Decorating for Christmas with the Homebase Heirloom Collection
What’s a girl to do when a weekend beckons with no plans at all? Decorate the house for Christmas of course! So, armed with some new baubles and bits and pieces from the very pretty Homebase Heirloom Collection, and some Christmas music playing softly in the background, that’s exactly what I did.
Now, I love all of those Scandinavian homes on Pinterest with acres of white walls and oodles of space but you just have to work with what you have. And what I have is small rooms and not much light. So this year I decided to go with a twig tree. They look so pretty lit up (in fact I was tempted to leave it just like that with no baubles at all) and they don’t take up much space. I have it sitting on a small side table in the corner of the room and I’m really pleased with how gorgeous it looks. And I absolutely love the shadows it throws on the walls. It will look even better when all of the gifts are wrapped and arranged around it on the floor.
Pink and silver hearts from Homebase
To decorate it I went with a selection of hearts in a variety of sizes and some little feathered birds. The colour scheme is silver and pink with a little touch of black to keep it grounded, and to suit the room which is mostly monochrome. The Heirloom Collection is a beautiful collection of blush pinks and muted neutrals so suited my theme perfectly. It also strongly features cut glass for a bit of grown up glamour and the complete opposite of my usual decorations which tend to be a bit more traditional.
I then continued the theme around the room adding lots of foliage, a few pale pink roses and lot’s of candles. The little sprinkling of snow on the tree branches and the twinkling lights reflecting off of the glass hearts looks fairy-tale like and just a little bit magical. Certainly the best antidote to our gloomy December weather.
Silver garland, mercury silver bottle and tealight holders from Homebase
With such a pared back tree it was important not to overdue it elsewhere too which is exactly how I like it. I much prefer to create atmosphere with flowers and candlelight anyhow. The tealight holders create little pockets of warm light on every surface and the smell of roses is now filling the room. Isn’t the little garland with hearts and musical notes pretty?
Pink hearts and tealight holders from Homebase
And what better excuse to plan how the table will be laid on the day. The grey linen tablecloth is the same shade as two of my living room walls so was the perfect choice to keep the theme going. Simply laid with white china, chunky wineglasses, and white napkins, all I had to add was a silver vase filled with roses, silver crackers (also from Homebase), yet more candles, some foliage from the garden, and some pretty pink hearts on each napkin. On the day every place setting will have a little present wrapped in pink paper and decorated again with a little heart.
Crackers, pink hearts, and tealight holders from Homebase
So that’s the table and the decorations planned. Now all I have to do is shop for presents, write cards, wrap presents and cook the food. I’d like to say that all of this was accomplished with the smell of mince tarts cooling on the wire rack. But I’d be lying.
This post was written in collaboration with Homebase.