My two favourite things collide! In this gift guide I have sourced some gorgeous gifts guaranteed to please any home interior lover and/or make your home look beautifully festive this Christmas.
Ragged Rose Table Runner and Placemats
The perfect addition to any festive table this Ragged Rose Christmas Silver Grey runner is stunning. With beautiful tassel detailing, scattered star pattern and gorgeous colour, this will look elegant draped over any table this winter. These matching placemats are a great size and complete the look. All made from 100% cotton, this timeless set will be used again and again.
Taylor Benfield Cadles
Taylor Benfield have really pulled it out of the bag with their Spiced Noir fragrance. This stylish candle, in it’s beautifully presented packaging is sure to put a smile on any candle lovers face this Christmas. I love the spicy and warming notes. Also available in a smaller size, perfect for stockings, see Taylor Benfield’s range here.
Konstsmide 1441 LED Moose String Light Set
These adorable LED Moose lights from Internet Gardener are a quirky and stylish alternative to traditional Christmas lights. The adorable little creatures have a beautiful warm glow to them and will look great in any home. Perfect in windows or around a fireplace, this string light set promises a bit of fun that can be used year on year.
Philips Steam&Go Plus handheld garment steamer
Give the gift of time this Christmas. The Steam&Go handheld garment steamer uses continuous steam to keep clothes fresh and reduces the need for washing or dry cleaning. Removes odour and 99.9% of bacteria as well as keeping garments looking pristine. Ideal for travelling, removing creases from clothes, bed linen and table wear, this nifty little steamer with it’s stylish design is bound to be a hit this Christmas.
Cofee Lovers Mug
This gorgeous mug by Sheffield Home is the perfect gift for your coffee obsessed loved one. With its stylish matte black and pale pink design, great size and luxury feel. Head to Homesense to see their huge range of cups and mugs.
To read a great roundup of Christmas Gift guides Family Budgeting have put together a fabulous gift guide post which features myself.
One of the easiest way of incorporating a touch of Autumn into your home is with soft furnishings. Adding a touch of warmth to your home is essential as the colder evenings draw in. Layering up throws and blankets around the house not only adds a cosy feel but also looks great. Cushions are also great for changing colour pops to a more Autumnal feel. I love using warm tones in Autumn/Winter, gold, champagne and deep colours like greys, navy and aubergine give a real luxurious feel to your home. Using lots of texture like faux fur, fleece and silk also adds a decadence that you just don’t work as well in the warmer months.
Investing in some key seasonal accessories is always a great way to vamp up your home this Autumn. Halloween decor needn’t be tacky. There are some gorgeous pieces out there at the moment, I ordered these Halloween pumpkins from Ebay for around £6 and although they had a brown, plastic stalk when they arrived, I used some gold paint to make them look a bit more luxurious and fit into our home better. I am like a magpie and anything glittery instantly catches my eye! I like to add some glitter wherever possible, try lightly spraying some faux flowers of foliage with glitter to add a touch of sparkle to your Autumn decor.
As I am sure you all know by now I am candle OBSESSED. Candles are so much more than just fragrance. With such a huge range available, candles can really add so much to your Autumn decor. As well as fragrancing your home with gorgeous Autumnal scents like Pumpkin spice, wild berries and warm cinnamon, there is nothing more cosy than sitting in a dimly lit room with candles burning to add ambiance. With so many gorgeoeus brands out there you can choose candles to compliment your A/W decor.
Every day accesories
Using your every day Autumn accessories can add some real character to your home. Leave your favourite bags and boots on a stand in the hall for an effortlessly chic way to add a seasonal touch to your home.
Bring the outdoors in
Autumn decor needn’t be expensive. Look to nature to help you out. Dry out and frame some leaves, glitter up some pinecones or conkers and paint pumpkins with the kids. Using a mirror plate or tray to make a simple display of Autumn ruffage can look really effective and cost just a tiny amount. This can also be turned into a fun half term activity with the children.