Freshen up for the festivities

by Rhiannon James

Garland from the Tregothnan estate

If the house is still more of a blank canvas than a Christmas picture, don’t panic! There’s still time to add a sprinkling of festive sparkle with these fresh and fabulous decorations.

Table-topping treats

  1. Advent wreath, £45 from Flor Unikon,
  2. Roses and tulle table centre, from £150 from Rebel Rebel, (not available online)
  3. Plantable scatter stars containing wildflower seeds, £12.50 for a box of 12 stars from Plant A Bloomer,
  4. Festive Frenzy centrepiece featuring roses, orchids and poppy seed heads, £59.99 from Drake Algar,
  5. Christmas Spice table decoration with edible chillies, £39.95 from the Tregothnan estate,
  6. White Christmas bouquet including Avalanche roses, hydrangea, glitter cones and birch, £85 from Paul Thomas Flowers,

Welcoming wreaths

  1. Gloriosa lily and trailing ivy door decoration, £90 from Rebel Rebel, (not available online)
  2. Door wreath featuring lavender, cinnamon, preserved oranges and apples, £100 from Paul Thomas Flowers,
  3. Season’s Greetings wreath, from £55 from Drake Algar,
  4. Silver reindeer wreath, £50 from The Florists Barrowford at,
  5. Bird seed cake wreath, £65 from Christmas Wreaths Direct,
  6. Feather boa and roses wreath, £60 from Rebel Rebel, (not available online)

Spruce up the room

  1. Create a mini forest with these Picea glauca ‘Conica’ trees (30cm high), £4.99 for three from IKEA, (not available online)
  2. Container-grown trees such as this Norway spruce (60cm high) can be kept outside in a pot after Christmas or planted in the garden,  £16 from The Christmas Forest, (not available online)
  3. Potted Nordmann fir (80-100cm high) £24.98 from B&Q, (not available online)
  4. Fraser firs have a narrow shape that’s great for small spaces and this tree is container-grown too (1.2-1.5m high), £44.99 from Christmas Trees Delivered (Camden Garden Centre), (London delivery only)

Glamorous garlands

  1. Four-foot garland with foliage such as tree ivy, rosemary and eucalyptus, £47.60 from the Tregothnan estate,
  2. Garlands of fir, pine, holly and ivy, from £16 per foot, and with added decorations such as chillies, oranges and cinnamon (as pictured), from £21 per foot, from Christmas Wreaths Direct,
  3. Edible herb and chilli garland, £35 from the Tregothnan estate,




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