Instagrammer's little black book

Every month we speak to interiors and homes Instagrammers to get the inside track on what to buy where. This month, we chat to Instagrammer and stylist Laurie Davidson, about her Christmas decorating go-tos

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Have you discovered our #sorealhomes Instagram community (if not, check it out @real_Homes, it's fab)? Just one of the way we're expressing our Insta-love is by calling on the hottest homes' bloggers and Instagrammers for their insider secrets – from the best hidden gems to find a bargain to how to style every room in your home. 

This month Laurie Davidson, @lifeofaninteriorstylist and co-host of @secretstylingclub spills her Christmas decorating tips...

LAURIE'S FAVOURITE WAYS TO STYLE A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

I like using fragrant fresh foliage. I display it in a large vase, along with some twigs, and add lots of fairy lights for sparkle.

THE BEST HIDDEN GEMS FOR GREAT CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Dunelm, HomeSense, Hema and Paperchase stock affordable buys. Raj Tent Club has some real stand-out decorations.

BEST INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO DRESS A CHRISTMAS TABLE

Put standard baubles in a bowl or cloche as a centrepiece – add micro lights et voila! Fairy lights are great in unused fireplaces, and on walls and shelves.

BEST GIFT WRAPPING TIPS

Check out Pipii for lots of fab gift wrap, tags and other unusual bits to decorate your presents.

BEST SHOPS FOR LAURIE'S STYLE

My home is a mix of Scandi and industrial. I love texture more than colour – I’m drawn to concrete, wood and stone. I’d say Rose & Grey, HomeSense or Cox & Cox.

ON LAURIE'S CHRISTMAS LIST THIS YEAR

Gorgeous French linen bedding from Soak & Sleep.

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