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Classic Charm: Traditional Christmas decorating ideas

Traditional colours, vintage decorations and festive mottos create a jolly, nostalgic atmosphere

Sharons Parsons
Added 14:38 | December 22, 2016
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Whether you’ve left it to the last minute or just want some inspiration for finishing touches, our seasonal decorating guide is brimming with beautiful buys and good ideas, our first scheme looks at elements with a classic charm...

1 What a great way to arrange pictures and Christmas cards! This tree-shaped display, put together by Zara Home, is so simple to achieve, and really effective.

2 Even when the stockings are opened and emptied, they still make great decorations when they’re as pretty as these from Ikea – just stuff with tissue paper so they don’t look sad!

3 Mixing up seasonal tableware is not only super-stylish and fun, but pieces can be added as the years go by, provided the same colourways are used. This setting from Pottery Barn illustrates the point beautifully.

4 These cute little gnomes from Villeroy & Boch have a vintage feel that works perfectly in an old-fashioned Christmas scheme: lovely hung on a tree, but equally sweet at place settings, or attached to gift tags on presents.

For more great festive schemes click here

Sharons Parsons

Sharons Parsons