Interiors advice - buying something for the home makes a great Christmas gift

PUBLISHED: 00:00 14 November 2014

Quality cushions add a touch of luxury

Quality cushions add a touch of luxury


Choosing a present for the home at Christmas isn’t easy but Ross McDill has some stylish ideas

Tableware makes a stylish giftTableware makes a stylish gift

Metallics have been huge this autumn and it is a trend set to continue well into the New Year. They are versatile, usually with something to suit every home and style - be it copper adding a cosy warmth or industrial silver for a more contemporary look.

Dining accessories and tableware never miss as gifts. Just Slate has launched a stunning new range of serving bowls and condiment sets in their trademark Scottish slate, but with a glossy beaten copper finish. Serving slates and platters add a touch of sophistication and glamour to festive occasions or any special events throughout the year.

Fabric houses Jane Churchill and Colefax & Fowler have produced a range of quality cushions in stunning fabrics from their new collections that feature metallic embroidery and dashes of bold colour. They are a simple way of updating an interior, adding a splash of colour. The striking designs available can be offset with plain soft furnishings for maximum impact.

Everyone loves a touch of luxury at Christmas and nothing says indulgence like faux fur accessories. As the nights draw in, an irresistibly soft throw serves the joint purpose of dressing up a room while keeping you cosy. Choosing a faux fur gift needn’t break the budget either. With a wide range of products available, from hot water bottle covers to cushions and bed throws, there is something to suit every budget.

Make sure you pay attention to the details when you wrap a gift. Use plain wrapping paper and create a focal point and a personal touch by mixing ribbons and attaching delicate Christmas decorations. Or let the outdoors be your inspiration and use winter foliage to decorate your wrapped gift. n

Ross McDill is visual merchandising specialist at James Brindley, Harrogate

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