How ToMarisa Docherty

Winter Wonderland

How ToMarisa Docherty
Winter Wonderland

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year?

Add some enchantment to your interior by adopting a beautifully muted colour scheme for the festive season. From icicle inspired chandeliers to classic chrome and sumptuous velvet, create a winter wonderland with designer furniture, lighting accessories.

To make sure you stay a style step ahead, we’re sharing some of our go-to AW18 interior design ideas in achieving the perfect White Christmas. Whether you’re looking to create ultimate festive ambience or just update your home in time for the festive season, we have everything you need to create a warm, welcoming and simply stylish home just in time for Christmas 2018.

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Versatility

One of the most appealing things about a White Christmas interior scheme is how versatile it can be. Yes, minimalism and understated elegance may be the main characteristics of this design style, but that’s not to say you can’t put your own unique spin on it!

A White Christmas scheme doesn’t need to be a boring one, nor does it need to be all white. Consider including some soft pastel colours such as soft greys for a Scandinavian-meets-bohemian vibe, or even dusty pink for a dash of femininity.

Or, if you’re looking to make more of a statement this season why not try out a monochrome design scheme? Effortlessly cool, monochrome minimalism is super stylish, sophisticated and somehow still very Christmassy! Black accents can help uplift your snowy white décor and transform it into a haven of style and sophistication this season. Create an optical illusion and make a bold statement with the black and white Frankie Rug from Plantation Rug Company to really make your winter interior pop!

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Silver & Gold

Incorporating accents of silver or gold into your crisp white colour scheme can really add some seasonal sparkle and glamour to your home. From a decorative mantel adorned with glistening gold ornaments to a silver coffee table with a curation of cinnamon scented candles, ambient lanterns and freshly baked gingerbread cookies, you can create a cosy yet elegant interior in an instant this season.

Adding materials such as gold, silver and even brushed brass will help elevate your winter wonderland and make the overall aesthetic more luxurious. Don’t forget, you can also use mirrored furniture such as the Eichholtz Beverly Hills Coffee Table] to help create the illusion of more space with its reflective, gleaming surface.

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Luxurious Materials

Integrating a plethora of textures can help add more depth to your Christmas interior, but this doesn’t mean including all the textures in the world in one room! Use texture wisely and choose materials that will complement a muted design scheme such as marble, natural wood and faux fur.

When creating a serene winter wonderland for Christmas 2018, you might want to include textures with unique finishes to elevate your festive style. One of our favourite texture effects is petrified wood, a process in which wood is buried underground and becomes fossilised into stone over time. Giving an incredible swirling, smoky effect that is never the same from one piece to the next, this texture is perfect if you want to carry a natural look throughout your home over the festive season.

If you’re looking for more of an understated Scandic staple, consider adding some marble designer furniture such as & Tradition’s Fly Table for subtle sophistication. Ripples of grey and white marble will help pull your neutral design scheme together and the smoothness of marble surfaces offer a great hosting surface as table tops can be easily wiped cleaned so you don’t need to fret over spillages when enjoying drinks over the holiday season.

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Designer Lighting

There’s only one way to brighten up a simple colour palette and minimalist design scheme this season – designer lighting. When it comes to achieving the perfect Christmas glow, think warm and ambient lighting to give your white interior a soft, gentle and homely feel.

From decadent crystal chandeliers to stylish Scandinavian pendant lights such as the Local Pendant Lamp by Normann Copenhagen, let your interior shine this year and create a sense of enchantment in any room. Choosing a white colour scheme can help create a sense of peace and tranquillity during a time of frantic Christmas chaos, but it would be nothing without the perfect lighting to really pull it all together. Discover our unrivalled collection of designer lighting for ultimate enchantment this season.

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By Marisa Docherty