Archive for the ‘Get festive with Christmas rooms’ Category

Last-minute Christmas hallway ideas

December 23, 2010

Christmas dinner’s in the oven, guest bedrooms are set up, party games are organised, what can you do in an hour? (Besides making yourself look nice, which, I have discovered, is fairly pointless when you spend the next 2 hours in front of an oven!) How about an extra pizazz to your hallway? These ideas couldn’t be easier!

Star of wonder

Hang jewel-coloured mega stars from your banister to create a knock-out hallway!

Budget Christmas | Christmas hallways | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Make a statement in your Christmas hallway

All is calm, all is bright

Drape your hallway with icycle-like fairy lights for the ultimate winter-wonderland entrance.

Budget Christmas | Christmas hallway | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Create a magical winter wonderland entrance in your Christmas hallway with fairy lights

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Can I come in? Farmhouse Christmas home

December 21, 2010

Remember how warm this cute and cosy country farmhouse looks when you’re waiting for the bus in the freezing cold and when you’re slowly – but noticeably – sliding down the hill on the ice!

I’m sure they won’t mind if you take a sneaky look around their Christmas home…

Country Christmas home | Christmas living room | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Steal the style of a warm and welcoming country Christmas living room

 

Country Christmas home | Christmas bedroom | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Add festive sparkle to country wooden beams with fairy lights

Country Christmas home | Christmas kitchen | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Add atmospheric glow by the aga with colourful hanging lanterns

Country Christmas home | Christmas bathroom | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Even the country bathroom gets a Christmas update with a white dove garland

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Christmas past… doily dining room

December 21, 2010

I love this quirky dining room idea… not sure I’d do it myself… but it’s certainly memorable. The ghost of Christmas past meets the ghost of Christmas future as the classic Victorian-style doily meets modern red furniture and accessories.

To get the look, stitch doilies together in a delicate tablecloth, or use frills on fairy lights for a dramy, dinner-time garland.

Doily dining room | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Update your Christmas dining room with doilies!

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Festive Fetish: Winter Wonderland

December 20, 2010

Bring the beauty of a wintry landscape (ignore the muddy slush) into your home this Christmas with these beautiful seasonal style ideas from Ideal Home.

Here’s how to get this Christmas living room look:

1) Keep the backdrop plain, here they’ve used a subtle twig-pattern wallpaper in two tonal colourways.

2) Add texture with chunky knitted throws and cushions.

3) Complete with woodland-inspired or folksy accessories, such as birdhouses, log candleholders and pine cone decorations.

Winter Wonderland Christmas | Christmas living room | Ideal Home | Roomenvy

Create a winter wonderland with woodland-inspired Christmas decorations

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Can I come in? Modern country Christmas home

December 20, 2010

Happy Christmas week everyone! I’m going to devote the next couple of days (oh let’s face it, the next FIVE DAYS) to squeezing in as many inspiring Christmas ideas as humanly possible. I’ve seen so many beautiful ideas in the magazines this month and it seems a shame not to share them – especially if you, like me, have been too busy rushing around the shops to calmly browse through the latest issues.

Take a tour around Livingetc‘s Christmas house of the month, a chic farmhouse with a modern twist – it’s stunning!

Traditional furniture pieces get a modern update with vibrant red accents and oversized decorations.

Modern country Christmas home | Living room | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Find modern country Christmas living room decorating inspiration

Cosy and atmospheric, this dining room is the perfect place for a Christmas feast.

Modern country Christmas home | Dining room | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Update a traditional dining room with eye-catching Christmas decorations

This bedroom is gorgeous all year round – I love how the stocking matches the rest of the scheme!

Modern country Christmas home | Bedroom | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Add shimmer and sparkle to your bedroom this Christmas

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How to get this Christmas hallway look

December 1, 2010

I love this simple yet stylish Christmas hallway look.

1) Place a cute mini wreath over the mirror for an instant festive update.

