Have an American-style Christmas with Sainsbury’s

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  • For a fresh take on holiday decorating, look at Sainsbury's gorgeous, American-inspired range

    ‘Tis the season to be merry and bring some magic into your life. There’s nothing like Christmas to create special memories that your family will treasure forever, and nothing like a lovingly decorated home to kick off the holiday in style. All it takes is a trip to Sainsbury’s, which has a brilliant new collection of bold, American-influenced decorations and homeware.

    This year, red is very much on trend so put it at the heart of your colour palette and offset it with soft cream or white, highlighted by pops of green or blue. Timeless checks and rustic folk motifs are ideal to bring pattern into your decorative scheme – or you could use texture to give it a new spin. For added visual interest, try contrasting smooth, shiny baubles with chunky knitted hearts and felt ornaments.

    Dress up your tree, banisters and mantelpiece with twinkling lights, wreaths and colourful decorations, such as cute gnomes, mini Christmas puddings and cheerful bells. But be sure to combine them with unusual materials for an unexpected twist: think of winter foliage arrangements, but also Christmas sweets, such as candy canes, or heavenly scented berry displays.

    It’s also worth experimenting with ways to breathe new life into old favourites. You could create a pretty centrepiece by gathering seasonal decorations into a basket, for example, or you could hang groups of baubles off the back of slatted or Windsor chairs for instant holiday cheer.

    To really pull off the festive look, try echoing your main decorative scheme across different rooms with a selection of seasonal home accessories. Opt for some festive crockery in the kitchen and dining room – Sainsbury’s has a fabulous collection of rustic dinnerware. And don’t forget your bedroom: you can achieve something really pretty by scattering festive cushions over layers of Christmas-inspired throws.

    Home accessories available in store from 25th October, decorations available in store from 2nd November. To find your nearest store and discover the other collections, visit sainsburyshome.co.uk

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