Archive for the ‘Christmas on the high street 2010’ Category

Last-minute Christmas gift and decorating ideas

December 16, 2010

Anyone else panicking about getting Christmas gifts last minute, or perfecting their Christmas decorating looks in time for their annual ‘Mother Inspection’? FEAR NOT! Housetohome is hosting a Last-minute Christmas gift and decorating ideas webchat tomorrow, Friday 17th December at 1pm.

Homeshoppingspy style guru (and Ideal Home’s Deputy Editor, I might add) Ellie Tennant will be on hand to answer all our niggling (and possibly panicked) questions on everything from finding the perfect last-minute Christmas gift for Dad, to how to deal with unexpected guests!

Last-minute Christmas ideas | Christmas gift ideas | Christmas decorating ideas

Your last minute Christmas gift, party and decorating questions, solved!

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Christmas decorating looks: Marks & Spencer

October 25, 2010

This isn’t just Christmas red, this is M&S Christmas red! Flamboyant and eye-popping Christmas decorations aren’t for everyone, some people enjoy to surround themselves with more subtle festive touches. Marks & Spencer has some inspiring ideas for this holiday season. It’s all about M&S‘s statement red for a modern take on the traditional colour scheme and cosy knitwear to snuggle up in!

living room | christmas decorating ideas | christmas | Marks and Spencer | image | Roomenvy

Make a statement this Christmas with punchy red decorations from M&S

bedroom | christmas decorating ideas | christmas | Marks and Spencer | image | Roomenvy

Snuggle up this Christmas in cosy knits and bedding

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Christmas decorating looks: Tesco

October 25, 2010

Oh ‘Christmas decorating looks on the high street‘, how I’ve missed you over the weekend!! Hopefully more festive ideas from the high street will inject some joy into our Mondays at work (it’s far more practical than lugging a giant duvet into the office!)

Tesco has gone for a real traditional country feel this year so you really can get a snuggley cosy Christmas feel on a budget.

scandi-chic living room | Christmas decorating ideas | Christmas | Tesco | image | Roomenvy

Create an Alpine-style feel this Christmas with handcrafted decorations

traditional living room | Christmas decorating ideas | Christmas | Tesco | image | Roomenvy

Create a cosy fireplace this Christmas with traditional decorations

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Christmas decorating looks: Matalan

October 22, 2010

Ever wonder how the celebs decorate their homes at Christmas? Well if you want to know EXACTLY which decorations, head to Matalan where their celebrity ‘influences’ have designed everything from decorations to  gifts!

Have a look at these two Christmas decorating looks and see if you can guess which is by the ultra flamboyant, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and which is by the quintessentially English actress, Jane Asher. It’s a toughie!!

Christmas mantelpiece decorations | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen | Matalan

Add flamboyance to your fireplace this Christmas with exotic decorations

Christmas hallway decorations | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | Jane Asher | Matalan

Love the traditional country Christmas look? Go for decorations in gold, green and red

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Christmas decorating looks: The White Company

October 22, 2010

Christmas Envy

noun

• a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by the fact it’s freezing and yet isn’t Christmas time yet. She felt a twinge of Christmas envy while looking at this year’s Christmas range by The White Company.

• (the Christmas envy of) a decoration that inspires envy: The The White Company‘s laid back festive style and modern country chic is the Christmas envy of… Jenny!

Festive front door | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | The White Company

Add subtle festive touches to your front door this Christmas

Festive dining room | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | The White Company

Add shimmer and sparkle to your Christmas dining table with metallic accessories and LED Christmas lights

Festive mantelpiece | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | The White Company

Liven up your Christmas mantelpiece with a mini Christmas tree and mini gift boxes filled with chocolate

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Christmas decorating looks: House of Fraser

October 22, 2010

One Christmas decorating look that really stood out for me this year was House of Fraser‘s ‘Burlesque’ range, and it involves everything you would expect… gothic glamour, show-stopping gold sparkle, sexy pinks and purples and flirty finishing touches!

It makes me blush just looking at it!

