CHRISTMAS STYLING TIPS FROM COME DOWN TO THE WOODS

House renovator and Instagram sensation, Katie Woods, aka Come Down To The Woods, offers fun and fabulous ways to make your home fit for the festivities

Christmas is fast approaching, Mariah has made her November debut and the John Lewis seasonal special has aired, it’s time to get our homes ready for the festive season. I adore this time of year, I am one of those people who wishes it could be Christmas everyday.

But when it comes to decorating it’s about more than a few baubles and some fairy lights. Christmas is a feeling and to really tap into that you need to surround yourself with the things that give you all of the warm fuzzy vibes.

For me that starts with putting my big girl pants on and braving the spiders in the loft. There’s nothing better than dusting off the box of treasured decorations and filling your home with happy memories. I also love mixing the old with some new, so I’m sharing my favourite Christmas additions this season.

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Lighting is so important as the nights draw in. Light can be layered and ambience created in the form of candles and twinkling lights. I like to add a bold statement with a shot of neon. These cute balloons from bag and bones come in two different colours, pink and white and red and blue.

The Pink Balloon neon light, £95, bag&bones

LET THERE BE A WARM WELCOME

The festivities start at the front door in our home with Christmas spilling outside too. I’ve never been a huge fan of a home lit up like a fairground but I am partial to a good door wreath. This chunky knit wreath from Mizzknits is a beautiful alternative to more traditional foliage offerings.

Chunky knot Merino Christmas wreath, £35, Mizzknits

LET THERE BE FUN

If a bauble puts a smile on your face it’s worth a second look.

David Bowie and Amy Winehouse tree decorations, £18 each, W.A. Green

That’s exactly what happened when I clapped eyes on these beauties from W.A Green.

Rollerskate and Boombox tree decorations, £12 and £18, W.A. Green

LET THERE BE SPARKLE

Nothing adds a bit of sparkle like a disco ball and this one from Rockett St George is a beauty, but remember: a disco ball is for life, not just for Christmas.

Mirror Disco Ball Fever, £140, Rockett St George

LET THERE BE PATTERN

A good feed means a lot of dishes to wash up. I have a thing for tea towels, if they are on display then they may as well be gorgeous and this offering from Eleanor Bowmer is certainly that.

Christmas bauble tea towel, £10, Eleanor Bowmer

LET THERE BE A BANG

Leopard print crackers?It’s a yes from me.

Leopard print crackers, £50, Selfridges

LET THERE BE PEACE

There is no better feeling than giving and this gorgeous charity advent calendar does just that. Each day reveals the new charity recipient, it’s a smashing idea.

Advent of Change charity calendar, £27.95, also available at John Lewis stores

LET THERE BE FIZZ

We all deserve a treat right? Well, ’tis the season after all. This bottle will adorn the finest of bar carts.

Bottega Gold Prosecco, £24.99, Selfridges

Merry Christmas to you all, may it be full of joy, happiness and mince pies. And of course, let there be snow.

 

 

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