Choosing Your Christmas Colours


choosing your christmas colours

Summer Hill Garden Centre – Choosing Your Christmas Colours 

Christmas is such a magical time of the year. The anticipation, the build-up, planning surprises for loved ones and then the big day itself. What’s not to love?
I start planning in August choosing the perfect colours for decorations and planning which rooms they’d look best in.
I have been going to Summer Hill for the last 12 years their Christmas team, have always put on an out of this world display of different themes to give you inspiration by helping you to visualise how combinations of decorations will look at home.  (this is very important as everyone will be taking note of your tree).

Candy Cane Christmas

Choosing Your Christmas Colours-Candy Cane ChristmasLove this family fun look for Christmas, the Candy Cames come in different sizes, that suits every tree. This is a simple look that is easy to do. You can place them around your home, just by putting them into a vase with some lights.

Pretty Unicorn Christmas.

Choosing Your Christmas Colour-Pretty unicorn christmas

What girl, would not love this look at Christmas? Pinks, Purples, Creams, that complement one another and would make any home look pretty this Christmas. From Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Feather, to tree ornaments including Unicorns. (I would love to do pinks, but my hubby would not be pleased lol).

A Timeless Christmas

Choosing Your Christmas Colours-A Timeless ChristmasAn all-time classic theme with gold, red, orange and green tones which are both bright and tasteful. Everything from traditional red and gold ribbon to everyone’s favourites – robins and golden bells. Santa ornaments and not forgetting the traditional angel or star to top off the tree. With a traditional Christmas Poinsettia.

 Gold & Silver To Shine Christmas 

Choosing Your Christmas Colours-Gold & Silver To Shine ChristmasGold and silver glitter contrasted against deep blacks to show off the classy but decadent side of Christmas. Try using some GLITTER ribbon instead of tinsel to finish the tree off. Everyone loves a sparkling Christmas!

A Posh Christmas 

Choosing Your Christmas Colours-A Posh Christmas.Makes a real statement this Christmas, this theme is hard to beat. The rich burgundy, gold and cream shades of these sumptuous decorations are equally perfect for trees, wreaths or garlands. A tree finished with some gorgeous burgundy and gold roses has a striking, regal impact. (I’M LOVING THE SILVER CROWNS YOU CAN USE AS A TOPPER OR GET AT LEAST SIX OF THEM AND PLACE INTO THE TREE)

Let It Snow This Christmas 

Choosing Your Christmas Colours - Let It Snow Christmas

Let it snow this Christmas, using the cool blues and whites of this theme will evoke chilly nights by the fire. This theme really brings a little outdoors indoors. With glitter snowflakes, glass ornaments. Using Reindeers ornaments in this theme as they are really on trend. (TKMAXX HAVE SOME AMAZING REINDEERS SERVING DISHES IN STORE) it’s sure to get anyone in the festive mood.

Choosing Your Christmas Colours-steam train

Contact Information Of Summer Hill

You could spend hours walking around Summer Hill Garden Centre. Their Christmas Team have worked so hard, to make sure their Christmas shop was open by the end of August. Every year they create new themes. Make sure you take a selfie of yourself at the different photo spots around Summer Hill Garden Centre.
Summerhill Garden Centre,
Pipps Hill Road North,
Arterial Road,
CM11 2UJ
By Phone
 01268 280699


Alton Gardening Centre-Choosing Your Christmas Colours

Altons Gardening Centre opened their Christmas displays on the 6 October 2018. I use to take my Twins every Year to see Alton’s Santa. Altons have stepped it up this year and have got some beautiful decorations and themes around the whole Garden Centre. As soon as you step through the doors you in a Christmas Dream.

Santa’s Red Christmas

Choosing Your Christmas Colours-Santa's Red ChristmasWhen you think of Christmas you will always think of the colour red. It’s a very traditional colour, of Christmas and Santa. I think their tree looks lovely with mostly everything red with just a hint of Gold. The Santa’s are great and you can place them around the house.  

It’s A White Christmas

Choosing Your Christmas Colours-it's A White ChristmasThis is my colour of chose for Christmas, I just the simply bust fresh look when you do your tree all white. I never get bored of white. You can always add another colour if you wanted a change.

Dream Christmas

Choosing Your Christmas Colours-Dream Christmas

How beautiful are these tree’s in the above picture? It’s liked you are in a dream filled with, flowers, butterflies, bows and more. See how you can use one colour in your chosen theme, to create contrast all you need is to use different shades of colour ie: the pink and purple.

Christmas Table Idea’s

Choosing Your Christmas Colours - Christmas Table IdeasDo You ever get stuck for Christmas table ideas?  This table tree looks stunning you can place in the middle of the table and add your chosen colours with lights. Make sure you continue your theme to the rest of your table ie: Table Cloth, Napkins, Crackers and so on.

Contact Information For Alton’s Garden Centre

Alton Garden Centre Ltd
Arterial Road
SS12 9JG
By Phone
01268 726421
I hope you enjoyed reading my post on Choosing Your Christmas Colours. You may like to read my Post on My Top 5 Beauty Advent Calendars-Christmas 2018. 


Love Life Lavish XXX.






  1. AMBER
    October 31, 2018 / 5:55 am

    Was waiting for this!!! Love the pics Kelly, I think Summerhill is the best garden centre or even department store for decorations, lights & inspiration! We purchased all new external lights from there last year & they were so helpful. I think my fav trees this year (from your pics as I haven’t been yet!) are the candy cane tress! XX

      October 31, 2018 / 8:21 am

      Hi honey hope you are well I know it’s Halloween but Christmas is just round the corner and a lot of my friends always leave it late so it’s a little boot up the backside lol
      You know me I love the gold and silver but would never to do as it would clash with my house 😱 xx

  2. October 31, 2018 / 6:52 am

    Oh my goodness!!! So many beautiful choices! 😍😍😍 Im thinking I should have started planning a lot earlier. Our decorating for Christmas is pretty eclectic, with two kids. But I’m going to do “Posh Christmas” tree in my meditation room…I just love the idea! Thank you for the inspiration!!

      October 31, 2018 / 7:23 am

      I know it’s a Christmas over load xx

  3. October 31, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Such a beautiful post, Kelly! I have so much inspiration now and even though it’s Halloween you made me look forward a little bit to Christmas… x

      October 31, 2018 / 8:18 am

      Hi lovely thank you for commenting it’s a Christmas over load but I love it xx

  4. October 31, 2018 / 8:23 am

    Dream Christmas is so pretty. Lovely photos of all the displays Kelly 💕

      October 31, 2018 / 8:24 am

      Hi honey
      I love the dream Christmas as well but Kevin would kill me lol xx

  5. October 31, 2018 / 8:44 am

    oh my goodness I’m starting to feel festive now! love your photos, and I love the thought you put into your Christmas decorations. I might put a bit more thought into mine this year instead of busting out the ancient tree and hand-me-down decs I’ve always used. Thank you for the inspiration ❤️

      October 31, 2018 / 8:52 am

      Hi lovely my tree is 17 years old but just put so much on the tree it looks like the tree has throw up Christmas xx

  6. October 31, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    Looking at these pictures puts everyone in a festive mood! I’ve always been a fan of the white Christmas decor. The unicorn ones look so cute too!

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