Inspiration 06 December 2018

Christmas is coming! Is your home ready?

It’s here – it’s finally December!

Although we’ve seen the build-up to Christmas in the shops (including here at Arighi Bianchi!) and on the TV since Halloween ended, it’s now officially time to put up the tree, bring out the advent calendars and start feeling festive! 

There’s nothing more enjoyable than spending time with friends and family at Christmas and it’s an opportunity to welcome the ones you love into your home and haven. While your home may be busier than Piccadilly Circus over Christmas and New Year, it’s important it’s looking as festive and as homely as it can be.

With that in mind, we’ve picked out some of our yuletide favourites for decorating your home in time for the big day.  Good news too – they’re all in stock online and ready to be despatched ahead of Santa’s arrival!

For the atmosphere

What says Christmas more than candlelight?  Set the scene for a cosy winter night in with our Set Of Three Small Stag Antler Candle Pins on the mantlepiece.  This trio of beautiful vintage gold stag heads simply push into the wax to make your offering a little fancier than the traditional cream church candle.  An instant and simple way to add a little Christmas touch. RRP £15

For the cheese

There’s really only one way to serve your after-dinner cheeses and that’s on our beautiful Fromage Large Chunky Paddle Board.  A slightly different take on a traditional cheese board, this solid beechwood paddle not only looks good but has a sturdy, shaped handle to make carrying your cheese to the table easy.  Engraved with ‘fromage’ down the side, it’s a hard-wearing piece you’ll be bringing out for years to come. RRP £35

For the nibbles

When you’re gathered around the television watching the Queen’s Christmas message, you’ll need some nibbles to bridge the gap between your Christmas dinner and the tin of Celebrations you’ll be polishing off later.  Forget the boring white bowls and instead serve your food out of our Top Hat Nibbles Bowl.  A unique and quirky way to serve your nuts and olives, they even come with novelty picks to delicately spear your food. RRP £35

For the wine

We’re not sure if a bottle of wine ever manages to go unfinished in December but on the off-chance it does then what is more apt to use than our Stag Head Wine Bottle Stopper.  It’s a subtle way to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to your drinks cabinet and is great for turning your favourite tipple into a feature piece. RRP £25

For the wall

It isn’t Christmas without a moose’s head on the wall and we’re happy to say no animals were harmed in the making of this wonderfully handmade Eko Wire Moose Head!  Crafted from rust coloured wire, this artisanal piece has an industrial look whilst still being elegant.  It looks so good, you might want to keep it up all year round! RRP £49.95

For the kitchen

Let your guests know what they’re letting themselves in for!  Our Nobody Gets Out Sober Street Sign is a bit of fun decor for your kitchen or dining space that reminds everyone that the festive period is for enjoying yourself. RRP £35

For the sofa

Cosy up on the sofa while you watch a movie or play charades and share the heat and love with our Lynx Throw.  Handmade in the UK by Helen Moore and adding a touch of festive faux fur to any room, it’s lined on the reverse with a faux suede to keep you nice and toasty whilst you chill in your Christmas pyjamas. RRP £179

For the welcome

Let your guests know yours is the house to visit - our fun Prosecco Ho Ho Ho Doormat will bring a smile to the face of whoever pops round!  Made from a high-quality tufted coconut fibre, it’s hardwearing enough to wipe those muddy boots on too – perfect if Santa decides to use the front door instead of the chimney! RRP £19.95

For the finishing touch

Make your house the prettiest on the street with a beautiful wreath from the Flower House Cheshire hanging on your front door.  Based on our ground floor, they’ll create you a wonderful, bespoke and truly beautiful festive wreath using their exceptional flowers sourced from the best suppliers.  Hand-crafted with love in the Flower Shop, it’s the perfect last detail to make your home Christmas-ready this year.

Whatever your plans are this holiday, you’ll find all you need to get your home feeling festive at Arighi Bianchi.  Shop our products online with guaranteed* arrival before the big day or pop in to have a wander around our beautiful showroom in Macclesfield.

*Look out for our ‘In Time For Christmas’ icon.