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Adding last minute decorations to your lounge can make your Christmas feel truly magical. Touching up your mantelpiece or including a splash of sparkle in everyday items are brilliant ways to make your decorations go that extra mile. Here are some tips for lighting up your lounge this week:

Last Minute Ways to Light up your Lounge this Christmas - by Marcus of the Christmas Decorators

Create a warm environment – There is nothing like coming home to a snug, inviting environment when the weather is turning. Add cable knit cushions, throws in reds, whites, tartan or faux fur to your furniture and use warm lights and candles to create an intimate atmosphere for you and your family.

Go old fashioned – The classic Christmas décor is timeless and you can’t go wrong with hanging stockings on the fireplace and adding red bows and ribbons to your furnishings.

Recycle last year’s Christmas cards – Choose cards with a similar theme to your living room to hang on a meaningful garland. Using stencils or free hand, cut shapes from the front of the cards and thread through a piece of coloured string or ribbon to hang above the fireplace or on a windowsill.

Bring nature inside – Follow the natural theme this Christmas by decorating with pine cones, dried fruit and spices and scented candles. These can be placed on the mantelpiece or around the Christmas tree to fill the room with a festive aroma which will create a welcoming environment for your ideal Christmas living room.

Add some sparkle to everyday items – By filling glass or translucent vases or bell jars with colourful and sparkly baubles, you can customise your ornaments according to your Christmas colour scheme. Silver and blue baubles with a sprinkle of tinsel in a large glass vase can transform into a beautiful, festive display.

For more ideas on how to dress your tree, have a look at our festive video on how to decorate your Christmas tree.


Many of our Countryside show homes in London, the South East and North West have been decorated for Christmas so come along and see how we do it!


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