Are you planning to redecorate your house from top to bottom in time for Christmas? No? Me either. Terri Dwyer, the former presenter of 60 Minute Makeover, convinced me a while back that it's really easy to transform a room if you haven't the time/money/inclination to paint it.
'Just use soft furnishings – cushions and throws, maybe a new rug – and a few simple accessories,' she told me.
Of course it's easy enough to make cushion covers (very little sewing required) but if you want to really treat your sofa then M&S have a fantastic selection of festive-looking cushions, including a stunning red sequin one (£15) and emerald leaf silk cushion (£35).
For finishing touches this berry red tealight holder (£3.50) is incredibly pretty, and if you want to add a welcoming touch to your front door then the light up amarylis wreath (£25) is just the thing.
And every purchase made via KidStart today (with any retailer) will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win an £100 M&S voucher! This is not just Christmas…
written by Liz Jarvis