[AD] How much attention do you pay to your curtains at Christmas? Here at Fresh Design Blog, we’ve teamed up with The Mill Shop who’ve put together this festive read.
At The Mill Shop we wholeheartedly embrace the festive season. There is something so wholesome and heartwarming about the whole run-up to Christmas. From 1st December we have an excited spring in our step and a child-like anticipation of the festivities that we know are just around the corner.
From gathering with dearly-loved friends and family, listening to Christmas carols, filling your house with delicious aromas from baking gingerbread houses and of course our favourite – decking the halls with boughs of holly… or our festive curtain range.
When we think about Christmas decor, we think of a symphony of reds, greens and golds. Luckily at The Mill Shop, we’re proud to stock all of these colours in our curtains and cushions collections.
While we revel in decorating our homes to the max at Christmas, we also love the subtle touches of festive cheer in the months preceding the holiday season. We feel that this can be encapsulated through artful decor like curtains, cushions and throws.
Ever wondered about how a pair of Christmas curtains can turn your home into an enchanting winter wonderland? It’s Christmas Eve – the scent of mulled wine wafts through the house as snowflakes gently kiss the windowpane. You’re cosied up on the sofa, warmed by both the crackling fire and the anticipation for Santa’s arrival.
The tree is glistening in one corner while, across the room, stunning and soft curtains frame frosty windows. They whisper stories of joyous carols, hearty laughs and unforgettable moments shared under mistletoe.
Here, we’re showcasing some of our favourite curtains along with valuable tips on how to style them for a truly authentic festive affair.
Creating a kitchen wonderland
Curtains aren’t merely window coverings; they’re key elements that tie together all aspects of room decor, especially during festivities like Christmas when every detail counts. They give life to windows while creating an inviting atmosphere.
A well-chosen set of curtains is capable enough to dictate the mood within a room. Having stunning colours hanging from your windows can turn even gloomy days bright and cheerful.
The stunning Brick Red Voile Tied Blinds are perfect for creating a kitchen window display that gives off an air of Christmas ambience. Imagine these above a snowman-shaped biscuit tin, a spiced apple-scented candle and your cherished Santa ornament. It’s a traditional scene that brings a feeling of cosiness into your home.
Style with the Chelsea Checked Kitchen Tablecloth (pictured above). It’s akin to a scene plucked straight out of your favourite Hallmark Christmas movie. Cue the hot chocolate-making, mistletoe-kissing and cookie-crunching.
You can also incorporate tea towels adorned with Christmas characters, festive mugs, holiday themed aprons and decorative serving platters – these small items can make a big difference.
If the sight of our exquisite checked tablecloth has transported you into a plaid-inspired daydream, and you can’t shake the notion of enhancing your living room window with something equally captivating, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Introducing our stunning Warrington Faux Wool Lined Blackout Eyelet Curtains (featured below).
The material exudes opulence, it is so luxurious and gives a really cosy feel to a room. We love these curtains with cream sofas, red cushions, oversized plush rugs and a selection of snuggly Christmas throws. Ideal for wrapping up warm in front of an open fire, listening to your favourite Christmas carols, sipping mulled wine… just mind the sofa!
While exploring the plethora of curtain options available at The Mill Shop, it’s crucial to consider how each style will complement your existing decor. For instance, pencil pleat curtains might lend an air of casual elegance to rustic interiors while luxurious velvet curtains could be perfect for adding a touch of glamour.
Embrace the warmth with detailed door curtains
“The weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful…” We must admit we’re fond of a good Christmas carol here at The Mill Shop. So, keep that precious warmth in with a beautifully detailed door curtain.
Door curtains are the perfect way of stopping heat from escaping your room. The stunning Elanie Metallic Door Curtain is an ideal way of infusing some festive merriment into your home. Red and gold is a match made in heaven. Not only does it scream Christmas, it’s a regal pairing that evokes feelings of richness, warmth and invitation. They go perfectly with gold accessories, richly-hued furniture and fresh walls. This curtain has been designed to effortlessly suit both modern and traditional-style rooms.
The magic of gold curtains
Continuing with the golden ambience we’ve begun to create in your home, if you’d like a more subtle touch of the holiday spirit that can endure throughout the seasons of 2024, explore our collection of gold curtains. Our top pick is:
Our Buckingham Gold Pencil Pleat Curtains will see you giving your neighbours a regal wave in the mornings. With a significant nod towards our favourite show Bridgerton and a curtsy to those of us who love a little bit of luxury in our homes, these gold curtains wouldn’t be out of place in a stately manor.
Especially with the addition of the Buckingham metallic pelmet which perfectly ties this look together. Can you picture these curtains being the backdrop behind your 6-foot fir tree adorned with traditional decorations each with their own cherished story from a time gone by?
At The Mill Shop there’s a range of stunning gold cushions, including the matching Buckingham metallic filled cushions in gold. If you’ve got a Chesterfield chair, these are a must-have to create a show-stopping interior design moment that will see all of your guests ‘gold’ with envy.
Sun can be scarce in the winter months so we want to invite as much of it into our homes as possible. The Selina sequin voiles are the perfect way of doing this. A touch of sparkle is perfect for the Christmas season but can easily look stunning all year round. Also, imagine looking at twinkling Christmas lights through these on a cold December evening. Magical.
Green and white: the colours of Christmas
What other colours spring to mind when you think about Christmas? For us, it’s undoubtedly the deep greens of Christmas trees and the bright white of freshly-fallen snow. At The Mill Shop, we stock both green and white curtains, so let’s explore how you can create a Christmas window display to be proud of.
If you’ve opted for green as your base colour, the Green Woven Blackout Eyelet Curtains are a simple, cost-effective and fantastic option. Use plenty of gold tinsel as tiebacks, especially if your curtains are dress curtains that don’t require frequent opening and closing each day. Twine battery-operated fairy lights around your curtain pole – again consider if you need to be able to easily open and close your curtains. Use Christmas window stickers to spread festive cheer within your home and to passersby.
This look can also be achieved with the White Canterbury Chenille Lined Blackout Eyelet Curtains which will create a fresh and modern look to any room year-round. If opting for a white backdrop for your festive window display, we recommend incorporating red tinsel or ribbon and coloured fairy lights.
Modern spirit: unconventional Christmas decor
Christmas decor has traditionally embraced classic colours like red, green and gold. However, in recent years, we’ve observed interior designers infusing a touch of modernity and creativity into the Christmas decor landscape.
We now see black trees adorned with oversized silver baubles, or pink trees adorned with white feathers and touches of sparkle – the possibilities are boundless. If your Christmas decor showcases your playful, imaginative and creative personality with the use of modern and unique decorations, rest assured that we have the curtains to match.
From Barbie pink to vibrant ochre and bold blue, there’s something to suit all styles. Christmas is the season to let the maximalist inside of you shine. Allow yourself to create a home with new wonders behind every door.
At The Mill Shop, we really hope this post has inspired you to revamp your curtains in time for Christmas and transform your home into a festive haven. For more information and inspiration from our exceptional team, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01623 445480. We’re here to assist with all of your interior design, Christmas decorating and curtain enquiries.0