BY BRIE STANLEY
I love Christmas but I can’t say I love all the Green, Red and glitz that goes with it. I have a very monochromatic simple style and like to continue it through my Christmas decorating.
This year I decided on a black & white Christmas and left the fake trees in storage, opting for a real mini tree to fit in the lovely tall plant stand on display In the living room.
I wrapped gifts in our 2015 stendig calendar paper and finished them off with twine and twigs. The kids helped me decorate with little bells and white ornaments and I then wrapped little string lights around our little tree….which is also a great toddler option as all decorations are out of reach!
My favourite touches are the gold moon sitting above the tree and crowned swan sitting upon the gifts for a minimal festive touch.
I love gaining inspiration from other blogs, Pinterest etc and save ideas for the following year. Here are some easy styling tips and tricks for a minimal, stylish Christmas.
-Less is more! Don’t get caught up in all hype, stick with one or two colours and follow through from tree decorating to wrapping etc.
-Simple florals/twigs, buds and bells can make great present decorations.
-A floating balloon always adds a fun festive touch and also makes for good Xmas photos.
-Try to plan and budget presents early and if you have a theme in mind for the following year, buy up at the sales and store away!
Plant stand and pot from Koskela | Gold moon, crowned swan and lights from My Messy Room | Balloons from Balloon Inflation | Xmas tags from Kikki k | Goodies sack from Pop Factory | Flamingo from Leo and Bella