Getting the house ready for Christmas

You know those little home improvements you've been meaning to do but never got around to in the summer? Is there any better time to do them than before Christmas and make the most of those long dark evenings! We've put together some suggestions for quick wins to update your home and get it ready for any guests that might be coming over for Christmas.

The en-suite bathroom

Revamp a compact space with some new tiles; our Lampas range, with its bright jewel colours and decor patterns, inject life into any room and are perfect for those smaller projects that need to be done quickly. Pair these bold colours with a mirrored tile to maximise the natural light and make the room seem bigger. By using a contrasting tile on the opposite wall in a tonal colour to your feature tile your space will immediately appear wider.

Keep it practical with a wood-effect floor tile in a dark hue, they hide stains and spills and are the perfect complement to underfloor heating which will make your en-suite cosy all winter long.

Got guests staying overnight? Quickly revamp a guest bedroom with a unique tiled headboard to create a cosy sanctuary for them. We love the use of these wood-effect tiles finished with a brass trim to create a little drama in a spare room.

Kitchen Splashback

Often the area that gets the most wear and tear, the cooker splashback is a great small area to keep updated and looking brand new; our new Croxton range is the perfect antidote for a little revamp. If you have a more traditional style then opt for the Woods collection which features illustrative wild animals, for those with a more contemporary taste then try the Farm prints reminiscent of elegantly decorated gastro pubs.

Got an AGA? Don't forget to get this serviced ahead of the festive period, nobody wants an undercooked turkey come Christmas day!

The Living Room

Perhaps you love the cosiness that carpet can offer but it's not always the most practical option, before putting your decorations up consider changing your floor to a wood-effect porcelain tile like Slumber. They work hand in hand with underfloor heating whilst offering the practicality of hard flooring, they're especially useful if you've got pets as porcelain tiles are easier to clean and don't scratch easily unlike real wood floors. They also make it easier cleaning up those pesky pine needles!

Need a little more inspiration ahead of the Christmas period? Pinterest and Instagram are great tools to inspire and plan mini projects around the house.

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