Ideal Home Ideal Home's Complete Guide to Christmas 2019

Published by TI Media Limited Ideal Home is Britain's best-selling interiors magazine and has been empowering home-owners to make the most of their properties for over 80 years. The magazine covers every aspect of contemporary living, from a wide range of transformed houses, kitchens and bathrooms.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
R 86,39
R 690,89
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
happy christmas!

JOIN US!! For early bird tickets to Country Homes & Interiors Christmas, see, using code EV196 at checkout* HEATHER YOUNG Editor, Ideal Home’s Complete Guide to Christmas 2019 From my kids’ excitement on December 1st at the annual unveiling of my homemade advent calendar, to ‘Tree Day’ when we pick up our tree then spend the whole day decorating with Christmas tunes at full volume, I’m a devoted fan of the holidays. Which is why it’s been a joy to compile the most beautiful decorating ideas, genius gifts, delicious recipes and clever tips and tricks for this magazine, to help make your festive season as special as it should be. And if stress threatens to take over (as it tends to do) I remind myself that Christmas doesn’t have to be perfect. Some…

6 min
a beautiful home at christmas

Hang warm white curtain lights in the hallway to create a magical welcome for guests STYLE TIP Add extra sparkle to your stairway: string up a trio of pretty glass baubles on luxury ribbon and tie to the newel post Mix white and glass decorations for an elegantly dressed treeLine up tea lights in an assortment of vintage cut glasses for a twinkling mantelpiece STYLE TIP Use shimmering wallpaper to give gifts a luxe look, and finish with ribbon and simple sprigs of foliage Add festive twinkle to garlands and displays with mini battery-powered LED lights STYLE TIP Swap kitchen utensils for hanging stars and a delicate garland for a quick and easy festive update STYLE TIP Choose glass candlesticks in varying heights, and position them along the length of the table Add mercury glass tea light holders and silver baubles…

1 min
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3 min
six of the best tree trends

Snowy naturals Jolly holidays Nostalgia Sparkle blush Woodland copper Midnight luxe…

3 min
add some easy festive touches

1 SHOOT FOR THE STARS Give your dining room a celestial spin by decorating your tree, table and mantel with glittering gold stars. 2 Personalise presents Put a little extra love into your gifts with handmade labels. For a homespun finish, use watercolour paper and tear the edges, then paint a layer of glue on the bottom and dip in glitter. Punch a hole at the top, tie with a ribbon and write names with a gold calligraphy pen. 3 HANG WREATHS ON THE WALL Although traditionally for doors, a pair of wreaths creates a pretty display when displayed on the wall above a sideboard. Star parquet cabinet, £995, Graham and Green. Wisteria table lamp base, £165, Pooky. For similar gold wreaths, try Gisela Graham 4 JAZZ UP A PLAIN GARLAND Use floristry wire to attach decorations…

5 min
christmas in the country

STYLE TIP Complement a country scheme that has lots of rustic wood with decorations in classic Scandi red and white Sarah Nelson’s beautiful rustic home in Oxfordshire is the epitome of festive chic at this time of year, with roaring fires, flickering candles and elegant touches, cosied up with plush reindeer skins. ‘It’s homely and really comes to life at Christmas,’ says Sarah, co-founder of Vintage Barn Interiors. The move to the converted barn came about some 17 years ago. Sarah, her finance director husband Mark, and their children, Dan, 21, and Chloe, 19, were living in Worcestershire when Mark got a job in London. ‘This newly converted barn came up for sale on the internet,’ says Sarah. ‘Sadly, it was under offer, so we decided to rent a flat in London until…