• Light up your home this Christmas…

    by  • December 19, 2016 • Dream Rooms • 0 Comments

    homes-gardens-christmas-lightingAtmospheric lighting makes all the difference to the ambience of a room; flickering candlelight and softly glowing fairy lights will bring unlimited charm and cosiness to the home. Here’s 5 ideas for getting that festive glow this Christmas.

     Lovely lanterns

    Homes&Gardens-Festive-Lighting-5Lanterns create an intimate entertaining environment, and are a quick and easy way to bring a festive touch to console tables, fireplaces and walkways. A scattering of faux foliage and berries will catch the flickering light and diffuse its glow.

    Exterior magic

    Homes&Gardens-Festive-Lighting-3Be inspired by the winter illumination of chalets in Alpine ski resorts and dress your home’s roofline with strings of icicle lights. This pre-lit faux birch tree is suitable for use inside and out and, combined with real tea lights, gives this house and inviting glow. Icicle lights, £18.99, Lights4Fun. Indoor Outdoor light-up birch tree, £150, Cox & Cox.

    Hanging halos

    Homes&Gardens-Festive-Lighting-1Candles will bring a soft glow to any room and instantly create a relaxed and intimate feel. A hanging brass candle halo entwined with foliage adds a natural feel to the dining table, while a couple of candlesticks placed in the centre of the table create a classic dinner party ambience.

    Fairy light fun

    Homes&Gardens-Festive-LightingSoftly strung festoon lights create a circus-like ambience, and can be hung overhead to create a magical canopy over seating areas and dining tables. In an open-plan setting like this one, the lighting not only makes a design statement, but also helps to pull focus to the centre of the room. Choose designs with larger bulbs for greater impact.

    Table decorations

    Homes&Gardens-Festive-Lighting-6String fairy lights amongst tableware for a unique Christmas dinner decorating idea – LEDs with a soft glow look better than those with an icy blue light. This festive tabletop has a relaxed after-hours ambience; champagne pink with accents of black and a light-hearted dash of whimsy combine to perfection and create a celebratory mood.

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