Take the sophisticated lines and feminine hues of Chanel and vintage fashion and blend them into your festive decorations, think powder pinks, soft whites and subtle creams. Finishes should appear distressed but polished and good quality, think brushed cream metal chandeliers and aged glass lanterns. Always remember plenty of crystals, they bounce light around the room making even the smallest rooms appear bigger.
When it comes to fabrics and textures vintage glam is all about silk, voile and feathers. Hang silk bows around door knobs and along your banister, scatter faux fur and sequin embellished cushions together on a velvet couch. Use silk ribbons and hang dainty and distressed glass baubles from the ceiling, tinsel is a must but be sure to use soft pastel colours such as whites and pinks instead of golds so as to not over do the glam. For ultimate vintage glam, string layers of pearls over your chandelier. Fill vintage birdcages with glass baubles or tinsel.
Tiffany blue and Chanel pinks with a hint of cream work best and gold and silver tree ornaments will up the glam stakes whilst pale pinks will create the vintage feel.
Entwine powder pink roses around a fresh wreath with mistletoe and snow spray whilst draping pearls on the tree and vintage brooches hung from each branch, you can also tie some lace bows on the tree too. Table lamps should be crystal based so to ooze glam whilst shades work best in faux silk and vintage looking with a classic fringe. Keep settees and arm chairs feminine yet sexy by choosing curved lines in rich velvet and purple and blue hues.
There should be lots of feathers, think Jean Harlow’s feathered boudoir
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