Video: How I decorate my home for Christmas

Christmas decor in Dainty’s

Hi everyone, Its Christmaaaaaas! 

I made a fun youtube video for you guys to have a look and a nose around my house and a look at my style of decorating for Christmas. 

I love a more classic style of decorating for this time of year. I love vintage and ornamental style decorations for the house, ones that I can collect over the years and they will be timeless and never look dated. 

Each year I treat myself to a really nice decoration, this year I bought these two mice in their little gingham outfits. I just thought they were so adorable. I picked them up from Dunnes stores. I love the idea of adding to your collection each year with a really nice ornament as when they come down from the attic I love rummaging and reminiscing over the decorations and they bring back lovely memories. 

I bulk up most of the decorating with wreaths and garlands. I use fake ones and I bought all of mine the first year we moved in and I make sure to wrap them up good each time they go back up to the attic for the next Christmas. This saves me loads of money as I am not buying new wreaths and garlands each year. I do love the smell of fresh wreaths and trees but for now I have the artificial ones. I have seen people going to wreath making classes which look so fun and I would love to try, I will have to plan that in for next year. 

I decorate three main rooms in the house, the living room, my kitchen and my bedroom. I add some trinkets and wall hangings to the hall too. As my house is a dormer bungalow I like the christmas theme to flow smoothly so I stick to a colour palette of red, white and green. I love these traditional classic colours. 

Next year I think I am going to add a bit of fun to the house and theme by bedroom, my bedroom is upstairs and I think I am going to do a white Christmas style theme up there. I will be keeping an eye on the January sales.

For the kitchen I love having fresh flowers. I simply change my colours to red and buy some festive flowers, they double up as a nice table centre piece too. 

I have a garland running along the top to add some colour and a wreath above the cooker to make the kitchen cosy and festive. 

If you want to add some sparkle then I love the pennies (primary) battery pack lights. These are amazing as you can put string lights everywhere and no need for extension leads and wires running everywhere. I use these in the kitchen and in the bedroom too. They instantly make a room feel more warm and twinkly. 

Nothing beats flannel sheets! I wanted to make my bedroom more festive, I went looking for some new christmas bedding but I couldn’t find any nice ones, I think I left it too late ( note for next year) so I got these flannel checks style sheets from Dunnes and the little fleece throw and cushion is from Pennies. 

I hope you enjoyed the Youtube video and the pics. 

I would love to know what you think of the youtube videos and what type of videos you would like to see in the new year. 

Thanks for stopping by. 




  1. Catherine Carton
    December 19, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Claire x so glad you liked it.

  2. Claire Bowden
    December 19, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    I love your house it just makes me smile 😊 Merry Christmas!

  3. Catherine Carton
    December 11, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Thanks for reading Tara x

  4. Catherine Carton
    December 11, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Thanks so much for popping by Claire x so glad you liked it. Have a happy Christmas.

  5. Claire McNeela
    December 11, 2016 / 11:22 am

    Super cosy and festive Catherine �� Really enjoyed your house tour and am very inspired! Merry Christmas �� X

  6. Tara Faulkner
    December 10, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Loved the video Catherine!!!! Well done x

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