So, we have one week until Christmas eve and if you are anything like me you still have plenty to do.
However, I did get productive one day last week (thanks to the massive dumping of snow grounding the whole of the West Midlands to a halt) and I managed to get a load of Christmas shopping done online and put up a few more Christmas decorations around the house.
Our living room is currently undergoing a not-so-well-timed revamp which you can read about here, so I decided to spread the festive cheer around my house and deck out the guest bedroom with some Christmas decorations.
This year my Dad and his partner are staying with us over Christmas. They both have jobs in hospitality so I know the weeks and days leading up to them arriving at our house late on Christmas Eve eve will have been hectic to say the least.
I really wanted to add some Christmas decorations for them in the bedroom they will be staying in so they feel welcome and hopefully get them in to that Christmas feeling as soon as they arrive.
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Wreath – Amara c/o (in the sale)| Garland – Amara c/o | Natural cosy throw – BHS c/o (in the sale) | Pine and Eucalyptus Candle – Jo Malone | Black and marble lamp – Aldi, similar here | Chunky knit throw – Lauren Aston Designs | Winter candle – The White Company |
Bedding – The White Company | Coco bed – Loaf.com | Curtains – Hillary’s c/o |
Christmas wrapping – see this post here
Christmas decorations – how I added some festive
touches to our guest bedroom
I know traditionally a wreath is for the front door, but there are so many beautiful options available now that it is a shame to limit yourself just to one! When I saw this beauty from Amara’s Winter Blush Christmas decoration collection I knew I had to have it. I just love its dusting of snow and dense foliage.
I tried it out in a few places in the bedroom, including hanging from the fireplace, on the wardrobe doors and on the door to the room itself but settled on above the bed. I added a velvet bow to hang it from and think it looks so beautiful. I think I will be sad to take it down come the New Year!
Adding a garland to a fireplace, end of bed, or even a shelf immediately adds festive cheer. We are lucky to have fireplaces in almost every room in the house and they never look better then when they are loaded up with Christmas decorations.
I strung some battery powered fairy lights throughout the garland and absolutely love how it looks.
And talking of fairy lights, this has to be the easiest way to add some Christmas decoration to a bedroom. String them around the doorway, over a bed, wherever you can! They look so gorgeous with the lights low.
Adding candles is a no brainer!
I couldn’t believe how realistic adding some simple pillar candles in the fireplace was! It created a lovely glow almost as if there is a roaring fire in there.
Scented candles are a win win too – my lovely friend sent me a Jo Malone Pine and Eucalyptus candle a couple of weeks ago as my Christmas gift. It has a personal engraving and is the most thoughtful gift! Burning this for a couple of hours before guests come over will fill the room with a wonderful Christmassy scent.
And of course, lets not forget the *actual* scent of Christmas itself with The White Company’s Winter candle.
Winter flowers and foliage
I am obsessed with the scent of fresh eucalyptus and think it makes a lovely display at this time of year. You can normally pick some up from a florist and it lasts weeks, if not months!
A posy of holly and berries or the traditional Christmas flower the Poinsettia is also perfect for adding a touch of festive cheer to a bedroom.
A little bit of hygge
A chunky knit throw, sheepskin rug and a cosy blanket to snuggle up in create a perfect place for a little hyyge time. I created a little reading nook by the fireplace and I am a little tempted to kick my dad out of this room and muggle up there myself.
And finally, some gifts that your guests can open early are a lovely way to make them feel really welcome. I added a stocking with some little stocking fillers (and some empty Jo Malone boxes – a girl can dream about getting a pile of JM goodies as a stocking filler, right?) and put them by the fireplace.
And yes, I did forget to take the tag off *eye roll*!