Christmas is a time of year where we take a look at our homes in a competely different way. From beautiful Christmas decorations to adorn our Christmas tree, sit upon the table or mantlepiece and even to light up the outside of our houses and lawns. To home decor to suit the winter seasons mood of warm colours to lift the gloomy days and nights. Christmas bedding, or perhaps a new throw or two to snuggle under on the settee and not forgetting a cushion or two, a little indulgence here and there makes all the difference. Its also time to think about more practical things, like added extras for those guests coming to stay, a put up bed, an extra chair or two! So we have put a list together of some of everything that we think will add that something extra to your home this Christmas. From the lovely indulgents to things that can help with ideas for the more practical challenges this festive season can bring.
The Large Ralph Family – Christmas Reindeer would make a wonderful addition to your outside space this Christmas season. As a great symbol of Christmas, this large family of rattan reindeer figures are the perfect way to celebrate the festive season.
These reindeer are designed specifically for outdoor use, though they look just as stylish when used indoors. Made from resin rattan weave the figures are weather resistant and strong, so you won’t have to worry about the cold winter weather.
Available from Whitestores The Large Ralph Family Rattan Christmas Reindeer costs £369.99
This charming glass dome is a beautiful addition to any home during the festive period. With reindeer, a silver birch tree, and a birch-effect base, it’s the perfect Christmas decoration for placing on mantles and windowsills alike.
From Lights for Fun the Harewood Christmas Reindeer Glass Dome is just £14.99
Check Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket
Turn your bedroom (or lounge) into a cosy retreat with plush soft furnishings. A classic red, white and navy check design is featured on the front of the fleece throw, whilst a fluffy Sherpa reverse ensures a sumptuously soft feel.
From Matalan the Check Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket is just £15
How cute are these!
Here we have a trio of Christmas toy box magic with these wonderful felt carol singer mice. Here for your pleasure are three mice, a lead singer complete with crown and a book of festive favourites, and accompanying singers, the smallest of which clutches a little festive star.
With their sweet little faces and warm woolly scarves, these mice will bring a smile to faces young and old this Christmas.
Get your cute Felt Carol Singing Mice from Cox & Cox for £25
The tree is trimmed, the wreath is hung, now it’s time to transform your bedroom into a winter wonderland. Constructed from soft polycotton, this festive duvet set features a red base finished with an oversized Christmas present print, alongside a classic candy stripe reverse. This duvet set includes 1 pillowcase for the single and 2 pillowcases for the double and king. Priced from £15 – £22
The Christmas Present Duvet Cover is from Matalan
This Free-standing Log Effect Stove is a classic and stylish way of heating your home, sure to add a warm and cosy ambience to your living room. The free-standing design allows this fantastic stove to be easily placed in any room. It features two heat settings and is powered by electricity, so you don’t have to worry about dangerous flames, yet you can still enjoy the calming look of a realistic flame effect when you are entertaining or just having an evening in. It’s also easy to adjust both the colourful flames and the temperature independently with the easy to use with the dimmer and thermostat. A great addition to your home all year round.
Very cozy, and a perfect Christmas addition. From The Range the Free-standing Log Effect Stove is just £59.99
Forget the snow, this Christmas we’re all about rainbows with this bauble from Vondels. Coated in glitter and covered in multi-coloured stripes, it’ll sit pride of place amongst the branches and festive lights on your tree.
The CHRISTMAS Rainbow ornament 6cm from Selfridges is just £16
The Christian 5ft Christmas Nutcracker Family are a pair of wonderful Christmas character perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.
Based on the popular German wooden crafted Nutcrackers, this modern replica is made from a durable poly resin so that it can be used for both indoor or outdoor use. The brilliant figures would look great next to your fireplace or guarding your front door.
With their impressive top hats, staffs and golden shoulder pads, the Christian family will stand tall and proud wherever you place them and their spectacular colouring will never need repainting.
From the Whitestores the Christian 5ft Christmas Nutcracker Family cost £699.99
Add a little festive cheer to your home with seasonal scatter cushions. This red and white design features a two-way sequin design, revealing a sparkly Christmas tree outline. The cushion is complete with a soft polyester reverse.
The Sequin Christmas Tree Cushion is available from Matalan for £8
Lend a touch of London magic to your Christmas tree with this charming trio of decorations, each representing an iconic landmark from our home city. Featuring Big Ben, a red telephone box and a post box hand-finished with sparkling glitter.
London Icon Christmas Decorations (Set of 3) £20 from Harrods
Ideal for cooler months this 10.5 tog ‘Easy wash’ and quick dry duvet is light weight and non allergenic. The combination of peachskin cover and hollowfibre filling help retain a comfortable feel after cleaning in a domestic washing machine at 60oc, a temperature that kills dust mites. Perfect for those guests staying over the festive period!
Priced from £28 – £42 from Debenhams get your 0.5 tog ‘Easy Wash’ hollowfibre duvet
Perfect for those extra guests staying over Christmas, or perhaps an unexpected drop in. easy to store away and quick to put up.Perfectly comfortable and very practicle especially if space is a major consideration in your house!
We have one of these ourselves and use it every Christmas, it’s very popular with our staying guests!
The AeroBed Ultra Divan, Double from Johm Lewis is £250 – It seems a lot, but this bed will keep on giving and giving year after year, bargain we think.
This winter, Mo is hitting the slopes on polished silver-tone metal skis. The much-loved Swarovski character, who has been delighting collectors for almost 15 years, sparkles in clear crystal with green and red crystal accents and a festive red print inspired by Scandinavian-style knitwear. A cute Christmas gift idea, Winter Mo is exclusively available in 2019.
The Swarovski 2019 Winter Mo Limited Edtion is £48 from David Shuttle
Add a touch of festive charm to your home with this duvet set from our own range. Made from a soft cotton blend, it has a seasonal Fair Isle design complemented by reindeer, snowflakes and cosy winter lodges. Priced from £21 – £24.50
The Christmas Red Fairisle Printed Duvet Set is available from Debenhams
Start your Christmas decorating with the perfect sculpture that will keep on giving. This decorative rocking horse comes illuminated with 180 pre-attached LED lights in warm white.
Festive and colourful it’s the perfect way to welcome guests into your home, adding a Christmas cheer full of joy and merriment this holiday season.
The 4ft 8″ (1.4m) Christmas LED Rocking Horse With 180 LED Lights is available to buy from Costo for £126.99
Exclusive to Cox & Cox, this artisan jacquard wool Dotty Stars Fringed Blanket has a reversible design. On the one side a grey base with the gentle impression of stars by an overall spot burst design, and to the reverse a cream base of the same design.
A lovely row of contrast cream tassels finish the edge of this most premium 100% wool blanket, a wonderful soft toned accessory to suit any restful scheme.
The Dotty Stars Fringed Blanket costs £125
With added sparkle, this cute pink snowflake reversible bedding with a fabulous glitter print is a perfect snuggle-up design for anytime not just when it’s cold outside.
Available from Next the Catherine Lansfield Baby It’s Cold Outside Christmas Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set is priced from £14 – £24