4 creative holiday gift wrapping ideas
A little old-fashioned, a little modern and a lot of style. Lace-like details give style and food editor Tara Ballantyne’s packages a handmade feel, while hits of neon keep the look contemporary and fun – perfect for a season that both embraces tradition and celebrates new endeavours. 1 Neon lights The graphic mix of neon ribbon, matte black paper and embroidered details is Tara’s nod to modern Scandinavian design. 2 Lacey touch A doily layered over solid paper creates a darling lace effect on Tara’s parcels. 3 In stitches Subtle crossstitching lends gift tags and wrap a festive homespun touch. 4 Connect the dots Polka dots are sweet and celebratory, even in black and white. Neon ribbon adds an edgy feel.
The combination of dusty rose and dove grey brings a sense of youthfulness to these Christmas presents that’s sweet but not saccharine. Senior style editor Ann Marie Favotskilfully combined patterned papers, string and stickers to create a fun, fresh take on holiday gift wrapping. 1 Wheels of fortune Pinwheels crafted out of patterned papers are delightful present toppers and a twist on the ubiquitous bow. 2 Pattern play Multiple patterns on one gift feels harmonious because of the small-scale prints in subdued hues. 3 Wrap star Ribbon wrapped in a unique way creates decorative interest on basic paper parcels. 4 Playing tag Bits of patterned paper cut into flower shapes make fashionable gift tags.
True to her happy-go-lucky style, design assistant Morgan Lindsay created a colourful array of wrapped presentsthat are guaranteed to put a smile on the recipients’ faces. 1 All that glitters A shimmering colour-blocked design was crafted by lining up pieces of double-sided tape, each covered in a different hue of glitter. 2 Colour pop Perfect for kids or young-at-heart types, the spectrum of hues pops against basic brown kraft paper. 3 Dotted line Morgan used a large hole punch to make a ton of coloured dots out of card stock. Whether forming a rainbow stripe or a polka dot pattern, the effect is equally playful. 4 Sparkles and stripes The glitter and double-sided tape technique was used to fashion classic stripes in a technicolour palette.
To create this sparkling dipped effect, Morgan used double-sided tape and multicoloured glitter.
Always one to bring on the glamour, design editor Jessica Waksgave her gifts a decorator’s touch. Her signature graphic palette of black and white with hits of gold is sophisticated and a perfect match for the dazzle of the holidays. 1 Buttons & bows A sophisticated black and white cameo button makes for an unexpectedly luxe present topper. 2 Seeing spots Jessica used a black Sharpie marker to draw spots on white paper. The look is reminiscent of her favourite wallpaper, Thibaut’s Tanzania. 3 Rose gold A rosette stamp applied to gold card stock lends this gift baroque flair. 4 Black beauty Shiny black ribbon creates a bold contrast to solid gold gift wrap. The gold and onyx brooch kicks up the glam.
Bold charcoal grey stripes make an unmistakable statement
Update your space with one of these 12 bold decor ideas.
Feel like giving your space an update? We've put together our best 12 bold ideas for waking up your space with paint, wallpaper and fabric.
Fill a blank wall with painted canvases in a variety of sizes and colours. This punchy palette was inspired by the Suzani-style rug.
Make a chic cabana-like statement with bold charcoal grey awning stripes on a white wall. Feminine accessories and touches of coral in the painting and stool fabric add softness to the look.
Refresh a bland staircase with a runner in a can’t-miss-it colour. A coordinating stripe atop the baseboard frames the stairs and draws the eye upward.
Put a new spin on an old frame with high-gloss lacquer that highlights its intricate design.
Run a piece of wallpaper down the inside of painted cabinet doors to create a crisp striped effect that’s hidden when the doors are closed.
Choose a vibrant print to create a feature wall – now is not the time to be timid. the repetition of blue makes this vignette cohesive, even when wild florals are paired with streamlined stripes.
Use wallpaper remnants to cover the insides of a chest’s drawers – it’s a cool, coordinated look for a bathroom or bedroom.
Unify a grouping of books by making custom covers from wallpaper scraps. To elevate the finished look, stick with a single colour theme.
Use paint to customize a black and white fabric. With just a few brush strokes of blue, mauve and chartreuse, this stark print becomes a pastel piece of art that suits the room’s soft palette.
Go extra grand with scale for a look that’s straight out of a European boutique hotel. As an added bonus, the height means you won’t need to place artwork over the bed.
Change up your table setting by dip-dyeing a white tablecloth and napkins to create a sunset-like ombre? effect.
Dig through your scrap bag and pull out enough remnants to make a cute bunting. Using one fabric creates a calm, unified look, while mismatched pieces offer eclectic charm.
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Style at Home's talented design team puts their own unique spin on IKEA's VITTSJÖ nesting-style coffee table with three personality-packed rooms to match.
Discover how all three looks came together and how you can create the same look in your home.
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