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Bring the magic of Christmas to your home with Suzanne Webster

November 2017

Keep it Simple

It is better to have some key beautiful pieces rather than lots of decorations to distract the eye. Be selective about the decorations and ornaments you display, and don’t be afraid to go for something a bit unique and quirky.

Think in Layers

Use objects with different heights to create interest. Start from the top, and work your way down, not forgetting the table decorations. For the mantel, a beautiful garland makes a fabulous centre piece.

Go Natural

Bring your decoration to life with inspiration from nature, fresh evergreen garlands and wreaths, combined with seasonal fruits will give your home a wonderful natural look, as well as creating Christmas scents.

Dust Fruit with Glitter

Fake an icy frost with this wintry recipe: Mix three parts white glitter to one part silver. Then coat faux pears, limes and grapes for a sparkly centrepiece.

Display treats for visitors

The festive period is a time to indulge. Having Christmas treats and goodies, such as candy canes, nuts, mince pies and chocolates out for guests to enjoy gives your home a warm and welcoming feel.

Dec’ the Hall (way)

Greet your guests as they enter your home with a beautiful stair garland.

Light it Up

Use of candles, fairy lights or even a stylish lamp alongside your decorations helps to create that magical Christmas glow.

Use gold tones

A hint of gold can make your home glisten for a rich and elegant festive feel.

Fill your home with Christmas scents

Mulled wine, cinnamon spice, or fresh pine – filling your home with beautiful smells creates a real festive feel. Never underestimate the power of a scented candle.

Designer Dining – Laying the perfect Christmas Table

The Christmas table is your license to go for it and ramp up the glamour.

For many, Christmas in the home is about loved ones coming together around a beautifully set dinner table to celebrate and indulge in delicious food. When styling your Christmas dining table, think about your theme and colour palette, we’ve gone for elegant gold and winter white to create a sophisticated look; sticking to a limited colour palette keeps everything calm and relaxed.

Add a bit of nature to your Christmas table to give that extra special feel. We used painted tree branches and frosted fruits to create stylish centre pieces, showing that you don’t need to stick to traditional reds and greens for a Christmas scheme.

As a finishing touch, give place settings a festive twist – everyone loves pulling a Christmas cracker!


Watch the Christmas video here