Have yourself a very cosy Christmas

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  • Create a cabin-inspired feel at home and escape the winter chill

    Dressing the house for Christmas is one of the highlights of the year. It’s filled with the anticipation of good times ahead, from hosting get-togethers with family and friends to the excitement of unwrapping presents and sitting down to turkey and all the trimmings.

    When it comes to celebrating traditions, Christmas colours like red and green are guaranteed to channel a festive feel – and the new Winter Cottage collection from Sainsbury’s has everything you need. We’ve found soft blankets, festive ornaments and a candle collection that’s perfect for creating a golden glow at home.

    Transform your living space or bedroom into a cosy bolthole by giving it a cabin-in-the-woods makeover, starting with a luxurious faux-fur throw, £30. Soft furnishings can totally change the feel of a room and a traditional check cushion, £12, will add a much-needed burst of winter brightness alongside chunky cable knits and sumptuous faux furs. Embroidered designs like this Christmas tree embroidered cushion, £12, are just too pretty to resist.

    If you’re lucky enough to have an open fire or wood-burner, your home will already be filled with a rustic woodland scent but there’s always room for more festive aromas with this simple cinnamon stick decoration, £6. Indulge in seasonal candles like this ceramic mistletoe candle, £12, and pop it on a the mantelpiece or a windowsill for a welcoming glow. Statement ornaments such as a large stag, £15, or a bronze partridge will really give you a rustic, log-cabin feel.

    No home is complete without winter foliage, so hang a seasonal wreath, £20, with pine cones and berries, and set the tone the minute your guests arrive. We also love this two-bell decoration, £4.

    When it comes to styling your Christmas tree, our Acting Style and Decorating Assistant Holly Walsh assures, “You can never have too many decorations – it’s all about adding a new favourite every year”.

    So why not adorn your tree with a carved robin decoration, £4, in keeping with the Winter Cottage theme? Introduce some rustic charm with gold pine cones, £3 for a pack of 12, and place a few antique-style glass baubles, £2.50 each, into the mix. Now all that’s left to do is to pop the presents underneath!

    The Winter Cottage collection is available now in selected Sainsbury’s stores. To see more and find your nearest store, visit sainsburyshome.co.uk

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