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5 Key Christmas Decoration Looks for 2018

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so go all out with one of 2018’s most impactful Christmas decorating schemes, from forest-themed decorations to full-on disco-inspired colour. The Resident’s interior writer, Kara O’Reilly, picks out her top on trend buys…

1 Forest Green Decor
The new ‘it’ interiors colour and very flexible it is too. Make it modern by mixing with black, white and metallic accents; or go for a more natural, Nordic-influenced sensibility and add textural elements such as fir cones, forest twigs and faux fur.

2 Disco Rainbow Decor
This is the look for those who love an OTT approach to Christmas decorating. It’s also a cool way of coordinating all those miscellaneous decos accumulated over the years: simply arrange into colour families, then decorate in swathes. Failing that, go all out and invest in a medley of rainbow-inspired ornaments for a joyous explosion of colour.

3 Fabulous Foodstuffs Decor
From all conceivable types of fruit and veg to junk food and sweet treats, every Christmas collection has some foodie element to it. It’s this year’s quirkier ornaments theme.

4 Animal Print Decor
Fashion makes a move on Christmas with big cat themes, with leopard print crackers, zebra Christmas stockings and panther baubles – so this season, darling….

5 Go for Gold Decor
To give a classic look an update, choose a trad Christmas colour – whether that’s gold, silver, white or red – and aim for a monochromatic effect, using only decorations in that single hue. It’s both dramatic and rather glam…


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