Advent has begun and, for the more organised amongst us, preparations are underway as Christmas draws closer. The trend in recent years has been to opt for a very modern or Scandinavian Christmas decorative style which is both sophisticated and striking in its simplicity. However, on this occasion, I’ve opted to pull together a more traditional and cosy look. Achieving this look is simple, think of rich luxurious colours, woollen and velvet textures and time-honoured tartan.
Festive appeal is all about making your home welcoming for family and friends. Table lamps and string lighting are a great way to achieve a homely ambience, be sure when choosing bulbs to look for ones with a warm glow, much cosier than the cooler coloured alternatives. For a change from traditional wreaths how about hanging a red berry door swag? This Harrison tweed clock is an interesting blend of traditional and contemporary and will look good in your home all year round.
Greens and reds are timeless when it comes to Christmas decor classics and therefore are easily sourced. Add some extras in to awaken the senses with the likes of this aromatic mini bay tree and the Ralph Lauren candle that contains evergreen, redcurrant and juniper berry.
At Bloc we understand that change is good, and, with our Fabric Changer Roller blind, you have the option of restyling your room with minimal fuss; perfect for seasonal decor and easy updates. Choose from our range of Christmas prints or even submit your own design for a totally unique look. Hook off your existing blind and hook on the new blind in seconds and, when the season’s over, you can simply return to your original style or start again! This stunning green velvet sofa will catch everyone’s eye and, whilst it is certainly a festive colour when matched with tartans, it will take on a whole new contemporary look when blinds, throws and cushions are changed.
Alongside Bloc Blinds many large high street names are also showing an awareness of seasonal decorative possibilities and now offer a huge range of festive accessories. People are now able to pull together a stylish look that needs to only last for a season and can be easily changed back when the time comes and stored away for the following year.
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Visit our new Design Studio in Magherafelt for further inspiration or to discuss a tailored look for your home. Bloc Blinds Design Studio, The Diamond, Magherafelt, BT45 5AA
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Our Premium Roller Blinds now come with a matching pelmet as standard. Pelmets are a great way to dress your room and complete the look of your window. Alongside the Fabric Changer Roller Blind our pelmets also clip on and off allowing you to give your room a complete overhaul with minimal fuss. To make it easy for you to change your blind and pelmet, all our products come with a Scan, Swap and Shop technology enabling you to reorder your new blind by scanning a QR code using your phone. Our system recalls your measurements from your original order so that you don’t have to worry about measuring ever again. And remember, the original fixtures remain in situ therefore reducing future spends.
1. Nutcracker Soldier Advent Ornament; Born Gifted 2. Aromatic Christmas Mini Bay Tree; Not on the High street 3. Brass and Tartan Lamp; My Home Rocks 4. The Elf on the Shelf, A Christmas Tradition; Sweet Memories Derry 5. Ralph Lauren Holiday Classic Candle; House of Fraser 6. Door Swag; Marks and Spencer’s 7. Harris Tweed Tartan Clock; marchbraehome 8. Green Velvet Clarence Sofa; Conran 9. Rocking Whiskey Tumblers; I Want One of Those 10. Gold Sequins String Lights; Garland the Farthing 11. Tartan Draught Excluder; rugbylinens on ebay