All that glit­ters

Com­bine gold tones with shim­mer­ing glass for a fes­ti­val of light

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1 Star span­gled pa­per and golden rib­bons make it easy to wrap daz­zling presents. Let it Glow Stars foil wrap, £2 for 5m, Wilko 2 Glow­ing table­top dis­plays cap­ture the spirit of the sea­son. This Merry Christ­mas tealight holder, £9, and dec­o­ra­tive baubles, from £4 each, The Con­tem­po­rary Home, are all it takes to bring a mag­i­cal touch 3 Gor­geous scents will cre­ate a won­der­ful at­mos­phere through­out the whole house. Glit­ter-frosted green­ery adds to the ef­fect. Spiced Clemen­tine can­dle, £10.99; glass can­dle­holder, £9.99; Gold Pre­mium pre­lit gar­land, £49.99; all Dob­bies

1 A clas­sic dec­o­ra­tion with a retro feel has been given a spell­bind­ing up­date. Gold Glit­ter Stag snow globe, £30, by Sains­bury’s 2 These pretty lights can be used as a gleam­ing gar­land to hang from a man­tel­piece or shelf and add some Christ­mas twin­kle. 20 LED Pine Cone lights, £2.49, Dunelm 3 Wel­come friends and fam­ily with a stylish Gisela Gra­ham wreath hung on the front door fea­tur­ing golden pears and ap­ples wo­ven among leaves and pine nee­dles. Gold Glit­ter Fruit wreath, £30, The Con­tem­po­rary Home

A chic table set­ting cre­ates a sense of oc­ca­sion. Make a sparkling cen­tre­piece your start­ing point then choose del­i­cate

glass, fine china and gold ac­ces­sories to com­ple­ment it. A spray of metal­lic leaves and cones pinned to the back of

each chair com­pletes the glam­orous scheme. Gold mistle­toe cloche, £35; Pineap­ple can­dle holder, £15; gold trees,

£9.50 each; all Marks & Spencer

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