Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Add Extra Colour to Your Home This Christmas

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Add Extra Colour to Your Home This Christmas

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Byline: By Michelle Scott

The weather outside may be wet and wintry, but those dark and dismal December nights give you the perfect excuse to cosy up inside.

And with only a fortnight until Christmas, it's just the time to prepare your home for a fabulous festive time with simple, yet stylish ideas.

Concentrate on a colour palette of rich reds and dark forest greens, bringing the outdoor elements of Christmas indoors.

The traditional Christmas, inspired by the Victorian era, uses colours which symbolise the winter berries and foliage.

Make use of these rich, classic colours at Christmas time, to create a warm and nostalgic atmosphere within the home.

These colours can be used in the form of fabric, decorations or in their most natural state such as holly, berries or fir branches.

By choosing a theme based on these traditional colours you can transform even the most modern house into the perfect Christmas home, evoking feelings of nostalgia and really setting the ambiance for the holidays while avoiding the chintz that so often creeps into festive dAcor. Rich reds and dark greens are the perfect colours for the traditional Christmas theme. This palette can also be spiced up using rich jewel colours such as purples, deep berry pinks and inky blues.

Gold has also proved a popular colour in creating a rich and shimmering festive feel. Sofas and armchairs can be covered with coloured throws and cushions and, in order to maximise the effect, pale colours should not be accentuated.

Throws, cushions and rugs add a soft texture to the home, which is another important factor to consider when creating a warm and inviting living space.

Fabrics and cushions should be soft with no harsh lines or rough qualities, creating a snug feel and a strong incentive to curl up in front the fire, the perfect setting to enjoy a glass of mulled wine! …

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