How to bring a relaxed vibe to your Christmas decor

Create a relaxed, boho vibe this Christmas and transform your lounge into a peaceful sanctuary, draped with soft textures and creamy neutrals


How to bring a relaxed vibe to your Christmas decor

Create a relaxed vibe this Christmas with a handmade, natural look for your living space. Texture is key for this theme so think tassels, fringing and feathers, and materials such as leather, wood and rattan. These tactile elements will lend depth and interest to the neutral palette.


Get crafty

Mix handmade decorations with bought ones for an artistic look. These simple feather decorations were made by tying thin cord to feathers.

We also attached tassel trims to rattan rings with double-sided tape, and leather fringing from Spotlight to small timber dowels for mini wall hangings.

This Christmas theme is very casual so the handmade decorations and asymmetrical approach work well.


Get the look

Hamilton sofa, $3499, Royal coffee table, $999, Abrigo cushion, $74.95, Nerida bowl, $109, all from Freedom; star rattan mirror, $89.99, Aura throw, $229, bead decorations, from $16.99 for six, ceramic feathers, $29.99 for six, pom pom cushion, $49.99, all from Shut The Front Door; Pentagram wall hanging, $49.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond; macramé cushion, $129, from Nest; seagrass basket, $7, from Kmart; tassel trim, $7.99, from Spotlight; suede cushion, $199, from BoConcept; Moroccan leather pouf, $249, from Flux Boutique; Mistletoe fairy decorations, $12.90 each, from Citta Design; star, $5, from Kmart; Zakkia Speckle bowl, $34.99, Zakkia Speckle container, $69.99, both from Alex & Corban; Bloomingville amber jar, $54, Bloomingville amber and black vase, $36.50, both from Tessuti; feather dish, $5.98, from The Warehouse; kraft boxes, from $3, from Look Sharp. Wall painted in Resene ‘Half Thorndon Cream’. All other items, stylist’s own.

Words by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Melanie Jenkins.

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