5 Tips To Create A Natural Christmas

Creating a natural Christmas

This year we are all about a natural Christmas and taking the time to show our love and appreciation for loved ones.

We love the idea of using decorations made from recyclable materials and adding elements that can be found and foraged while we're out and about to create a more mindful yet personal Christmas without costing the earth.

5 Tips To Create The Look

  • Forage- Bring in nature using pine cones and branches you come across on your daily walks or use foliage to create a centre piece table runner.
  • Layers & height- don't be afraid to elevate some pieces to create height. Stack up your crockery, add statement centre pieces such as taller vases with a floral or foliage arrangement, candle sticks or making use of hanging decorations. 
  • Warmth- Create an inviting setting by adding warmth with the use of colours and candles. With so many colours already in nature, adding seasonal fruits can be a really simple yet effective way to add depth and texture and bring together all the colours of your table to complete the look. 
  • Materials- When adding fabrics keep them natural both in tone and in fibre. Lay out a cotton table cloth or keep it more minimal with organic cotton napkins. Reusable and made from organic fibres it is something you can keep and use time and time again.
  • Shine - Finally nothing says Christmas more than that warm glow you get from reflective materials. Golds and brass tones will bounce a warm light and add a subtle touch of glamour. Add in simple tea lights, gold cutlery or even just a teaspoon or cake servers for dessert time. 
  • See how to effectively combine foliage, branches and cones to create that Nordic stylish finish!  

    Golds and brass tones will bounce a warm light and add a subtle touch of glamour.
    Adding seasonal fruit can be a really simple yet effective way to add depth and texture and bring together all the colours of your table to complete the look. 
    When adding fabrics keep them natural both in tone and in fibre.

     Finishing touches 

    We are now stocking a beautiful range of ribbons made from repurposed fabrics such as denim jeans, newspapers, t-shirts and silk saris.

     

    Now available by Merchant & Mills a range of artisan made scissors, notions and other tools needed to make your home made creations come to life!