Wel­come home for Christ­mas!

Turn your home into the most beau­ti­ful, warm and con­vivial space with our fab­u­lous fes­tive ideas. 13 pages of in­te­ri­ors inspiration start here...

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This year’s dec­o­ra­tive themes, from trees to tin­sel

SIT­TING PRETTY

Add fes­tive touches of red through­out your liv­ing room, in­clud­ing sea­sonal cush­ions on the sofa, snug­gly throws, and loads of baubles on the tree! Frosted Fraser Fir ar­ti­fi­cial tree, from £209, Bal­sam Hill. Dec­o­ra­tions and baubles, from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. Gifts wrapped in pa­per, from a se­lec­tion, Paper­chase and Tiger. Rib­bon, from a se­lec­tion, Jane Means. Hampt­worth three-seater sofa, from £932, Wil­low & Hall. Cush­ions, from left: Scandi red felt, £7, Wilko. Vil­lage red felt, £6, Ge­orge Home. Robin felt, £24.99, Perkins & Mor­ley. Merry Christ­mas, £7, Wilko. Over­sized red check, £10, Ge­orge Home. Grey her­ring­bone, £49.95, Bronte by Moon. Ox­ford Stripe sack, £65, Ian Mankin. Bas­ket, £6, Tiger. High Five shelv­ing unit, £495, Loaf. Yves floor lamp, £195, Habi­tat. Lantern (just seen), £95, Biba at House of Fraser. Al­hede rug, £130, Ikea. Knit­ted pouffe, £79.99, Very.co.uk. Kragsta cof­fee ta­ble, £75, Ikea. On cof­fee ta­ble, from left: Bam­boo tray, £8, Ge­orge Home. Nöel mug, £22.95, Emma Bridge­wa­ter. Nap­kins, £4 for four, Ge­orge Home. Crack­ers, £25 for eight, Marks & Spencer. Kragsta side ta­ble (sold as nest of two), £55, Ikea. Cake stand, £4, Tiger. Mince pies, from a se­lec­tion, Asda. Climp­ing arm­chair, £1,666 as shown, So­fas & Stuff. Maolie throw, £45, Ikea. Cush­ions (just seen): White, £24, Deben­hams.

Red, £35, Marks & Spencer. On man­tel­piece, from left: Gar­land, Ad­vent can­dle, dec­o­ra­tions and baubles, from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. Wooden tree, £8, Ge­orge Home. Ce­ramic house tealight holder, £12.50, Marks & Spencer.

Glass com­port (sold with lid), £30, Next

MINI FOR­EST

Group­ing to­gether trees on a tray to dis­play on foot­stools or shelves is such an ef­fec­tive idea and su­per-easy to do. Ro­man­tisk tray, £7, Ikea. On tray, from left: Berry gar­land, £12.99, Home­sense. Sil­ver glass tree, £8, Ge­orge Home. Wooden house with LED tealight, £12 for three, Sains­bury’s. Painted tin tree, £24, Par­lane. Tiered wooden tree, £9, Sains­bury’s. Climp­ing arm­chair, £1,666, So­fas & Stuff. Let It Snow cush­ion, £24, Deben­hams. Stag cush­ion, £35, Marks & Spencer. Foot­stool, from £269, Mul­tiy­ork

FIRE­SIDE DE­LIGHTS

Give your fire­place a Christ­massy feel with stock­ings, gar­lands and gift-filled bas­kets.

On man­tel­piece, from left: Gar­land, from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. Stock­ing hold­ers, £15 each, The Con­tem­po­rary Home. Tall bot­tle (used as vase), £8, Next. Cal­en­dar, £12.99, Very.co.uk. House dec­o­ra­tion, £8, Mata­lan. Ar­ti­fi­cial mistle­toe wreath, £19.99, Light­s4­fun. Stock­ings, from left: Green, £6, Wilko. White, £13.99 and red, £16.99, both Gisela Gra­ham. Duffield bas­ket, £40, Habi­tat. Holkam bas­ket, £30, Gar­den Trad­ing. Sack, £8, Mata­lan

A BIT ON THE SIDE

A cute sleigh adds to the fes­tive feel!

