Now that we’re all grown-ups *shudder*, there are more than a few responsibilities we must face up to. Paying rent, paying bills, paying your mortgage, sorting out the Sky account, replacing worn pillows, investing in decent crockery (Ikea will do!), purchasing your own Netflix accont, adding to spice racks (on ocassion), cleaning (regularly) and putting time and enegry into decorating your house.
And although being a fully-fledged adult can be a nightmare at times, that last thing is something that we do really love doing – when we have the time, energy and doller bills that is.
Fresh flowers in the summer, bit of feng shui in the autumn and a total Christmas revamp in the winter. But where to start?
We’re way past the days of throwing a bit of tinsil over a wonky-looking Christmas tree and hoping for the best. Nah, this year (and every year forever more as we’re known as the dreaded A word), it’s about meticulously welcoming festive vibes into the home in the form of beautiful candle holders, brass stars, sequined pillow cases and more. Sound confusing? Fret not, we’re looking to some of our favourite interior Instagram pages for inspiration. Check them out right here.
Phase one of our GAFF decor complete. We picked up this pre lit twig tree in Dunnes Stores (1.8 metres) and hid it behind our hall stand. Then we decorated with a mixture of tiny baubles from @sostrenegrene and then slightly bigger but still fairly small ones from Penneys. The warm glow when you open the front door is 👌👌 #Christmas #scandi #minimalist #miniature #twigs @primark @ikeaie hall stand, candle jar is from @folksterdublin #instagood #instadaily #instagram #instagram
House and Home Magazine
Add Scandi-style to your holiday decor this season with humble thistles! More ideas available at houseandhome.com. [Design: Sarah Hartill & @lauren.petroff Photo: Luis Albuquerque] . . . #houseandhome #hhstyle #scandinaviandesign #scandistyle #cottonthistle #decor #homedecor #holiday #holidaydecor #christmas #christmasdecor #inspiration #designinspiration #tabletop
Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be of the in-your-face-red-and-green variety (which is ironic because as you’ll see soon, ours looks like Dr. Seuss himself decorated our tree). If subdued is more your cup of tea keep it calm with a more neutral color palette, add simple greenery rather than bright colors, candles to add a cozy warmth, and just a few metallic ornaments to bring in the holiday charm. #EHDrulesofstyle 📷 by @tessaneustadt
April and the Bear
This star is STANDOUT! Perfect under a bell jar or on its own its handmade with raw brass insuring than each one is ever so slightly unique! A decoration you will be sure to pass onto the grandkids! Available online or in our Festive Pop-up open in @thirtyfourhb on Lennox Street until the 10th December! #decorations #christmasdecorations #festivecheer #brass #star #ornaments #gifts #handmade #handmadegifts #festivegifts #interiorpopup #christmaspopup #festivepopup #dublinpopup #bearpopup #aprilandthebear
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