Our Christmas tree is up

Finally, I’m getting there. The Christmas tree is up and our living room is sort of done-ish. Just the coffee table needs dressing but with two kids running around and using it to do their homework on, I still have to wait until the end of this week to finally prepare it for Christmas. Anyway, here is how it looks like now…

The first thing you see when you walk in is our fireplace. I tried to “hide” the old gas fire as much as possible with stockings I made from old Ikea cushions – used to be in our guest room, but not anymore. They were so easy to make because most of it I saved and only had to sew one side. I put little bauble lights and some ornaments with ribbons on what we call “the bush”/garland.


The colour scheme for this year is burgundy, aqua, champagne and silver. Btw can spot our dog under the sofa? That’s her den! Now to the biggie – the tree. I changed it 3 times which I have never ever done before. But every time I walked around it something was bugging me. So yesterday I went to B&Q and bought all tree decorations there. And the bonus was that they were all on sale for £1 each and £2 for box go 6. Shamazing, right?



I got the sheepskin rug from Dunelm and Natalie already declared her ownership after we put the tree away. So it will probably go into her room. Now Sophie, my younger one, rightly commented that “it’s not fair” so I will be going back for the pink version. It costs £39 and apparently it’s real coloured sheep’s wool, if you wondered. No faux.

Okay, so now to the window. I made this ribbon wreath very quickly today. It’s super easy to make really. You need 2 ribbons – one slightly wider than the other, brooch and wreath obviously.



It looks actually so much better in real life than on the pics. Sorry I know they are not very good. I got the idea from Tobi Fairley. You need to check out her Holiday ideabook on Houzz. I love her!

And this is how the room looks all together.



What is your colour scheme for your tree this year? Do you do the same one every year? Last year I did only silver and gold but I like this one more. Maybe it’s the burgundy which brings more softer sort of feminine touch.

Karolina Barnes


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