Posts Tagged ‘Decorations’

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

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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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…

Traditional Christmas | Christmas | Christmas ideas | Roomenvy

Introduce subtle festive touches to your hallway for traditional elegance

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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: Matalan

October 22, 2010

Ever wonder how the celebs decorate their homes at Christmas? Well if you want to know EXACTLY which decorations, head to Matalan where their celebrity ‘influences’ have designed everything from decorations to  gifts!

Have a look at these two Christmas decorating looks and see if you can guess which is by the ultra flamboyant, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and which is by the quintessentially English actress, Jane Asher. It’s a toughie!!

Christmas mantelpiece decorations | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen | Matalan

Add flamboyance to your fireplace this Christmas with exotic decorations

Christmas hallway decorations | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | Jane Asher | Matalan

Love the traditional country Christmas look? Go for decorations in gold, green and red

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Christmas decorating looks: The White Company

October 22, 2010

Christmas Envy

noun

• a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by the fact it’s freezing and yet isn’t Christmas time yet. She felt a twinge of Christmas envy while looking at this year’s Christmas range by The White Company.

• (the Christmas envy of) a decoration that inspires envy: The The White Company‘s laid back festive style and modern country chic is the Christmas envy of… Jenny!

Festive front door | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | The White Company

Add subtle festive touches to your front door this Christmas

Festive dining room | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | The White Company

Add shimmer and sparkle to your Christmas dining table with metallic accessories and LED Christmas lights

Festive mantelpiece | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | The White Company

Liven up your Christmas mantelpiece with a mini Christmas tree and mini gift boxes filled with chocolate

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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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