Decorating your home for Christmas

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Ideas for elegant festive décor.

What is the best way to decorate your home for Christmas? Too many colours together tend to look garish. Choose one main colour theme for each room and stick to it. This season, dark backdrops are very on trend, with accents of gold or brass, while white, beige or grey are classics that always look great, with dashes of red or green for that seasonal feel.

With limited colours, textures come into their own. Think linen, wool, fur (faux if you prefer), wicker and – this year’s must-haves – concrete and velvet.

For this look, avoid twee animals, anything knitted or made from felt, and all-out glitter (a little sparkle goes a long way).

Christmas ornaments tend to be collected over the years, and so can look rather haphazard if all displayed in one go. Carefully choose a selection that co-ordinates and – stay strong – put the rest back in the loft for next year.

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