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Festive and fun ideas for Christmas


By Interior Designer – Tina Stephen

Dining and table setting

To get into the festive spirit choose a Christmas setting which suits the furniture style and your own personal aesthetic. For example, here is a more “country style” look with the Simpson Dining Table and Chairs offset with a simple gold and white table theme

Other festive tips:

‐  Add festoon and silver fairy lights to both the room setting and the tree for a simple and effective decorating element

‐  Create a family tradition on the 1st week of December to go and choose a real tree from a local Christmas Tree Farm

‐  Use everyday items on your table setting instead of having an overload of Christmas style decorations.

‐  Purchase a beautiful wreath and use it as the table centre piece incorporating pine scented candles, or better yet spend an afternoon foraging for blooms and branches to make your own wreath.

Featured in our dining mood board: Cushion and Napkins – Citta Design, Wreath – Ezibuy, Panforte – J.Friends and Co, Bowls and Planter – Renne Boyd Ceramics, Candle – Ecoya, Festoon lights – The Fairy Light Shop

Decorating your Entry

Don’t forget the entrance as an area to add a Christmas touch and welcome guests, choose modern and pared back elements such as a feature 3D metal wreath and letter lights for a twinkly welcome. This will set the scene for the rest of your home.

Other festive tips:

‐  Make or purchase gorgeous Santa sacks to pile up next to the tree.

‐  If you live near the beach or a forest, make your own drift wood Christmas tree to compliment the real tree in the living space. Hang small handmade paper stars or snowflakes on the tree and nearby wall space for a personal touch.

‐  Add a kiwi element to your display and forage for Pohutakawa flowers then display them in terrarium bowls of fresh water.

Featured in our entry mood board:  Parkland Sideboard, Santa Sacks from Henry and Co Home, Joy Light from Ezibuy, Wreath from Citta.



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