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So, what is your Christmas colour scheme this year?

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BlameItOnTheCuervo Sun 23-Sep-12 18:34:01

I think Im going to stick with red, white and green.

very rustic though.

CherryMonster Sun 23-Sep-12 19:48:20

not sure yet. last year was blue and silver, might do red and white this year, but need to paint my living room first.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 24-Sep-12 18:07:30

Different themes in different areas.
I've got white/clear/pearl/silver decorations
Traditional (not glass)
Mixed colour glass baubles for the tree, added to (and broken sad ) every year.

We move the colour scheme round every year .
But no pink, lime, turquoise 'modern fangled' shades.
And in my house, Christmas trees are green. Only green.

MirandaWest Mon 24-Sep-12 18:08:45

Mine is explosion of colours grin

yousankmybattleship Mon 24-Sep-12 18:10:22

Christmas colour scheme?


I was thinking of letting the children throw random shiny tut at the tree. Is that wrong?

Kinora Mon 24-Sep-12 18:11:40

You'd probably be horrified at my tree - anything and everything goes (except tinsle - I do have some standards). A mixture of colour and allsorts of baubles collected from holidays over the years. I absolutely love it.

I've scaled down the other decorations as the dc have gotten older.

TheHeirOfSlytherin Mon 24-Sep-12 18:13:22

Dh wants red and gold, but my living room is green and brown so I want just gold. The next catalogue has some nice gold decs. Need to have a look around for some more.

DoIDare Mon 24-Sep-12 18:15:20

No colours at all this year. Light and glass.

Am feeling minimal.

NervousAt20 Mon 24-Sep-12 18:16:15

Our tree will be classic multicolored and our table will be set out with red and gold

headfairy Mon 24-Sep-12 18:16:55

Blimey, people have Christmas colour schemes?

Sirzy Mon 24-Sep-12 18:17:18

You sank - that's my approach to!

Sirzy Mon 24-Sep-12 18:18:19

And those who have a different scheme each year do you buy new every year? What do you do with the old stuff?

snickers251 Mon 24-Sep-12 18:18:36

Same as every year, white tree with black and silver decs to match our front room!

Really want to change front room colours soon as would love a traditional red, green and gold Christmas grin

Shakey1500 Mon 24-Sep-12 18:19:14

Snap headfairy! Saw this on active convos. Christmas colour schemes??

I have been remiss!

Umm a bit of everything grin

<runs back to the safety of chat and AIBU> wink

headfairy Mon 24-Sep-12 18:23:35

I just pull out last years decorations and put them up again. But, but, but... as a little sewing practice on my new machine I have made a garland of denim stars from ds's old battered jeans, and put red buttons and little bells on them and was momentarily thinking they looked a bit Christmassy and should I cut up the rest of his jeans and make matching stars for the Christmas trees grin

LadySybildeChocolate Mon 24-Sep-12 18:26:39

Red and gold for the past 10 years. I have 2 rooms to decorate this year though, so I'm looking at all of your ideas so I can borrow one smile

onyx72 Mon 24-Sep-12 18:31:04

Wow. Christmas colour schemes? I have lived a sheltered life.

BlameItOnTheCuervo Mon 24-Sep-12 18:31:05

I love messy christmas trees, ds and I will be making paper chains, we also make saltdiough decorations.

BadRoly Mon 24-Sep-12 18:32:58

I love the idea of colour schemes but in reality we have a tree of tat lovingly collected over the years. But we like to think it is so bad it is good. And I'm a freak who LOVES tinsel...blush

BlameItOnTheCuervo Mon 24-Sep-12 18:33:07

Last year we moved house and dh left all my beautiful decorations at the old house, including the angel that was my great nans. I was not pleased.

LadySybildeChocolate Mon 24-Sep-12 18:33:53

sad I'm so sorry, Cuervo.

Squeegle Mon 24-Sep-12 18:35:11

Colour schemes for Christmas- extraordinary!

surfingluby Mon 24-Sep-12 18:37:20

My children decide as they make all the decorations and they decorate the tree! we also have hand me downs from my Nan & my Mum. Home made things and lots of memories on a real tree is what Christmas is all about in our house.......oh and fairy lights, loads of them smile
Can't wait, on count down it x

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 24-Sep-12 18:37:55

We have red white and green on the tree in the front room and the decorations match.

In the dining room with have silver and teal on tree and all decorations and table settings match.

Would quite like a change this year but don't have the time to redecorate.

ShowOfHands Mon 24-Sep-12 18:39:14

I like Traditional. We make most of our decorations so holly from the garden, dried oranges and cinnamon sticks, fircones, paperchains etc. We also do saltdough decorations and ginger cookies. I've been collecting traditional Christmas decorations, particularly Victorian for a couple of years now. I like my house to look like a scene out of Shirley Hughes' Lucy and Tom's Christmas.

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