Christmas decoration ideas – How interiors experts decorate for Christmas

We all know that Christmas may look a little different this year, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be looking forward to celebrating and decorating your home. Putting up the tree, hanging your baubles, and turning on the Christmas lights, for many, brings joy and cheer, marking the beginning of the festive season.

As it’s likely that many of us will be spending more time at home than ever before this Christmas, why not take this as an opportunity to mix things up a little? You could try a new festive theme or deck out new areas of your house.

Many people around the UK have already started putting their decorations up, but if you’ve yet to start transforming your home into a festive grotto, then prepare to be inspired…

Here, Good Housekeeping chats to nine of the UK’s leading interior designers, home

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7 Stylish Holiday Decor Ideas You Can Leave Up All Winter Long

Holiday decorating rules don’t apply this year. Start hanging mistletoe and blasting holiday music whenever you want—whatever sparks joy for you, we’re not here to judge. But we’ve picked out some sophisticated accessories that feel less holiday-specific and more seasonal, meaning you can put them up early and leave them out well into the new year.

a table topped with plates of food on a plate: Elegant Christmas Decor Eucalyptus Garland

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Elegant Christmas Decor Eucalyptus Garland

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Holly Dish Towel

Holiday kitchen items must check two boxes: useful and festive. This cotton dish towel does both. Covered in bright red and green holly sprigs, it will make hand washing those extra holiday dishes more colorful—and since it’s machine washable, you won’t mind using it to wipe up drips and spills. 


a close up of a flag: Elegant Christmas Decor, Holly Dish Towel

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Elegant Christmas Decor, Holly Dish Towel

Ceramic House Figurine

Consider these ceramic

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Home decorating ideas to design the house of your dreams

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andrea branzi on his origins, ideas and influential career in 3-part video interview for friedman benda’s ‘design in dialogue’

on april 1, 2020, new york gallery friedman benda initiated a series of online interviews aimed at connecting individuals across the world with leading voices in the creative field. design in dialogue is a conversational program hosted alternately by curator and historian glenn adamson and designer stephen burks that engages with designers, makers, critics, and curators as they reflect on their careers and creative processes. against the backdrop of COVID-19 and global lockdowns, the conversations are held virtually on zoom for 1 hour for anyone in the world to tune in to, and include a participatory Q&A with the audience in attendance. friedman benda has since presented more than 40 episodes, and will continue with a lineup of future guests, each offering unparalleled insight into the sensibilities, musings, and memories of today’s creative protagonists. see our recent feature of thaddeus mosley on sculpting with the spontaneity of jazz, and paul

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35 bathroom ideas that will make you want to upgrade your space

There’s no feeling like a hot bath while your phone balances anxiously at the other side playing your favourite Netflix show. And when done right, your bathroom actually can become one of your favourite rooms to hang out.

We spend more time in our bathrooms than we think. Whether it’s washing ourselves, getting glammed up for a night out (remember those?), or nursing a hangover – we’re in there multiple times a day. So why shouldn’t we give it the same love as the rest of our home? It’s amazing how something as simple as investing in a nice mirror or adding a plant can brighten up the space you have, and treating your bathroom with the same care as the rest of your interiors will really pay off. Even when you’re renting, little tweaks can make a space feel more like home.

Despite changing seasons and trends, there’s always

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16 Fresh Ideas for Your Christmas Table Decor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes all the preparation and decorating can be more stressful than joyful. Decorating the house and everything inside (and outside) should be fun, but for that to be the case, you’ll need the best Christmas decorations. 

While you’re busy competing with neighbors for the most fantastic light display, don’t forget about all the decorating opportunities of the interior space, too, particularly at the dinner table. Your family feasting station offers many areas for festive fun. Here are a few things you may want to add to your tablescape:

  • Tablecloth – The base of all Christmas table decorations. If your tablecloth isn’t feeling festive, there’s not much hope for the rest of the table. Be sure to set the right tone from the base up with a Christmas tablecloth.
  • Place Mats – They’re useful for showing people where to sit,
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Home design ideas: Redoing a kitchen in glass and shiny black

Caroline Stangle had envisioned a kitchen with black cabinetry even before she and her husband purchased their South End town house. “I pictured a glass and steel wall with dark, moody cabinets,” she says. Melinda Guglietta, principal of Bespoke of Winchester, created several cabinetry finish samples to find just the right depth of color and subtle level of sheen that were achieved by replicating the dark, chalky shade of Farrow & Ball Railings. Paired with unlacquered brass it strikes just the right note.

1. Drawn to the authentic marble-like appearance, Stangle chose manufactured stone slabs by Neolith for the counters and backsplash. “Similar products didn’t have the continuous veining pattern we wanted for the waterfall island,” she says.

2. A stainless steel La Cornue range replaced a fireplace (the kitchen was formerly a living room) while the ductwork for the hood runs through the top tier of cabinetry and

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8 fireplace ideas to give your home all the cozy vibes

On the hunt for fireplace ideas to get yours looking lovely for fall and winter? Hey, it’s October now, we are definitely allowed to get excited about the change in the seasons! We love decorating our homes at this time of year, making them cozier, comfier and warmer. And nothing says cozy, comfy and warm like a fireplace, so whether you have a fireplace you want to spruce up or you’re looking to add one to your home, here are our fave five looks to get you inspired…

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1. Make a focal point of an used fireplace

Just because your fireplace isn’t actually in use, doesn’t mean you can’t make it a lovely focal point of your space. Our go-to for blocked-up fireplaces is to pile up the logs – they don’t look out

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Set The Table! 20 Festive Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and whether you’re hosting a dinner at your home this year, having a Thanksgiving-themed movie marathon, or are just looking to spruce up your dining area with a bit of festive flair, we’ve rounded up a list of everything you need to get your dinner table ready for turkey day.

There are plenty of thoughtful ways to decorate your Thanksgiving table that either involve Thanksgiving-themed tableware or other items that just really fit in with the fall aesthetic. Some Thanksgiving table decor options include:

  • Turkey butter dish
  • Battery-operated candles
  • Pumpkin dish
  • Glass dessert dome
  • Pumpkin place-card holder

Regardless of what Thanksgiving looks like this year, you can be certain to have the most festive Thanksgiving table decor around with these 20 selects.


1. H&M Metal Candlestick

Set the mood with some flickering candlelight this Thanksgiving. And it doesn’t matter if the candle is real

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These Outdoor Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas Will Make Your Yard Holiday-Ready

You’re probably finding a new appreciation for your backyard in 2020. It’s turned into a space where you work out, have virtual happy hours with friends, and soon it may even be the space where you enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with the people you live with. We know not passing the mashed potatoes around a table with your extended family may feel a little weird. But, recreating a couple of these outdoor Thanksgiving decorating ideas will certainly make Turkey Day feel a bit brighter.

The truth of the matter is, it’s not safe to include anyone who you haven’t been quarantining with in your Thanksgiving Day plans, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to the guidelines posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Nov. 19, it’s safest to gather only with those in your household and plan all other interactions virtually via Zoom, FaceTime, or

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