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Homes & Gardens Vale Life : Nov/Dec 2018

Real Living

by Charlotte Bolton

Christmas with a difference

Real Living

Impress family and friends with a beautiful new look for 2018...

Charlotte Bolton

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f you’re looking to freshen up your seasonal decor this Christmas, look no further. The festive decorations can be so much fun - the perfect place to unleash your creativity - and if you’re lacking a little inspiration as yet, then here’s a few ideas for every style and budget! GOLD AND GLAMOROUS... Don’t be afraid of a little bling this year! From soft, muted gold tones to brassy and rich bronze shades, gold adds warmth and elegance and looks especially fabulous at Christmas - use golds in tree decorations, wrapping and festive accessories. Gold can also be used as an accent colour all year round to lift and finish a simple room scheme. If your room is neutral, a gold-finish lamp or metal-frame side table will add polish and life - as will glittery gold cushions and throws/rugs etc with hints of gold. GO FULL ON WITH BLUES A diverse colour that adds warmth and richness to any home, decorative blues have taken a firm place in our homes in recent years . From midnight skies to icy aquamarine, blue is surprisingly festive, and goes beautifully with traditional Christmas golds and silvers. The ‘blue’ look is also easy to create with baubles and simple festive decorations in varying shades - just make sure to keep the blue as the ‘one main’ colour.

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WINTERY WHITE It can seem daunting to use such an unforgiving colour, however its sparseness provides a striking look. More really is more with white - so stack it up high and experiment with different textures and materials. Try this look in your dining room

Wintery white

perhaps where white tablecloths and china are a great start. TRY DUSKY PINKS With the growing popularity of the PINK poinsettia at Christmas time, shades of pink are quickly gaining their place on the

Dusky pinks

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Vale Life Magazine Nov-Dec 2018 Edition  

Local interest magazine for Aylesbury, Thame, Tring, Wendover, Princes Risborough, Chinnor, Waddesdon, Winslow and surrounding villages.

Vale Life Magazine Nov-Dec 2018 Edition  

Local interest magazine for Aylesbury, Thame, Tring, Wendover, Princes Risborough, Chinnor, Waddesdon, Winslow and surrounding villages.

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