If you’re looking for some inspiration for your interiors style this Christmas, look no further as I bring you 7 essentials for getting your home set for the festive season, all carefully curated by me from Debenham’s Christmas hub.*
1. The Tree
Christmas wouldn’t be christmas without a tree; however big or small, a tree quite literally lights up the room and builds excitement for the children however early (or late!) you put it up. As much as I love a real tree, I can never find one that’s symmetrical enough or quite the right shape for my liking so we usually go with the faux.
This year, I’ve given up the fight with the string of lights and opted for a pre-lit tree. Wow, it’s life-changing! No tangles, no stress; my four year old helped me assemble the 3 parts of the tree and we plugged it in. So simple. And after Christmas, we just disconnect and split the tree into 3 again and back into the box it goes. If you’re fortunate enough to have a keen tree opener like mine, she’ll open all the branches evenly and even ensure all the lights are facing the same way!
2. Co-ord decor
When it comes to decorations you can’t beat a colour-coordinated tree. I’m open to home-made decorations and personal touches curated year-on-year but I’ll always like a red theme; next to the green pine needles it’s just pure Christmas in colour form. Sometimes I choose gold to add shine but this year it’s frosted white and silver along with the red on our tree – a little bit Nordic with a whole lot of sparkle.
Feet, model’s own!
3. A Statement Light
Don’t just save the fairy lights for the Christmas tree, light up other rooms with a festive feature and if you’ve space, add to the area with a selection of candles for even more of a statement.
4. The Wreath
Add a welcoming feel to your front door with a beautiful wreath. If you’re not feeling crafty or green-fingered enough to create your own, pick up a stylish faux fir wreath with red berries and pine cones for a classic look.
Create a table centre piece or add to your festive focal point above with a large candle holder placed inside a bauble wreath. Choose votive candles with a seasonal aroma – Yankee Candle’s white cocoa candles are a creamy-vanilla-cappuccino scented dream! – and gather large and small candle holders for contrast.
6. Board games
Whether wrapped under the tree ready to give as a gift on the big day itself or just to update your collection, a new board game or puzzle will keep the boredom at bay.
7. Cosy throw(s)
With lots of time at home over Christmas, no school-runs and plenty of time for watching films, cosiness is key. Make sure you’ve plenty of soft throws to snuggle up with; I always opt for fleece for when children are involved – it’s easy to wash and quick drying when they’ve spilt drinks or food on them! While faux fur will always be a hit in my book for topping the grown-ups’ bed.