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Top 6 Christmas Decorating Ideas

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas decorating ideas, and holiday destination to kick start your festive season, or you’re looking for somewhere to recover in January, take a look at our cottages, luxury lodges and larger properties for some inspiration!

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Cosy up the fireplace

Your fireplace is the perfect feature to decorate for Christmas. Make it the focal point of your room, with stockings hung around or a winter candle burning nearby. Create a warm atmosphere with decorations and twinkly lights - hot toddy anyone?

All beautiful Christmas scenes feature a crackling fire. With the family all cosied up in the lounge, it is tempting to stick on a classic movie to whittle away the evening with.

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Bring on the merry

This traditional phrase looks even better when shining bright on your Christmas tree. Flash shiny silver ornaments onto the bed of greenery and their brightness will shine even more!

Imagine the string lights on, with the tree in the corner. As the decorations turn, the twinkling lights with hit the letters just right so that they sparkle.

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Illuminated Christmas decorating ideas

Turn a common winter scene into a dazzling display with some string lights. Go all out for a holiday table centrepiece, and place a miniature evergreen in the middle of your spread.

On a winters evening, delicate string lights illuminate the home in a unique way. It makes the evenings much more cosy, and with the fire crackling, it really is beginning to feel like Christmas.


Take a look at these stylish individually painted Christmas decorations from Niche Living to make your tree stand out this year. We also love the personalised decorations on Etsy and Not On The Highstreet.

If you are fortunate enough to be with us over the weekend of Richmond Christmas Market, then make sure you check out the many stalls with beautiful decorations.

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Add a traditional touch to your home this Christmas with a homemade wreath. Go on a course with a florist, or make one at home. We like using pine cones and a thick ribbon for an instant festive feel at your front door.

Evergreens represent the continuity of life and nature, and when everything else is drawing to a close at this crisp time of year, a wreath is a little reminder of the new year to look forward to. Making a homemade wreath is rewarding, and you can dec it however you like.

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Twice as merry

Double up your decorations, making your home look twice as merry. They will always be used again, so invest and then store them safely.

Our theory is that the best things come in pairs, so whether you place them together in the same room, or separately across the house, you can make your decorations really brighten up the place. In pairs, the decorations may be the Christmas centerpiece in the room, but if you spread them out, then it creates a lovely link throughout the home.

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