Fin­land Moss ar­ti­fi­cial wreath, £23.99, Light­s4­fun. An­ton con­sole ta­ble, £150, John Lewis. On top, from left: Berry gar­land, £12.99, Home­sense. Op­tic tum­blers, £16 for four, and wine glasses (be­hind), £20 for four, both Next. Varda­gen tum­bler (used as vase), £3 for six, Ikea.

Let­ter press tall bot­tle (used as vase, just seen), £8, Next. Wild Wood card, £12 for 10, Perkins & Mor­ley. Glass com­port, £30, Next. Baubles, from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. Cos­worth jug, £25, Habi­tat. Dec­o­ra­tive rein­deer, from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. Let­ter press lantern, £12, and bot­tles, £8 each, all Next. On lower shelf, from left: Gifts wrapped in ging­ham pa­per,

£1 a roll, Tiger. Rib­bon, from a se­lec­tion, Jane

Means. Bas­ket, £6, and throw, £5, both Tiger.

Dec­o­ra­tive sledge, £59.99, Home­sense

COME ON IN

Deck the hall with sea­sonal cush­ions, buntings and stock­ings and even a tree, to set the scene the mo­ment you step in­side.

Fraser Fir ar­ti­fi­cial tree, from £169, Bal­sam Hill. Dec­o­ra­tions and baubles, from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. Gifts wrapped in pa­per, from a se­lec­tion, Paper­chase and Tiger. Rib­bon, from a se­lec­tion, Jane Means. Alpine bunting, £75, Jan Con­stan­tine. Berry gar­land, £12.99, Home­sense. Pre-lit wreath, £12.99, Home­base. Bev­er­ley

stock­ing (left), £35, Ian Mankin. Stock­ing (right), £15, House of Fraser. Love seat bench, £830, Er­col at Barker & Stone­house. On bench, from left: Stag head cush­ion (be­hind gifts), £14.99, Cather­ine Lans­field at Very.co.uk. Robin cush­ion,

£25, Marks & Spencer. Faux-fur cush­ion, £14,

Next. Pomme stor­age boxes (un­der bench), £95 for two, Loaf. Tu­va­lie throw (in crate), £9, Ikea ➺

COME TO THE TA­BLE

The din­ing ta­ble takes cen­tre stage on Christ­mas day. Make yours ex­tra spe­cial with our quick-and-easy ideas. Over­lay a white table­cloth with fes­tive red run­ners, add a clus­ter of can­dles, and fin­ish off with flow­ers and fo­liage. Job done!

On ta­ble, from left: Al­bany table­cloth, £50, Habi­tat. Ta­ble run­ners, £13.49 each, Wal­ton & Co. Rein­deer can­dle, £14, Next. Nap­kins, £4 for four, Ge­orge Home. Nap­kin rings, £8.29 for four, Wal­ton & Co. Vase, £35, Marks & Spencer. Be­hag­full cut­lery, £35 for 24 pieces, Ikea. Place­mats, £4.49 for four, Home Bar­gains.

Striped red plates, £13.50 each, John Lewis. Fire­side side plates and bowls, £3.75 each, Wooden house photo holder (used as place card holder), £7 for three, both Sains­bury’s Home. Varda­gen tum­bler (used as vase), £3 for six, Ikea. Scar­let stem wine glass and Cham­pagne flute, both £7 each, Di­bor. Ditsy Berry crack­ers, £10 for 12, John Lewis. Heart can­dle­stick hold­ers, £13.99 for two, and red vo­tive can­dles and minia­ture snowy trees, from a se­lec­tion, all Gisela Gra­ham. Nordic snowflake tealight holder, £5.49 for two, Talk­ing Ta­bles. Berry can­dle wreath, £15, Sains­bury’s Home. Cake stand, £4, Tiger. Mince pies, from a se­lec­tion, Asda. On man­tel­piece, from left: Berry gar­land, £12.99, Home­sense. Hes­sian pre-lit trees, £14 each, Sains­bury’s Home. Wooden rein­deer dec­o­ra­tions, from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. Varda­gen tum­bler (used as vase), £3 for six, Ikea. Klein tealight can­de­labra, £40, Habi­tat. Rein­deer with scarf dec­o­ra­tion, £9.99, TK Maxx. Ar­ti­fi­cial pre-lit tree, from £209, Bal­sam Hill. Dec­o­ra­tions and baubles, all from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. Gifts wrapped in pa­per, from a se­lec­tion, Paper­chase and Tiger. Rib­bon, from a se­lec­tion, Jane Means. Talia din­ing chairs, £95 each, Habi­tat. Tejn sheep­skin rugs (on din­ing bench), £10 each, Ikea

