Whether you love traditional decorations or prefer to do things a bit differently, these easy home decorating ideas will bring a touch of magic to every room

DECORATE YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Whether you love traditional decorations or prefer to do things a bit differently, these easy home decorating ideas will bring a touch of magic to every room


Create a cosy sanctuary

On chilly winter nights, you want your home to be warm and snug. Have throws and cushions at the ready in a mix of soft, plush textures such as velvet and faux fur. Stick to colours that complement each other for a put-together look.

Christmas decorating tends to focus on the living room, but there’s no reason you can’t branch out into your bedroom. Try a bedding set with a subtle seasonal print, add some festive cushions, hang a wreath on the wall and create a magical glow with string lights, tealight holders or lanterns. You’ll create a sanctuary where you can retreat but still feel festive.

Do Christmas decorations your way

First, find an ornament style you love. Whether you’re a fan of traditional, novelty or glamorous metallic decorations, take time to visualise how you’d like your home to look and get inspired by our edit of Christmas tree decorating ideas.

Then, think beyond the tree. Give your mantelpiece festive flair with novelty characters, Christmas creatures, snow globes, tealights and foliage. Keep to the same colour scheme you used for the tree to tie the elements together.


Decorate with scent

Scent is a powerful mood-changer, and the quickest and easiest way to make your home feel festive. ‘Decorate’ with notes that evoke Christmas time such as mandarin, clove, cinnamon, pine, nutmeg and vanilla. Our favourite way to bring the scent of the holidays home? Baking. Whip up a batch of cookies to store in glass jars and enjoy with a steaming cup of spiced tea in our jolly novelty mugs.

Mulled wine is a fast – and delicious – way to ‘decorate’ your home with seasonal scent. Make your own by adding a cinnamon stick and an orange spiked with cloves to a pan of simmering red wine.


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