Decorating For Christmas


- Anna Agapova’s Guide To Decorating For Christmas -

Apartment designed by O&A London


Traditionally fireplace decorations are made from fir tree branches, but in this case we used fresh magnolia combined with variations of thuja as well as pine cones and candles. The asymmetric composition goes really well with the classic interior.







Christmas table

The sitting room of this apartment has a very light space featuring a bay window, columns and a classic fire place. This space is traditionally used for the family’s festive dining. The table with a layered setting featuring candles, linen napkins, and crystal vases and glasses, looks solemn and light at the same time. A white freesia bouquet compliments the wintery festive table. Metal napkin rings, white pearls on the pine branches and tall candle holders create a fascinating setting resembling an ice sculpture.


Enterance hall

A composition of thuja tree branches combined with golden berries of ligustrum and pine cones looks great on top of the round table. A gold colour metal vase will reflect the sun and naturally illuminate the composition.






Living room

I love traditional Christmas decor. For me flowers play an important role in Christmas decorations. It is good to understand what would go well with the interior. For this country house I assembled a set of winter bouquets in green and gold shades which compliment a very traditional Christmas tree in the sitting room. Try combining holly berries and green branches of thuja and pine. You could also add some pinecones – they would look lovely together.


Enterance area

If you are decorating a country house do not forget about the entrance as it is the frontispiece of your house. Usually the porch and front doors are decorated with a Christmas wreath. One could also use a more original approach, creating a composition with miniature houses and tree branches dusted with snow.








Christmas tree

Just like design, decorations must have one idea, one image bringing together various parts of the space being decorated. It can be one colour palette, pastel and light colours, traditional red and gold, vintage style decor with vintage tree decorations, cards and grandma’s table cloth.

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