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A Cosy Christmas with Barker & Stonehouse

Barker & Stonehouse homewareSince we re-decorated our conservatory recently, which is open plan and attached to the main living room, the living room itself had been looking a bit plain and boring.

In particular I wanted to cosy up our sofa in time for Christmas.  The leather feels cold when you first sit on it, so to take that feeling away, adding a furry throw seemed like a good idea.  We’ve had one before but the fur was fleecy and fake looking, unlike the sumptuous Vancouver Faux Fur Throw from Barker & Stonehouse (£65) which looks very realistic due to the soft, deep pile and the tips of the fur being shaded.  realistic faux fur throwIt feels so soft and luxurious to the touch, with a velour-type backing in light grey.  It is  a generous size, too, at 130 x 170cm – certainly enough to drape over our sofa.  Alternatively, it would be gorgeous on a bed, for a cosy cabin feel!

Also from Barker & Stonehouse, I introduced a gorgeous star lamp.  I have been after something like this for a long time, but many of the star lamps available are quite expensive.  At £45 I thought this one was a good price and I love the zinc grey colour; it has industrial overtones which appeals to me.

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Battery operated, there is a little switch on the side to turn the lamp on/off.

contemporary homeware Alongside the star, I added a gorgeous little copper candlestick which is only £12.50 and a scented candle because I love them and think that scent in a room adds another dimension on top of the interior design, engaging all the senses!  I can confirm that the Charles Farris Redolent Fig candle is a lovely natural fragrance, not too overpowering, quite clean and fresh.

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The final piece of my cosy Christmas look is a wicker basket.  The Grey Kubu Round Log Basket is much bigger than I was anticipating, it’s such a generous size for the price of just £35.  Which means it is not only excellent for storing a huge load of logs for the fire (it is very strong and sturdy), but you can fill it with cushions and throws instead to keep the room tidy whilst also looking chic and rustic.

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What do you think, would you like to snuggle up on the sofa here and watch a Christmas movie?  I personally can’t wait!

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Thanks to Barker & Stonehouse for the opportunity to collaborate on this post

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