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Get your home ready for Christmas hosting 


Entertain in style and follow Abi's hosting tips to ensure your guests feel warm and welcomed.  Read on for our festive guide and Christmas hosting ideas for creating an inviting cosy home, a hotel like guest bedroom and Christmas table ideas for those finishing touches.

Entertain in style and follow Abi's hosting tips to ensure your guests feel warm and welcomed.  

Read on for our festive guide and Christmas hosting ideas for creating an inviting cosy home, a hotel like guest bedroom and Christmas table ideas for those finishing touches.

“When I have friends or family visiting and staying I like to create a little magical retreat for them to relax in.

1. Illuminate your Home

Christmas is all about adding greenery, twinkling lights, plenty of sparkle and extra pockets of glow. Scatter candles everywhere for magical evenings, and long candelit dinners. Pop wireless LED lamps on surfaces and decorative trays and overdose on string lights both inside and out! Top tip: double the amount of sparkle by light by draping string lights over mirrors.

Cosy festive touches to make sure your guests feel welcome.


1. Illuminate your Home

Christmas is all about adding greenery, twinkling lights, plenty of sparkle and extra pockets of glow. Scatter candles everywhere for magical evenings, and long candelit dinners. Pop wireless LED lamps on surfaces and decorative trays and overdose on string lights both inside and out! Top tip: double the amount of sparkle by light by draping string lights over mirrors.

2. Decorate with foliage

Layer botanicals in a natural sweeping motion down the centre of the table. They add amazing texture and are a great way of defining the season.  The trick to making a striking foliage arrangement is to stick to a tonal colour scheme. Grey greens look beautiful together as do fiery reds, russets and browns. Check out the full range to find the hue for you.

3. Up the festive decor

Baubles aren't just for the Christmas Tree! Cute ornaments hung from branches instantly add a festive touch to your home decor indoors and outdoors. Decorative trays are perfect for creating a cluster of magic with tabletop trees, garlands and candles and can be easily transported if you are taking the party into another room. 

3. Up the festive decor

Baubles aren't just for the Christmas Tree! Cute ornaments hung from branches instantly add a festive touch to your home decor indoors and outdoors.  Decorative trays are perfect for creating a cluster of magic with tabletop trees, garlands and candles and can be easily transported if you are taking the party into another room. 

4. Set the atmosphere with seasonal scents.

There is so much to do when holiday hosting, but having a beautifully fragrant home is such a thoughtful touch. Scent is too often overlooked, but it's definitely something that all house guests will notice!  Our range of incense sticks, pyres and scented candles in deep woody fragrances add to the warm Christmassy vibe. 

Christmas tablescaping inspiration

Tablescaping can totally elevate your dining experience and combines the gathering of beautiful items creatively arranged to impress your guests, create a special mood and/or evoke special memories.  Follow our guide for some Christmas table ideas for a beautiful tablescape that will add that finishing touch and wow your guests. 

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Guest bedroom ideas to make them feel right at home.

Adding some extra layers and little touches to the guest bedroom so that it feels a little more boutique hotel like.

1. Make the bed look cosy and inviting.

Add in some extra blankets and throws to make it easy for your guests to keep warm and cosy.  Roll them up and pop them in a rustic basket or use a stylish wooden ladder to hang and make a cosy feature.

2. Lighting & Ambience

Make sure your guest room has adequate lighting for those bedtime reads and daytime chilling. Table lamps are ideal at creating a relaxing ambience, add in some scented candles and tea lights and your guests will feel like they are staying at a relaxing boutique hotel. 

2. Lighting & Ambience

Make sure your guest room has adequate lighting for those bedtime reads and daytime chilling.  Table lamps are ideal at creating a relaxing ambience, add in some scented candles and tea lights and your guests  will feel like they are staying at a relaxing boutique hotel

3. Add Character

Find that balance between your guest room feeling uncluttered yet still has an injection of your own personal style that's maybe just a little paired back to ensure it feels restorative and calm.  

4. Finishing Touches

Don't forget those finishing touches and added extras that make your guests feel super welcome.  Refreshments - Tea & Coffee making facilities and a jug of fresh water on a decorative tray with a selection of tasty treats. Botanicals - always add botanicals, they make the room feel fresh and considered. Wifi Password - pop a little note on the bedside table so that your visitors can can check in with their work, emails and socials if necessary. 

4. Finishing Touches

Don't forget those finishing touches and added extras that make your guests feel super welcome.  

Refreshments - Tea & Coffee making facilities and a jug of fresh water on a decorative tray with a selection of tasty treats.

Botanicals - always add botanicals, they make the room feel fresh and considered.

Wifi Password - pop a little note on the bedside table so that your visitors can can check in with their work, emails and socials if necessary.  

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