The shops are starting to play our favourite Christmas songs, yuletide movies are on the television and the rush to buy gifts and stock up on festive food has begun.

Our Barker and Stonehouse stores are also full of gorgeous gifts and stylish decorations with some serious sparkle. This year’s Christmas décor trends are all about the understated glitz and glamour of shimmering metallic decorations and soft, twinkling lights.

There’s nothing quite like the scent, look and magic of a real tree to my mind, but even if you go fake, ensure that your tree is in proportion to your room. Gone are the days of tinsel and multi-coloured decorations. Instead opt for an enchanted feel with luxurious glass baubles, animal adornments and pretty, distressed glass lights.

For most of us, the first step of decorating our tree begins with a string of fairy lights. These Gold LED Bauble Lights combine traditional lights with pretty glass baubles to magical, sparkling effect that’s full of glitz and glamour.

 

LED GLASS BAUBLE LIGHTS IN GOLD Add a number of show-stopping pieces to your tree – like this Deer Hanger in Slate Grey – and combine with simpler baubles to prevent your tree from looking too cluttered. The Stud Bauble will add further sparkle to your tree, reflecting your tree lights out into the room.

Deer Hanger in Slate Grey

Mix and match metallics for a contemporary feel that’s glam without being over the top. These Embossed Heart Hangers in Gold add an air of romance and look pretty next to silver or bronze pieces.

EMBOSSED HEART HANGERS IN GOLD

A beautiful Christmas tree should take centre-stage in your living room, so keep the rest of your scheme simple and subtle. Try adorning the mantelpiece, banisters and window ledges with fresh greenery for an enchanted feel, which will also fill your home with fresh forest scents.

Why not bring a touch of Scandi Style with a Silver or Gold Standing Star? This metallic star’s distressed, rough-luxe finish makes it an edgy piece that’s perfect for those with a less traditional approach to Christmas décor.

Standing Gold Star

Plenty of candles and lanterns are a must for creating the right dining ambiance and you can either go for traditional candelabras, or keep to the metallic theme with a number of these beautiful Copper Candles. Each lasts approximately 45 hours and are sure to bring a subtle glow to your home.

Copper Candle

Finally, the simplicity of a pine wreath gracing any front door or hallway will provide a warm welcome to visitors this Christmas. Simply combine with a sprig of mistletoe hanging in the hallway for an extra warm welcome and big dose of festive fun.