'Tis the season – to throw out the rule book. Swerve the traditional reds and greens for modern metallics, curated tabletops and enough lush greenery to put your tree to shame. Ready for a festive revolution? Interior stylist Amy Adams shares her tips.
1. For a Studio 54 party vibe, mix metallics. Think gold, silver, brass and reflective surfaces to bounce around the light and create a sparkling, festive atmosphere. Shimmer curtains, twinkling tassel garlands and disco balls are a firm favourite in our house for instant glitz and glamour.
3. When creating festive displays, choose colours that complement your existing scheme. Then, suspend decorations using fishing wire, pile party favours high on a cake stand to create a centrepiece, and make use of the staircase (if you have one) – it's the perfect backdrop to stagger decorations at different heights.
4. Head outdoors for some festive foliage. Eucalyptus smells gorgeous and dries really well. Artificial stems make a great base for wreaths and garlands, and can be bulked out with seasonal greenery – ivy, pine, mistletoe and fir. Add baubles, pompoms, feathers and tassels (more is definitely more), and secure as you go with florist's wire.
5. Fill a large vase with branches and adorn with baubles, garlands and fairy lights. This will make an awesome addition to a sideboard or can be used instead of a traditional tree if space is tight. Turn off the overhead light, and switch on the fairy lights to set the mood with a warm glow.
Article written by: Esther Baines