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How to: decorate for Christmas (in style)

Decorations you won’t be in a hurry to take down.

Gone are the days of decking the halls with garish red ribbons and colourful fairy lights. Instead, Christmas is now an elegant affair, with decorations you won’t be in a hurry to take down on the 26th of December. All it requires is some luxe finishes and a few clever styling tricks…

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A stylish Christmas doesn’t have to mean a modish makeover. Tradition is back in a big way and this year we’re loving classic leaf garlands, berry wreaths and wooden figurines. So dig your old set out of the attic and pare back with a stylish thread of LED lights and some rustic pinecones.

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If you prefer the minimalist look, go for a winter wonderland theme in all white, which won’t compete with your existing décor. Charming animal ornaments are beautiful intertwined with fairy lights, for a table display that will add some style around your Yorkshire puds.

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Metallic finishes are the easiest way to achieve a luxe-looking festive home. Stick with a palette of bronzy rose gold and brushed brass tones, which conveniently look great against Christmas tree green.

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Decorative details and tactile additions are the items that will elevate your Christmas décor from cheery to chic. Pretty embroidered cushions and touches in velvet make Boxing Day lounging feel simply luxurious.

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