Hit the shops
Where to buy the perfect accessories for this look
Soft and Subtle Use a neutral colourway for a calming feel. Wilko’s Cosy grey matt emulsion, £10 per 2.5 litres, works beautifully when used with white.
traditional touch Red, grey and white make a homely Christmas look – Sylvia’s decorations came from Sainsbury’s and Dobbies, but Dunelm also has a great selection at good prices.
daily treat Choose a wooden calendar with little pullout doors and fill it with tiny toys and treats for children to open each day. Sylvia’s red house version costs £30 from The Contemporary home, but you could also try the Starry night illuminated wooden calendar from Freemans, £35.
it’s a Sign There are plenty of inspirational quotes dotted about the house. notonthehighstreet.com offers a choice of similar buys, from an ‘Always Believe That Something Wonderful is About To happen’ framed print, £16, to an A3-sized Mae West quote plaque, £24.99.