HOW TO: DECK THE HALLS

Create a welcoming, festive hallway with our guide on how to ‘Deck the halls’ this holiday season.

Staircase

Make the most of your staircase whether you have a grand entrance space or a cosy nook. Entwine a decorative garland through your staircase for a festive touch. Garlands are an easy way of creating a Christmas feel if you have limited floor space.

Try incorporating paper pompoms in varying sizes and colour for a modern take on a traditional garland. To keep this look sophisticated use a monochromatic palette of black and white or blue and silver.

For glitz and glamour use trails of sparkly fairy lights placed in vertical drops to create a statement staircase. Keep the lights either white, gold or copper for a luxurious look. Use copper and gold lighting in a traditional interior scheme and white in a minimal, contemporary home.

 If you prefer traditional Christmas décor use garlands that are bursting with foliage, berries and greenery. Hang beautiful baubles in jewel tones and glittering metallics, or go the extra mile and incorporate your own home-made decorations. See how to make your own here.

Console Table

Impress your guests with a festive display by creating a winter wonderland on a console table. Drape a festive wreath around the table top filled with greenery, lights and classic ornaments for ultimate impact.

Decorating your console table is a great way to make an impact without compromising floor space. Place an array of candles on the table at varying heights to create ambience and interest. Pine cones and greenery instantly add a fresh, festive feel. Use a subtle, metallic wire decoration such as this star ornament for a chic Christmas look.

Hallway Window

Update your windowsill for the holiday season by hanging a statement decoration from the handles or frame. A paper star would suit a minimal Scandinavian interior and adds texture to a scheme.

For a small window add festive spirit to one of your vases. Refresh your favourite design by hanging pretty baubles from branches dotted with berries. Spray-paint the branches silver or gold for a luxe look.

Try suspending a sturdy branch across your window and hanging different textured baubles from it for a Nordic inspired aesthetic. Add candles and decorative jars full of baubles to your windowsill for an elegant festive display.

For the finishing touch, don’t forget to decorate your front door with an eye-catching Christmas wreath. Alternatively, hang a beautiful wreath from a wooden coat hook for rustic, country style.

See our Ultimate Christmas Wreath Guide for more inspiration.

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