Christmas means many things to many people, but because I’m of a creative bent, I express my love of Christmas aesthetically! I’ve noted down a couple of things I do to make my home as festive as possible – which includes faux, naturally! Christmas is the season of faux, with artificial trees, wreaths and garlands abounding, and I’m on a mission to make artificial florals part of the tradition too.
I always use that most festive of colours, red, in my hallway. Nothing says Christmas more than multiple crimson splashes made up of various decorations and of course my faux wreaths and artificial arrangements. I love the colour warmth that faux berries and red artificial blooms create, and it’s great in the hall to extend that welcoming feel for visitors coming to celebrate the season. Add some props like my old ice skates teamed with our ever popular sparkly Mistletoe Hand-Tie, and it's a winner!
I also like to make sure that my decorations in the various living areas in my home co-ordinate with the existing décor, and this extends to my faux arrangements too! In fact, I deliberately created the Sparkling Harper faux arrangement to compliment my formal sitting room…and the lovely festive sparkle of the fern makes it a gorgeous addition at Christmas.
My seasonal bouquets are designed to honour the season, but I also use some of my year-round faux arrangements like the Radiance simply because they suit the room, and their beauty adds to the atmosphere!
Lastly, Christmas is not just about aesthetic, of course, but family. Like everyone, I adore the festive season because it’s also party season! Having get togethers with friends and family, playing with my boys and getting much needed R&R means I definitely don’t have the time to spare looking after temperamental real flower arrangements. I can display my faux lovelies all over my house, and they look as perfect on New Year’s Eve as they did on the first day of Advent! Who could wish for more?!