More than any of the other Christmas Interiors of the Week, this is completely my style. When I think of Christmas, I think of a roaring fire, a sofa with enough pillows to sink into and enough green, red and gold for a lifetime. Minimalism has never been my thing, least of all at Christmas. I am a firm traditionalist. While the exposed brick and wooden flooring bring a lovely natural look to this room (above), its the fabrics and wealth of soft furnishings that really make it cosy and festive for me. That beam is perfection, not only does it make me think of fairytales, it breaks up the huge space in this room and makes it far more homely.
Touches like this deep red rug, reindeer cushion, red candles and berry wreath soften the red wallpaper and stone flooring.
We all know that a few homemade touches really add some character to any occasion. These adorable birdy decorations are easy to make and wonderfully effective, especially for a “Country Christmas”.
My mother has always been one to buy artificial greenery branches with gold berries to wrap around banisters, beams, windowsills and firetops. In a room with a lot of character like this one, this kind of embellishment is just enough to add a bit of cheer without overdoing it. Don’t you just love the aran knit red blanket and tea lights (right). Not the mention the chubby little red robin on the left.
If you are one to have christmas crockery and napkins, why not store them in a glass closet and show them off?
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For any small windows which dont already have curtains, it is pretty inexpensive to buy some red felt and using some string and nails, make these quaint curtains to make the room look richer.
What do you guys think?
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