For many of us, Christmas is going to feel quite different this year. But we think that gives us an even bigger excuse to add a bit of festive glamour and sparkle to our homes! Read on for some inspiration.

Add a pop of festive colour

If you’d love just a touch of colour, this Plumpton Linen Rouge Roman Blind is both rich and regal. From Blinds 2go (from £41.45, made to measure), the natural linen centre nestles between the deep, red velvety fabric, bringing a touch of opulence to any room.

Shaken not stirred?

If you can’t go out to a bar this year, bring the bar to you with this fabulous Ravello Shelf Unit from MY Furniture (£419.99). Inspired by mid-century Italian design, with a diamond pattern walnut veneer, it’s sure to get heads turning as you pour out a perfectly crafted cocktail.

Designer decorations

There’s nothing like thoughtfully chosen decorations to personalise your tree. Tom Martin London has a stunning range of hand-painted glass baubles featuring a range of beautiful designs including The Snowman, Buckingham Palace and the Eiffel Tower (from £20 each). Amazingly, they are hand-painted from the inside, inspired by a historic Chinese technique.

Bathroom glamour

If you love the idea of revamping your bathroom, this beautifully sleek, EauZone Plus Quintesse shower is from luxury shower company Matki. Even if you’re not able to have a roaring fire in the bathroom, you can consider options like underfloor heating and heated towel rails to up the warmth on frosty winter mornings.

Opulent fabrics

Add some luxurious colour and texture with these sumptuous Vicenza Faux Silk Merlot curtains from Curtains 2go (from £24.35, made to measure). The heavenly fabric is perfect for bringing warmth and sophistication to bedrooms and living rooms.

Keep the drinks flowing

If you don’t want to spend loads of money this year, just a simple update on your mugs can add a festive flourish and bring yourself some Christmas cheer as you settle down to a cosy hot chocolate or nice cup of tea. These lovely mugs (from £19.95 each) and the Hawthorn Berries and Robin Blue Birch Tray (from £34.95) are from Emma Bridgewater.

Christmas wreaths

If you don’t have time to make your own this year, there’s a wonderful choice of faux greenery wreaths out there. We love this Ultimate Green and Berry Wreath from the White Company (from £135)

Jewel colours

Choosing furniture or accessories in jewel colours will certainly add some festive glamour, which will take you on into winter. This Brass Alveare Two-Seat Sofa in Green must be the most glamorous location for a post Christmas lunch nap. Available from MY Furniture from £999.99. Its design has been inspired by highly collectable American mid-century furnishings and features distinctive hexagonal detailing.

Author: Sara Chardin

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