How to Create a Burlap, Bells and Birds Christmas Theme
There are so many exciting Christmas décor trends and themes to experiment with and inspire your Christmas decorating, no matter your taste or style. For some of us, it is hard to go past the traditional colour palette of red and green.
If you are looking for a contemporary way to present this time-honoured style in your home this Christmas, then we’ve got you covered. A Burlap, Bells and Birds Christmas theme gives a worthy nod to the traditions of Christmas’ past with a hint of classic style and rustic charm.
The title really says it all. Think burlap table runners, poinsettia wreaths and red and gold bells, birds and baubles in a variety of finishes.
If you are looking to create a striking, classic and rustic Christmas décor theme, like Burlap, Bells and Birds, this Christmas, here’s how to do it.
Red and green should always be seen
The foundation colours of a Burlap, Bells and Birds theme are the all-time Christmas favourites of red and green. Carry these colours, in abundance, across all areas of your styling for a truly traditional Christmas feel - from the tree, to the dining table and mantle (if you are lucky enough to have one!), or benches and buffets.
Go natural and rustic with foliage and wood
The use of lush green foliage and stunning red flowers such as poinsettias and magnolias makes a striking visual impact in the Burlap, Bells and Birds theme. Not only for the dramatic contrast in colours, but the textures too. Incorporate plenty of foliage in your design with wreaths, garlands, table centrepieces and adornments. Don’t be afraid to use some wood and timber items too. This will help to enhance the rustic elements of the style.
Add some class with hints of gold
Now that you’ve got the base colours and textures in place, add a touch of class with accents of gold. Some ideas to try include using gold cutlery on your table place settings, gold glitter on red personalised baubles and gold bell or star ornaments for the tree, add gold sprays, flowers and picks to your wreaths and garlands. A few key gold trinkets scattered around your home will really help to spread the joy of this Christmas décor theme.
On trend with Burlap and Jute
Burlap and jute are a popular trend in home décor and design at the moment, and not just for Christmas. These natural fibres are great for adding texture and offsetting the strength of the green, red and gold palette in this Burlap, Bells and Birds style. Not to mention that they are extremely versatile in their application. Incorporate these fabrics into your styling with items such as jute Santa Sacks and personalised burlap stockings. You could use ribbon made from jute or burlap to wrap gifts or hang ornaments. If you are feeling like it’s time for some Christmas craft, you might like to make some burlap placements. Watch our video for easy to follow instructions to get these on your table.
Don't forget the stars of the show!
Your Burlap, Bells and Birds theme is not complete without some birds and bells! From gorgeous red cardinal birds and cute bird friends on puddings to a wide range of red and silver bells. Jingle all the way with these beautiful decorations!