Festive Living Room Blog Hop 2016

Dec 6, 2016 | Design Interiors, News

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I’ve been looking forward to today. It’s  my turn on the #UkHomeBlogHop organised and hosted by the very lovely Kimberly over at Swoon Worthy, along with 4 other bloggers who I will let you know about at the end of this blog post.

You may have come here directly from The Ordinary Lovely, and not have popped in to say hi here before which is great – welcome ! I’m Lucy and write and photograph about colourful interiors, fashion, travel and food. I also interview inspirational designers and artists.  If you are a regular reader then I will put you in the picture as to what this is all about.

There are many fabulous interior bloggers out there and we all like to support each other. So what better way than to spend this week while we are all starting to get festive in our own homes, by hopping from one blog to the next so you can discover some new ones and we can meet some new readers too.

I will directing you over to the next blog at the end of this post once you have had al little tour of my living room …

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Things are getting cosy here in our home. We spent our Sunday making gingerbread and getting the decorations out. Actually, let me rephrase that – we spent Sunday eating far too much gingerbread and faffing about with baubles and and loads of cables.

It was really fun though and as you can see, we have the fireplace looking ready for Christmas.

I hope some of my ideas here for decorating my home appeal to you and give you some inspiration if needed. As my girls are still quite young, this is essentially a kids themed room but hey, do any of us want to be grown up at Christmas ?

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The usual place for our large tree is in a corner of the room which is now filled with a sideboard so I rather fancied having two small trees sitting on top of the fireplace which makes it symmetrical. I popped some pom pom baubles on them and they just kind of attached themselves so no string needed. Nifty, huh ?

They’re kind of cute, don’t you think ? These are real trees from Bloom & Wild ( yes, they actually arrived in the post ! ) so I water them regularly and hopefully they will survive until the end of December.

Of course you need lights and warmth at this time of year. I’ve tried to keep things quite simple to avoid clutter in the room ( there’ll be enough once Father Christmas has been ;) ) so focused on lighting what is already in the room rather than adding loads of extra ornaments .. bar one or two !

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Hanging some bauble type lights down one side makes for a contemporary look and these can be used elsewhere all year round. I will probably move them to our bedroom once it is all finished ( another post to come soon ) …

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Wrapping some wire lighting around the logs makes it a feature and I have put some little toadstools amongst them.

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I couldn’t resist this little double bass as we all love music so much in the family.

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We’ve already wrapped some presents for relatives and have used Washi tape to add their initial in a big and bold way on the front. Will make searching though gifts on Christmas Day that bit easier.

Over the next few days you will see our larger Christmas tree and room being decorated over on instagram in my design room.

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But until then, a few more biscuits will be consumed on the sofa, once we have lit the fire.

Warm gingerbread and a hot chocolate for guests arriving from a long journey is always most welcome. I definitely recommend leaving some out at this time of year. It doesn’t last long ..

Now, I’d love you to visit the next blogger – Sarah Akwisombe on this Blog Hop  at 11 am tomorrow morning when her post becomes live.

In fact, check out all the others involved in this week’s #UKHomeBlogHop below because they’re all great and hopefully you will find some new blogs to enjoy.

Lucy x

 

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32 Comments

  1. Kimberly Duran

    I love all the bright colours you’ve used and yet it still looks festive and fun! I’m totally stealing that washi tape initial idea on your wrapping too. Also love the little toadstools on your logs! So so cute. What kid (or adult) wouldn’t love those little touches? Thank you so much for joining in the hop! Love your post!! xx

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    • lucylovesya

      Thanks so much for organising this! It has been really fun and thanks for your kind words xx

      Reply
  2. Stephanie

    What a cute Christmas home, I think I love all of it! What a great idea to put their initials on the presents with washi tape!

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    • lucylovesya

      Thanks, Stephanie. It was a last minute idea! xx

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  3. Candy Pop

    This is so pretty and the biscuits look delicious! You have such a happy home. xx

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    • lucylovesya

      Thanks, Natasha! I will try and save you one for the weekend … xxx

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  4. Geraldine

    Those cookies look amazing. It’s been so crazy busy here, I haven’t even yet done the baking with kids that I do each year. Better get going right? Less than 3 weeks to go.

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    • lucylovesya

      Doesn’t December fly? Thank you – they do taste good. Not many left! :D xx

      Reply
  5. Jenny

    One day, I am going to paint my home white. Then it will be pops of colour like this. Love the felt baubles. Girly yet so stylish.
    @SeasonsinColour

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    • lucylovesya

      Thanks! I am partial to a pure white. The baubles were the easiest way ever to decorate a tree! Love your post too X

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  6. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    I knew your post would be all colourful and lovely!! Gorgeous-looking biscuits, too. I’m yet to do any festive baking but will be stealing your icing idea x

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    • lucylovesya

      Aw thanks, Rachel. I love your wrapping ideas too – thanks for linking to me xx

      Reply
  7. Old Fashioned Susie

    I actually made some gingerbread today inspired by your shot on insta! Love your ornaments xx

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  8. Anna (Don't Cramp My Style)

    I am jealous of everyone who has fireplace! What I would do for one! Such a lovely ideas Lucy! Adore the pompom tree, so cute!

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    • lucylovesya

      Thank you. I do love having fires at this time of year. Your post was fab X

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  9. Fresh Design Blog

    It’s all looking lovely and those pom poms add a nice splash of colour. Love the look of the biscuits too, mmm!

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    • lucylovesya

      Thank you! We’ve nearly finished the biscuits now. They were yummy. Glad you like the Pom poms – X

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  10. Carole King

    Those toadstools are the cutest thing! I love the bright colours you’ve used and like Kimberly, I’m totally stealing the washi tape idea. x

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    • lucylovesya

      Thanks you, Carole. The washi tape idea is so simple isn’t it? X

      Reply
  11. Karen Clough

    Those pom pom trees are DREAMY! They are so up my alley. We’ve gone for a bit of a pom pom theme in this house too. All to be revealed on Friday eeep!

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    • lucylovesya

      Thank you! I really can’t wait to see your post xx

      Reply
  12. Bianca Hall

    Love it! How cute are those mini trees?! I miss having a mantle on our fireplace every single Christmas! And you might need to share your gingerbread recipe too! Xx

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    • lucylovesya

      That’s a good idea! Maybe I should. Thanks very much. Love your post xx

      Reply
  13. Maxine

    It’s really lovely to see a colourful xmas look that isn’t too kiddy. Loving the pom poms (of course)

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    • lucylovesya

      Thanks! I am a big kid at heart though :) xx

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  14. Vicki

    Awww I really like that little truck/van bauble. Such a lovely colour. And you can never go wrong with Pom poms!!

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    • lucylovesya

      Thank you! I agree – they totally rock! :) xx

      Reply
  15. Hollie @ MiaFleur

    ‪Those little trees are so cute! such a clever idea to do washi tape initials too – I’m definitely doing that! Lovely post xx

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  16. Jules

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous post Lucy! Your home looks so beautiful and your styling is just lovely! xx

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    • lucylovesya

      Oh that is so kind of you to say, Jules xx

      Reply
  17. Jules

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous post Lucy! Your home looks so beautiful and your styling is just lovely! xx

    Reply

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