Christmas cheer doesn’t need to be restricted to the tree, this year.
Interior stylist Jennifer Haslam has curated her ultimate guide for decorating your home with festive cheer this season.
From fairy lights and seasonal decorations in bowls co festive vignettes around the home the stylist uses her DYI nous to brighten up the home.
From far left: table, £1,100, homebarnshop.co.uk. Paper tree, £40, ceramic trees, from £25 each, and bristle trees, from £11, layeredlounge.com. Cup, £34, kanalondon.com. Toadstool candleholder, £40, anthropologie.com. Oak board, £60, glass candleholder, £50, illuminated star, £45, cake stand, £65, and baubles, from £6 each, thewhitecompany.com. White LED candle, £26.99 for three, lights4fun.co.uk. White vase, £320, conranshop.co.uk. Jug, £20, Borja Moronta, artistsandobjects.com. Candle, £2.25, grahamandgreen.co.uk. Candlestick, from £48, rowenandwren.co.uk. Walls throughout painted in Wattle III matt emulsion, £54 for 2.5 litres, paintandpaperlibrary.com
She advises using a fallen branch as a sustainable natural decoration above a mantelpiece and to decorate it with baubles or snow spray for a contemporary twist.
You can transform a dining table into a Christmas spectacle with simple touches such as paper stars hung on the backs of chairs.
Faux tree (7.5ft), £595, lights (960 bulbs), £95, baubles, from £6 each, and green gift wrap, £16 for 10m, thewhitecompany.com. Paper stars, from £16, layeredlounge.com. Patterned gift wrap, from £3 a sheet, rowenandwren.co.uk. Hand-painted brown paper, stylist’s own. Black paper baubles, £7 for two, black and white fan, £7 for six, rockettstgeorge.co.uk. On the shelves: glass candlestick, £35, thewhitecompany.com. Paper trees, £19 for three, rockettstgeorge.co.uk. For similar brown pot, try conranshop.co.uk. Mug, £50, scalloped vases, small £90 and large £185, conranshop.co.uk. For similar dipped ceramics, try kanalondon.com. Pot (with flowers), from a selection, and branch wall decoration, from £85, rebelrebel.co.uk. Stocking, £44, brostecopenhagen.com. Armchair, £1,495, and cushion, £90, conranshop.co.uk. For a similar jute rug, try thewhitecompany.com
For similar table and chairs, try homebarnshop.co.uk. Tablecloth, £185, Portobello plates, £14 each, Portobello side plates, £10 each, Bruton cutlery (24 pieces), £165, napkins, £35 for four, Moreton wine glasses, £40 for four, and glass candleholder, £50, thewhitecompany.com. Crackers, £45 for six, and paper trees, £19 for three, rockettstgeorge.co.uk. Ceramic trees, from £25, and star, £16, layeredlounge.com. Green candle tree, £18.90, brostecopenhagen.com. Wooden tree name place settings, £12.50 for four, marksandspencer.com. Festoon lights, £36.99, and white LED candle, £26 for three, lights4fun.co.uk. For a similar rug, try thewhitecompany.com
And remember, you can always repaint them should you fancy a change of scenery next year.
Keep everything else neutral to allow eye-catching details such as patterned crackers and novelty place settings to take centre stage.
Layer textures throughout for rooms that feel as good as they look. A velvet throw and sheepskin rugs instantly transform a bedroom into a cosy retreat.
Bed, £1,295, and throw, £225, loaf.com. Black and white textured cushion, £90, and ivory textured cushion, £130, conranshop.co.uk. Velvet cushion, £35, grahamandgreen.co.uk. Illuminated star, £45, bedlinen, from £22, sheepskin stool, £295, sheepskin bench, £725, sheepskin rug, £125, Portobello plate, £14, star tree decorations, from £6 each, and green gift wrap, £16 for 10m, thewhitecompany.com. Paper wreath, £40, layered lounge.com. Black paper tree, £19 for three, rockettstgeorge.co.uk. Wooden candleholder, £9.50, marksandspencer.com. White LED candle, £26 for three, lights4fun.co.uk. Patterned wrapping, £3 per sheet, rowenandwren.co.uk. Basket, stylist’s own. For similar curtains, try conranshop.co.uk