Winter is well and truly here, and as is inevitable in this country, it’s going to be sticking around. Plus, knowing the British climate, it won’t be a crisp, white, snowy Christmas we’re in for, but probably more of a soggy, wet, grey one. All of this gloomy weather signals more time spent indoors with the mince pies in front of the telly. So, when you’re curled up in front of the TV watching this year’s Die Hard repeat, you want your home to be warm, inviting, colourful and stylish – so you can enjoy every moment of Bruce Willis taking on those baddies in all his 1990s glory.
But where to find fresh inspiration for your Christmas decorations this year? To make a home a true haven of festive cheer, it’s going to take a bit more than a few sad bits of tinsel. Whether your tastes are more inclined towards the traditional, or if you prefer a more contemporary take on Christmas, we’ve devised this handy infographic to keep you inspired over the holiday season, with suggestions ranging from a few Christmassy touches to complete decoration overhauls.
Using our favourite Christmas movies as inspiration, we’ll take you through everything you need to know for a festive interiors re-vamp. Inspired by all the classics, including It’s A Wonderful Life, Groundhog Day and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, we’ve got suggestions for tree decorations to wall coverings, furniture up-cycling to fairy light displays, and style tips for home accessorising. And, of course, for the most important part of keeping your home cosy and inviting this winter, we’ve also got our top picks for winter rugs to keep the winter chill at bay.
So, without further ado – see below for our comprehensive Christmas movie-inspired interiors style guide.