Every home has a different rule on when to take down the Christmas decorations. At Neptune, we’re more in the camp of gradually reducing them so you don’t go from all to nothing, instead gradually transitioning out of all things festive. This way of thinking works well for creating some difference between a Christmas Day dining table and a New Year’s Eve scheme.
While Christmas spirit is still alive and kicking on the 31st, now is a time for celebrating the year that has been and is about to be gone. So, tone down your decorations, keeping to a few motifs and the odd bit of sparkle.
In our New Year’s dining room pictured, we chose to keep our understated pine garland for the table’s centrepiece, but swapped the starry Hazlitt fairy lights for the beaded Goring ones – a subtle difference that means there’s still a sense of magic but without the festive-shaped motif.