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Stress-free Christmas renovation ideas

christmas tree in Victorian living room with clear bubble chandelier suspended from ceiling

Curled up on the sofa, mulled wine in hand, you’re starting to love these darker nights. But with shorter days comes the ever-looming run-up to Christmas, and you really must begin tackling that list of odd jobs you’ve been putting off for as long as you can remember. The festive period to you is all about family and friends, and with a posse of visitors due throughout the holidays, there’s no time like the present to quickly spruce up your home and make your guests feel content and completely relaxed.

Illuminate the way

Inviting people into your home begins with the outside. It’s the first thing your guests will see when they arrive, so it’s important for them to feel welcome straight away. Illuminate the way with beautiful outdoor lights that guide your visitors (and Santa) straight to the door… Just in case they’ve had a few too many sherries already.

chris silver Bulkhead LED Light with lit bulb on black wall
steve lit aged brass bulbkhead light with posh knobs against black background

Dress to impress

Once your guests arrive, make a statement in the hallway with a show-stopping ceiling light. We all know first impressions count, so go big with a bubble chandelier (or two, or three). It’s something a bit different so will provide an enticing talking point while everyone unwraps from their winter layers.

Next, consider giving your hallway a coat of paint to freshen things up. Our collection of luxury paint comes in matt emulsion and eggshell. Both are suitable for use on walls, radiators and skirtings (in conjunction with our primer) thereby irradicating the need to buy multiple tins of different paint finishes. Painting is the easiest it’s ever been – there really is no excuse!

5 point 40 bauble clear chandelier
get plastered paint tin
paintbrushes in pink, dark green and black paint against black background
brass trikonasana against black background

Get a grip of those handles

Everyone congregates in the kitchen, it’s one of those indisputable laws of a party. Changing the handles on your cupboards and drawers is a quick win and instantly refreshes a kitchen. It’ll look like you’ve done a complete overhaul when in reality, you spent a few hours titivating! We have a wide range of stunning handles and knobs in a variety of styles, materials and finishes that are perfect for the job.

skyscraper tbar handles laid across a black table
image courtesy of @amazingtelly

Perfect your powder room

The downstairs cloakroom/bathroom is another place guests are likely to visit. Clear out any clutter, give the walls a lick of paint and invest in stylish taps and bathroom accessories to add instant designer flair to the smallest room in the house! It’s the little eye-catching details that count.

white paper holder on peach background
gold jadipai tap on black background
concrete effect bathroom with black tap, soft pink sink and terazzo style table
Image courtesy of @my_london_home

Be our guest

It’s the festive season so you’re more than likely going to have guests staying over. Time to give the spare rooms some TLC. Bedrooms are a sanctuary to retreat to for a breather from the festivities. Create a calm haven with a couple of bedside lamps for low-level lighting.

Grosvenor gold wall light against black background
teal and white bedroom with suspended bulb bedside light and coral velvet headboard
Image courtesy of @fixingupfarnley
Earl Grey Cage Table Light

Remarkable gifts

And last but not least, there’s the gift buying. Our characterful animal lamps make remarkable presents, as do our amazingly realistic faux plants. Perfect for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family that you definitely want to impress.

Monty Gold Standing Monkey Table Lamp
pampas grass in long glass vase on black background stems foliage
collection of monkey lamps wearing santa hats against a black background

So there you have it, some speedy Christmas renovation ideas to get you started with your pre-festivity house zhuzh. Have a browse around the site for fantastic light fittings and other delectable delights to transform your home into your very own holiday haven. Why would you want to be anywhere else?

Featured image courtesy of @welcome_to_no.1

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