With Twelfth Night fast approaching, it’s time for me to think about taking down my Christmas decorations. This year I have been pretty good at keeping boxes, tissue paper and lots of other storage bits and bobs. There are, of course, simple and easy solutions to many of the storage problems – so here’s my handy list of hints and
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Stuck for outdoor decoration ideas that are a little more interesting than last year’s fairy lights? Give guests a warm welcome this Christmas with these pretty jam jar lanterns, perfect for helping them find their way to your door on dark and gloomy evenings. Fancy making your own? Follow Country Homes & Interiors‘ step-by-step guide.
What you’ll need
Small glass jar
Self-adhesive filigree paper border
Having spent last week in America for Thanksgiving, I got to experience the run up to Christmas US-style. I now have a whole new angle for my Christmas decorations – homemade and floral. My friends over there had the most beautiful personal touches around their house – including a reclaimed cast iron rack - filled with flowers and plants, a
As the Christmas shopping panic takes hold, the purse gets lighter and lighter, and there seem to be more demands on my time (ok, it’s party season, I can’t hibernate for all of it!) I’ve started looking for Christmas decorating ideas that are big on impact, but low on effort.
Luckily I have found some inspirational Christmas gems, that don’t necessarily cost
Each year I debate whether to go for a Christmas tree that’s real, or one that’s fake. There are the obvious pros and cons for both: the real trees smell great, look great and add a traditional feel, but leave you sweeping up pines for weeks after the special day has been and gone; artificial trees can be reused (so
Creating a warm, inviting atmosphere is a must for my home this Christmas. Since I have decied to opt for some strong traditional colours (in my case the theme is gold) I am now in need of some extra inspiration to give my place that added christmassy feel. Since my home is a mixture of Country-style and traditional American New-England
With Christmas decorations on offer for just about every style, Homebase has once again caught my eye with some inspiring (and budget-friendly) looks.
So rather than just flicking through the catalogue this week – I thought I might as well post my favourites.
White and gold look perfect together in this neutral dining room.
For some no fuss staircase decorations, go for faux fern
Give your hallway a festive look with some quick and easy ideas for Christmas decorating.
Create a trailing staircase garland by using synthetic fern, berries and real pine cones.
Add a ribbon to secure a traditional Christmas stocking to the staircase
Add extra decorations to add fullness and colour to your creation
Display cards artistically by hanging them from a decorative piece of ribbon.