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The festive season is almost upon us. Make sure you’re ready for guests with our best tips and tricks.

  1. Our Guide to Festive Floral Centrepieces

    Our Guide to Festive Floral Centrepieces

    Our Harrogate store Assistant Manager and resident floral expert Emma Hutchinson takes us through her tips and tricks for creating a floral centrepiece this Christmas.

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  2. How to Get Your Wreath Right this Christmas

    How to Get Your Wreath Right this Christmas

    Discover the pros and cons of real versus faux wreaths, the best way to hang them and the steps to take to create your very own design.

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  3. A blue sofa in a farmhouse style sitting room in front of a large tree decorated with baubles

    How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

    Follow our step-by-step guide to a fabulously decorated tree, whatever your hall-decking style.

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  4. A wooden staircase above a sofa surrounded by cushions and candles.

    How to Decorate Your Hallway for Christmas

    Create a warm welcome with these festive decoration ideas – from ambient lighting to staircase styling.

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  5. Paula Sutton sat on an armchair, beside a white side table decorated with a glass vase and flowers and a large table lamp behind her with a a large pleated lampshade.

    The Christmas Gift Edit with Paula Sutton

    The stylist, writer and founder of acclaimed interiors blog Hill House Vintage selects her must-have gifts for this Christmas.

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  6. Pandora Sykes sat on her sofa with a large standing lamp behind her and wooden side table on her right.

    The Christmas Gift Edit with Pandora Sykes

    For gift inspiration, take a look at best-selling author Pandora Sykes’ perfect present guide.

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  7. Jack Guiness sat in his sitting room on an armchair, next to a fireplace, with a floor lamp next to him and a screen and bookshelf behind.

    The Christmas Gift Edit with Jack Guinness

    The British GQ Contributing Editor and author of The Queer Bible picks his favorite OKA pieces to gift this festive season.

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  8. India Hicks in her mother's home decorating her dining table, featuring seasonal foliage, white crockery and glassware

    Home for Christmas with India Hicks

    We visited the renowned host with the most to talk all things Christmas, from setting the table to traditions.

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  9. A close up of a dining table featuring white crockery, tortoiseshell goblet glassware, napkins and napkin holders and seasonal foliage

    How to Get Your Home Ready For Guests this Christmas

    From guest bedroom ideas to tablescaping tips, this is how to prepare your home for visitors this festive season. 

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