'Tis the Season for Hosting

With Christmas around the corner (we’re not too early, are we?), it’s got us thinking about how to get our homes prepped and ready for all of the visitors who will inevitably descend upon us over the festive period. 

Still got that guest room to sort? Dining room still be used as the dumping ground? Well now’s your chance to freshen up your home decor, just in time for the festive season and here are a few ideas of how you can do it…

Guest room ready
If your guest room has been at the bottom of your priority list up to now, it’s time to push it up and work out how to best utilise the space not only at Christmas, but throughout the year too. It could double up as a dressing room or office so you can make the best use of the space all year round. And if you’re stuck for decor ideas, here are a few of our favourite customers bedrooms decorated with Woodchip & Magnolia. 

oasis mural
Image features Oasis mural by @kandhdesignltd

008 turton
Image features 008 Turton by @holly_homestyle

Garden of Dreams Magical Pink
Image features Garden of Dreams Magical Pink mural

Dining Room
Now’s the time to rid the dining room of junk and create a space for entertaining. Create a focal point in the room, such as a feature wall or ceiling, and add ambience with candles, floor and table lamps. Make sure to get some extra storage to store all the dinnerware you’ll need for your guests and bring the wow factor with a dramatic paint and paper scheme. 

Zephyr Just Trees mural
Image features Zephyr Just Trees mural by @ouroldmanse

Busy Bees Charcoal
Image features Busy Bee Charcoal wallpaper by @houseofhorspool

Living Space

There’s not much better than retiring to the sofa after your Christmas dinner; full up, merry from the bucks fizz and ready to snooze to the sounds of a Christmas special. Create a cocooning feel with a warm and inviting colour palette, and add to the cosy feel by layering soft furnishings such as blinds, curtains, cushions, rugs and throws.

Nidra Moss mural
Image features Nidra Moss mural by @loveallthingsquirky

Land of milk and honey butterflies mural
Image features Land of Milk & Honey Butterflies mural by @emiliakonaszewska

ava marika electric

Image features Ava Marika Electric wallpaper and 003 Pink Cloud by @gemma_longworth_DIY

The Heart of the Home
It’s where you’ll spend a lot of your Christmas Day if you’re the cook of the house, so getting the kitchen decor right will be key to creating a jolly Christmas feel. Use wallpaper to add depth, texture and warmth to an oftentimes clinical looking space. Use a complementing paint colour on the cabinetry and woodwork and you’ve got yourself a dream scheme fit for Santa himself. Add touches of festive decor with hanging garlands, a seasonal bouquet and ambient lighting.

Give your guests a warm welcome with a fresh update. Make a small, narrow hallway feel more open with light colours and mirrors to reflect the light. Bring the wow factor by wallpapering the ceiling with a mural or try half height panelling with wallpaper above. First impressions count!

Zephyr mural
Image features Zephyr mural by @lathamshome

Garden of Eden mural
Image features Garden of Eden mural by @piainteriordesign

Add a sprinkle of fun with a bold and colourful cloakroom. It will get a lot of use over the festive period no doubt, so create an inviting feel by going bold with the decor. 

Fern Lush Green
Image features Fern Lush Green wallpaper by @barker_design

Plumage plaster pink/cream
 Image features Plumage Plaster Pink/Cream wallpaper by @candysheldon123

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