Christmas is coming!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

We all seem to be saying the same thing at this time of year, “I don’t know where the time’s gone?” and it’s true, the festive season does seem to creep up on us every year.

Truly my favourite time, Christmas is when we like to adorn our homes with beautiful decorations and no matter what your style is, Christmas should bring a real cosy warmth into your home at the time when the weather is providing just the opposite!

A good idea when planning your decorations for the festivities is to try and keep to a concept or scheme. A little like planning any room decoration, a plan should help to ensure that the end result is a resounding success!

A much-loved theme and one which will never date is the ‘traditional’ Christmas of reds, greens and golds. This will always have a place in any home and simply due to the colours, will immediately bring the comfy, fireside feeling that we all enjoy.

As most of us are spending more time indoors at the moment, it’s also an opportunity to really personalise your style and get crafty. Home-made decorations are still a big hit and the one thing this will guarantee is that your home or gifts have a really bespoke feel – you can’t beat a little creativity!

This year I have chosen a brand new ‘sparkly’ look for Christmas and it will sit beautifully in any home within any style. ‘Fairytale Frost’ is a look full of feathers, glitter, glass and glamour. Metallics, teamed with plenty of shimmering fairylights and the magic of Christmas is easily brought into your home.

Once the decorations are hung and the gifts have been wrapped the attention will turn to the Christmas table. My choice this year is simple and stylish whilst adding a few little metallic elements to carry through my concept. A collection of candles set in votives and jars offer an ambience and creates an atmosphere fit for a feast! Simple glassware which will catch the light and a few of the tree decorations scattered around the place settings complete the look seamlessly.