Ho, ho, ho... ’tis nearly the season to be jolly, so inject some festive finesse into your grotto with some Christmasy accessories.
Beautiful baubles for the tree, pretty platters for the table and stylish snow scenes are de rigeur before the festive feasting begins.
House of Fraser has some serious grown-up style for the table with stately elegance in the form of a Gosford dinner set — a dinner plate is £7.50, flawless flutes for bubbly (Cecelia flute, £12) and sophisticated table accessories such as a porcelain bird, £4, snowflakes, £6, and a feather decoration, £4, all set on the Willow dining table, £999.
Meanwhile, Matalan has injected some merry mugs and bowls with a Santa flavour. Choose from a Christmas traditional handpainted Santa mug, £4, and Santa bowl, £8.
And Heatons has some purse-friendly fairy lights and more to ensure the Christmas spirit is alive and well at your homestead.
Ultra-modern homes will be able to stay festive too thanks to the typical Swedish-style understatement of Ikea.
Choose from the Yrsno scented candle, £2.29, Strala table light, £2.69, Strala floor lamp, £12.99, Strala decoration angel light, £4.49, Stockholm candelabra, £25 and Strala seven-arm candelabra, £17.99.