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ENSURE CHRISTMAS GETS OFF WITHOUT A HINCH THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Ensure a clean Christmas

Who would have thought that the biggest trend for A/W18 would be cleaning the house and sharing tips all over Instagram? The social media style of Mrs Hinch has captured our hearts and inspired the nation to ensure they spruce up their homes in time for everyone’s favourite holiday – Christmas. 

 

Taking inspiration from the “Hinching” trend, Kobold shares its favourite fast cleaning hacks to help customers ensure that Christmas goes without, well... a Hinch! 

 

Don’t skip out on your skirting boards

Snow Tips & Sparkle: How To Dress Your Home For Christmas

Christmas themed showhome

Lancashire housebuilder David Wilson Homes is spreading some Christmas cheer with its favourite decoration tips and tricks for the holiday season.

Christmas is an important time of year for homeowners and property seekers alike, with everyone wanting the perfect location to host a holiday to remember.

A white Christmas is never guaranteed, but that doesn’t mean homeowners can’t bring the festive spirit indoors by adding some sparkle to their décor.

Top Tips To Get Your Home Sparkling Clean This Christmas

Jeyes Christmas Cleaning Products

With family and friends coming to visit you throughout the festive season, it’s your time to shine and show off your lovely home. For most of us, the Christmas décor inside usually goes up 12 days before Christmas day. But before the star goes up on your tree, it’s time to think about making the outside of your house as festive and as sparkly clean as possible. 

After digging out the Christmas lights and untangling them for what seems like forever, you don’t want the magical aesthetic you’ve worked so hard for to be ruined by a dirty drive being lit up for everyone to see.

'Tis The Season For Scrubbing and Tidying

Woman cleaning & tidying house

New research reveals 63% of UK consumers admit they miss out on family time because they begin tidying the house at least a week before the big day, with 37% tidying between 10 and 18 days in advance of Christmas Day

It’s the season to be jolly, but the stress experienced in the lead up to having the ‘perfect’ Christmas can leave many UK families feeling more frazzled than festive. New research from leading kitchen roll brand Regina has uncovered that well over half of those surveyed (69%) admit they do at least twice the amount of housework than normal just to please visiting guests at Christmas.

Top Tips for Creating an Elegant Christmas Bedroom

Elegant festive bedroom

Beautifully decorating your home is all part of getting into the Christmas spirit. While many of us spend hours decorating the entrance hallway, living room, dining room and even kitchen with sparkly ornaments and fairy lights, the bedroom can sometimes slip under the festive radar. But fear not, there’s plenty of time to ensure this isn’t the case for 2019! A festively decorated bedroom will make sure you wake up to plenty of holiday cheer, throughout each morning of December. 

 

Designer Tips for Getting Your Home Guest-Ready This Christmas

Home Decorated For Christmas

Aside from furiously fluffing pillows, hunting for the guest-towels and making sure the house hound has had his monthly bath, there’s a lot of satisfaction to be found in adding design touches to your home ahead of the festive period. ‘Tis the season of hospitality, and although it’s almost a full twelve months since last Christmas, there’s hardly a moment left to prepare your home for the most wonderful time of the year. Not this year. This year we’re getting prepared. From the guest-bedroom to the bathroom to the all important kitchen and dining spaces, there are lots of designer-inspired ways to create the warm welcome every weary festive traveller deserves.

Deck the hall…

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas…

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas…

Cosy evenings curled up round the fire, the twinkling of fairy lights and spiced mulled wine all combine to make the magic of Christmas. As we prepare our homes to celebrate the festive season, Dobbies is on hand with a gorgeous selection of scents to fill rooms with spirit-lifting aromas.

With years of styling experience working within interiors magazines, Co-Founder of The Secret Styling Club, Laurie Davidson, has put together her top tips for styling with scents to help bring your Christmas décor to life this December.