Get Festive 2020
Get ready for a bright sparkling Christmas
We’ve all had to cancel, abandon and scale down all our special occasions, holidays, days out and socialising with family and friends. Even though we’ll probably have to have a muted Christmas there’s no reason not to add some festive cheer and go to town on decorating our homes. Our spectacular Christmas display is now open and there is plenty of inspiration for decorating the tree, the dining table, the mantlepiece, the windowsill and any other places you can think of. Even if you only have limited space and don’t have the room for a tree you can still have a show-stopping display and bring a bit of glitz and glamour into your home.
Trending at the moment are the flocked and frosty trees which perfectly suit a cool Scandi palette and the frosty muted colours which are in this year. There are several frosted and snowy slim pencil artificial trees which make a fabulous statement and are ideal for a small space. Decorate in this year’s colours of frosty sage, mulberry and soft pink for a chic modern take on Christmas.
The cool Scandi palette of pale blue, white, pale beige, fur and wood will always be in fashion. Our Mountain Lodge section includes all these colours in baubles, decorations, ornaments and matching cushions and throws to create a cosy winter holiday vibe. Cool white LED lights complete the frosty Arctic feel of this palette.
The red and white colourway is strictly traditional but can be livened with touches of silver, frost and grey. If you already have a classic red and gold theme why not leave the gold in the loft and just add some touches of white, grey and silver. This in turn could be turned into a chilly winter wonderland theme next year by leaving out the red and just adding some pale blue and birch decorations. This theme looks particularly effective on one of the snowy or frosted trees.
The emphasis is also on the classic gold which we have paired with lilac, graphite and cream for a take on timeless elegance. The main colours are gold and cream with touches of the lilac and graphite to create contrast. Again, next year you can leave out the lilac and graphite and add touches of copper or burgundy. Warm white lights are recommended for this colourway.
Gold is again coupled with oyster, white, biscuit and black for a classy sophisticated look. The black just adds that touch of interest in what is otherwise a muted calm tree. Next year the black can be replaced with copper. As you have the white in this theme you can get away with either cool or warm white lights or for something different why not combine the two.
Gold, cream and copper is again combined for the refined warm ageless look. Keep the main colours of gold and cream and just add touches of shimmering copper, which can be changed next year for forest green or burgundy. Warm white lights complete the look.
Lights this year are predominately the traditional warm or cool white. Icicle lights for the outside of the house are coming back into fashion this year, especially those which resemble actual icicles. Lighted ornaments, such as the decorated glass globes, fretwork boxes and the water snow globes are an ideal nightlight for a child’s bedroom or to add a soft glow to a dark corner. The majority of lights are now LEDs which are low voltage, so cost very little to run, and long-lived lasting approximately 50,000 hours. They are also cool to the touch so ideal if you have children in the house.
Artificial Christmas trees are on the rise as they are less messy than the real thing; but the biggest advantage is that they come pre-lit which can save you hours untangling last year’s rat’s nest of lights. The higher end trees come with PE (polyethylene) branches which are modelled on real forest trees and also feel just like the real thing. These trees usually are a mixture of the PE and PVC with the PE being around the outside of the tree and the PVC on the inside. Once you have decorated your tree you won’t be able to see the inner branches. 100% PE trees are available but they are more expensive and heavier than the mixed trees, however they look stunning and if you hang Scentsicles in the branches and cover the base your friends and family won’t be able to tell them apart from a real tree. (Read the blog giving you tips on decorating your tree)
Again, this year the frosted and snowy trees are dominating the Christmas scene as once you get your colour palette right, they look stunning. They are also available partially decorated with cones and berries which look fabulous with just a single colour of baubles added; ideal if you don’t know how to put together a colour co-ordinated palette. We sell three different widths of artificial tree, full size, slim and pencil which are ideal for a small room as they sit neatly in the corner. If you don’t have the floor space for a tree then we have the smaller trees which look fantastic on a table, on the windowsill or in a child’s bedroom. If you are unsure what tree to opt for read the blog which gives you tips on choosing the right artificial Christmas tree for your home.
The store is now open from 10:00 - 5:00 Monday to Saturday and 10:00 - 4:30 on Sunday with the tills opening at 10:30. Please be advised we have limits on the number of customers in the store at any one time so you may have to queue outside. Remember your face mask, we have hand sanitiser at the entrance.