Spread the joy upstairs
Small touches will help you carry your seasonal style up to your sleeping and bathing spaces
Continue your hallway decor right the way up to the landing – using garlands around banisters, or hang baubles between spindles. If there’s space, a small potted tree adds a festive feel, not to mention a seasonal scent of fresh pine. Or in a tight spot, utilise doors by hanging a wreath or lightweight paper star on the outside of each one.
make it personal Upstairs rooms are ideal places to add informal homemade decs. Get little ones involved with crafts such as hanging paper chains made from leftover gift wrap, making paper snowflakes and tacking them to windows, or customising stockings for guests.
architectural detail Landings and stairways often have ledges or niches – utilise these to set up a slim festive display. It could be a nativity scene, reindeer ornaments or a mix of small decorations and LED candles.
good working order Get upstairs guest-ready by tackling odd jobs you may have missed. Fix the lock on the bathroom door, spray WD40 onto hinges, clear out the cupboards and drawers in spare rooms so guests have space to unpack, and sort through bathroom cabinets to free up a shelf for them.
great idea String your Xmas cards up on a curtain of LED lights for a cheery display
The Paradise bedding range by Kai has a traditional look