STEP BY STEP

A lean­ing lad­der is the per­fect place to hang an Ad­vent cal­en­dar or lit­tle gifts.

Wooden lad­der, £100, The White Com­pany. Ad­vent gar­land, £29.99, Lake­land. On floor, from left: St Austell trio of bat­tery out­door lanterns, £26.99, Light­s4­fun. Bor­rby lantern, £15, Ikea. Red pil­lar can­dle (in­side), £2, Tiger. Gifts wrapped in pa­per, from a se­lec­tion, Paper­chase. Rib­bon, from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. Sheep­skin run­ner rug, £115, Loaf. Talia din­ing chair, £95, Habi­tat. Merry and Bright cush­ion, £6, Ge­orge Home. Wreath, £24.99, Light­s4­fun

ON TREND

Drinks trol­leys re­ally come into their own at this time of year. Not only are they a great place to keep spir­its and mix­ers handy, but also the per­fect place to put dec­o­ra­tions. Go on – it’s Christ­mas, so you can be as over-the-top as you like!

Luxe drinks trol­ley, £350, Oliver Bonas. On top shelf, from left: Ad­vent cal­en­dar, £24.99, Lake­land. Can­dle on dec­o­ra­tive coaster, from a se­lec­tion, TK Maxx. Nutcracker crack­ers, £39.95 for six, Nancy & Betty. Dec­o­ra­tive tree, from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. Santa nutcracker, £17.50, Marks & Spencer. Varda­gen tum­blers, £3 for six, and Still­het tealight holder, £4, Ikea. On lower shelf, from left:

Stag dec­o­ra­tion, £24.99 for two, Very.co.uk.

Robin wine glasses, £4 each, Mata­lan.

Felt coast­ers, £4 for four, Sains­bury’s. Rein­deer can­dle, £14, Next. Felt robin dec­o­ra­tion,

£7.50, Marks & Spencer. Ar­ti­fi­cial pre-lit tree, from £209, Bal­sam Hill. Dec­o­ra­tions and baubles, all from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham.

Wreath (above drinks trol­ley, just seen),

£24.99, Light­s4­fun. Stock­ing (hang­ing), £48, Jan Con­stan­tine. All bot­tles and drinks, from a se­lec­tion, Asda. Gifts wrapped in pa­per, from a se­lec­tion, Paper­chase and Tiger.

Rib­bon, from a se­lec­tion, Jane Means

Open­ing page: White flo­ral wreath, £29.50, Marks & Spencer. Ar­ti­fi­cial pre-lit tree, from £209, Bal­sam Hill.

Dec­o­ra­tions and baubles, from a se­lec­tion, Gisela Gra­ham. On ground, from left: Lantern, £95, Biba at House of Fraser. Can­dle (in­side), from a se­lec­tion, TK Maxx. St Austell trio of bat­tery out­door lanterns, £26.99, Light­s4­fun. Glass hur­ri­cane vase, £42, Next. Red pil­lar can­dles, £2 each, Tiger. Heart lantern, £35, Kalei­do­scope.

Duffield bas­ket, £40 large and £30 small, both Habi­tat.

Presents wrapped in pa­per, from a se­lec­tion, Paper­chase and Tiger. Rib­bon, from a se­lec­tion, Jane Means. Wooden sledge, £55, No­ton­the­high­street.com

Cre­ate a tra­di­tional Christ­mas set­ting us­ing red and white

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