Gold Class

Stags set an autumnal ambience while bronze parrots are a quirky touch, from Marina Home’s Midnight Allure collection

Don’t be afraid of a little bling! From soft, aged tones to brassy and rich bronze shades, gold adds warmth and elegance. It’s a no-brainer at Christmas, but gold can be used as an accent colour all year round to lift and finish a simple room scheme.

While the majestic stag and the gold lilies add elegance, the black candles, votives and vases add drama; all Marina Home

If your room is neutral, a gold-finished lamp, brass tray table or something with a golden metallic shimmer will add a chic dimension to the décor.


Snow White 

These white stars, candles and vases from Maisons du Monde are pretty in their simplicity

Although hail has been known to fall in the northern Emirates, snow is not a weather phenomenon we’re likely to see in the UAE this winter ... Nevertheless, a crisp white palette and soft textures will conjure up a fresh winter feeling at home. This season, artisanal ceramics are becoming an interior must-have and you should style tall vases with wisps of fresh or dried creamy-white pampas grass indigenous to the region, rather than cotton flowers or white roses which have a high carbon footprint.


Pastel Party

Get this pretty pastel setup from Amara for a fun festive vibe

Sweet and playful, pinky pastels are gaining popularity on the Christmas palette. As a softer alternative to red and a warmer one to white, this shade covers an enormous spectrum, from baby pink and bubble gum to fuschia.

Mix pastels with jewel tones for an elegant ambience; get this stylish look from Marina Home

Partner with additional pastel colours and add in some shimmer and sparkle with baubles and candles in glass votives or lanterns. Silver or rose gold elements will complement these colours and elevate the look.


Disco Pop 

This colourful Christmas look from John Lewis creates a party atmosphere

Make Christmas a colour parade with this kaleidoscope expression of vibrant holiday spirit. In this age of inclusivity, why limit yourself to red and green when you can celebrate the season with a magical mix of bright colour pops. It’s funky and festive and the kids will love it!


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