Christmas is magical. Apart from visiting the Christmas markets on Lord Street, there are many reasons why we love the festivities, whether it’s spending time with friends and family, eating as much food as we can possibly consume and of course, filling our home with bright colours and Christmas decorations.
Every year, the box filled with last year’s decorations makes an appearance, and a couple of hours are spent trying to detangle the Christmas lights. However, your home doesn’t have to look the same every Christmas, so we thought we would give you a few pointers to help you transform your home into a stylish winter wonderland.
Let’s start with the tree. Monochrome was huge during 2013, so why not go for a white tree this year? This type of tree is still bang on trend but to add a festive tone. Accessorise with clear glass, shimmery silvers, and white decorations creating a soft, airy, and completely captivating tree.
However, if you want to stay with the traditional tree, you don’t have to stick with traditional decorations. Add a pop of colour into the room using a retro inspired palette including colours like chartreuse, lavender and pink for an attention worthy display.
It’s not all about the tree though, spread the festive feeling around your home. There are plenty of ways to do this…
Baubles can be used throughout the home, don’t restrict them to just the tree. Accentuate overhead lighting with shimmery decorations and stick to a fresh winter palette like pale blue and silver. Finish it off with an elegant ribbon and you’ll soon have a stylish festive chandelier at a price even Father Christmas would be pleased with.
Turn a bare windowsill into a stylish nook by filling glass vases of various heights and shapes with leftover balls for a dramatic, high-impact display.
It’s well known everyone treats themselves at Christmas with the odd calorific treat, but these sweets can also make great centrepieces. Try a no-fuss arrangement by filling a bowl with red and white peppermint balls and fluffy marshmallows. It looks great and tastes even better.
At One Park West we love Christmas and have a fabulous collection of individual apartments just waiting to be transformed into your own private winter wonderland. For more information or to view the apartments, contact Kingston Shaw Residential on 0151 232 3333, or visit the marketing suite open 7 days a week. For more information on the range of apartment homes available, visit www.oneparkwest.co.uk.