Christmas is full-on festive fun, even more so if you’re moving into a new home. A new home presents an exciting blank canvas and the perfect opportunity to refresh your style just in time to ring in the new year.

With 40 years’ experience in the business, Metricon has all the top tips to help you love where you live. So, to help you out this festive season, we've pulled together the ultimate home gift guide. All you have to do is drop not-so-subtle hints into conversation with your friends and family. Or cut out the middle person and gift them to yourself, so your new pad is ready to see in 2020 in style.
 

Master chef


The Christmas cook-up is a massive operation that often confines the designated chef to slaving stove-side for the better part of the day. Luckily Metricon’s sleek and stylish kitchens embrace open-plan living, so you can still be part of the action.

Opt for something simple but beautiful that will make a statement on your uncluttered benchtops, like this retro style SMEG drip coffee machine. Perfect for starting the Boxing Day recovery with an energising espresso (RRP $259 from David Jones).

And keep the hungry hordes happy pre-dinner with a tasty Maggie Beer hamper (from RRP $60 from Maggie Beer).

MORE: HOW TO STYLE YOUR TABLE FOR AN AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS


Image via: SMEG
Image via: @maggie_beer
Images via: SMEG / @maggie_beer

Wine not?


With Christmas tabletops festooned with colourful decoration, from glittery Christmas crackers to bright red poinsettia centrepieces, less is definitely more when it comes to setting the look of your show-stopping dining area.

One of the easiest ways to make an understated statement is by indulging in a signature dinner set. We love the textural simplicity and organic forms of the NOMAD range from Salt&Pepper (from RRP $14.95 each). Handcrafted, each dish is unique, plus they’re microwave and dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to worry about the clean-up or re-heating Boxing Day leftovers. 

Add in a sculptural wine or whiskey caraffe from West Elm (from RRP $44) as a centerpiece for your festive table and you'll be downing Christmas lunch in style with a glass of your favourite vino. 

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Images via: @saltandpepperhome / West Elm

Live out loud


Bring your loved ones together in the welcoming space of your Metricon-designed, bright and airy open-plan living area.

Plants are perfect for sprucing the space by introducing a touch of the outdoors. Treat yourself this Christmas by teaming your indoor plants with these stylish Fez Baskets from Adairs (from RRP $69.99).

There’s nothing quite like a framed art print to add a dash of glamour to the hub of your home. We love this abstract art print from The Print Emporium to give your space some character (from RRP $169 framed).

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Image via: Adairs / The Print Emporium

Take it outside


Firing up the barbecue is a big part of Australian Christmas, as is spilling out onto the outdoor dining area with a glass of bubbles in hand. We embrace the seamless flow of indoors-outdoors living here at Metricon, so here are some great outdoor gift ideas to help.

If you've filled your belly and are in need a Christmas siesta, then the Noosa Hammock Swing is the perfect solution. Curl up for a lazy afternoon with your favourite read with this hammock chair from Collective Sol (RRP $125).

Or if you're ready to keep the festive celebrations going, sip cocktails by the pool and enjoy the balmy summer nights with a Rattan Bar Cart from Fenton & Fenton (RRP $490). 

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Bathroom splash


After spending the day cooking up a Christmas feast, entertaining the in-laws and facing down the epic clean-up, you’ll be ready for an extended soak in your resort-style Metricon bathroom, a blissful retreat from the cares of the day.

An extendable bamboo bath caddy is ideal for propping up a good book and getting lost in another life while you take your restorative dip (RRP $99.95 from Pillow Talk).

And to help you splash away the cares of the day, indulge in The Reveller, a sumptuous hand and body care package perfect for your ensuite (RRP $127 from Aesop).


Images via: Pillow Talk / @aesopskincare

Bedroom bliss


When everyone’s tucked up after the big day, what’s better than sinking into your bed in your serene, Metricon-designed master suite full of Christmas spirit?

A pale palette is ideal for laying down your sleepy head, but why not inject a little drama into your dreams? We love this rust flax linen bedding set, perfect for helping skin breathe on steamy Aussie summer nights (RRP $250-$340 from Bed Threads).

We also love a textured Malmo linen throw to add a flourish to your bed. A lighter option, it’s ideal for the southern states when they can’t quite decide if the end of year is toasty hot or a touch too chilly (RRP $119 from Adairs).


Images via: Bed Threads / Adairs
 

For more interior design or style inspiration, visit one of our award-winning display homes, or check out our style gallery, where you can save and organise all your favourite Metricon home designs