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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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