Say ‘so long!’ to sparkly red and green – channel a contemporary Christmas theme with a touch of terrazzo
Timeless terrazzo in shades of brown and beige adds an earthy feel to a neutral yet welcoming space.
We’re still loving the trend for all things terrazzo so made some air-dried clay decorations with a terrazzo effect and paired them with stained wooden baubles. Both sets of decorations are inexpensive but work beautifully together, especially with this dark timber sideboard.
To make terrazzo-look decorations:
- Roll out white air-drying clay to a 1cm thickness.
- Push tiny chips of Fimo in shades of brown into the top surface.
- Cut out large circles and use a skewer to make a hole in each, near the edge.
- Leave to dry for 48 hours then thread with ribbon and hang.
This living space shows how a functional room can be made Christmassy with a few simple touches. The luxe combination of neutrals and timber just needed a simple tree and a pile of gifts wrapped in delicious hues of caramel, mocha and chocolate to be ready for Santa.
Style tip: Brown kraft paper is inexpensive, easy to wrap with and works as a background for any number of gorgeous gift colour schemes.
Words and styling by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.