So I didn't realise until right now how many instances the word "NOEL" appears in my Christmas decor. What can I say? It's a pretty, christmassy word and you only have to buy 4 letter-shaped decorations. Maybe next time i'll go for 'Joy'. ;)
I know, I know, we're really only teetering on the edge of December but I've been in full Christmas-mode for who-knows-how-long now. I was super excited to put up the Christmas decorations as this is the first year I've had a space completely our own to decorate how we like. At the same time, it's been tough because our flat is so teeny. So I thought I'd share a few snaps of the sparklier corners of our rental flat to give you a few ideas for your own this year!
As I mentioned before, our flat is teeny weeny - definitely too small for a real tree, so this year I put up this LED twig tree that I snagged on sale at Wilko last year. I usually have a spotlight-style standing lamp in this spot, so I switched it out for the tree and it's sparkly lights have really given our flat a festive glow.
It may be my first year in our own home, but that hasn't stopped me from collecting Christmas decorations pretty much since I was born, but I couldn't resist adding these sparkly gold stars to my collection this year, which match wonderfully with my Christmas DIY cushion.
I've developed a touch of an obsession with Mistletoe, too, so I had to take a few of these H&M mistletoe sprigs home with me, but unfortunately they don't seem to be on their site anymore! Obviously I had a theme in mind this year, as I seem to have gone almost exclusively glittery and gold, but if not at Christmas, then when?
What our flat lacks in mantelpieces and shelving, I've been making up for in doorways. It's always been a bit of a "tradition" in my family to plaster the doorways with lights and garlands, so our bedroom doorway got the Christmas Treatment. It's the most 'visible' doorway in our flat, which makes for maximum-festive-viewing-pleasure. This year I went for jingly Silver Bells (Siillver Beeeeellllss), battery operated lights, a sparkly garland I theived from mum, and an army of the teeny Command Hooks that are specially for Christmas lights. (I promise I'm not sponsored, I just honestly rate Command Hooks for virtually every home decor situation)
Even though our flat is small, being a bit of a Plant Lady I couldn't go completely without a touch of the festive greenery that is the hallmark of Christmas. So rather than spend a lot of money one of those tiny christmas trees that you have to keep somewhere for the rest of the year, I decided to head to a local florist and purchase 3 branches of christmas tree for the princely sum of £3, and put in a suitably festive plant pot with some water and some gravel to keep it sturdy. I added some battery-powered LED lights for a touch of twinkly-ness and voila - mini Christmas tree!
Now that the decorations are up, I'm honestly a whole new level of excited for Christmas. The festive tunes have been making their way onto playlists and I've been baking, and it's mere weeks until I'll be right in the middle of the Christmas Fair Madness. I hope this post inspires you for your own flats this year!