Christmas will be here before we know it. The last minute rush for presents, the quick de-cluttering of the halls for the mass of guests that are about to stampede through for dinner parties and the hours spent trying to untangle the tree lights to find out one light is blown. Take away the last minute panic and get Christmas 2019 all wrapped up at this year’s show. Whether you’re looking for new decorations or want to overhaul your entire home décor in time for the festive season, check out our room by room guide to getting your home ready for Christmas.
The Living Room
The living room is the hub of the home and the perfect place to relax in at Christmas time in front of the TV. With this in mind, keep your furnishings soft and inviting, creating a cosy heaven that you just want want to leave. Think plush throws in textures such as velvet and faux fur and also decorate the room with scented candles for a real relaxing mood-changer.
When is comes to jazzing up the tree or making your mantelpiece merry you'll find endless ideas to give your living room some festive flair. Add an element of fun to your tree decorations that will bring a smile to everyone’s face and shop from the likes of Sass & Belle, Ginger Ray and Poundland, with their ranges of traditional decs all the way to novelty accessories. Or for more of a handmade look and also the perfect way to get the kids involved, check out The Paperdashery's session on The Christmas Theatre on 21st November. They will be showing you how to create a beautiful paper Christmas star garland to brighten up your Christmas room.
Check out our range of exhibitors here to start planning your interior ideas.
The Dining Room
Hosting Christmas dinner at your’s this year? It’s time to dress your dining room to impress! In need of new furniture to set the scene? Discover Woodstock's exquisite range of oak wood dining furniture and if you’re on the look out for glamorous bar cart check out Culinary Concepts! Plus, be sure to stop by Maxwell & William's and see their stunning new dinnerware range, Caviar that will bring your Christmas table display to life. With a contemporary matte finish and a unique textured glaze, Caviar is a striking addition to any table top. In need of some design inspiration for your dining room before heading round the show? Join Stylist Gemma Gear on 24th November on The Christmas Theatre as she shows you fabulous ideas to make our Christmas tables stand out from the crowd.
Welcome the magic of Christmas to your home the minute the door opens! Bring the outside in and dec the halls with festive foliage. If you have a banister, wired garlands are perfect for winding along it. If not, why not create a feature wall of wreaths? And if you want to learn how to create your own wreath, join Blooming Useful Floral Art & Design’s session over on The Christmas Theatre on the 20th and 21st November.
One of the key ways to make your hallway inviting too is smell! It’s a great way of setting the scene for the rest of the festive rooms to come. Why not try your hand at making your own scented decorations this year? Don’t miss Jormaepuourri’s talk on stage as they show you how to make your very own scented decorations using dried fruits, flowers, spices and fragrances. You can also shop Jormaepuourri’s range at stand D600 too.
The weather outside may be frightful but your garden can still be delightful! Stage a cosy corner in your garden with twinkling lights, a warm fire pit table and decorate with wonderful winter plants and wreaths. Set your garden scene and shop from brands including the likes of Hydropool, Breeze House, Unique Tables, Oaktree Garden Centre and many more.
If you haven’t got the time to create an extravagant light display, why not line your garden with festive foliage such as the holly and the ivy? Don’t miss David Domoney’s session on 22nd November over on The Christmas Theatre where he will be showing you how to make fabulous Christmas decorations with the holly and the ivy as well as kiss-me-quick mistletoe!
Discover tonnes of brands at this year’s show that are perfect for sprucing up your home for the festive season. If you’re in need of room ideas too check out Good Homes magazine’s Christmas roomsets at the show that are packed full with different looks to inspire you.