Winter decorating tips from Rebecca Roe

From tree to table, Rebecca Roe of Hedgeroe Home shares her seasonal decorating tips.

When looking at old photos of your home at Christmas, it can be hard to differentiate between the years as we reach for the same decorations year after year. But to liven up your display, you don’t need to start from the beginning, advises Rebecca Roe.

For the living room, try layering cushions, throws and lampshades in deeper colours. This will add wintery warmth. Once the space has a cosier, tactile feel, add small elements of colour to ensure the room isn’t overwhelmed. “I love crisp whites dotted with pops of blues and natural green foliage. These colours have a crisp, contemporary feel.”

Taupe magnolia €18, glitter magnolia spray €15, white dog wood spray, €13, Hedgeroe Home

For the Christmas tree, Rebecca is swapping out the usual clusters of decorations for silk flowers, and lots of them. “I want something that is very natural looking, almost more flower than tree. Plus, I can re-use the flowers in other arrangements throughout the New Year.” Opt for a white and pearl palette of sprays of dogwood, white chrysanthemums and glass baubles or go all out with a Chinese New Year theme and decorate with huge red chrysanthemums, long red tassels and small starburst lights that look like fireworks going off.

Starburst lights, from €38, Hedgeroe Home

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In the dining room, let your glassware set the tone for celebrations. Glinting in candlelight, a mix of etched and coloured glassware is perfect for festive fizz, and delicate Champagne coupes are ideal for adding a touch of glamour. “We also have larger starburst lights that run on batteries and can be hung over your dining table for some Christmas sparkle”, says Rebecca. Finally, Rebecca laments the neglect of our outdoor spaces.

Grey loom cushion cover, €55, grey Ikat cushion cover, €65, grey Ikat patterned throw, €105, Star bench, €775, white frosted pine wreath, €195, Hedgeroe Home

After lounging out-of-doors through uncharacteristically warm summer, it feels wrong to suddenly shut ourselves in. Rebecca suggests adding a bench to a sheltered spot and accessorising with throws and cushions for a winter escape to enjoy a hot chocolate in.

Find Christmas decorations and timeless furniture at hedgeroe.com or in store. Featured image: Champagne coupe, €9, ribbed glass flute, €9, blue fern t-light, €12, all available from Hedgeroe Home.

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