Decorating With Baubles
Not just for hanging on the tree, baubles can be draped and festooned in a multitude of ways for extra colour and sparkle at Christmas. So get creative with a curated display of decorations and bring instant chic to a festive scheme.
Turn a floral display into a Christmas-ready theme with the addition of some clashing baubles and twinkling lights.
DECK THE HALLS
If there's one brand that never chucks taste out the window come Christmastime it's Toast, whose festive drop includes these artisan decorations.Pretty patterns and a chic palette of coal, chalk, duck egg and copper mean these hand-painted decorations demand over-the-dinner-table status.
FEAST FOR THE EYES
This is one high-concept look; think Miss Havisham hits up Petersham Nurseries and channel great Dickensian dining halls flickering in candlelight. All in the name of creating a feast that, quite frankly, will be fit for a queen.
Go XXL with the Christmas table decs. Nkuku's antique baubles are roughly the same size as footballs, making them the perfect dangle-over-dinner-table ornaments.
IN THE FRAME
Add interest to walls by hanging empty frames from ribbons and draping with baubles – stick to one or two colours max for a sophisticated statement.
GET TWIGGY WITH IT
Use a single colour to up the style ante. Mix and match white decorations in different shapes and hang from bare branches on show in a vase filled with clear baubles.
Create a dramatic setting for dinner by displaying ornaments and greenery at different heights from a hanging candleholder.
Upend a decorative tray and use the subtly reflective background to create a 3D effect. Stagger the lengths of your decs to evoke a gentle waterfall shape.
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Pick up some simple glass baubles and use a metallic pen to turn them into personalised place settings for your Christmas table – they'll make a cute favour for your guests to take home, too.
Give an unused corner of a room some love by using silk ribbons to hang a foraged branch draped with your most brilliant trinkets.
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