Posts Tagged ‘Christmas decorating’

3 country Christmas dining table looks

December 23, 2010

Make Christmas lunch extra special with these stunning ideas for festive dining tables. Those country decorating gurus at Country Home & Interiors have picked their best-dressed tables to suit your style.

Elegant country Christmas dining table

Use contemporary toile fabrics on Gustavian chairs and a tablecloth in matching fabric to create a co-ordinated look. Add a fun touch with strings of fairy lights.

Christmas dining tables - fairy lights | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Be inspired by Swedish country style for a formal Christmas dining room

Easy-going country Christmas dining table

Dress a farmhouse table with French vintage linen runners laid across rather than down the table. Choose wooden placemats to complement plain crockery and simple candlelight.

Christmas dining tables - rustic | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Make guests feel instantly at home with a relaxed rustic farmhouse look this Christmas

Romantic country Christmas dining table

Create a lavish look on your Christmas table with an embroidered runner, crystal candlesticks, golden dining plates, gilded glasses and opulent table decorations displayed on a cakestand.

Christmas dining tables - formal | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

For a magical, intimate Christmas meal, bring together sparkling fairytale details

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Budget-busting Christmas dining room update

December 22, 2010

No time? No money? No problem! Ideal Home‘s cash clever decorator has some great tips for updating your dining room for Christmas if all that money has gone on your kids’ gift list! I love this modern take on Scandi-chic, and I love even more, that it won’t break the bank!

Here are some cost-friendly tips:

1) Instead of a runner, use long lengths of ribbon to give a white tablecloth a festive touch

2) Paint a picture frame (without the glass) and stick a silhouette decoration to it.

3) Transform dining chairs with personalised chunky metal letters tied with red ribbon. These designs only cost a tenner from Emily Readett-Bayley!

Budget Christmas dining room update | Ideal Home | Roomenvy

Transform your dining room into a Christmas haven without breaking the bank

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Festive Fetish: Foliage and Frost

December 22, 2010

Now that’s a lot of F words for one morning!! I really enjoy this idea for festive feasting though (sorry, it’s addictive!) it’s simply stylish, it’s sophisticated and it’s easy to put together if you’re running low on time.

For a chic country Christmas dining room like this one, white-painted furniture and a nature-inspired subtle wallpaper is ideal, but don’t worry if not – just pack your dining room full of realistic-looking greenery, frosted pine cones and wicker pieces!

Keep tableware simple, but pile on the sparkle with a mix of silver and white Christmas decorations in a range of textures and finishes.

Foliage and frost | Christmas dining room | Ideal Home | Roomenvy

Give your dining room an enchanting country feel this Christmas

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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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Ho… Ho… Ho… memade Christmas (sorry!)

December 20, 2010

Have yourself a homespun little Christmas with Country Homes & Interiors. Another year, another batch of beautiful Christmas decorating ideas from those country-style gurus, and these schemes are no exception. Can I…? fall in…? …love with a room?

Cover a big-and-bold Christmas tree with fabric doves, hearts and stars finished in fabric stitching. Add rustic charm with handmade cushions to match.

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

Country Christmas craft ideas for a happy holiday

Hang a natural garland trimmed with mini stockings above a guest bed and top with a fun wood-cut reindeer. Layer the bed with cherry red woollens!

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

Give your Christmas bedroom a touch of homespun style

Lampshades covered in a hand silk screened wallpaper make a stunning focal point above the Christmas table.

Homemade Christmas | Christmas dining room | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

Enjoy Christmas lunch the country craft way

Don’t limit a Christmas wreath to the outside of the house – they look so pretty on internal doors, too!

Homemade Christmas | Christmas hallways | Country Homes & Interiors | Roomenvy

How to create a cosy Christmas look in the hallway

Make berry-red felt curtains with folk art white felt hearts hand cut using a homemade stencil.

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Create a magical festive seating area in the hallway with Christmas

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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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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!

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

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Easy Christmas updates for every style

December 16, 2010

Don’t worry if you haven’t finished decorating your home for Christmas, you’ve still got that all important ‘last weekend before Christmas’ to get everything done. (Failing that, you could always just decorate the hallway and usher guests to a nearby grotto as soon as they come round!)

Anyway, here are some quick and easy Christmas ideas for modern, country and traditional decorators – you can squeeze into an afternoon… even after the last round of Christmas shopping.

Modern Christmas – see more ideas…

Not sure if my still-muddy festival wellies would have the same effect…

Modern Christmas | Christmas | Christmas ideas | Roomenvy

No time to make a Christmas stocking? No problem!

Country Christmas – see more ideas…

Country Christmas | Christmas | Christmas ideas | Roomenvy

Give your living room a rustic, cosy Christmas feel

Traditional Christmas – see more ideas…

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Introduce subtle festive touches to your hallway for traditional elegance

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Christmas decorating trend: beach chic

December 2, 2010

These are two decorating notions I’ve never put together… but then I do come from a country where if you have dry socks and unfrizzy hair at Christmas time, it’s a good day. It’s easy to forget that the majority of people don’t have to cosy up with a hot water bottle during the holiday season.

With that in mind, I’ve been on the hunt for some sunshine-friendly Christmas trends. I LOVE The Inspired Room blog – it’s held my attention for longer than my Christmas list. Check out these beautiful schemes.

Christmas tree |Christmas ideas | Christmas | The Inspired Room | Roomenvy

Be inspired by warm coastal-style living this Christmas

Christmas hallway |Christmas ideas | Christmas | The Inspired Room | Roomenvy

Christmas in the sunshine - give your hallway a seaside-inspired feel

Christmas bedroom |Christmas ideas | Christmas | The Inspired Room | Roomenvy

Add shimmer and sparkle to your bedroom this Christmas

Christmas dining room |Christmas ideas | Christmas | The Inspired Room | Roomenvy

Define your Christmas dining room area with an elegant hanging display

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