Sunday, 30 November 2014

It's (almost) Christmas!

Crack open the Advent calendars (one day at a time, now) and dust off the fairy lights - the countdown to Christmas is officially on. Don't have room for a tree (or the time, the car space, or the biceps required to haul that thing up three flights of stairs)? Don't despair - for the love of tinsel, we've compiled a list of fabulous ways to add a festive touch to your apartment this Christmas - no tacky plastic trees need apply.

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It's green, it's gorgeous and it doubles as art - this Christmas tree on canvas ticks all the right boxes, and rolls up neatly for the rest of the year. See below for Ponyrider's new greyscale version, perfect for creating a winter wonderland at home. 

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So it's a little more involved, but we love this yuletide display - ebony floating shelves, paper bunting, silver-dusted wreaths and all. We're also taking inspiration from the earthy colour scheme - swap the red and green (yawn) for peach pink, silver, kraft and charcoal. 

Cheat's option: deck the boughs of your indoor pot plants with baubles for an instant Christmassy effect. A few pinecones at the base (and presents, of-course) and you're good to go. 

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If there's one time of year that all-out bling is allowed, it's Christmas. Indulge in a smattering of sparkle with an oversized foiled Christmas tree print or canvas - this one's so pretty we'd have a hard time taking it down. 

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We know, we know - nothing beats the delicious pine scent of the real deal. The solution? Find a florist selling Christmas tree branches (or pinch some from your parents' tree - tis the season for sharing, after all) and display in glass demijohns as per the above, or large glass vases.

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Fairy lights = instant festivity. Fairy lights + star decorations + antlers + a framed mini tree = Christmassy perfection. 

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Possibly our favourite look - a Christmas tree silhouette constructed from polaroids. Simple, stylish and completely customisable based on the images you choose.


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