I got to pick three things from the Next website, style them and then share my tips on interior styling via some foam speech bubbles. It was so much fun! Christmas is the one time each year that I really clear things away and 'dress the house' - I change pictures in frames, I put lights up the stairs and I decorate the mantelpiece and fireplace. I love having a day to make things cosy and really think about the spaces in my house and how to make them festive and fun.
My first pick was this gorgeous Red Berry Wreath (£25*). My tip is "A wreath makes a great fireplace centrepiece". Because we don't have a fire installed we usually have a beautiful old Coastguard search light in the fireplace but I thought the wreath would look really pretty in there instead over the Christmas period. Christmas cosiness is all about light for me so I love anything with fairy lights on - there's nothing better than coming down in the morning when it's still dark outside and lighting candles and seeing all the lights twinkling. I think an empty fireplace is such a great little area to dress up and I've seen some really fun ideas for filling the space if you have one too - pillar candles always look beautiful burning away. I have also seen logs, vases, books and even a TV in one!
So those are my three styling tips this Christmas, over the next few days I will also be putting up some photos of our tree, wreaths and all of the other decorations, I can't wait! By the way, if you haven't already I urge you to have a nose at the Next Home Style Tumblr, there is so much loveliness and style inspiration on there, it's my favourite stop for home inspiration at the moment.
What are your tips for styling your home at Christmas?