For the first time in a long time, this year I’m feeling festive long before the 23rd of December.
I think it must be because, for the first time in ages, we’re having Christmas at home and cooking for 10.
So Christmas has become our absolute deadline for making sure the downstairs renovation is done. Our schedule is slipping slightly (still finishing the dining kitchen, when we should be on to the living room) but my husband reassures me it’s all in hand.
With no presents bought and half the house a building site, I should probably feel mild panic with six-and-a-half weeks to go until the 25th and several weekends accounted for between now and then. But I seem to be still in that blissful, it-will-all-work-out-perfectly-and-look-pretty phase.
If you are too, you might fancy joining in with Matalan‘s #DecktheHalls competition. I always think Matalan is pretty good for well-priced homewares, and Christmas decorations especially. (Not averse to their clothes either, as you’ll have seen in this recent outfit post).
For the competition, you have to create a Pinterest board with your favourite Matalan Christmas items and you can win some of the products you have picked. When your board is done, tweet @Matalan with your board link using the hashtag #DecktheHalls to be entered. There are ways of joining in on Facebook and Twitter too.
My living room is yet to be decorated at all, so I have a completely blank canvas upon which to plan my Christmas style.
My #DecktheHalls board has Nordic and Scottish influences, with knits, fur, stags, tartan and a log fire-scented candle. All great for cosying up indoors – one of the best things about the season!
How are you planning to trim up your home this Christmas?
*Matalan kindly provided me with products as a thank you for writing this post