Enjoy a refreshingly calm festive season with these natural Christmas decorating ideas…

Christmas decorating trends have ranged from the traditional red, green and gold to softer neutral colours, but, according to Decorex Africa design experts, this year’s trend is inspired by nature.

Since we celebrate Christmas in summer, this look works wonderfully for an outdoorsy South African festive season. Here are some natural Christmas decorating ideas to inspire you:

Set a beautiful grazing table

“Grazing table settings are the next big thing,” says Carol Weaving, Decorex Africa managing director of Reed Exhibitions.

“Think untreated wooden tables with a natural tone hessian table runner. These settings incorporate platters, cheeses, fruits and other foodie delights, creating a visually striking table setting for the whole family to enjoy.”

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