With Christmas right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your decorations and making your home festive and welcoming for your family and friends.
Apart from the tree, which some may say is the most important part of decorating at Christmas, be sure to consider a garland. A Christmas garland can be used throughout the home; over a door, in a hallway or over a fireplace! This is because a garland of fresh and faux greenery, lights, and your favourite decorations is a fabulous feature for any corner. Plus it gives you an opportunity to express your own personality and creativity!
Christmas is a time for family & friends, making memories and overindulging and this is also true when styling up your home, creating gorgeous centrepieces and statement spaces. So to help with this Lucy, co-founder of Rockett St George has given us her top Christmas fireplace styling tips.
Lucy St George's Christmas Garland Styling Tips
1. Make everything sparkle.
Firstly, garlands can become very front heavy. Because of this if you are placing yours on your mantle, make sure you secure it to the wall. You can do this with a nail and some string or florist wire and drawing pins. However, if you don’t want to make a hole in the wall or mantle then there are some really clever command strip hooks that you can buy which simply stick on the wall and can take quite a bit of weight.'
2. Lots of lights.
Add light chains for sparkle and to create mood lighting. Not forgetting, candles at varying heights within your display, mixed with tea lights in a variety of vessels for ultimate impact. So, together with your light chain, this will make your display really stand out.
3. Heights add wow-factor
Your aim should be to create wow factor and you can do this by juxtaposing objects. So, be sure to play around with scale. If everything is perfectly proportioned or too symmetrical then your display will become very formal. So, follow nature and aim to be a little freer.
4. Odd numbers look best.