Each year I try to change the colour scheme for my Christmas decorations. I can’t say that there is one I favour over another, but it is fun to change, and swap out the baubles from one year to the next. Today I’m back to classics and giving you some red Christmas decoration ideas.
My decorations are carefully stored away each year (I love that moment, baubles coded by colour!), and when I go to the barn to haul out the trunks labelled ‘Noel’, it’s always a fun moment to lift the lids on each trunk and search for the right coloured box of decorations.
I like to use red now and again, but only in light touches. It can become overwhelming if used too heavily. On the dining table I lay in white and neutral, then add a touch of red with holly berries and red wine glasses.
I also like to keep it natural. Using holly berries from the garden and branches of cypress, it’s pretty easy to put together table decor and red Christmas decoration ideas for the fireplace too.
Have you finished your holiday decorating yet? And which colours have you gone for this year? Do you always stick to the same decor, or do you like to change? Do leave a comment, I’d love to know.
All photos by Franck Schmitt for the book
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