Styling Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to go to town and lavishly decorate your home with glittering, colourful decor. Over the years, there has been a shift from traditional Christmas colours of red and green, and today, Christmas decorations are available in a range of themes with an abundance of variety available. It also doesn’t just stop at the Christmas tree, we’re decorating every room in the house.

So, with no space going untouched of a little Christmas cheer, we searched through the wealth of fabulously festive ideas to share a few of our favourite ideas for you to replicate this Christmas season.

Mantle-piece Magic

Elevate a simple fireplace to a spectacular feature with lashings of fresh greenery and stacked candles for an opulent and atmospheric touch to Christmas. A base of greenery piled with fruits, dried flowers (hydrangeas, ivy and eucalyptus are a particular favourites of ours) and an array of candles in different sizes will create something really spectacular.



A Festive Front Door

With swarms of guests, family and friends visiting this Christmas, the front door is especially pertinent for setting the decorative tone. As the first impression of your festive frills, there is so much you can do – whether it be a beautiful fresh wreath, an outdoor tree with twinkling lights or perhaps even wrapping your front door with extra large ribbon to create a giant Christmas gift?! The options are endless. We love this simple yet rich scene for how the gorgeous grey door provides the perfect backdrop for seasonal and snowy green.



Garland Greenery

Everyday items around your home can be beautifully adorned with large garlands of greenery, acorns, baubles, strings of decor and of course a few fairy lights.



A Show-Stopping Staircase

As the focal point in so many homes and hallways, the staircase lends itself perfectly to creating a dramatic seasonal display. You could use a garland, fresh greenery, leaves, lights, baubles, paper snowflakes, honeycomb pompoms, or like this clever creation – a mix of all of the above.



Washi Wrapping

There is nothing quite like the joy of giving at Christmas, and its even more special when what your giving is presented perfectly. This idea of simple white paper, with mint and gold washi tape cuts, a simple white ribbon, a handwritten gift tag and an embellishment, shows just how clever you can be with your gift wrapping.



Decorated Dining

Gathering around the table to enjoy the best meal of the year with loved ones, becomes all the more special with a little attention to detail. It doesn’t have to cost the earth and it can be so effective to simply gather some fresh greenery, create a simple centrepiece, add some twinkling candles and dress the table with your favourite delph, glassware and cutlery. We love the super affordable gold cutlery from Sostrene Grene – which is the perfect place to gather some really inexpensive pieces to create a table setting that looks perfectly elegant.



The Main Event

And of course the magical Christmas tree, one of the oldest festive traditions, which for many entails one of the most exciting parts of Christmas – decorating the tree. Christmas tree decorating is a massively personal affair and will often be influenced by nostalgia and tradition. Whatever decorations you opt for, consider adding something extra like ribbon or jute, bows, festive berries, faux florals or simple acorns for just a few ideas. Consistency also goes a long way in making a tree look particularly special, so if you are buying new decorations then consider purchasing them in groups of 3 or more and layering with other repeating decorations for a beautiful finished look.


How to… create your own Christmas decorations

Christmas is just around the corner

Just over a week left before we all gather with family and friends to share joy, gratitude, and love over a Christmas feast. That also means there is only a few days left to decorate our houses and make our home magical.

Here at KLD we decided to try our hand at some handmade paper decorations in an effort to make your decorating easier!

So try out these DIY Christmas decorations. Making your own decorations is a fabulous creative outlet through the harnessing of unique design. and simultaneously impress people with your efforts…

A. Christmas Origami


– Scissors
– Glue
– String
– White A4 sheet
– Patterned A4 sheet of your choice
– Gold or silver shiny A4 sheet

Step 1: Print one of these template on either a white A4 sheet or a patterned A4 sheet.


Step 2: Cut around the outlines. It will define the shape of your Christmas ball.

Step 3: With a needle, pierce a hole where on one of the face. Put the string through and make a knot.

Step 4: Score along all the dotted lines.The dotted lines represents where you bend the template to give it a 3D shape. Score it with a cutter or a needle will make it easier to bend the paper.

Step 5: Turn over and lightly bend along scored lines.

Step 6: Using a glue-stick glue each flap into place.


Last step is to decorate your tree with these fabulous homemade shapes!

B. Paper Snowflakes

With the Christmas tree decorated, now embellish door knobs or windows. Try paper snowflakes to hang around the house. As noted in the previous tip, use the ever so simple yet elegant white paper. Or go a shinier rout, like a gold or silver A4 paper.


– Scissors
– Paper of your choice
– String and a needle

Step 1: First step is very simple. From a A4 or A3 sheet (if you want a bigger snowflake), cut a square and fold it in two to make a triangle

Step 2: Fold the triangle in half again, then into thirds.

Step 3: Cut around the edges of your folded paper any way you like, then open up the folds to reveal your snowflake.

Step 4: With a needle, pierce a small hole at the edge of the snowflake and put through the string. Make a know and hang it wherever you feel like.

If you are feeling inspired take a look at some of our other Christmas posts, Christmas Cards & Festive Graphics & Wrapping Delights!