Your Christmas Checklist: TICK!

We’re sorry to break it to you but getting your home ready for Christmas involves slightly more than a crack-of-dawn Christmas Eve supermarket run and a box of mangled tinsel (which, let’s be honest, is not going to make it through ‘just one more year’).

An impromptu drinks party resulting in a few unexpected guests for the night; your grumpy aunt deciding at the last minute that yes, she will be there for Christmas lunch; as well as your son returning from university surgically attached to a new girlfriend (no, we don’t know where she came from either) mean you’re going to need to be on your A-game. Fear not, we’re here to make sure flustered is a mask you won’t be wearing this year.

6 WEEKS TO GO…

Christmas isn’t sofa away

Make sure everyone has a seat in your home come Christmas morning by making sure you order your sofa in time. For Made To Order sofas, make sure you order them by 27 October, but for Ready to Go sofas you’ll got a little more time and have until the 13 December. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Velvet teal sofa bed with fairy lights and pink throw

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Write to-do lists

As the festive day approaches, make it less stressful and stay right on track as you shop by creating separate lists for food, decor, presents and most importantly, the tree!

4 WEEKS TO GO…

Budge up at the table

Last-minute mouths to feed aren’t a problem anymore. Get your dining room sorted in style with our range of extendable dining tables that will fit all the family on. P.S. we’ve also got matching chairs and benches available for extra guests.

Wooden extendable dining table set for Christmas

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Slumber party

Make sure your guests feel right at home by revamping your guest bedroom with new bedding, plump pillows and cosy blankets. For the ultimate hotel-style finish, place towels at the end of their bed and add scented candles.

Deck the halls

Trees, wreaths, fairy lights, garlands, baubles and the all important Christmas star. When it comes to Christmas there’s only one rule: more is MORE.

Start your shopping early

From gifts they’ll love to vouchers and keepsakes, get ahead of schedule this year and start tackling your gift lift. Don’t try to fight it, give in and get them something they’ll love. 

Christmas gifts

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3 WEEKS TO GO…

Time to put up the tree

There’s no better feeling around Christmas time than the smell of pine tree welcoming you home and the twinkled of fairy lights as the sun sets. It’s best to buy your tree early to save the disappointment of them selling out. Once you’ve got the tree, set aside an evening, or two, to decorate it with baubles, fairy lights, tinsel and of course, a tree topper.

Real Christmas tree in the living room with colourful decorations

Don’t forget to order the turkey

Make sure you place your order early for a turkey or ham so you don’t need to panic about last minute shopping on Christmas Eve.

2 WEEKS TO GO…

Start wrapping presents

Avoid last minute panic by wrapping your presents early. This also saves any last minute panic if you run out of wrapping paper and tags.

Turn your home into a winter wonderland

Now comes the fun part. It’s time to get all the decorations out from the attic and decorate the rest of your home. We recommend tying tinsel and fairy lights round the banister, filling glass vases with baubles and placing Christmas scented candles everywhere.

Tinsel around a bannister with baubles and fairy lights

1 WEEK TO GO…

Time for the dreaded food shop

Spend time before hand making a list of everything you need, and checking it twice, to make sure you don’t miss anything out. After all, you don’t want to be chasing round supermarkets on Christmas Eve finding cranberry sauce.

Dining table with colourful christmas decorations and tableware

Deep clean your home

If you’re hosting Christmas this year, give your home a one last clean and put away any items you won’t be needing over the festive period.

CHRISTMAS DAY…

Sit back, relax and have A Very Habitat Christmas.

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