Posts Tagged ‘christmas trees’

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!

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 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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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: 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 tree decorating ideas

November 16, 2009

Check out this new video from housetohome on how to decorate a Christmas tree.

It’s got some great (nice and easy) ways to create the perfect look without breaking the bankĀ  – which, in a time where the my bank balance is starting to get nervous at the sight of my Christmas shopping list, suits me down to a tea!

24 days until Christmas tree time!

November 12, 2009

Not that i’m counting or anything? There’s nothing more festive about decorating your Christmas tree. I find it surprisingly relaxing – especially since I don’t have to watch my parents drag out my kindergarden attempts at ‘homespun decorations’ anymore!

I’ve been busy filming one of Homes & Gardens‘ top stylists, Melanie Molesworth, putting together the perfect Christmas tree – and stealing all of her style tips (muuh ah ah!!)

I’ll pop it up as soon as possible, for those who want to get shopping for those all-important Christmas tree decorations, but have a look at the finished result – it’s just so glam!

roomenvy - 'lust-worthy' contemporary Christmas tree

roomenvy - 'lust-worthy' contemporary Christmas tree