How to decorate your hallway for Christmas

Hallways, usually busy thoroughfares, are important spaces to decorate in the home – and for Christmas, attention turns to creating a warm, festive welcome.



a vase of flowers sits in front of a window: Hallways, usually busy thoroughfares, are important spaces to decorate in the home – and for Christmas, attention turns to creating a warm, festive welcome.


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Hallways, usually busy thoroughfares, are important spaces to decorate in the home – and for Christmas, attention turns to creating a warm, festive welcome.

‘The hallway really comes into its own at Christmas time,’ says interior designer Julia Kendell, who suggests getting your hallway organised from the get-go. ‘It’s all about creating a welcoming environment in your entrance hall and as people arrive they will really feel the Christmas spirit.’

Definitely not a space to be neglected, here we suggest some hallway Christmas decorations and styling tips to help you transform your space.

Set the scene

Remember, first impressions count, so think about the first thing you want your guests to see. Create a warm and welcoming entrance with candles in lanterns

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Koala wanders into family’s home, climbs Christmas tree

It seems that everyone is trying to get into the Christmas spirit this year — even koalas. An Australian family was in for a big surprise this week when they discovered a koala had wandered into their home and climbed into their Christmas tree. 



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“Well that’s something you don’t see every day,” wrote Amanda McCormick in a Facebook post Wednesday. “We just came home to a real life koala up our Xmas tree in our lounge room!”

McCormick posted photos on Facebook of the curious creature nestled among the tree’s ornaments and looking quite content with its new perch in the Coromandel Valley, South Australia, home. 

She explained in the comments of the post that the family had left the back door open so their dog could get in and out in the morning. “Little lady must have just wandered in and made herself

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Kris Jenner to give an online Christmas decorating lesson | Arts & Entertainment

Kris Jenner is set to give a Christmas decorating lesson for charity.

The 65-year-old reality star is known for her extravagant holiday season decorations, and has teamed up with celebrity floral designer Jeff Leatham and Airbnb to offer an exclusive decorating class as an Airbnb Experience.

Kris and Jeff will offer their tips on “more is more” holiday decorating during the one-time virtual experience, and interested participants can book their place from Wednesday (09.12.20) for $100 per person.

The event will only be taking 10 guests, but a livestream will also be available on YouTube on December 15.

In a description for the event, Kris wrote: “More is more, I always say – especially when it comes to holiday home décor. The bigger, the brighter, the bolder, the better. But you can do a lot with a little, too.

“Join me and Jeff Leatham – friend, collaborator and artistic decorator

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Don’t Let Christmas Go Up in Flames! 7 Home Fire Safety Tips

Christmas trees popped up in homes in record time across the country this year, far ahead of the holiday season. People are turning to festive decorations to counter the doom and gloom of 2020, and spread some measure of cheer to others. But some elements of seasonal decor are potentially hazardous.

The combination of evergreen trees, wreaths, or branches with candles or lighting raises the risk of a home fire—and burning down your home is not the way you want to close out 2020.

“To make sure the holidays are the happiest time of the year, especially in these extraordinarily challenging times, you have to take fire safety precautions very seriously,” says Jami Warner, executive director of the American Christmas Tree Association. “You can deck the halls with beautiful Christmas trees and holiday decorations while keeping the safety of your loved ones top of mind.”

And Christmas tree safety

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Kris Jenner to give an online Christmas decorating lesson | People



Kris Jenner to give an online Christmas decorating lesson

Kris Jenner is set to give a Christmas decorating lesson for charity.

The 65-year-old reality star is known for her extravagant holiday season decorations, and has teamed up with celebrity floral designer Jeff Leatham and Airbnb to offer an exclusive decorating class as an Airbnb Experience.

Kris and Jeff will offer their tips on “more is more” holiday decorating during the one-time virtual experience, and interested participants can book their place from Wednesday (09.12.20) for $100 per person.

The event will only be taking 10 guests, but a livestream will also be available on YouTube on December 15.

In a description for the event, Kris wrote: “More is more, I always say – especially when it comes to holiday home décor. The bigger, the brighter, the bolder, the better. But you can do a lot with a little, too.

