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Christmas is only just around the corner, and the Christmas decorations are starting to make their way out of the loft to add festivity to our interiors with their Christmas charm and sparkle. It’s that time of year where you perhaps change your house layout around, to make room for the big old fern Christmas tree to make it’s appearance. There’s nothing better than some Christmassy soft furnishings to really finish your festive interior off so, we’ve put together some of our favourite fabrics, wallpapers and accessories to inspire your Christmas interior decor this season.
There’s nothing better than cosying up over the festive season by a traditional log fire, watching a classic Christmas film with a rich and creamy hot chocolate. Below is a selection of our favourite traditional soft furnishing products that remind us of a warming traditional Christmas interior. The products include wools, checks and warm colours such as golds, browns, reds and emerald green.
These products are inspired by winter wonderland interiors. Crystal whites, metallics and icy blues compliment each other to create a spectacular contemporary Christmas interior. Below are a mixture of crush velvets, metallics and beaded wallpapers that create a wonderful winter wonderland sparkle.
For those who love a splash of colour in their lives, these products will definitely brighten up your interior this Christmas. We’ve put together luxurious velvets with contrasting vibrant printed fabrics and wallpapers to really add that splash of colour and vibrancy.
Once you’ve finished putting a festive touch into your interior why not put some Christmas songs on and sit back and relax with a glass of mulled wine to really get into the true Christmas spirit! ‘Tis the season to be jolly after all… And don’t forget to share your festive interiors with us on our Facebook page, or pop into our showroom open 6 days a week* to have a look at our vast range of curtain fabrics, blinds, wallpapers, curtain poles, tracks, carpets and soft furnishing accessories!
Otherwise, have a very Merry Christmas from all of us at Fresh Ideas!
*Please note that we will be closed over the Christmas period, for more details on our Christmas opening hours visit our Visit Our Showroom page.
It’s that time of year where your children have broken up from school for the summer holidays, and they’re in need of something to keep them busy. Why not take on the challenge of redecorating their bedroom with new curtains and blinds, or adding a few new additions? We’ve put together some children’s interior craft project ideas that you could do with your children when you’re stuck for something to do, keeping them busy and keeping their mind active – with an added bonus of refreshing their bedroom decor!
Make your own bunting:
You will need:
- 2 m of fabric (1 m in one design, 1 m in another)
- Pinking shears
- Needle and Thread
- 3.5 m of ribbon
- Template of bunting shape (provided in link below)
Open up the template provided and print the document in its actual size format (the bunting size once printed should be approx 15 cm wide and 19 cm long). Once you’ve done that, cut the template out.
Pin your template to one of your fabric choices, and cut around it with your pinking shears. Repeat the process on your other fabric choice, and keep going until you have 8 of one design, and 7 of the other. The picture below shows the layout of both designs.
Lay out your ribbon and starting 5 cm in, sew the top of the bunting flags onto the ribbon with your needle and thread, or a sewing machine if you have one. Make sure you leave a 5 cm gap between each flag and at the end. Any access ribbon can be cut off after the 5 cm end piece.
Now it’s time to hang it up! But before you do that, you can decorate the bunting however you wish, with contrasting buttons and beads, or you could even glue on some pom poms!
These fabrics can also be used for curtains or roman blinds, so you can follow the same colours and themes throughout the room’s decor. You can also use wallpaper to make your own bunting, you don’t necessarily have to use fabric – just simply glue the bunting flags to the ribbon instead!
Create your own wall art:
You will need:
- 7 photo frames of all sorts of different sizes
- 3 designs of wallpaper
- Tape measure/ruler
- Picture hooks
Measure the size of the frames to work out what measurement you will need to cut the wallpapers to.
Choose which wallpaper designs you want in which frames, and the layout you would like. Then start to cut out the pieces of wallpaper to fit the frames, and pop them in the frames once done.
Now all you need to do is pop them up on the wall with your hammer and picture hooks, in whatever formation you wish! You can also use washi tape or other embellishments to decorate your frames, to add your own bespoke touch to them.
The wallpapers below feature contrasting patterns and colourways to really set the rooms scene.
Other wallpaper and curtain fabric uses:
- Make your own cushion covers
- Cover your own lampshades
- Decorate and cover your own stationary pot
To have a look at what other wallpapers and curtain fabrics you can choose from, have a look at our brands page to gather some more inspiration.
Why not follow our most recent Pinterest board to see more wallpaper and fabric craft tutorials? A mix of ideas that you can easily do with your children in the school holidays and on rainy weekends in:
The summer months have started to make an appearance, which means it’s time to refresh your home decor with the current interior trends that are making an appearance this year. This season, we’re seeing a lot of soft metallic textures being used, along with a few touches of botanical themes such as plants and rough, plain, weaved textures. Botanical themes give off a sense of relaxation, bringing the outdoors in with plain textures, strong shades of green and beautiful green plant life.
We’ve taken inspiration directly from our showroom to create the mood boards below, in order to inspire your interior decorating and home decor creations this summer:
‘Succulent Greens’ features a bold mix of green botanical and metallic themes.
- Eco Mix Metallic Wallpaper – ‘Pale Green’ – a wallpaper with a metallic green sheen and effect.
- Vertical Blind Fabric – ‘Rainforest Seagrass’ – this fabric has a great botanical feel to it with it’s rough textures.
- Cole & Son Contemporary Restyled Wallpaper – ‘Palm Jungle’ – a wallpaper which is sure to bring in an exotic/botanical touch into your home.
- Clarke & Clarke Majestic Velvet Fabric – ‘Jade’ – velvet fabrics are ideal for giving off a metallic/sheen effect in any room.
‘Neutral Ferns’ features a more naturalistic tone, with neutral colour options such as copper, tan and grey.
- Sanderson Woodland Walk Fern Gallery Wallpaper – ‘Charcoal/Spice’ – a fantastic centre piece, showcasing a selection of beautifully drawn fern prints.
- Decora Sunwood Wooden Ventian – ‘Tuscan Oak’ – neutral wooden venetians give that little bit ‘more’ to a window design, the perfect window dressing option to compliment a variety of room styles.
- Eco Mix Metallic Wallpaper – ‘Patinated Copper’ – perfectly gives off the texture of patinated metals.
- Sanderson Woodland Walk Fern Embroidery Fabric – ‘Pebble’ – a subtle, light embroidery that has been inspired by nature.
‘Sophisticated Greys’ features a simple, neutral palette of greys and taupe botanical patterns, with metallic touches.
- Harlequin Palmetto Amborella Wallpaper – ‘Steel’ – a vintage botanical design, set against a metallic effect background.
- Clarke & Clarke Bukhara Leyla Fabric – ‘Taupe’ – a luxury embroidered linen with a simplistic pattern that’ll compliment any window.
- Eco Mix Metallic Wallpaper – ‘Oxide Metal’ – this wallpaper really sets off the effect of oxide metal, with a diversity in colour shades to achieve the best effect.
- Decora The Fabric Box Davina Roller Blind Fabric – ‘Graphite’ – features a subtle floral arc print design, incorporating a soft, fresh palette.
- Decora The Fabric Box Sephora Roller Blind Fabric – ‘Steel’ – a dim out fabric that allows some light into the room, highlighting the delicacy and intricacy in design of the fern leaves.
Take a look at our ‘Botanical Inspiration’ Pinterest board for more beautiful ideas:
Come into store to speak to any of our advisors to develop your own ideas into reality, and don’t forget to share your summer interiors with us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts – we’d love to see your wonderful creations!