Setting the scene
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and the logical place to start is at your front door!
Christmas starts when guests knock on your door, so create a warm welcome with a selection of outdoor lanterns and a door wreath. ensure your hallway continues the theme – banisters decorated with pretty garlands and fairy lights always look chic. or if you fancy trying something different, decorate a console or side table instead, festooning it with baubles, seasonal ornaments and twinkling candlelight. if your entryway is small, you can still incorporate little touches – try swapping your standard doormat for a festive design, or hang garlands across your ceiling.
Don’t forget the other senses when it comes to creating a festive welcome. Create fragrant collections of seasonal foliage, burn scented candles, or have something yummy baking in the oven to fill your guests with the Christmas spirit.
Anabel baubles, £21 for six; Keats pendant light, £65; Bowsley crockery, from £14 for a platter, all Neptune
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