At Christmas time in particular, most of us are used to lavish decorations with plenty of glitter and gaudiness. However, a simple Christmas decoration doesn’t need to be any less festive. With just a few carefully chosen pieces and stylish white and cream flowers, any room can still look atmospheric.
Less is more: understated centrepieces for a festive Christmas table
Simple glass containers with white and cream cut poinsettias, lunaria (honesty) and ornamental grasses instantly transform a laid table into a festive one in the natural, on-trend Japandi style. Restricting accessories to just a few emphasises the look of simple elegance.
A cut poinsettia at each place setting gives a warm welcome to guests. Tip: After sealing, you may want to wrap the poinsettia stem with green floristry tape or put it in a flower tube filled with water to avoid water contamination.
Simple no-frills, no-glitz Advent decorations
Not having lavish Christmas decoration doesn’t mean you don’t value the tradition of lighting a candle on each of the four Sundays of Advent. The following Advent decoration doesn’t need frills and glitter and works perfectly in a contemporary interior.
This tasteful advent wreath of white poinsettias, poppy heads, larch branches and Lunaria (Honesty) is both elegant and natural. With a little skill, and the right materials, you can make it yourself. As well as the floral materials above, you will need two different-sized straw wreath frames, wooden skewers, wreath wrap tape, dried water hyacinth leaves, mossing pins, candleholders and pillar candles, as well as a suitable planter and a shallow bowl or plate to place them on.
Step 1: Place the smaller straw wreath on top of the larger one and secure both wreaths together with wooden skewers, then bind with wreath wrap tape.
Step 2: Soak the water hyacinth leaves, wrap around the double wreath and pin in place with mossing pins.
Step 3: Place the planter in the centre of the wreath and plant up with poinsettias. Finally, attach candlesticks and candles and decorate the outer edge of the wreath with poppyheads, larch branches and lunaria (Honesty).
Have a wonderful Christmastime!