Spread the joy up­stairs

Small touches will help you carry your sea­sonal style up to your sleep­ing and bathing spa­ces

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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

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