Christmas Decorations

Today has been spent decorating our Christmas tree, which always takes me so much longer than anticipated. Every year I think I’ll go for a different theme but always end up with more or less the same decorations year after year. I am a traditionalist at heart and love putting out all the children’s handmade creations and vintage baubles that I have collected over the years, that remind me of my childhood. To me the best Christmas themes are nostalgic and a white and silver theme can’t be beaten. Just looking at The White Company Christmas images makes me want to drape my house in fairy lights and hang paper stars from every ceiling.

If you’re looking to decorate your home with a star theme this Christmas, these paper stars are so easy to make and look really festive. For something more colourful, wallpaper samples are a good alternative. The link below gives you a step by step guide on how to make them.

http://homebylinn.blogspot.com/2011/11/papirstjerne-slik-lagar-du-den.html

Below are some of the images I have been inspired by. I love the glass cake stands piled high with baubles, so simple but so effective.

Part of my own collection of vintage baubles, picked up very cheaply from car boot sales.

Paper lanterns like these are available from Lakeland

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/Christmas

I know we don’t all have porches like this but this idea would work really well in a window also.

White roses at Christmas are a lovely indulgence. This is one theme I will be copying!

My mum told me that these hanging garlands were very popular years ago when many people couldn’t afford a Christmas tree. I think they’re a lovely idea and would work well in a hallway.

I love this idea for displaying cards.

A simple way to display lights, which reflect back in the mirror for added impact.

If you like the traditional colours of red and green at Christmas but fancy something a little different on your front door, this sprout wreath is available from Notonthehighstreet or you could make your own. Not too sure what it would smell like by the end of the Christmas holidays though!

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/home-garden

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