Being December, it is officially the festive season! Christmas is by far the best holiday of the year with fairy lights draped on trees, Fair Isle jumpers being worn without shame, vast quantities of chocolate being eaten without guilt and of course, one of my personal highlights: Home decorations! I’ll be writing a few articles in the lead-up to Christmas but I wanted to first write about festive fabrics in the home.
Nothing is better than a chilly evening outside when you’re wrapped up warm inside with a huge faux-fur throw. At this time of year houses are especially adorned with throws and cushions to add that extra bit of comfort and create a warm and welcoming space. Obviously red fabrics and textiles goes without saying but it’s good to mix it up with printed cushions, Fair Isle and tartan patterns and ideally some reindeer too!
Lighting in the home is both practical and decorative. It serves a function but that shouldn’t restrict its ability to be creative and transform a drab space into something majestic. Chandeliers make a grandiose statement and even though they’re usually found in the more large and luxurious of houses doesn’t mean they can’t add a bit of luxury to any space. Ceiling lights and wall lights can create a statement feature, especially with the more imaginative pieces. Anything lit-up looks magical!!
I want these for a dinner party setting or afternoon tea! Actually even to display proudly on the wall would look beautiful. Although perhaps too much of a feminine indulgence for the boyfriend to handle!
Boho style is essentially lush textiles and fabrics with gorgeous colours, influenced by gypsy cultures. Although there are varying styles, I particularly love the mish-mash of patterns and warm colours with a lot of draping! Rather than the overload of fabrics and cluttered spaces, I like just a hint of boho with throws, cushions and the odd Moroccan pouffe! It really evokes memories of Camden Market or Brighton thrift stores…