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dried flowers and foliage garlands christmas Deck the halls with boughs of Holly? Definitely no sight of Holly here, but dried flowers and foliage garlands with frosted baubles.

I’ve noticed Christmas 2019 seem to be about dried flowers and foliage garlands. Not only are they beautiful, but a sensible choice too, as they’ll last the test of time through the high traffic areas of the hallway, or at least until Christmas anyway.

As I have recently decorated my hallway with Graham and Brown’s Bloomsbury wallpaper, I wanted to show it off further with some festive decor. dried flowers and foliage garlands hallway So, I enlisted the help of Hayford and Rhodes to help me create the garland that would go with my hallway wallpaper.

I think the natural instinct would be to create a green foliage garland, but Christmas is about fun and colour. I wanted the garland to pick up the blues and pinks of the wallpaper but with the added sparkle of gold and glitter.

It had to be something that would blend with my wallpaper, but also be a design feature of its own.

After a few adjustments, these were the dried flowers and foliage garlands that Hayford and Rhodes came up with for me. I absolutely love them all. They totally match my door wreath too don’t you think? Here’s another view. dried flowers and foliage garlands decor christmas hallway I love how the dried flowers and foliage in the garlands look like they are popping out from the wallpaper, almost like a 3-D effect, don’t you think?

I’m so happy with how it has turned out. Definitely a pop of Christmas cheer as you walk through the front door. So deck the hallways in boughs of Holly it isn’t this Christmas. Will you be decking your hallway in decor too? Have a lovely day all.

(This is a paid partnership post with Graham and Brown)

I’ve been wanting to add a more grown up character to my bedroom with wall wood panels and wallpaper for quite some time.

I wanted to be more ‘grown up’ without losing the playful, fun aesthetic that I so love.

Here’s my bedroom last Summer, all bright and light.

I don’t see this as child like, but it’s funny how many people have associated this space as a child’s bedroom.

I’ve decided a change was in order. Ta-dah! What do you think? More grown up right, but without losing my fun and happy vibe I hope?

I have based the styling of this bedroom on the Confettis By Nymphea’s Factory wallpaper from 4MURS. This wallpaper is only exclusive to 4MURS

Pink and gold polka dots on a white background is just so fresh, fun and me. Any excuse to add more pink to my home. wall wood panels Here’s the bedroom in its entirety on one side. I’ve styled the bed with colours to compliment the wallpaper.

I’m so pleased with the wall wood panels too. wall wood panels and wallpaper My general aesthetic has always been a combination of period and contemporary.

As I live in a Victorian house, I wanted a way of introducing some period character into my bedroom, but maintaining a modern style at the same time.

Wall wood panels have been a huge trend this past year, and I have been toying for the idea for quite a while. One advice is, if you are going to go for painted wall wood panels, then you could definitely safe costs by using MDF rather than real wood.

If you want more ideas on wall wood panels, then this article from Real homes is useful. This 4MURS confettis design is just wonderful. It perfectly matches the pink I chose for my bedroom wood wall panels, and my standing Anglepoise lamp. bedroom wall wood panels The next thing I’ll need to change is the switches, perhaps to a gold brass colour. Last but not least, I have a couple of rolls of the 4MURS Confettis By Nymphea’s Factory wallpaper left which I will be doing a giveaway on my instagram. Keep an eye out, it’ll be on the 12th December 2019.

Hope you don’t mind this little break from Christmas posting. I will be back soon with a Christmas post soon on how I have decked the hallways for the festive season.

Have a fabulous week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with 4MURS).

Emma Bridgewater tableware I’ve been a fan of Emma Bridgewater for as long as I can remember, way before I became a blogger. I am therefore very excited to be able to style my Christmas table this year with their tableware. Emma Bridgewater tableware I’ve picked a few different designs. The base dinner plates are the Polka Dot 10.5” plates and the bowls are the Bright Stars small old bowls. The 8.5 inch plates below the bowls are in a variety of Emma Bridgewater designs. I’ve also been able to personalise these smaller plates with words to add some fun. Emma Bridgewater tableware Here’s one of the personalised plates. PersonalisedEmma Bridgewater tableware I tried to pick happy, motivational words, to bring joy to the Christmas table. In keeping with the Emma Bridgewater theme, I have decided to use their Christmas Brights cocktail napkins and Gold toast Christmas crackers to further decorate the dining table. The central large plate is the Emma Bridgewater Christmas brights medium oval platter. It’s the perfect size for the trimmed turkey slices and trimmings, don’t you think? Once the table was set, all that was left to do, was to decorate the fireplace. I decided on some pink honeycomb balls and gold leaves.

A few wrapped Christmas gifts were placed on the mantelpiece as decor. Last but not least, I have a special exclusive Christmas offer for you on the personalised Emma Bridgewater tableware.

Until Sunday 8th December 2019, if you quote PERSONAL25 at checkout, you get 25% off all personalised orders.

This is an exclusive offer for all of you, my readers only.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing my table. I will be back again soon with more festive posts. For now, I would like to wish you all a lovely week ahead.

( The Emma Bridgewater tableware were gifted. all photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. )

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