Learn how to incorporate rich colour into your holiday decorating this season

Mosaic Homes teamed up with Karin Bohn of House of Bohn to create a holiday decor theme for their Victoria Burke Mountain series model home. Together, they’ve created a decor palette that’s completely on trend, slightly vintage-inspired, eclectic and very glamorous.

While white-on-white-on-white is classic and timeless when it comes to interior design and holiday decor, colour is back in a big way and the team wanted to decorate the Burke Mountain home in rich tones, luxe materials and deep hues that give a nod to a shimmering upscale bohemian affair.

The palette begins with dark emerald-blue-greens, dusty rose tones and sparkling copper and gold. They transformed the kitchen, dining and living room space to feel exceptionally modern and edgy, while still playful and festive.

karin bohnWe asked Karin to share her 5 holiday decor tips when decorating with deep hues...


1. Take your pick

take your pickWhile decorating with colour can go in a multitude of directions, it’s important to choose wisely to create a cohesive palette. Pick two to four hues and repeat throughout your decor so that there’s a sense of rhythm and restraint to your overall theme. Rather than an explosion of colour, the careful repetition will create a finished look that feels polished and sophisticated.


2. Layer up

layer upThe key to creating an interesting decor scheme that has depth with a limited colour palette is by layering and mixing different finishes. A navy blue, for example, that appears in varying finishes such as glossy, matte, textured, speckled (you name it), suddenly creates a rich and dynamic depth to the colour. Mix gloss with matte and soft with hard to create visual interest and a layered effect.


3. Add a pinch (or two) of sparkle

sparkleWhat holiday decor scheme wouldn’t be complete without sparkle? In the design, we’ve added a little frosting throughout our space in both gold and silver tones. Everything from the cake toppers to the martini garnish to the disco snow, a little sparkle goes a long way in making a holiday statement and ensuring that even the most unexpected colour palette still feel like the holiday season. 


4. Incorporate black & white

black and whiteEvery decor scheme should have a little black and white. By adding both tones to the holiday scheme, it immediately breaks up a would-be extremely sophisticated scheme and creates a feeling that’s playful, edgy and modern. We introduce touches of black and white throughout our Victoria home with our tree decor, the DIY-splattered-paint wrapping paper, homemade cookies and used it as a backdrop for our tabletop items.


5. Shop wisely

shop wiselyAlways purchase decor items that can be reused and recycled for different occasions. The blue CB2 plates were a perfect find for a galaxy-inspired look, but they could also be reused for an elegant baby shower or engagement party. The throw pillows and area rug speak to our deep navy-blue tones, but with a little tweaking and fresh flowers, these items would also showcase beautifully in a spring decor scheme. By investing on your splurge items that can be used over and over again, and shopping wisely for items that are very specific and seasonal only, you can feel great about all your holiday purchases this season.


bonusTo celebrate the holiday season, Mosaic Homes is offering the chance to win up to $20,000 in gifts towards your new Victoria home. See their website for more details.