With Christmas now just around the corner and a month of lockdown restrictions ahead of us in the meantime, many of us have now got more time than expected on our hands to plan for the big day. And, if you’re holding out for the reinstatement of family gatherings come the big day, then you might want to make this year’s festive season all the more special than usual to celebrate. Christmas isn’t just about giving gifts; it’s about spending time together at home, too, and if you’re hosting in your home this year, then there’s no time like the present to start sprucing it up and getting it looking the part.
With a few simple changes and some luxury additions, you can have your abode looking cosy, stylish, and 100 per cent Christmas ready in no time. Irish homeware experts, Guineys.ie, has been a key player in the luxury homeware market since opening its doors on Thomas Street, Dublin, in 1971, and offers a range of high-quality home essentials ranging from bedding and curtains to home furnishings. Having quickly established itself as a leader in its field, we couldn’t think of anyone better placed to provide some Christmas home makeover tips – so read on to find out how to transform and freshen up yours during lockdown, just in time for the festivities.
Christmas dinner is arguably the most important part of the day, so creating a beautiful centrepiece table for everyone to sit around will instantly inject some festive appeal into your home
Create a beautiful centrepiece
Although the number of guests you’re hosting might be smaller than usual this year thanks to Covid-19 restrictions, Christmas dinner is still the most important part of the day, so creating a beautiful centrepiece table for everyone to sit around will instantly inject some festive appeal into your home. This gold metallic Christmas tablecloth from Guineys.ie is the perfect pick, adding just the right amount of glitz and glamour for the occasion. Add some candlesticks to create warmth and atmosphere, and lay up your table to create a formal yet fun feel, with placemats and your best china – and don’t forget the crackers!
Ensure your living room offers guests a warm and cozy atmosphere to enjoy the festivities
Make sure your guests are comfortable
If the family will be staying at yours over the festive period, then make sure they are as comfortable as possible by revamping your guest bedrooms. Add a new mattress topper and pillows to the bed, and give each space a Christmas-style makeover to get your visitors well and truly into the festive spirit from the minute they arrive. This silver Jacquard duvet cover set by Catherine Lansfield is just the ticket and will ensure that the bed is the focal point of the room for all the right reasons. Finish with some luxury Egyptian cotton sheets, and they’ll be guaranteed a good night’s sleep. If your light fittings are looking a little tired, then give them some sophisticated flair with these beautiful three-tier chandelier pendant lightshades.
Christmas is the perfect excuse — if you need one — to crack open a bottle of bubbly
Create a cosy atmosphere
For after-dinner games and champagne by the fire, create a warm and cozy atmosphere by adding some extra cushions, throws, and blankets to your living room sofa, and some extra throw cushions on the floor where seating is limited. These gorgeous diamond throws are soft, stylish, and double up as blankets, which are perfect for keeping guests warm and making them feel extra welcome when the temperatures drop.
Since it’s a family occasion, investing in some sophisticated new photo frames and displaying some of your favourite prints around the room will make sure everyone feels right at home and will provide some interesting talking points and reasons to reminisce over Christmas. It couldn’t be easier to inject a little warmth and glamour into your home, and these quick and easy tips will take you less than ten minutes to implement. Head over to Guineys.ie for some of these beautiful homeware buys now.