Yes, it’s getting near that time of year again! Although the last 18 months have been somewhat of a blur, Christmas is a time I always look forward to. In my opinion, there’s no better excuse to get your home spruced up and looking festive. As a Sheffield based florist, my customers often ask me for advice and inspiration on how to decorate their homes at this time of year, especially their Christmas tables. So, I’ve put together a selection of my personal festive floral favourites!
A favourite of mine at this time of year is foliage such as spruce, pinecones, and berries. Whether they accompany other flowers, or they’re simply used on their own, festive foliage never fails to create a stunning centrepiece for Christmas tables. I love the natural, evergreen look that foliage brings, especially spruce, which just reminds me of winter.
If you’d prefer to keep it simple this Christmas, bringing a poinsettia into your home is a great way to add a festive floral feature. Typically bursting into flower at Christmas time, the poinsettia boasts cheery foliage in reds and greens, and has a distinct shape that many associate with Christmas. Poinsettias are the most popular houseplant in the UK at Christmas, with over 8 million sold every single year! Red varieties are the most popular during the festive season, but other colours, including white and pink, are grown too. No Christmas table is complete without at least one poinsettia!
As a colour traditionally associated with Christmas, red is a popular choice at this time of year. Although red roses are more commonly given at Valentine’s day and other romantic occasions such as anniversaries, I think they make a great addition to any festive Christmas table. I especially love red roses paired with seasonal green berries and foliage, or even subtle hints of gold-sprayed eucalyptus to give that seasonal sparkle. Reds, greens and golds look fantastic on any Christmas table, instantly creating that classic Christmas colour combination and bringing a festive feel to your home.
Festive Wreath Making Classes
Don’t forget that we also offer festive wreath making session at our Sheffield flower shop! To book, please call our Flower School on 0114 2664985. The sessions are priced at £50 per person, which includes all materials (you take your beautiful creations home with you), complementary tea, coffee & cake. Sessions do fill up quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.