A White Christmas

By Oliver Burns

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December 9, 2013|

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  • hen it comes to Christmas in the home, everyone loves a beautifully decorated set-up but it doesn’t always need to be an abundance of colour. Keeping it simple and sophisticated with a white colour palette will evoke images of snow topped trees, and glistening frost covered ground that can add just as much Christmas sparkle as a traditional scheme. From decorations to décor, white can provide a harmonising back drop to your interiors and festive displays.
Image sourced via Modern Christmas Trees

Seasonal themes often start with the tree so opting for a white scheme here is a great place to start. For something more traditional, a snow tipped faux tree will provide the classic pine greenery, hidden underneath a dusty covering of white. For a modern day interpretation the ‘Memory Tree’ by Modern Christmas Trees, is a beautiful contemporary design that is also an eco-friendly and sustainable design choice.

Image sourced via The LA Times

When thinking about decorations, mix crisp whites with clear glass baubles or crystals if you want to keep the palette simple and sparkling. For a more contemporary and quirky find, try Johnathan Adler’s white range of ornaments or Michael Aram’s beautiful silver plated Bethlehem Star, with unrestrained elegance and dreamlike quality that will complement the luxury feel.

Images sourced via A Passion For Homes (left) and Seltzer Studios (left)

White blends seamlessly with metallic and pastels, both of which are key trends for this season. Adding copper, silver or gold decorations will give an extra sparkle, however for a softer contrast use dusty pink tones to create a scheme that glitters in the hues of the moment. Feathers are also high on the trend stakes for this season. Add a subtle decadent edge against your white backdrop by interspersing these beautiful Floating Feather glass baubles throughout your home.

Image sourced via Boca Do Lobo

Match the sparkle of your decorations with some decadent furniture. Boco Do Lobo’s Trinity Silver and White Console Table is the perfect piece with white handcrafted wooden legs supporting a delicate white glass box and drawers finished in silver leaf. An admirable console table to place either side of your fireplace while you cosy up with the family in your reception.

Image sourced via The Rug Company

To soften the edges of your white Christmas scene, introduce some tonal natural coloured accessories or opt for soft furnishing with tactile textures. The plush, Alpaca Rug from The Rug Company in exceptionally soft fleece will make a delightfully decadent addition to your living room, creating warmth underfoot on the coldest of days.


Image sourced via Anna Casa

Christmas is also the perfect time to invest in extra seating. To add to your white scheme, the Molly Armchair from Baxter in a soft white fabric, as if covered in snow, allows for texture to take centre stage within this muted colour palette.

Whether your taste is for glitter and sparkles or the more natural beauty of fabrics and furs, white can bring an enchanting dimension to your festive décor. So even if we don’t get the white Christmas we all dream about, evoke the same winter ambiance inside, whatever the weather outside.


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