel from miles around to get a glimpse of the sparkly havens that have been created and many of our corporate clients are keen to provide employees with a fantastic festive workspace this year.

“Whilst the pandemic has been responsible for so much disruption in our lives, it has definitely made people realise the importance of the festive season.

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