How to prepare for Christmas

‘Tis the season to be homely!’ So while the stress ramps up with endless gift buying, planning and food shopping, make your house a haven of calm festivities to relax in when you return.


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*Image shows white carpet from Carpetright

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Decorating for Christmas can be the easiest festive preparations that you make. Small touches sometimes make the biggest impact. If you have a minimalistic modern home, this can work really well. Neutral walls and carpets will make your tree and lights pop out as a focal point. Use elegant white lights with some metallic and glass decorations to create a classy finish.

A similar theme can run through to the dining room; a white table set with gold accents will continue your Christmas tree’s design seamlessly throughout your home. Such a clean décor is great for smaller rooms as it creates a spacious feel.


Go with traditional reds and greens for a rustic and cosy effect. These warming colours are perfect to bring your table to life; your guests will be desperate to sit and inspect the decorations you have chosen. A bright table runner and napkins look welcoming when combined with candles and lanterns that are scattered throughout.

Why not throw festive scatter cushions around the room to bring the theme together?


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*Image shows purple carpet from Carpetright

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Go for deep bold colours for a fun and luxurious feel. Purples, blues and greens work well in your living room so accentuate this with deep purple and pink decorations.

With ribbons and bright lights to match, this is a playful décor for a big family house. A dark carpet in this room will hide any spillages well too, ideal for a room that seems a lot of footfall.

Try hanging your bold decorations alongside the children’s paper chains and handmade ornaments to show off your festive family home.

Which theme will you go for this Christmas? Whatever you choose it’s important that you get everything completed in good time so that you can welcome your guests into a warm and inviting home rather than a festive bomb-site. Set yourself a plan and get preparing for the festivities!

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