Whether you do lunch or dinner, Christmas in South Africa is all about celebrating the festive season with family and friends. @home shares tips to get your home ready for a celebration.

Add wonder and joy to your home

It doesn’t need to take a lot of effort to create a Christmas wonderland in every room of your home. Set the right tone from the moment your guests arrive, with a welcoming natural wreath on your door or on a focus wall in your entrance foyer.

Add a touch of old-world charm to your existing decor with a few key elements of colour and texture. Think neutrals or whites with a hint of metallics like oxidised silver and some decadent velvets.

Candles and lights create a magical atmosphere while beautiful, dramatic blooms enhance the feeling of grandeur. Place fairy lights in glass vases and under cloches.

Celebrate your own traditions, and even make a few new ones as a family

The philosophy is to buy less but buy better and create longevity with sophisticated heirlooms and memories that can be passed on.

Buy a selection of unique glass baubles for your tree or table, each one an individual design sold separately making it easier to pick and choose the ones you love. Mix in white on white and touches of dusty pink for a sense of glow.

Set your table for a celebration

Alfresco dining and a touch of glam are perfect for a sunny South African celebration.

Natural table linens complement the beautifully simple and natural wreath on your door. Crystal glasses and touches of gold cutlery or crockery complete the look. Greenery adds texture, as do a few beautifully delicate tea lights.

Tip: Make sure you stock up on candles and sparklers (especially if you have little ones around) for Christmas Eve.

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A few @home products guaranteed to add ‘sparkle’ to your table…

Acacia wood serving board

Large bamboo bowl with Protea print

Romance dinner plate, side plate and cereal bowl

Molton gold champagne flute, hi-ball and wine glass

16pc cutlery set in matte gold

Birch and pink berry wreath

Votive glass holder

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