It’s the first day of December, which I reckon means it’s officially OK to start dressing your home for Christmas, and today I’m sharing the second part of my festive styling with Rose & Grey. Yesterday’s scheme was a minimalist alternative to conventional decorations; this time I’m taking a slightly more traditional approach with lots of natural greenery and a full tree, while still keeping everything pared-back and fuss-free.
I started by covering the mantelpiece with eucalyptus – always my favourite festive foliage thanks to its heady scent and silvery leaves. Instead of weaving it into a garland, I layered loose stems around candles and vases – it’s an incredibly easy way to build up the look you want, and it means you can replace any pieces which shrivel up as they dry out. For the finishing touch, I added Rose & Grey’s cute white ceramic tealight holder in the shape of a house.
In keeping with the understated aesthetic, I restricted the colours of the tree decorations to white, silver, dusty pink and gold. As well as pieces from the collection which I’ve built up over the years, I used Scandinavian-style porcelain leaves and tree shapes, silver-speckled baubles, and smaller versions of the 3D paper decorations which featured yesterday. I also couldn’t resist incorporating a touch of whimsy in the form of a pretty little bird which clips straight onto the branches.
And yes, the stars from yesterday’s scheme have put in another appearance, as I think they work just as well with foliage. This time I experimented with resting them on the hearth as well as hanging them above the fireplace, and I can’t decide which option I like best – if you have any preference please let me know in the comments below!
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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Rose & Grey, but as always all words and opinions are my own.
All photography by Abi Dare