Our first Christmas with our one year old Cockapoo and his presence means a slight adjustment to our Christmas decorating plans! As he is currently remodelling the ground floor to his own design, chewing being a big part of his daily routine, this year we have decided – no tree! So I am bringing you some ideas to make your space as festive as ever, without the foliage, and also great ideas for those of you who may be travelling over the holidays or need their decorations well off the floor!
To make up for the lack of tree, use silver twigs and stick to a limited colour palette, layering different textures and materials, glass drops, white lights on clear cable combined with silver candles in different tones and two beautiful abstract angels as the only conventional decoration. Lots of Christmas lights now come battery operated which is perfect for this situation, solving the problem of how to hide the transformer and plug cable.
Keeping the festive theme going, hang baubles from every possible feature! This chandelier hangs from the original ceiling rose – the ceiling has been painted Verdilith green, which picks out the rose and cornicing beautifully, commonly done in period homes originally. I love the almost sputnik abstract quality of the shot from underneath! Clear baubles keep the simple palette going and link to the mantle.