We're taking inspiration from the Scandinavians today with a few quick and easy ideas for decorating the house this Christmas. Our northern cousins know a thing or two about tasteful festive decoration and even if your taste is for more colour at this time of the year, these tips will work with any colour scheme or theme.
What's more they are very easy to do.
Baubles from Sainsbury's Home
Instead of getting a full size tree this year, why not find an attractive looking branch and decorate it with a few baubles and ornaments. Keep to a simple colour scheme and prop it up in a corner where the kids and the dog won't knock it over! Alternatively decorate it with some clip on birds from Cox and Cox for a completely natural look.
Hanging Wicker Star £4.99 Large White Squirrel £4.99. Pure & White 50 Mixed Bauble Pack £4.99. Set of 4 Christmas Tealight Holders £7.99. All Dunelm
Make a real feature of a window with some hanging stars and baubles. The little lanterns will look fabulous at night with tealights twinkling away to welcome guests, and who could resist those little white squirrels?
Wooden Star Tree Decoration 99p. Pure & White 50 Mixed Bauble Pack £4.99. Stag Head £3.99. Pure & White Tray and Two Mugs Set £6.99. Pure & White Tea For One Set £9.99 (Includes Teapot). All Dunelm
Don't forget the kitchen. It needs a little festive love too. Display your Christmas tableware proudly and add a few decorations for good measure.
Napkins from The Linen Works
And don't forget to decorate the table. We love this pretty, rustic idea. All you need is some string, berries, rosemary sprigs and cinnamon sticks. Not only does it look effective, the scent will be divine too.