Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • Trends: Christmas Décor

    There is no other time in the year to litter your home with reds, greens and snow. So make the most of this small festive period and be ready for when it hits! Decorate your home in the most wild and wonderful way with as many accessories as you can muster and always add more sparkles.

    Tree Etiquette

    The centre piece of every home should be a tree, assuming you are celebrating Christmas, and it truly needs to be celebratory. There is nothing worse than a half done, half tired tree, so add your own personal flare to your holidays with a few home-made pieces. Most importantly there has to be something edible, maybe it isn’t the classiest decoration but it adds a sort of innocence to the tree. Even if you don’t have little ones to hunt for it, you can still create a traditional, personal feel to your tree with a few gingerbread men or any shape they happen to come out as!

    Some of our beautiful Christmas accessories! Some of our beautiful Christmas accessories!

    Obviously for those going for that glamorous, Vogue Christmas, you’ll be tempted to steer away from the personal touches and go for the classic store bought silver or gold to make your tree festive enough to blind someone. Although this look can be stunning, it has been played out and anyone is able to achieve it, why not test yourself this year? Try your hand at creating a wow factor that is individual and unique, mix things up with one off decorations and a colour scheme to blend with your interior or even your wrapping paper if you want to create a spectacular Christmas scene!

    Christmas Scene Christmas Scene

    Big Things, Small Packages

    As important as the trees are the gifts check out our We Heart It account for some wrapping ideas (link below). As always, we love the personal touches and hope to bring that into the presentation of our presents. Get creative and use rustic paper with a homemade wreath to give a very festive and traditional vibe.

    Check out this beautiful wrapping at "the culture trip"! Check out this beautiful wrapping at "the culture trip"!

    There are lots of individual ideas to be found online with several interesting guides tailored to each individual, even blackboard wrapping, so take a look around and make your something special extra special.

    Merry Christmas

    At the end of it all it only matters how much fun you have this year, and if that involves a bare tree and a few Christmas cards then who can say you’re wrong? Make sure to enjoy yourselves and embrace the spirit that brings people together this time of year!

    And a happy new year! Fern xx

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  • Saying Goodbye to Autumn

    Seeing the trees bare and feeling the bitter chill of the morning frost has shocked us out of Autumn and straight into winter, although we have a few weeks before we fully enter the season it isn’t hard to feel its presence in the iced over cars and your breath floating in the air. Whatever the weather, it is time to start preparing for the winter to come, but most importantly saying farewell to the Autumn of 2016.

    Bye-bye Autumn Bye-bye Autumn

    Goodbye Halloween

    It has been an exciting autumn for us at Crown French Furniture with a vast increase in our collections, see our Halloween blog “Carving Pumpkins” for a few of our additions! Not only this but we have begun our Christmas celebrations, we have to start early to ensure we can have everything available to our customers before it’s mid-December and everyone’s in a Christmasy panic.

    Some of our beautiful Christmas accessories! Some of our beautiful Christmas accessories!

    Is it out with the autumnal colours though? I don’t think so, the Winter colour schemes are fairly simple and can be created in small additions, such as adding pale white candles to give a cooler atmosphere, and so the autumnal colour scheme can live on within this, besides, it would be a shame to move on from such a beautiful season so abruptly.

    autumnal bed Our Sophia bed with an autumnal theme

    Goodbye Foliage

    As always we lose a great deal of the greenery around this time of year and although we do get to see the spectacular colours of the leaves and the trees we are left with bare trunks and lonely looking branches. The colours of our towns and cities change dramatically and we are often without greens, our winter nights have a cold and moody backdrop, which is not always a bad thing! It’s all part of the changing seasons, but for now, enjoy the multitude of colours and the brightness of the streets!

    May be seeing more of these fox-gloves in the coming months! May be seeing more of these fox-gloves in the coming months!

    Hello Snow!

    There’s way too much to be happy about in the Winter time to spend time missing Autumn, but at the end of it all, it has been a spectacular season and hopefully we can bring the same delight to our customers in the coming months!

    Looking forward to this ... fingers crossed. Looking forward to this ... fingers crossed.

    Watch this space! Fern xx

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  • Feeling Floral

    Who said the colder months couldn’t be floral? We’re pretty sure it was boring people because no matter what the weather, floral features and décor are a win. Sometimes it takes a little bravery to make your home such a warm atmosphere when the weather outside strongly disagrees with your intentions, but why not? Flowers are such a strong decorating tool and it seems a shame not to include them 4 months out of the year …

    Feeling Floral 1 Colour schemes can be created and manipulated with floral displays.

    Fake it

    Obviously, we can’t all fill our homes with Hellebores (a.k.a. the Christmas rose) or the later blooming snowdrop, but the quality of fake flowers has risen drastically in recent years as they have become a beautiful interior accessory. The practicality of fake flowers is astounding! You can match your colour scheme any time of the year, good news for those with warm tones wishing to accessorise in the colder months.

    Feeling Floral 4 Feeling really in the spirit? frosted mistletoe is a must have!

    … and they don’t smell, we know there are a lot of people who don’t love some of the stronger smelling flowers, a common one being the lily. Personally, I love the smell and they live fairly well indoors so they have to be a favourite of mine, but you can’t please everyone … nice try lilies.

    Feeling Floral 5 Sticking with Winter flowers, fake snowdrops can look super festive.

    If you are able to get a few fresh flowers that work with your room, then that is brilliant! But unfortunately, this likely won’t be the case throughout the year and at some point, you will need to cheat nature.

    Feeling Floral 3 Fake Roses for a Summery floral vibe.

    Feature walls

    Some of the best feature walls are those with quirky and unique wall-papers and what better way to bring the natural beauty of flowers into your home! You can’t go wrong with a classy floral wall-paper, it has been tried and tested and will always hold a place as a perfect pattern for your walls. It breaks the monotonous nature of the indoors and adds this sense of freedom that comes with more floral décors.

    Some Wintry floral wallpaper from Laura Ashley Some Wintry floral wallpaper from Laura Ashley

    The Real Deal

    Nothing quite compares to living growing plants, and although they can become expensive to care for and replenish when they inevitably fade away they are exquisite and can completely change the atmosphere in a room! As mentioned before, at this time of year there aren’t too many bright and colourful flowers and that tends to be what drives people away from the floral look in the winter time but if you have an interior that blends well with cool colours then we insist you take a look at some floral ideas to add to your home.

    Real floral displays can be crafted beautifully and exude natural atmospheres. Real floral displays can be crafted beautifully and exude natural atmospheres. Taken from Green & Gorgeous' blog.

    Fern xx

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