Who says we shouldn’t treat our homes (as well as ourselves) this year? We’ve got a great selection of gorgeous homewares that will add sparkle and shine to any interiors space, however you celebrate
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No front door is complete without a wreath to invite guests inside. We adore this country style one [above] with pine cones, red berries and ribbons, £20, from Habitat. The country walks design is just perfect to bring out year after year.
Classic half wreath, £20; gold beaded Shaker bauble decorations, pack of 12, £5; jewelled flower decorations, pack of 9, £6; black finish lantern, large £32, medium £22; small copper finish lantern, £14; rectangular baskets, set of 3, £18; large hanging pinecone decoration, £8
Stairway to Christmas heaven
Want a quick and easy way to decorate your hallway? We recommend winding a faux fir garland with lights (£30) round your banisters, then adding a natural touch, such as this wooden-beaded garland £15. Use modern paper snowburst or snowflake decorations (from £19) to soften any dark corners. Mix and match styles and sizes for an impactful look and finish off with some lanterns and candles.
Antique white paper snowburst, medium, £36, large £42; large black lantern, £60; square brass lantern, medium £60, small £50; wooden snowflake decoration, £9; wooden garland ribbed and plain, £15; faux fir garland, £30; white ceramic tree, tall £35, medium £18; large antique-white detailed paper star, £19
We couldn’t wait to share these gorgeous scalloped trays with you from family owned English company Addison Ross. With their highly lacquered finish, luxury design and elegance, we love that they come in a ton of colours and plenty of shapes. We know you’ll struggle to choose just one! Prices start at £77 for a round one.
Please be seated
Jazz up the plainest of dining chairs this Christmas with this fun set of four mini wreaths. They come with the ribbon attached for a touch of glam and easy positioning.
Set of 4 mini chair wreaths, £16.99
When it comes to filling your home with seasonal fragrance, candles are the obvious choice. They smell divine and that warm glow turns a house into a festive home. We love this Christmas range, which includes Cedarleaf & Clove, Cranberry, Orange and Cinnamon, and Frankincense & Myrrh. At £21 each from Chilli Winter, they’re made from all-natural ingredients in totally eco packaging. These scents are what Christmas is all about.
Light my fire
If there was ever a time to be able to get your hands on matches it’s now, whether it’s to light a candle or a cosy log fire. This stylish bottle of Christmas red matches will make a striking difference. See what we did there? We’ll get our coats! By the way the strike paper is underneath the bottle. Such a clever and thoughtful gift.
Happy Christmas matches, £13.99
What do you get when fabric and wallpaper designer duo Mind the Gap create a range of products? No, it’s not a terrible cracker joke, it’s a beautiful range of stunning tablecloths, napkins, aprons and more. We totally adore the high quality Enchanted Woodland range including napkins (£50 a pair) and Twill Stripe green table runner (£100). There are also matching aprons, tablecloths and tea towels in both ranges.
The ceremony of scenting
From the bathroom to the bedroom, we love to fill our homes with welcoming winter scents, especially when we have guests around. If there’s a brand that can do all that, and has beautiful bottles you’ll want out on show, high quality soaps, candles, eco refills and, most importantly, luxury bathing foams, we’re right behind it. Abahna has so many fragrances to choose from, perfect for filling the bathroom with reed diffuser scent while having a soak after a long Christmas shopping session.
Vetiver and cedar wood reed diffuser, £36.
Forget the Coca-Cola Christmas truck advert as the sign that the holidays are coming. For us it’s when the festive cushions come out. We adore these clever word designs. They’re sure to bring a smile to your face when they come out of storage every year.
Cushions, £44 each.
Safe as houses
Want to fill your home with gentle flickering candlelight, but worried about safety with little children running around? We were too until we discovered that these hand poured wax pillar candles have the most realistic fake flames ever! You have to look twice to see that they’re battery operated. Peace of mind at last.
TruGlow candles start at £7.99 each
Make it special
You don’t have to go overboard with table decorations to make a meal one to remember. A few tall pillar candles, the odd mini Christmas tree and some winter foliage along the table centre is all you need to set the scene and get the conversation flowing. You don’t even have to have a tablecloth; just napkins, a placemat or two and some great company.
Hanley candlesticks, from £26; Barnes wine glasses, set of 6, £50; Emily linen napkins, set of 6, £40; Ellis placemat, set of 6, £52; Fenton tableware from £72; Rosedale etched tea light holder, £18
Take centre stage
We can’t decide which we love more – these amazing candlesticks or the bi-coloured candles. Either way we know they’ll make the perfect table centre. Which is your favourite?
Siena hand-forged candlestick, set of 2, £38; Florentina hand-forged double candelabra, £36; candles, £8 each