Christmas was traditionally all about reds and greens? How have things evolved over the years to get to the Christmas style you’ve chosen?
Originally, yes, Christmas decorations were all about green holly, red berries, ivy, mistletoe and evergreen Christmas trees with real candles (health and safety wasn’t an issue back in the Victorian era!). By the 50’s decorations had become gaudier. The more glitter, tinsel and shiny baubles you could throw at your tree, the better, and ideally topped off with a smattering of techni-colour lights (flashing if possible!).
Over the last twenty years, apart from the emergence of the upside down trees (yes, you read that right!) there’s been a general trend towards a more Nordic influence and a revival of a more simple, Shaker style, which is frankly a breath of fresh air and has broken up the more flashy Christmas look which is still in abundance. Thankfully, we have come full circle – using natural foliage, clear glass, raffia, string, with simple, white Christmas lights is probably the most popular look – and you don’t have to search far to find a splash of clash reviving the Christmas spirit!