Christmas decoration ideas, plus all the top bargains

Now that December is here it’s time to start getting those Christmas decorations out of the loft. If your decorations have seen better days it may be time to treat your home to something new this festive season, there are loads of ideas in the shops now and plenty of bargains to be had.

House of Fraser Half Price on all decorations
Marks & Spencer
3 for 2 on trees & decorations
Homebase Half Price trees & lights
BHS have 20% off all decorations
Sainsburys have 1/3 off Christmas tableware
Asda have 25% off decoration, decor, cards & wrapping paper

Here are some colour themes to give you some ideas…

White Christmas – mix silvers and white for an ultra cool, winter look. Creates a magical glow in the evening when all lit up.

Create the look…5ft Ice white tree from Homebase £14.99, 50 piece bauble set from Next £10, Flower lights from BHS £6, Spiky wreath from John Lewis £10, Reindeer light from BHS £25, Silver charger plate form Sainsburys £1.99$product154x214$$list4$$product154x214$$medium150$

Purple & Blue - these rich jewel colours will create a really luxurious yet cosy feel in your home.

Get the look…Teal pre-lit butterfly garland from Next £24, Satin baubles from John Lewis £9, Purple wine glasses from Sainsburys £12 for 4, Blue Christmas crackers from Homebase £3.99 for 12, 6ft tree from Next £60, Pink glitter reindeer from John Lewis £8$list4$$large240$$list4$

Red & White – this look is so traditional but this year give it a Scandinavian twist with modern patterns and crafted pieces.

Create the look…Christmas stocking from Laura Ashley £14, Red berries wreath from Sainsburys £9.99, Red glitter word tree from BHS £4, Scarlet berry runner from Next £16, Hangin paper snowflake from John Lewis £18, Fabric angel tree topper from M&S £12,$medium150$$product154x214$$list4$,BottomRight,1,1_SX182_CR0,0,182,0_SH35_SH35_.jpg

Stylish Christmas dining ideas from Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley have put together 3 themes for festive dining which look gorgeous, so if you’re thinking of sprucing up your dining table this year, these accessories are guaranteed to look great, and last for many years. They have created some stunning table settings – glasses, table mats, table cloths and runners.

The first is ‘Calm’ with whites and creams set off with metallic trim accessories and mirrored placemats. It’s all very sophisticated and if your anything like me, a bit of a calming atmosphere around the Christmas dinner table will be most welcome!

‘Refined’ has rich luxurious cranberry reds which work really well if you have a more traditional home, and if your dining table is in a darker wood. This candelabra will make a great centre piece for your table set off with red candles.

Here’s something a bit different for Christmas, ‘Jolly’ is bright and cheerful, and would certainly make a fresh change on your home this year. This is one I think that the kids will love and would work really well if you are having a more informal gathering this year.