How to Get Your Home Ready For Christmas

Pssst! This blog comes from our free eBook, How To Get Your Home Ready for Christmas. Click here to download it now, for free.

Christmas is only just around the corner and you know what that means! Hoards of family and friends coming round; bearing gifts and guzzling the mulled wine. Wouldn't it be a shame if they were faced with the same drab, dated decor as last year?



There's always enough time to give your home a quick refresh, ready for those festive guests, and as a little Christmas treat for yourself, of course! You can start the New Year off right with a stylish new look in your humble abode.

This blog full of fab ideas for the spaces throughout your home, along with some fun gift ideas and some crafty decorative makes! If you're sitting comfortably, then I'll begin...


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Above: Metallic Brick Slip Tiles and Peacock Slate Effect Tiles


1. Get your living area guest-ready for Christmas

The living room is a key part of the the festive period for a lot of families! Whether you're decorating the Christmas tree, snuggling up with a festive film, entertaining guests over a glass of Baileys, or unwrapping presents on Christmas morning, lots of the festivities take place in the lounge, so it's a good idea to give it a refresh.

Click here for some ideas to help freshen up this room: Get your living area guest-ready for Christmas.


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Above: Seventh Avenue Marble Effect Tiles 


2. Give your dining room a festive makeover

A major space on Christmas day is the dining area! From pulling crackers with your loved ones and carving the turkey (or the nut roast), through to lighting up the Christmas pud, passing round the After Eights, and getting frustrated when nobody can guess the thing you're miming in Charades.

Click here for some ways you can get the dining room fighting fit for the festive period and beyond: Give your dining room a festive makeover.


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Above: Antique Smooth Metro Tiles and Reclaimed Wood Effect Tiles


3. Soak in style this Christmas: Bathroom Ideas

The bathroom is the place where we like to relax and unwind after a hard day of Christmas shopping, or after a long time slaving away at the stove! Whether we’re soaking in the tub, or standing under a nice hot shower, the bathroom acts as a soothing sanctuary where we can lock ourselves away from any excessive festive stress.

It’s also one of the rooms our guests are most likely to visit when they’re over for Christmas, so it’s important to create a stylish scheme we can relax in, whilst at the same time impressing our visitors!

Click here for some fab ideas for reviving the bathroom: Soak in style this Christmas.


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Above: Bastille Antique Smooth Metro Tiles and Reclaimed Wood Effect Tiles


4. Cook up a stylish kitchen this Christmas

The kitchen is the social hub of the home! Whether you're baking gingerbread with the kids, whipping up a trifle, sharing a festive breakfast with your partner, basting the turkey, or simply catching up with a friend over a glass of sherry, the kitchen is bound to get a lot of action this Christmas period!

We've put together some fab ideas for bringing the kitchen up to date this Yuletide! From quick decorating updates through to recipes and fun decorative makes...

Click here for our guide to reinventing your kitchen this Christmas: Cook Up A Stylish Kitchen This Christmas.


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Above: Caramel Chevron Wood Tiles


5. How to get the guest bedroom ready for Christmas

So your friends have come round for Christmas. Maybe they've had a little too much wine and they're unable to drive, or maybe it's late and they're just too tired. But when you hear the words 'I don't suppose we could stay over?' wouldn't it be nice to be able to say, 'Of course you can stay'? Here are some guest bedroom ideas, to help you transform that spare room from a cluttered storage cupboard to a welcoming sanctuary...

Click here for our fab guide to making those spare rooms guest-ready: How to get the guest bedroom ready for Christmas



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Above: Victorian Unglazed 150x150 Tiles


6. Hallway ideas to help greet those festive guests in style!

The hallway is usually the first space that greets you and your guests as you step through the front door. It’s important to make it as welcoming as possible, as it gives your visitors their first impression of your home! Also, when you get in from a long and tiring day, it’s nice to be greeted by a stylish hallway!

Click here for some ideas to help make your hall extra charming and functional this winter: Hallway ideas to help greet those festive guests in style!


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There you have it - a complete guide to preparing your home for Christmas! Feel free to share it with your friends and family. Have a fantastic festive season, from all at Walls and Floors!


This blog comes from our free eBook, How To Get Your Home Ready for Christmas, which is full of decorating ideas, tips to get your home guest-ready, yummy recipes, fun makes for you and the kids, and fab gift ideas. Click here to download it now


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Callum Chester

Having headed up the content at Walls and Floors since 2012, Callum Chester shares expert advice, trends and home styling imagery with the likes of Ideal Home, Good Homes and Real Homes on a daily basis. An experienced content writer, Callum is also the creator of Design Peach, a blog of 'sweet, bite-sized ideas for the home and garden'