Winter wonderland or decorating disaster? Stars' Christmas decorations rated
AFTER a year of doom and gloom, some of our favourite celebrities have taken their festive decorations to dazzling new heights.
Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon adorned her home’s front entrance with a white bauble archway.
Meanwhile, Our Girl actress Michelle Keegan went all out with human-size Nutcracker figurines at her place this Christmas.
But there is a fine line between creating a winter wonderland and a decorating disaster.
Here, Siobhan O’Connor reveals the stars on the naughty and nice lists, while interior designer Faye Robinson-Hey gives her festive verdict.
Stacey & Joe — 9
SNOW WHITE: TV favourite Stacey Solomon, 31, is famous for her front-door displays – and this theme had us all dreaming of a white Christmas.
The presenter’s front door, shared with partner Joe Swash, 38, shows us how to pull off an extravagant display – the key being different sized and shaped trinkets.
Faye says: “This is picture-perfect. The neutral tones create a Scandinavian theme, which has been a popular trend this year.
“And their co-ordinating family knitwear complements the scheme, creating the ultimate Christmas card.”
A festive thumbs-up from us.
Amanda Holden — 8.5
LUST CHRISTMAS: Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda, 49, is never short of glitz and glamour.
So it is no surprise her tree wins first place for opulence.
With a peacock sitting on top of this modern tree, it definitely stands out from the rest.
Faye says: “Amanda loves jewel tones and has made her festive tree look decadent and glam.
“She’s given Christmas a modern twist.
“Colour themes that are not traditional can sometimes be tricky to pull off, but with plenty of gold touches, she has made green and blue look sensationally sophisticated.”
Michelle & Mark — 8
REAL CRACKER: Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright got their festive show on the road back in early November – spending a whopping £2,000 on their grand entrance.
Sticking with a classic combo of red, green and gold means the couple managed to nail the Nutcracker theme.
Faye says: “Michelle has pulled out all the stops for her Christmas-themed entrance, complete with a co-ordinated hallway tree.
“It’s traditional but fun with classic red accents, lollipops and oversized nutcracker characters to welcome guests at the doorway with Christmas cheer.”
Jacqueline Jossa — 7
TRADITIONAL TIDINGS: Former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa, 28, and hubby Dan Osborne prove that sometimes less is more.
Traditional tree ornaments, with berries and holly, can create a festive feel without going overboard.
Faye says: “Jac has nailed a classic Christmas without having too much mess to clean up come the new year.
“Red berries and greenery give a homely feel, which is easy to recreate.
“The matching pyjamas is a winning touch, too.”
Katie Price — 5
CHRIST-MESSY: While most stick to a theme, former glamour model Katie, 42, decided to go rogue this year.
The faux snow tree has random decs including a family-size Cadbury’s chocolate bar balanced on the branches.
Faye says: “It’s not quite right but Katie’s tree is not awful.
“The blue lights give it a cold feel, while the hot pink, oversized baubles are not a winning colour clash. Where are the rest of them? Why only two?
“It looks as if not much thought has gone into this, with random placements.
“Unimaginative and a bit lacklustre.”
Georgia & Tommy — 4
A PINK ESSEXMAS: Instead of a luscious green Christmas, Towie faves Georgia Kousoulou and her beau Tommy Mallet have decided to think pink.
But their sugary sweet tree is enough to give us a toothache.
Faye says: “A white tree, blush feathers, all- pink decorations and a pink sparkly swan make this very girly. It’s cute, but only if you’re a child.
“Having just too many colours makes it look busy, messy and artificial.
“I do love pink, but this is a bit much even for me.”
Jodie Marsh — 3
FROSTY RECEPTION: Looks like it’s a blue Christmas for model Jodie, 41, who decided to match her festive tree to her hair.
Paired with a white tree, the whole scene looks icy rather than cosy and warm.
Faye says: “This artificial blue tree looks dated, cold and a little bit tacky. It’s a bold colour scheme that she has matched with her outfit and blue hair but it is not very flattering or homely.
“She has a hanging owl, which might be a nod to Harry Potter but it’s far from magical.”
Gigi & Zayn — 1
STOP CRIMBO CATASTROPHE: They might be fans of Rudolph but this is just a step too far for new parents Gigi Hadid, 25, and Zayn Malik, 27.
Red mood lighting, a glowing white tree and piles of boxes look more like a nightmare.
Faye says: “This is more red light district than seasonal.
“The lighting is harsh and the red fairy lights are just a bit naff.
“There’s a lot going on, making it all look rather cluttered.”
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