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How to get your home looking its best for Christmas

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year, and many people will be looking forward to getting their decorations up and making the house feel festive and cosy. But for some, you may not know where to start - or perhaps you feel like switching things up a bit this year!

Choosing the right tree

Whether you’re passionate about having a real tree, or have loyalties to the practical artificial Christmas tree, make sure you choose the right tree for you and your home. Does the thought of hoovering up endless pine needles make you shiver? Maybe a good quality false Christmas tree that will last for many festive seasons to come, would be better suited to you. If you’re all about the real Christmas trees, with their lovely woody scent, bushy branches and traditional look, shopping at a local Christmas tree farm or supplier is a great way to purchase. That way, you know where your tree has come from, with many farms planting countless trees in the place of those being used this Christmas.

Prestige Christmas Trees are usually based outside Wadebridge Wines in December, helping you choose the best tree for your home. For more information, go to

Planning the Christmas table

If you’re hosting Christmas this year, does the thought of getting your table ready for your guests excite or terrify you? Maybe it’s usually the family dumping ground, with homework, books, empty coffee mugs and keys for who-knows-what adorning it most of the time, or perhaps it’s a case of struggling to find the inspiration to make it look special.

Luckily, Wadebridge has a plethora of beautiful interior shops, florists and craft suppliers available so you can find some pieces that fit the colour scheme and vibe that you’re going for. You could even get the kids involved, if they’re crafty, and ask them to make some table name cards for each guest, so they know where they’re sitting.

Tapping into nature

If you step into the garden with the aim of finding some wintry foliage, you will be surprised by what you can discover. Gather some foliage, mistletoe and seasonal flowers to create winter floral arrangements for your home, with baubles hanging from twigs, or you could even have a go at creating a festive wreath for your front door! Make sure to do your research to ensure you avoid toxic plants, and keep out of the reach of children and animals.

Remember, decorating your home for Christmas should be fun! Stick some Christmas music on, pull on your cringiest Christmas jumper and enjoy it. It only comes round once a year!


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