Christmas tree | christmas | christmas decorating ideas | House of Fraser

Add show-stopping style to your Christmas tree with hot pink and purple decorations

Christmas wreath | christmas | christmas decorating ideas | House of Fraser

Brighten up your hallway this Christmas with these stunning gothic glam decorations

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Christmas decorating looks: Next

October 20, 2010

I’m heading straight to Next this morning, and what a peaceful place it is… before their infamous January sale! (I know someone who one grabbed a half-price pair of boots with their TEETH!)

This stylish modern Christmas look is ideal for those who want to add festive touches, but want to keep the look as minimal as possible. White shimmering silver decorations, elegant glassware and frosty accents complete the look.

dining room | christmas | christmas decorating ideas | Next | Roomenvy.jpg

Dream of a white Christmas the sleek and modern way

… and for those who want to go all out! Brighten up your mantelpiece with a colourful garland and give your Christmas tree the wow factor with a handful of oversized decorations. LOVE the butterflies!

living room | christmas | christmas decorating ideas | Next | Roomenvy

Decorate your mantelpiece to match your Christmas tree

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Christmas decorating looks: Asda

October 19, 2010

Now for some Christmas decorating ideas for those on a budget (or those who might not have been on a budget before you invited 20 members of your friends and family to stay with you this year!)

Asda has some great Christmas decorations on offer for every look, from their country-style ‘Winter Orchard’ to their contemporary ‘Urban Frost’ range.

Get the wow-factor in your festive living room with their ‘Purple Decadence’ range…

living room | christmas | christmas decorating ideas | Asda | Roomenvy

Contemporary and colourful Christmas decorations from Asda

hallway | christmas | christmas decorating ideas | Asda | Roomenvy

Update your front door this Christmas with Asda's colourful Christmas range

christmas tree | christmas | christmas decorating ideas | Asda | Roomenvy

Christmas trees don't have to be bold and brassy, try a simpler option

Let the kids have fun with Asda‘s ‘Christmas bazaar’…

children's room | christmas | christmas decorating ideas | Asda | Roomenvy

Update your children's room this Christmas with colourful decorations

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Christmas decorating looks: John Lewis

October 15, 2010

Let’s kick off a little Christmas decorations on the high street series with an obvious one… John Lewis always has beaUTIFUL Christmas decorations to suit every style and need, whether you love all things cute and country or you want to shout Christmas from the rooftops with vibrant colour.

Go for smart Alpine-style with John Lewis‘ Nordic Christmas range

 

Scandi dining room | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | John Lewis | image | Roomenvy

Get Alpine style in your festive dining table with these rustic Christmas decorations

Get stylish elegance with John Lewis‘ Frosty Morn Christmas range.

Formal dining room | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | John Lewis | image | Roomenvy

Walking in a winter wonderland dining room

Colour yourself happy with John Lewis‘ Winter Festival Christmas range.

 

Colourful dining room | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | John Lewis | image | Roomenvy

Pretty up your Christmas dining table with colourful accessories

Liven up a kitchen mantelpiece with a festive garland.

Kitchen | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | John Lewis | image | Roomenvy

Dress up your kitchen with festive cheer with subtle Christmas touches

Now that’s one lucky child!

Children's room | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | John Lewis | image | Roomenvy

Christmas gift ideas for girls, boys and teenagers

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Christmas decorating trends on the high street

October 15, 2010

As some of you may have seen from my ‘I can’t believe I’m eating mince pies during swimsuit season’ Tweets, I’ve been having a sneaky peak at what’s in store (literally) for Christmas on the high street since May this year – when well-known brands open up their festive doors for us decorating fanatics to have a nosey.

Well I don’t know about you, but the thought of talking about Christmas in June has the same appeal as talking about vest tops in December, so I have kept all the exciting new Christmas decorations to myself. HOWEVER, with the weather looking worse, and the large comfy jumpers coming on, I officially cannot wait any longer! The thought of mince pies, Christmas presents and Christmas decorations is all that could POSSIBLY get me through yet another soaked ballet pump.

Tune in, I’ve got some great pics from the shows…

Christmas living room | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | Tesco | image | Roomenvy

It's country Christmas decorating style for Tesco this year

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