How To Make Your Home Christmas Ready #2

Thursday, November 30, 2017
December starts tomorrow but as I'm a blogger, christmas comes a little early in more ways than one! I was very kindly sent so many wonderful, festive products and christmas decorations recently from the incredible lovely people over at Bags Of Love and Amara! Today's post is all about the festive homeware items and Christmas decorations that I've added to our home recently in preparation for the most wonderful time of the year.

*Sequin Tree Decorations (£15)
Let's start with two of my favourite items, although to be honest I adore them all, which are these lovely sparkly and unique baubles from Amara. The baubles have 'Merry Christmas' on the front in golden glitter as well as sparkly, festive sequins within the glass baubles. They come in a set of two and they look so beautiful especially when they catch the light from the Christmas tree.
I haven't actually placed the baubles on the christmas tree, I've added them to the mantlepiece along with the next item I'll show you as I think they look so pretty there instead of the tree which is predominantly silver this year. I love the idea of baubles in other places around the house instead of just on the christmas tree as I've also added our more unique knitted and wooden baubles to door and cupboard handles which I think looks so cosy and homely. I cannot recommend these gorgeous baubles enough especially if you're looking for something a little more unique this Christmas!
*LED Christmas Scene Decoration (£30)
To go alongside the sequin baubles, I have this beautiful domed decoration from Gisela Graham at Amara. I've wanted something like this for so long but they can either be very cheap and tacky or beautiful but very expensive; however this one is a great in-between option as I think it's so pretty but the price point isn't ridiculously high for a seasonal decoration.

I love the design, I think it's festive and cute but it isn't over the top or gaudy as some can be! I particularly love the almost papercut design as well as the mini tinsel boarder and the glass dome. Although the best thing about this Christmas decoration is that it lights up with a cool toned white light. I think it looks so lovely on the oak mantlepiece along with the sequin baubles and fairy lights.
*Cody & Foster Decorative Tree Ornament (£10)
Next up from the amazing people at Amara is this adorable mini Christmas tree complete with faux baubles and snow! It's currently on the mantlepiece with the other festive decorations and fairy lights but I might move it; however it is the cutest Christmas tree decoration I've ever seen.

I love the way it is styled and displayed on Amara as it looks amazing but I might move it to my bookcase to give it a more seasonally appropriate look with the addition of some fairy lights! It's such a cute little decoration that is very inexpensive!
*Assorted Christmas Baubles (£15)
Lastly from Amara is a set of 30 silver Christmas tree baubles! Since we had a kitchen and living room redesign and colour scheme change, all of our golden and more classically festive baubles don't really match anymore so I think silver is the best option for our oak, cream and grey themed kitchen and living room.

The baubles come in a few designs, my favourite is obviously the fully glittery baubles even though I managed to cover myself in glitter while I was tying the string onto each bauble. One of the best things about these baubles compared to all of our others is that they are shatter proof! I cannot recommend them enough especially for the price!
*Bags Of Love Blanket (from £39)
Now onto the cosiest item in today's post and it's from a brand I've worked with previously - the lovely Bags Of Love! They have so many incredible, personalised gifts and Christmas homeware to choose from but I chose the medium landscape blanket (£69) which I adore! With each item there are so many options to change it to suit your home, your style or your recipient, for example, you can change the size, colour and design of the blanket.
For my blanket I chose to add two large photos that I took while on holiday in Norway back in August (you can check out my Norway posts, here). Norway was such a breathtakingly beautiful country with so many gorgeous fjords, mountains, rivers and towns so I had to bring a little of Norway into our home this festive season.

As the photographs are being printed onto a super fluffy and cosy blanket, they aren't going to be very crisp; however I'm impressed with how much detail there is and how vivid the colours are on the blanket. I expected it to be less clear than it is so I'm really happy with the end result.

The blanket itself is much bigger than I thought it would be - I have the medium landscape option which is 145 x 106cm so it's perfect for adding to the foot of your bed or as a large sofa blanket for those very chilly wintery evenings, like today! It's made of a very cosy, soft and snuggly material and again, I cannot recommend it enough - it would make such a special gift this Christmas! Their products are currently on a 3 for 2 offer so go, go go.

What do you think of these Christmas decorations and festive homeware items? 

20 comments

  1. Gorgeous post and photographs. I think for all us bloggers, it’s the lead up to Christmas, as well as the day. I can’t wait to start decorating, it gets me pumped. Happy December! :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. Oh I love the first glittery bauble! I love all of the decorations actually! xx


    Beautylymin

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  3. The LED decoration looks so cute! My mum would absolutely love that :-)
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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  4. I’m so excited to decorate this year, these decorations are all so cute!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

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  5. I really need to invest in somr new Christmas decorations. I can't wait to put my tree up this weekend!

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  6. Ok I actually want all of these!! That glittery bauble is gorgeous!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  7. Ah I want it all! That glitter bauble is so cute!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  8. I seriously need to sort my decor out but I’m just not in the mood x

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  9. This post has made me so cosy! X

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  10. These decorations are so cute and festive! Your pictures are incredibly cosy and Christmassy and I can't wait to decorate my house now! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  11. I bet that blanket is soooo cosy! It looks really soft x

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  12. So many festive products, lovely pics x

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  13. I'm so obsessed with Christmas decorations, I love them!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  14. Those sequin tree decorations are gorgeous! I have such boring decorations on our tree this year, I need to go out and get some a bit more special I think! x

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  15. oh my goodness all the details are beautiful, I love the baubles, I am so obsessed with them they are stunning

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  16. The festive scenes so gorgeous, I cannot wait to go home from Uni to a festive house. xx

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  17. I love these decorations! I need to get it on pronto! x

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  18. I’m desperate to decorate for Christmas but I need our kitchen to be finished first!

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