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    Winter Wonderland


    Rebecca Taylor

    I am surface pattern obsessed designer with a perfectionist eye for detail. With a love of fashion always searching the web for the latest styles and trends wishing I had a thousand pounds to spend. I love to throw a ball to MY cuddly long eared king Charles spaniel Jake and spend my spare time with my partner Wayne.

    It has come to that time of year again when we all pull down the attic ladders and dust off those old decoration boxes. But surely there is something more to Christmas decorations than spending hours untangling the Christmas lights and hanging up miss-matched baubles? Decorating the home at Christmas can be much more fun and creative than that, getting all of the family involved. So here are a few helpful ideas and inspirational tips on how to create your own decorations that look great and are bang on trend!

    One of the main home trends for this season is heritage. Think of a cosy, warm cottage filled with blankets and the smell of homemade mince pies. The main colours are reds and oranges mixed with traditional patterns such as tartan and plaids. Natural finishes and foliage lend themselves very well to this colour theme creating a rustic and enchanted woodland feel. When finding materials to decorate with, maybe get wrapped up and go on a winter walk collecting pinecones, ivy and sprigs of holly to adorn your home.

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    When it comes to getting crafty, old-school paper chains and snowflakes are a simple and fun way to decorate your windows getting the whole family involved. If you do fancy something a bit trickier then maybe have a go at some 3-D stars? Bunting isn’t just for a summer fate it is also a clever way to add another festive dimension to your ceilings. (It can also make a very clever advent calendar!)

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    After all the fun making new decorations, it is important to include some of the traditional. Instead of forgetting about the old decs, give them a new lease of life with a new lick of paint or maybe some glitter. Baubles need not just be for the tree, but can also be used on your festive table settings displayed in a tall vase or even attached to some ribbon and tied around the napkins!

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    As we all know, being able to re-use things around the home is an added bonus. So before you banish things to recycling bags, consider using them again in your winter wonderland revamp. With any leftover paper and foliage you could make your own personalised gift tags to spread your wonderland cheer to friends and family.