2) Fill a cake stand piled with small parcels – you’ll get extra brownie points from your guests.

3) Keep Christmas gifts at the ready in rustic wicker storage baskets.

4) Cover up the (I don’t want to say ugly) base of the Christmas tree covered in simple brown paper

Festive hallway

Festive hallway

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Modern Christmas decorating ideas

December 10, 2009

Personally, I don’t know that many people with a super-modern home, so I was delighted to be asked to step inside a sleek modern house that’s dressed for Christmas.

… Ok, so they didn’t ‘ask’ per se, but i’m sure they won’t mind me stealing a bit of inspiration – i’ll bring it back?

roomenvy - modern christmas dining room

roomenvy - modern christmas dining room

I love the over-sized stars, pick up similar at DZD – they have fab modern decorations!

roomenvy - cosy Christmas snug

roomenvy - cosy Christmas snug

Pendant baubles are a great way to add festive charm to your blind.

roomenvy - Eastern-inspired Christmas bedroom

roomenvy - Eastern-inspired Christmas bedroom

It’s just sooooooooooo pretty! And mistletoe above the bed? What a romantic touch!

Christmas dining rooms – my favourite 5

December 1, 2009

It’s officially the run-down to Christmas (my advent calendar assures me so) and i’m getting really excited about putting up my decorations this weekend.

I’ve been finding dining room decorating inspiration this morning, here are my favourite festive schemes.

This country cottage Christmas dining room is so warm, cosy and welcoming. You can take a tour around the rest of this Christmas country cottage on housetohome. Invites to come round for Christmas lunch are most welcome!

roomenvy - country cottage Christmas dining room

roomenvy - country cottage Christmas dining room

This modern Christmas dining room is certainly eye-catching. I love the candy pink dining table and silver decorations.

roomenvy - modern Christmas dining room

roomenvy - modern Christmas dining room

The hanging stars and snowflakes look fantastic in this dining room dining room, so much more than just a fancy Christmas table setting.

roomenvy - star-studded Christmas dining room

roomenvy - star-studded Christmas dining room

A fan of all things country style, this Christmas dining room is definitely at the top of my ‘lust list’.

roomenvy - country charm Christmas dining room

roomenvy - country charm Christmas dining room

Draw attention to your festive table, by hanging shimmering glass baubles overhead. I really like the candelabras in this dining room they make a great high-impact, low-effort Christmas table centrepiece.

roomenvy - oversized Christmas baubles dining room

roomenvy - oversized Christmas baubles dining room

Feeling inspired? Check out this great guide to laying a Christmas table.

Have you chosen your Christmas decorations yet?

November 11, 2009

I’ve pretty much decided that I’m going to have a stab at homemade Christmas tree decorations this year … not that I’m not going to find style inspiration from the high street though!

If you’re still wondering what style to go for, check out this video of gorgeous Christmas decorating trends from John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Homebase. You might find the exact style you’re looking for without even leaving the house. I think Christmas present shopping on the high street is dangerous enough, so I hope this’ll make the decoration shopping a bit easier.

The vintage-style Christmas trend has GOT to be my favourite. I just LOVE the chalky pinks and homespun hearts.

Have yourself a nosy little Christmas!

November 10, 2009

Looking for ideas for Christmas decorations? You’ve finally decorated your home in your personal style and now begins the next challenge – finding festive accessories to match.

So what’s your Christmas style? Mine consists of trying to match every single one of ‘those cute decorations’ I see everywhere and want to buy, whilst hoping they’ll go with my white-painted floorboards. Who says modern fluorescent baubles and country-style won’t go?

Have a nosy in these real-life homes for decorating ideas for every room. I thought asking the owners for Sunday lunch was pushing it, though.

Get the log cabin fever with this beautiful Alpine chic Christmas house.

Glistening decorations and elegant Christmas table settings complete this Christmas contemporary home.