“Join me and Jeff Leatham – friend, collaborator and artistic decorator

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Italy’s Misty COVID-19 Christmas Rules ‘Recommend’ Family Home Dinners, Appeal To ‘Good Sense’

Italy’s COVID-19 restrictions for the Christmas festivities will likely leave out of the picture the exact number of people allowed to take part in home dinners and gatherings to celebrate and toast to a brighter 2021.

On the other hand, citizens will be requested to stick to celebrating with family members or relatives living under the same roof – aka, the usual people one sees each day. It’s not a rule, as authorities are well aware they can’t force anything inside private homes, let alone the exact number of revelers. Nor can police control what happens in each single Italian dwelling. 

It’s just a strong recommendation, an appeal, to keep out of their house grandparents, friends, distant relatives, boyfriends and girlfriends that aren’t partners already living together.

It’s a blow to the traditional,

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Kris Jenner Will Teach Her ‘More Is More’ Christmas Decorating Tips to Fans for Charity

Merry Kris-mas, indeed!



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On Thursday, Airbnb announced it would be offering an exclusive Experience to receive a holiday decorating lesson from holiday enthusiast Kris Jenner and celebrity floral designer Jeff Leatham. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 65, and her family are known for their elaborate Christmas home transformations, and she’ll let fans in on a few secrets to upgrade their own seasonal decor.



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“The bigger, the brighter, the bolder, the better. But you can do a lot with a little too,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said

“More is more, I always say — especially when it comes to holiday home decor,” she writes in her description for the Airbnb Experience. “The bigger, the brighter, the bolder, the better. But you can do a lot with a little too.”

Bookings for the one-time virtual experience

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Christmas Decor Ideas We Discovered on TikTok, From Epsom Salt to a “Self Growing” Artificial Tree

TikTok is a great source for all things cool (like gifts teens actually want), and it also happens to be an amazing place to get ideas for Christmas decorations! TikTok users love to get creatively festive — this year, the biggest trend is epsom salt “snow” — and they’re not shy about showing off their holiday home decor.

To help you elevate your holiday decor game this year, we’ve plucked the top decoration ideas seen on the app you can shop right now, from glamorous West Elm candle lanterns to a remote-controlled Christmas tree to a wintery flocked wreath. These decor ideas are sure to bring more warmth and merry vibes to your home this year; just make sure you place your order soon for a timely delivery.

Plus, be sure to check out extended Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and other discounts from our go-to retailers — as

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Pennsylvanians at the top for over-the-top Christmas decorating

Pennsylvanians are right at the top in planning for over-the-top, Clark Griswold, anti-Scrooge decorations this Christmas season.

According to the 2020 Holiday Home Trends Report from online interior design company Modsy, 69 percent of Pennsylvanians say they will be welcoming Santa with a fully decked-out holiday display.

That ties Pennsylvania with Washington state at third among most Christmas-cheerful states, behind Illinois at 71 percent and Texas at 70 percent, and ahead of Ohio at 67 percent.

“It makes sense many people are putting extra effort into their holiday decor this year so they can make their homes a place of joy and delight since they’ll be spending so much time there this season,” said Alessandra Wood, VP of Style at Modsy, which surveyed 2,000 people across the country to develop the trends report.

About 93 percent of respondents said it’s important to them that everyone is comfy, warm, cozy and

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Kris Jenner to reveal her Christmas decor tips via Airbnb experience



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This year everyone can celebrate Christmas Kardashian-style.

That’s because Kris Jenner is conducting an Airbnb ‘Online Experience’ in which she’ll share her personal holiday styling hacks and inspiration.

And she’ll be doing so with the help of famed artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris – Jeff Leatham.



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Kris Jenner is conducting an Airbnb ‘Online Experience’ in which she’ll share her personal holiday styling hacks and inspiration

Airbnb says that their tutorial will include ‘over-the-top arrangements’ and the art of ‘understated charm’.

It adds: ‘Join the Queen of Kris-mas and learn how to build a design theme and create a joyful holiday space that truly sparkles.’

This Online Experience will be available to book on December 9 for up to 10 guests.

A livestream will also be available at youtube.com/airbnb on December 15 at 7:00pm

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