With only a couple more weeks left before Christmas, it’s time to take out the holiday trimmings and start decorating. Are you going for the red-and-gold combination again this year? Or are you considering decking the halls with blue and silver décor?
Here’s another idea: bring Christmas from different parts of the globe into your home.
SM Home, with its more than 500-holiday ornaments on offer, takes inspiration from the merry elements and bright ideas of Christmas celebrations and traditions around the world.
A typical celebration of Christmas Day in America mixes Irish, Austrian, Italian, Polish, and Belgian traditions into something that is its own.
An all-American classic captures the homey warmth of the holidays—with rich reds and wintry whites that never go out of style. Meanwhile, a touch of silver adds sophistication, while green suggests fresh pine.
Yule logs made out of Cherry Wood are often burned in French homes and is sprinkled with red wine to give it an exquisite aroma when it is burning. This comes from an ancient tradition in which farmers would use part of the log to ensure good luck for next year’s harvest.
To bring a Parisian glow and warmth of Christmas to your home, opt for a shimmering palette of gold and silver, with a touch of antique brass and champagne.
Lapland in Finland is a popular bucket list destination among those searching for the Northern Lights. The awe-inspiring sight sometimes develop a riot of colors: green interspersed with waves of red, blue, and violet dancing across the sky.
To achieve that Northern Lights dazzle, light up your Christmas tree with an aurora borealis-like glow and add a wave of aqua for that wintry feel.
Not all Christmases are white, and if you live in the tropics, like here in the Philippines, all is merry, sunny, and bright.
For a truly tropical holiday, decorate with favorite summer dessert ornaments—cupcakes, ice cream, and doughnuts—in pretty pastels such as baby blue, creamsicle, cotton candy, and chartreuse.
The latest Christmas Décor collection is available at the SM Home section in all SM Stores. For more choices, visit the largest Christmas Décor Display at the SM Home section in SM Makati and SM Aura Premier.
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