There’s no denying the Christmas tree is the focal point of the festivities. If you’re space-challenged or don’t want to invest, try hanging decorations from holly, eucalyptus or blue spruce – florists will have branches by the bucketload.
Select a wreath to suit your scheme – options packed with pinecones and red berries might be the traditional choice, but fabric flowers, mistletoe or even pom poms make a quirky alternative. Forget the fiddly DIY variety – you can always jazz it up with some extra fresh foliage or baubles.
Switch off the main in fairy lights which create a soft, inviting glow and provide plenty of ways to get creative. Try arranging in jars, hanging with cards or dangling along the mantelpiece - then leave them up ‘till New Year’s.
Home fragrance is the ultimate mood-setting shortcut, and warming notes like cinnamon, clove, fir and ginger are sure to stir up a little festive magic. The most beautiful candles are decorations in themselves, but diffusers and room sprays make a practical alternative. Bonus points for any authentic scents, like mulled wine gently simmering on the stove.
Faux fur accents will help transform any space into a Scandi-style winter wonderland. A throw doubles as cosy companion for those dead days between Christmas and New Year, slung on the sofa or folded at the end of the bed.