Vintage-style decorating ideas

By Rosanna Holmes,
14th December 2011 - 11:02
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Try these simple decorations for a splash of retro charm and colour this Christmas

A vintage-style Christmas stocking, bursting with treats, becomes a delightful decoration when combined with baubles and garlands made from wrapping paper in vibrant colours.


Don't forget to decorate your hallway - it's the first thing you see when you step through the front door. Adorn a sideboard with presents, baubles and festive flowers. 


Create stylish extra seating by giving cheap junk-shop chairs a lick of coordinating colourful paint.


String up some fairy lights in the shape of a tree, then pile your wrapped presents underneath it.


To help avoid glasses getting mixed up during a party, give each guest a tag for their drink. Use buttons, baubles and bows for a cute, personalised touch.


Mix antique and vintage mismatched china for a truly eclectic display.


For more fabulous vintage decorating ideas, buy the January issue, out now