We are lucky enough to live in a country where Christmas time is warm and colourful. Even more reason to bring the outdoors in. Add greenery wherever it takes your fancy, for example hang garlands of ivy around your doorways and on mantles.
It's Christmas time have some fun with it!
Find some old vintage tree decorations and place large shallow fruit bowl. Add green leaves from the garden to finish off the look.
Create an interesting chandelier with a group of large vintage baubles. Hang them in a big cluster from your ceiling using brightly coloured ribbon.
Create festive glass “bracelets” to help your guests keep track of their own beverage by tying a different coloured ribbon around the stem of your champagne and wine glasses.
Nothing says Christmas more than fairy lights and candles.
Group different sized white and/or glass tealight holders on your mantle or coffee table and enjoy the festive glow. And why not wrap some fairy lights around your stairway banister to help guide Santa on his way.
Create a warm Christmas welcome for visitors by decorating your letterbox. Attach a bouquet or wreath of colourful Christmas cheer, what a lovely gesture this makes for your postman too!
Get savvy with your decorating. Plan to use colours that complement your existing decor. Even very neutral interiors of beige and cream can come to life with the use of metallic golds and soft greens for example.
Also consider wrapping all your gifts in the same colours for a pleasing look.
Switch up your scatter cushions and throws for the Christmas season.
Store your everyday cushions at the beginning of December and bring out your festive ones, these don’t have to be green and red, they can work with the colours you have used on your tree or gift wrapping. There’s some tasteful holiday themed covers out there if that’s more your style.
Your lounge area will be instantly transformed!
Spread the yuletide joy to your dining chairs by dressing them up.
Wrap a wide strip of fabric around the backs of your chairs – this could be anything from a basic hessian or linen for a natural look, or a bold red and green tartan. Finish off with an extra wide ribbon and large bow in a complementary hue.