Mix gold and copper with a bit of plant

Very luxurious, lovely and warm

If you are looking for inspiration to stray from the traditional December style, then make the most of gold and copper for some festive cheer!

Christmas orchids on thejoyofplants.co.uk

December has a heart of gold

When using gold and coppper colours, the trick is not to overdo it. A Schlumbergera, also known as the Christmas cactus only flowers at the end of the year, so December is the ideal time to make the most of this plant. Potting it in a shiny planter keeps it festive and modern. The same applies to the quintet on the top shelf in this image. To recreate this look, mix horizontal layers of black, gold and green with lovely red, pink and pinky brown Phalaenopsis orchids.