A Traditional Christmas: Rustic woods, natural foliage, a warming flame and vintage touches – the perfect recipe for Christmas….
I have to admit, even though I love a pastel touch here and there, when it comes to Christmas I do love the traditional look. When I was young, my mum was (and still is!) the master of decorating a tree. Her eye for detail and flair for design made our family tree such a beautiful feature in our lounge, something that glistened as you entered the room – pure magic. Mum always choose the traditional colours of green, red and gold for the main tree and every year without fail it worked perfectly! Now as an adult myself I have taken on this tradition and am proud to have my own tree like hers in my home.
This colour palette for most people stirs warming thoughts of all the wonderful things that happen at Christmas, whether it be cosy fires, lush green wreaths, food feasts or lots of shiny presents. The deep red hues add warmth to the setting, whilst the rustic woods add that vintage Christmas element which will never go out of fashion. Not only does this colour palette satisfy the eye, but it also plays on all your senses. For example if you look at the image by Dobbies above, you can almost smell the burning fire, the natural ferns and the freshly cooked mince pies on the table. This setting is inviting and will automatically bring people together, by encouraging them to sit around one focal point – the tree! Let’s face it, what’s the most important thing about Christmas? It’s being with your loved ones and the Traditional Christmas setting is a perfect way to do it!
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