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Share how you are planning to decorate your house this Christmas with Homebase - chance to win £300 voucher! NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-Nov-17 10:20:19

Everyone has different styles when it comes to decorating the house for Christmas; some of us have our go-to decorations while others like to mix it up with different themes each year. Homebase would like to know what your plans are for decorating your home this year and what decorations you like from their website.

Here’s what Homebase has to say: “At Homebase we have everything you need to make your Christmas sparkle, from trees and baubles, to giant inflatables and twinkly lights. Click here to check out our Christmas range and please share your favourite decorations below.”

To get you in the mood, here's some tips on decorating your tree:

So whether you’re a tinsel and fairy light lover, prefer a real or a fake tree, or even fake snow!, please share how you are going to decorate your home this Christmas below. Everyone who posts on the thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!

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goose1964 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:11:15

My DH I'd the head of decorating in our house, our tree is always real, we have both white and coloured lights. The theme on the tree is mainly red and silver but we also have some decorations from when the kids were small. Every piece of furniture apart from seating has tinsel on an on the main sideboard we have a Nativity scene, candles and other standing decorations. We only have a few things hanging from the ceiling as our son is six five .We really only decorate that room although we will have tinsel on the bannisters and outside lights

TheOriginalNNB Mon 20-Nov-17 14:18:09

Real tree. Lots and lots of lights. Mixed decs, inc stuff the dc made when they were little. Although dc moan and say they want a “gold theme” or “red theme”...

Lots of candle light

Holliewantstobehot Mon 20-Nov-17 14:31:43

Fake tree about to do its 14th Christmas. Mixed decs, some made by the kids and then every year they are allowed to pick one new decoration for the tree each so a real mix. In addition to that after my parents died my sister and I shared out her decorations so I have things from when I was little and things my mum made. I also have a snowflake garland I crocheted myself which I am very proud of!

trixymalixy Mon 20-Nov-17 14:37:49

My decorations are nutcracker themed so I have bought a load of wooden nutcrackers to go on my mantelpiece. i have made nutcracker stocking to hang from it, one is a ballet shoe, one is a drum and one is a soldier's boot. I am going to make giant sweets decorations to decorate the table.

TorNayDoh Mon 20-Nov-17 14:41:13


andywedge Mon 20-Nov-17 14:42:32

The usual, tree up, lights everyhwhere, electricity bill more than doubles

katkatgu Mon 20-Nov-17 14:45:00

plenty of fairy lights, pine cones and tartan!

Ethan260908 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:45:36

Fake tree every year, for one reason and one reason only. Mess. However my fake tree seems to shed more rubbish on the floor than a real one, so lose - lose I guess. As for decorations, my son insist on doing it (9 yrs old) and makes it look like the leaning towe of Pisa, so I have to redo it at night, another lose lose. Happy Days

mo3733 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:45:57

i am definitely going to buy more lights, especially for outside this christmas.

SSCRASE123 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:48:26

We always look to add a few new things each year, we've just got some new lights for the outside of the house that we're looking forward to putting up. All very tasteful of course.

liz1970 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:49:34

I have a fake tree covered in lights. I also have loads of bunting which i put up on my fireplace smile

ColinsVeryJolly Mon 20-Nov-17 14:50:50

I always start off wanting a tastefully decorated tree and matching decorations in the living room. But by the time the box comes out and I'm finding old and fun stuff all taste goes out the window and I'm swept up in Christmas tack fever grin

nigelh66 Mon 20-Nov-17 14:51:30

I will just be having a fibre optic tree with colour changing lights.If I had money to spend I would getting some handmade wooden decorations from an independent store local to me.I like the LED Rattan Cone set from the Homebase site.

glennamy Mon 20-Nov-17 14:51:41

We just have the tree and cards, but we also have lights on the fir tree outside the house. smile

georgedawes Mon 20-Nov-17 14:53:04

We have a fake tree now, despite always saying I preferred a real one. That's all changed due to animals, children, the cost of a real tree and hatred of continually hoovering up needles! I think we will get some outside lights this year as DD would really like them.

alibabbaskeggy Mon 20-Nov-17 14:55:05

real tree every year I mean part of the fun is hoovering up needles for 6 months ha ha

TheKnackeredChef Mon 20-Nov-17 14:55:32

I'd love to be one of those easy going parents who look on adoringly as their DCs haphazardly decorate the tree. Sorry kids. Never. Going. To. Happen. I wait until they're at their dad's and spend hours making sure each bauble and fairy light is perfectly placed. Woe betide anyone who dares touch it. I'm not precious about many things, but my Christmas tree is sacrosanct.

Ferryfairy Mon 20-Nov-17 14:56:50

My grand daughters always decorate our real tree (and I don’t change when they’ve gone home, unlike the other Grandma!) with silver, white and crystal. I have lots of white angel and dove ornaments and six very different Nativity scenes (one is a set of fridge magnets). We have lights on the banisters and two twinkling trees either side of the front door. All our lights are white.

hiddenmichelle Mon 20-Nov-17 14:57:31

real tree every time, with loads of warm white lights! Just love the classic look and can get quite anal about only having silver and gold decorations on it too!

southernsun Mon 20-Nov-17 14:58:44

We have a fake tree which we add scent sticks to to add the smell of a real tree, in terms of decorations the tree is anything goes, a real mix of colours and styles as that was what our tree was like growing up. We have a gold paddington bear ornament to add to it this year.

jen1984j Mon 20-Nov-17 15:01:40

we have a fake tree and this year our theme is black and gold

becky004 Mon 20-Nov-17 15:02:42

We have a fake tree, no co-ordinating decorations, some are new but most are from my own childhood inherited after my mum passed away. The tree is a sentimental mish mash of decorations.

frances93 Mon 20-Nov-17 15:04:14

I absolutely love Christmas and this year I am going all out as its my lg's first, she won't know as she'll only be 3 months old but that's not the point!
I hate real trees indoors as the needles get everywhere and I don't think my hoover would cope, so the 7ft Balmoral Artificial Christmas Tree would be ideal for me. When it comes to decorations they have to be perfectly placed, and if it glitters and sparkles like the silver diamonte snowflake tree decoration from Homebase I'm having it!

lindsaysss Mon 20-Nov-17 15:11:17

We are going for a Lego theme Christmas, with lots of the little festive Lego models dotted around, which we will add to daily from our Lego advent calendars.

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