The most wonderful time of the year is upon us – and there is no better setting for a festive celebration than a Hamptons-style home.
With large outdoor spaces, open-plan living areas and cosy kitchens, Hamptons homes are built for entertaining.
Read on to discover how to turn your Hamptons-style home into the perfect place for a Christmas celebration with our top décor tips for the holiday season.
A coastal-inspired Christmas
While our European friends might turn their homes into a winter wonderland, the Australian climate is better suited to a coastal Christmas.
There’s no reason your festive décor can’t be in keeping with the Hamptons-style touches you favour year-round. Rather than clashing by choosing Christmassy reds and golds, consider festive touches in a coastal colour palette. Blue-and-white decorations exude a sense of elegance and pair perfectly with more traditional silver touches.
Favourite pieces include white strings of fairy lights, charming blue decorations in festive shapes (think stars, trees and baubles) and paired-back wreaths crafted from pale wood. Coastal-inspired baubles are also a fun touch – look out for shell shapes you can hang on your tree or scatter throughout the home.
Al fresco celebrations
Christmas in Australia means warm weather – the perfect excuse to use your outdoor spaces. Turn your veranda or backyard into a festive wonderland by adding twinkling lights and cosy nooks to sit with a Christmas tipple or two.
Throw open the doors and allow your indoor living areas to flow into the outside. Hamptons-style kitchens are vast and airy, ideal for entertaining – but the real magic happens outdoors. Consider setting up a bar area inside, then cooking outdoors on the BBQ. This allows guests to flow between inside and out and really maximises the use of your seamless Hamptons-style living spaces.
Make your tree the centrepiece
Hamptons-style homes are renowned for their spacious, airy rooms. If you’re lucky enough to benefit from high ceilings and a large, open-plan living area, consider making a Christmas tree your holiday centrepiece.
Bigger is better – fill the room with festive joy by choosing a large tree that really demonstrates your home’s spaciousness. Decorate the tree with baubles that match the rest of your décor. Alongside choosing decorations in coastal blues and whites, you could add nautical-themed pieces such as seahorses, shells and anchors.
Fill your home with the scents of Christmas
Smell is a very powerful sense and can immediately help us feel festive. Dot scented candles throughout your home to create a cosy feeling that’s only amplified by the soft flicker of light.
By choosing scents such as cinnamon, clove and citrus, you’ll immediate evoke a sense of festive nostalgia. Pick candles in soft colours that are in keeping with the rest of your Hamptons-style décor. You could even consider displaying your candles in ornate silver holders for an added touch of festive sparkle.
The team at Hampton Homes Australia is here to help you create your dream Hamptons-style home, no matter the season. To discuss your vision, get in touch today.