As we edge closer to the festive season, Justine Wilson, Principal Stylist and Founder of Vault Interiors, shares her wisdom on the latest Christmas decorating trends for 2023. Wilson, who has a reputation as a leading interior design expert, has appeared in numerous publications and TV shows over her decade-long career in transforming homes.

This year, she offers an array of tips to infuse your home with a stylish yet festive atmosphere. Here’s a rundown of her expert advice:

  1. Embrace Nature: Wilson advocates for the inclusion of natural elements in your Christmas decor. Fresh greenery, pinecones and, if possible, a real Christmas tree can create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home.
  2. Monochromatic Elegance: If you’re aiming for a sophisticated look, Wilson recommends a monochromatic colour scheme. Choosing one colour—be it silver, gold, or even black—and using it for ornaments, ribbons, and lights can result in a sleek and contemporary aesthetic.
  3. Vintage Charm: According to Wilson, vintage and antique ornaments are making a significant comeback. Whether it’s rummaging through local thrift shops or using cherished family heirlooms, these timeless pieces can bring character and nostalgia to your Christmas decor.
  4. Personalised Touch: To make your Christmas decorations more meaningful, Wilson suggests incorporating custom or sentimental items. Personalised stockings, photo ornaments, or even homemade crafts can add a special touch.
  5. Scents of the Season: To elevate the festive mood, consider using seasonal fragrances like cinnamon, pine, and vanilla through scented candles, diffusers, or potpourri.
  6. Layered Lighting: Wilson advises experimenting with varied lighting options to create a magical effect. From string lights and traditional candles to modern LED candles, layering different light sources can contribute to a cosy and festive ambiance.

“The key to successful Christmas decorating is infusing your own unique style while respecting the spirit of the season,” says Wilson. “It’s a time to create cherished memories and share joy with loved ones.”

For more inspiration and decorating tips, you can visit the Vault Interiors website or follow Justine Wilson on social media. With these guidelines, you’re set to make your home a festive haven that is both stylish and welcoming this Christmas season.

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