How to Style Your Home Consciously For Christmas

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At this time of year, it’s tempting to fill the home with single-use decorations and wasteful accessories that will never see the light of day during the warmer months. So if you’re looking to make this Christmas a more ethical one, a quick win is to start with your home styling choicesHarriet Pringle gives her top tips for more sustainable Christmas decorating. 

The dining table is often the centrepiece of any celebration, so if you’re buying new glassware and cutlery, it’s worth investing in good quality pieces that can be used for years to come. There are plenty of ways to find stylish homeware to suit any budget, whether second-hand or new sustainably made pieces from small independent brands (or a mix of the two).

Vintage champagne coupes, decorative platters or a set of antique silver cheese knives will elevate any table, adding a touch of festive glamour, but with the benefit of being enjoyed year-round. Good quality natural table linen, cared for well, will last a lifetime, and can be transformed at Christmas with simple sprigs of festive foliage and bowls of aromatic cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices, fir and eucalyptus. Add some luxurious, soy taper candles, turn off the lights – and enjoy…

Harriet’s Conscious Christmas Picks For More Sustainable Christmas Decorating

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Amuse La Bouche

Cherry red candy stripe set of two napkins. £36,

Anna + Nina x Liberty

Dark green set of six twisted candles. £25,


Vintage brass star candlestick holders. £45,


1950s Champagne glasses. £40,


Vintage cheese knife set. £75,

Featured image: Kirthanaa Naidu, @Kirthanaa