Posts Tagged ‘Christmas tree’

Festive Fetish: Lipstick Christmas

December 23, 2010

What? I have mentioned NOTHING of Mistletoe… or my rules for ugly mistletoe man avoidance?? I’m talking about these ruby red Christmas decorating ideas… of course…? It’s Christmas Eve tomorrow, so I have only 24 hours of rabbiting on about beautiful Christmas ideas – brace yourselves!!

I love these snowflake Christmas card holders!

Ruby red Christmas | Christmas hallway | Ideal Home | Roomenvy

Get creative with your Christmas card displays

Make a Christmas centrepiece out of gifts and fill with chocolates or cake for dessert.

Ruby red Christmas | Christmas dining rooms | Ideal Home | Roomenvy

Make a statement above the dining table with an oversized hanging decoration

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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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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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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

December 20, 2010

I must emphasise I’m talking about these cute snow-inspired Christmas decorating schemes, not the actual ‘it was fun at first’ snow that seems to prevent anyone getting anywhere without at least flailing on ice embarrassingly… and unattractively!

Narnia gets a modern update!

Snow | Christmas living room | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Decorate your Christmas living room in Narnia-esque snow!

Group Mexican votives and Christmas trimmings in bauble shapes using White Tack to create a blend of modern folk and 2010 favourite – multifaceted metallics!

Snow | Christmas hallway | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Modern metallics give this Christmas hallway a calming twist

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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…

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No time to make a Christmas stocking? No problem!

Country Christmas – see more ideas…

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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 trees – the good, the bad, the UGLY!

December 7, 2010

Anyone walking past my desk this afternoon would have thought I was having a webchat with a clown and a murderer at the same time! You see, I’ve been searching the web for Christmas tree decorating ideas, and while some of them filled me with festive joy, other so-called ‘best designs’ were enough to make a grown woman/decorating addict weep!

The good Christmas tree

Although I’d like a fuller tree (this one looks like it’s going to get frost-bite!), I adore the cute vintage decorations and homespun style. You can pick up everything for this look at John Lewis.

roomenvy - nostalgic Christmas tree

roomenvy - nostalgic Christmas tree

The bad Christmas tree

Although I’m a fan of all things ‘weird and wonderful’ I’m just not convinced by this alternative Christmas tree. I’m with Casa Sugar on this one, it’s just not … well … Christmassy?

roomenvy - alternative Christmas tree

roomenvy - alternative Christmas tree

The ugly Christmas tree

Oh my! This is what happens when bad Christmas decorations happen to good trees. I’m sure it works for some people, but do those people have a Lion, a Witch and also a Wardrobe??

roomenvy - scary Christmas tree

roomenvy - scary Christmas tree

p.s Is that actually a STONE HEAD in the middle of this tree? (or am I seeing a ghost?)

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Traditional Christmas tree decorating ideas

December 3, 2010

It’s almost time to start decorating your Christmas tree… that is, if you haven’t already rushed to a Christmas tree farm at 6am on December 1st. If you’re looking for tips to get you started check out this video.

Watch on for fab tips on everything from making an artificial Christmas tree look authentic to making your own homespun Christmas tree decorations.

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Christmas craft idea: creative gift wrapping

December 2, 2010

You might not have to think about Christmas gifts for family and friends for another week or so (or simply haven’t had time to anyway), but office Christmas parties are looming, so it’s time to add a little bit extra to your chocolate bra or table ice hockey game… or whatever it is you get for ‘that’ colleague!

Check out this video from Housetohome. It’s packed with ideas on how to give your Christmas presents extra pizazz!

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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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