Laura Gray Interiors: Deck the Halls

West Bridgford interior design expert, Laura Gray writes about Christmas decoration for the home.

As December is now upon us, our thoughts turn to Christmas planning – from decorating the house, planning the feast and buying and wrapping the gifts.

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The shops are adorned with decorations and gift wrap, so where to start? Here are a few ideas for a stylish Christmas.

No room for a proper tree? Fear not – there are lots of lovely alternatives on offer this year, from lit branches in various sizes, to metal framework trees, which can sit on a mantle piece or side table to add little festive cheer.

Hang delicate baubles for a simple and inexpensive alternative to a Christmas tree, or even have both!


There’s no denying that your bog-standard metal Christmas tree stands aren’t the prettiest things in the world. Real or fake, why not place your tree in a seagrass basket to add a bit of Scandi charm this year. Or wrap a bit of sacking fabric around the base and pretty-up with a ribbon or string tie. Add a fluffy sheepskin and some fairy lights and cosy up.

I found these gorgeous angel wings in the local supermarket and the stunning rattan star was a find in the local greengrocers! The stag head was another supermarket find and looks great with a bit of tinsel wrapped around his antlers. He stays up all year round, but likes a bit of festive bling!

And last but not least, the Christmas stocking… Miniatures make a great advent calendar, stuffed with sweets and chocolates for the little (and not so little) people amongst us. And who doesn’t love a stocking hung by the fire? All you need to do now is settle down with a mince pie and wait for Santa to make his way down the chimney on Christmas Eve…

Laura Gray Interiors – West Bridgford

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