We’ve collected some of our favourite seasonal decorating ideas - and the best this is, they’re easy, effective and of course, beautiful.
Do not underestimate the power of fairy lights. Drape them over mantelpieces, wrap them around banisters, pop them in a jar or vase – however you use them, they’re sure to add a last-minute sprinkle of festive sparkle.
Give bedlinen a festive makeover for the month of December to add a Christmassy feel to a bedroom. From a subtle fair isle print on a guest bed to a more overtly Christmas number in a child’s room, it’s an incredibly easy way to add some seasonal joy to a space.
All about textures
There’s no such thing as too many cushions, which is the perfect excuse to swap out your day-to-day scatter cushions for festive alternatives. Chunky knit, faux fur, snowflake motifs and seasonal slogans will all brighten up a sofa or bed. The same goes for throws – whether draped over the arm of the sofa or at the foot of a bed, there are so many beautiful patterns, fabrics and textures to give your space a cosy Christmassy feeling.
Something as simple as replacing electric lights with candles for an evening will immediately add Christmas ambiance to a room. Dine by the light of flickering candles – and choose a festive scented option for that additional element.
Why limit baubles to hanging on the tree? The chances are that you own way more baubles than the select few that make it on to the Christmas tree each year. Rather than banishing them back to the loft for another 12 months, display them around your home. Fruit bowl looking a little lacklustre after all the satsumas disappeared within moments of being unpacked? Simply fill with baubles for a slightly more Christmassy kitchen. They also make great additions to plain foliage garlands and empty vases – mix them in with fairy lights for an easy festive centrepiece.
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