This is one post I’ve been super excited to write. Now that I’m in my first home with Kayne. We have been wondering for ages how we were going to to decorate our home for Christmas.
Kayne and I agreed on the majority of things but it didn’t come without a couple disagreements to say the least. I wanted christmas trees in several rooms, whereas Kayne just wanted the one tree. Kayne didn’t want outdoor lights, of course – I did. I wanted garlands on the bannister – Kayne said I couldn’t because of the cats, which I kinda understand. I’m still pretty bitter about losing that argument though!
It’s pretty shit that I even have to say this. But some people just like to chomp don’t they – but this post, is not sponsored, an ad or anything for The Range. Their Christmas range is just amazing and I am a huge fan of their store in general. K thanks.
So, how did we decorate our home for Christmas?
We decided to opt for a snowy/rustic sort of theme for our decorations. I know I said I don’t like having themes as such but it all just came together so beautifully. My tree has no theme though which I love.
So of course, we have our gorgeous Christmas tree which was £70 from The Range. Originally, I didn’t want a snowy effect on our tree but I have to give it to Kayne, it does look stunning. If you want more information on my tree, check out Blogmas day five!
I really wanted some sort of decoration on our mantlepiece as it’s a space that we don’t particularly use any other time of the year.
Literally, my mantlepiece might as well be part of The Range show room… The lanterns we have up all year round, they look gorgeous at either end of the mantlepiece and just happened to fit wonderfully with the garland. These were about £3.99 when we purchased them waaaay back in May. So I’m not sure if they’d actually have them in store now. Anyway, the white glitter poinsettia (also from The Range) were £1.59 each. You might have even noticed that these are also part of my photo set up for this years Blogmas! They’re really good value for money and the quality is so good. Plus, how cute do they look on my mantlepiece?
The frosted berries were actually just one huge bunch and I cut up the bunch into little pieces so I could have them exactly how I wanted them to be. The bunch was £2.89 and I still have loads left over! Again, we wanted to try a snowy theme and I thought the frosted berries would be a perfect addition. Plus, they’re a great way to bring in some colour.
We searched high and low for a sign we both liked…
All the garden centre ones were ridiculously overpriced – soz but I was NOT paying £35.00 for a sign. Thank god The Range came to the rescue eh?! This was everything we were looking for and only £4.49. Alongside the snowy/rustic theme, we also just unintentionally have a nature and woodland theme going on in our house (don’t ask me how). So, since the sign has stags (reindeer for this time of the year) and it’s gorgeous rustic vibe. It seemed so perfect to have. It looks perfect on our mantlepiece.
The actual garland is quite thin which is what I wanted anyway. I didn’t want to have a really thick garland because of the lanterns and plaque on there. It’s a beautifully designed pre lit snowy garland. I did add some more fairy lights to this though – just because I wanted to be that little bit extra. The garland was thick enough to hide the wires from our TV on the mantlepiece (we are yet to sort out those dreaded wires). It hides the majority of them, just not the ones directly under the TV annoyingly… The overall effect created on our mantlepiece is one of my favourites in the house.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star…
I have literally been eyeing this up in Asda for SO long. Kayne finally caved and let me get it. For now, it sits on the top of our bookshelf but I think I might move it soon. We’ll see how I feel. It’s battery operated and creates an oddly soothing purple glow. You can get this in white or wood effect and it comes in at just £10.00. They have loads of different sizes too. Kayne wouldn’t let me get the bigger size sadly *sobs*.
Then we have my good ol’ lightbox which I got last Christmas!
This sits in one of the bookshelf cubby holes because it hides the wires (again – yet to sort out) so we may as well stick a cute little message on there! I’m not actually sure where this is from because it was a gift but you can get light boxes from practically anywhere.
The ‘A very merry Christmas’ wooden tree is of course… from The Range. I kinda want to put other things around this because it seems a little bit lonely but I can’t decide what yet. This was just £5.99 and it makes a lovely addition to any home.
We totally got this on a whim, but this cute little tree was from Asda and it was £15. It is a real one but it’s so little, it won’t make much mess. I’ve wanted a plant in the hallway since we got it redecorated but always been unsure whether it should be real or fake. I guess this is my test to find out! So far, so good – it’s still alive! The cats have oddly not been phased by the lil tree at all. I’m glad though! I was expecting it to be become their poo parlour… The snow effect on the tree came was already done like that when we got it! I think it looks lovely though!
Then, we have our wreath that is no longer our wreath!
This was supposed to be for our front door but it dropped from the door (stupid wreath holder) and it took quite the beating. I love this wreath so much, I didn’t want to risk coming home from work and finding it in pieces across our drive. I decided to take down our ‘wifi password’ sign and replace it with this for the festive season. It fits in so perfectly with our grey woodland theme in the hallway, it’s like it was designed for my hallway!
The detailing on it is gorgeous, from frosted pine cones, to wooden stars, snowy pine branches and berries. This is definitely one of my favourite decorative pieces for this festive season. Also, I love that it’s a star formation and not the traditional wreath style. Which, I think I may have to get for our front door instead! The star wreath was from *ahem* The Range and it was only £8.99.
We also picked up some cute battery operated fairy lights for our hallway mirror. They were £8.99 from the garden centre. They make a gorgeous addition to the hallway and create a real ‘homey glow’ in there. It’s surprising how much light they actually give off. I think when we get a radiator cover for the hallway, we can make fairy lights a permanent fixture. I say this because with a radiator cover, we can put some accessories on it and hide the battery pack behind them. Rather than leaving them dangling.
Four our dining table,
I picked up this silver stag candle holder. We usually have a centrepiece anyway and I thought this would look perfect over the festive period. This was £25 from Tesco. Admittedly, I probably won’t put candles in the antlers, I just thought it looked cool! When it gets closer to Christmas, I’ll decorate the table a little bit more with table runners, rectangle garland wreath (if I can find one) just to make it a little bit more festive.
Then we have this lightup stag print, again from Tesco. There’s a switch on the side which gives you the option of having it lit up or off. I prefer it off personally but Kayne of course, prefers it on. Once Christmas is out the way, I think we will find a more permanent home for this as it goes with our unintentional woodland/stag theme really well! Ps. I can’t wait to get these walls plastered eventually. The wallpaper was there when we moved in and we just painted over it as a quick, temporary solution.
I love having things in the window. Like, really love it. I usually have a white wicker heart in our bay window in the front room but since it’s Christmas and all that, I decided to mix it up a bit. There’s still a heart there (of course) but this is a copper sequin and glitter heart. Admittedly, it’s pretty messy and I’m forever picking up glitter but it looks dead cute in my window. It was £12.99 from the garden centre.
Since decorating our home for Christmas,
I’ve already got loads of ideas on what I want to do next year. I want more festive items as I feel like we just mainly focused on the living area and part of the hallway. I am DEFINITELY having more trees in the house – one in the conservatory and potentially one on the landing upstairs (just a lil one). There’ll be lots of begging to do, but I really want cluster lights outside, I think it would look gorgeous on our home. Of course, a wreath – an actual wreath. I might still get one yet but now I kinda want to wait until we get a new front door in the new year!
How are you decorating your home for Christmas? Do you have any themes, or just whatever takes your fancy? Let me know in the comments below!
Why not check out yesterdays post on what I’m excited for this Christmas!