How to give your Christmas decorations an unexpected twist

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  • Ditch tradition this year and deck the house with spectacular designs

    We all know that dressing the tree with bangles and bows is fun for all the family, but this year, go to town by decorating some more unusual spots around the house. From vamping up the door to funking the light fittings, these quick-and-easy ideas will make your festive celebrations go with a bang…

    Wrap it up

    Greet your guests with the front door wrapped in a festively bright or patterned fabric – this showy first impression beats the classic wreath-and-fairy-lights combo hands down.
    The door is wrapped in Arietta taffeta by Designers Guild. The gift boxes are from DZD.

    Retro mash-up

    Baubles shouldn’t only belong on trees – give a hallway chandelier or pendant a witty makeover using kitsch decorations. If you prefer something more minimalist, stick to simple neon decs for an edgy look.
    Paperchase has a wide range of kitsch decorations like these. RE also stocks retro glass baubles.

    Onwards and upwards

    While the banister may be the obvious choice for a garland, try trailing your festive foliage and brightly wrapped gifts up the treads instead.
    Wild at Heart by Nikki Tibbles sells Christmas garlands.

    In the frame

    Windows make a great backdrop for a display, so create a curtain of baubles. Be generous for maximum impact.
    For giant baubles like these, try DZD.

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