I’ve been decorating my home ready for Christmas with Not on the High Street this year, and I have been itching to show you the results. I am a huge fan of their interior items, and some things I’ve bagged, I’ve been lusting after for such a long time. I’ve gone for a very different Christmas look this year, much more pared back, and I am so pleased with how it’s turned out.
I concentrated 4 areas, my fireplace, a living room wall, our dining table and front door.
I wanted to start off with my front door, as its important I think to make an effort there. I’m not going to lie, I am not a fan of my entrance way, so really wanted to jazz it up. So with a simple but colourful wreath and a new house number, I really think its looks much smarter.
- Wreath – £36
- House Number Plate – £39
If you have a fireplace, dressing it for winter and Christmas, is one of life’s real pleasures. We love to snuggle up on the sofa, when we light our real fire. Its really is a focal point in our living room, so it deserves a little extra attention at this time of year.
I was determined to keep this very vintage and mono-toned, so kept to a grey/silver, black and white theme.
I added a Amish star, stocking holder and stocking, and two antler shaped candle holders that I instantly fell in love with.
When I spotted this customisable cinema light box, I knew it would be perfect for all year round, but especially at Christmas, and I’m going to use it as a advent calendar, to add to the excitement of the build up to Christmas for the girls.
- Cinema Box – £39 (extra numbers and symbols at £10.50)
- Antler Candle Holder – £16
- Amish Star – £35
- Stocking Holder – £18
- Stocking – £24.90
I also wanted to concentrate on another part of my living room, and it was the back wall.
Keeping with a modern vintage look, I really wanted this to be more opulent and decided to add more warm metallics to the scheme.
I found some concrete letters spelling Merry Christmas, I’d not realised they are actually a very different way of sending a Christmas card to someone, a really cool idea!
I also added two gold geometric coloured candlesticks, perfect to light in the evening. The wreath is actually a length of mistletoe bunting that was wired. So I simply looped the length and using a All Command 3M hook, it invisibly allows me to hang it to the wall. This kind of wreath is so on trend, and adds a real natural scandi look to my Christmas decorating.
I have long been lusting after this mirror, and I think it provides a fantastic alternative Christmas decoration, and real visual impact to the room.
- Concrete Letters – £15
- Brass Candlestick – £10.50/£14
- Leaf and Berry Lights – £24
- Dashing card Gold Foil – £3.25
- Geometric postcard Gold Foil – £2.50
- Starburst Mirror – £169
Finally here are my dining table ideas for the run up to the big day and beyond:
I wanted a really natural look to this, very simple and an elegant colour palate.
I have a white dining service, that I keep just for Christmas, and to it I bought 5 white tea light holders, which give off a lovely glow, we used orange spice tea lights, so it smells delicious too.
The napkins are a washed linen, I love the crumpled look of them, and they look perfect with the resin antler napkin rings.
- Tea light holders – £5.95
- Washed Linen Napkins -£22
- Napkin Rings – £9.95
- Fir Table Garland – £15
- Cast Antler -£45
- Paper Star £5.50
So there you have it, my home this Christmas is going to look really simple and elegant I think. I just need to add a tree this weekend (post to follow) and I am done. I love decorating my home for Christmas, but it just got a whole lot more pleasurable thanks to Not on the High Street!
This post was written in collaboration with NOTHS – Not on the High Street.
I’ve been collecting all of my ideas on my Pinterest board below.