Final touches to make your home look instantly festive

It’s never too late to add some Christmas magic to your home

Table talk

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Galvanised containers paired with artisan crockery and a mossy runner will bring a relaxed charm to the Christmas table. Add a final festive touch by placing red berries in glass vases.

In the red

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Give red painted chairs a Christmas makeover by attaching antlers to either side. Add a beautifully wrapped present tied with a bow and an oversized golden bauble to add a sprinkle of glamour.

Santa Claus is coming to town

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Make sure Santa stops by your house this year by creating an adorable festive display. Sprinkle wooden trays with a handful of fake snow, glittery reindeer and a tipple for the main man for a sweet display.

The DIY tree

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Don't have space for a Norway spruce or Fraser fir? Add a festive flourish to living rooms by creating a Christmas tree out of envelopes or pretty pieces of fabric. This will make a great alternative to the traditional advent calendar, too. Place in hallways or next to a fireplace.

Deck the halls

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Throwing a Christmas dinner party? Make sure you dress your table in style by tying fir branches and glittery baubles to the back of chairs with a pretty ribbon.

A final flourish

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If you've kept things simple with a minimalist entwined wreath hung above a fireplace, add some sparkle by filling a wicker basket with copious amounts of Christmas tree baubles.

Bring out the bunting

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Garlands and paper chains are a quick and easy way to add some festive fun to a room. Set the scene for a festive cocktail party with a colourful string of bunting. For the finishing touch, pick up on the green of the tree and red of the garland in the ribbons tied around the presents, for a seasonal look.

The festive fireplace

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If you need a quick-fix, dressing up a fireplace couldn't be easier. Add greenery, church candles and twigs adorned with shimmering Christmas decorations for instant imapact.

The guest room

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If you've got friends or family coming to stay over Christmas, make sure your guest room is looking suitably festive by stringing fairy lights above the headboard and placing a stocking at the foot of the bed.