Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Tis the season!

December 14, 2011

How many times so far this year have you heard ‘Got the spirit yet?’ The answer is almost always ‘no’ but do you know what, I’ve got the Xmas spirit. Maybe it’s the result of going to the Christmas party yesterday afternoon but I’m more than happy to indulge myself with mince pies and carols – and festive images like these only add to the mood. Have you got the Xmas spirit yet? Answers on a postcard please – or just give me some feedback!

A touch of Scandinavian...

...or reds in abundance

Seán

The holidays are coming…

November 16, 2011

I couldn’t be more excited that Christmas is coming and I’ve already started thinking about how best to decorate each of my rooms. Today I stumbled across this cosy Christmas retreat, which I think is an excellent way of showing what can be done with a setting. Traditional, warm and elegant, all at once. Even the tinsel suits the setting, wrapped around the large candelabra, with matching candles on the table. My favourite part of the room? The gorgeous chest full of drawers at the back left. What are you planning for your Christmas table this year? Any ideas for decorating your rooms? Let us know…

Laurie

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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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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Festive Fetish: blue and silver Christmas

December 21, 2010

Blue is a great accent colour for Christmas if you’re going for a show-stopping modern look. I love these Christmas decorating schemes from Livingetc – they’re packed with ways to introduce blue into your scheme without making it seem cold and uninviting.

Save space on your Christmas dining table by hanging your centrepiece above it instead. Strung with baubles and lights, this is a sleek modern alternative to candles and holly.

Blue and silver | Christmas dining room | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Create an elegant, modern bauble display above your Christmas dining table

Unite rustic wood, aged metal and glitter for a cool update on the traditional festive star constellation.

Blue and silver | Christmas living room | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Modern Scandi-chic Christmas living room with blue accents

Deck the halls with floor-to-ceiling glitzy sparkle and boughs of holly for a bit of tradition.

Blue and silver | Christmas hallway | Christmas ideas | Livingetc | Roomenvy

Christmas party ideas for the hallway!

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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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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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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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