Thursday, 3 November 2011

Make your home sparkle this Bonfire Night

It’s that time of year when all that sparkles and glimmers goes off with a bang, but don’t let that happen to your interior décor. Here are a few ideas and some inspiration to bring some shimmer and sparkle to your home for the firework season.

Romantic sparkler shapes

Choose your precious metal – the use of silver and gold colours create entirely different looks, they evoke different emotions and have an incredibly different impact on how a room feels.  If, like me, you much prefer silver and platinum when it comes to your jewellery, you are more likely to prefer using them rather than gold in your home, and vice versa.  
Silver, often used in conjunction with glass, pale wood, white and grey, simple design and pattern creates a cooler, lighter, more Scandinavian look at this time of year

Ideal Home Foliage & Frost dining room

Gold, often teamed with reds and berry colours, darker woods, more opulent fabrics and patterns, creates a warmer, cosier look and feel, that doesn't have to be old-fashioned.

Ideal Home Glitz & Glamour dining room

Choose the precious metal colour which suits you best and work it into your autumnal colour palette. No matter what colour scheme you already have in your home, you can mix in either silver or gold to it to add that vital sparkle, shimmer and shine that is so welcome in the darker, colder months.
Dress up your dining table – enough of eating on the sofa, make an occasion of your dinner throughout November and lay a table fit for a feast . 

  • Simply dress your table with a crisp white tablecloth, overlay it with a silver sequin table runner and set places with sparkly glass beaded table mats and coasters (glass beaded placemats set of 2 £25.00 & set of 4 coasters £20.00, TheWhite Company)

  • To accessorise wrap crisp silver and white linen napkins in bejewelled napkin rings (silver leaf spray napkin ring £3.50 each, John Lewis), add silver trimmed glassware and china, lay perfectly polished cutlery and finish the look by dotting antique silver painted globe tealight holders along the table (Globe tealight holder £6.95, Velvet Brown)

  • Create a simple but stunning centrepiece: spray apples, twigs and leaves with silver glitter spray and pile them all up in a glass bowl or on a glass cake stand. Voila!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – we all know that getting the lighting right is key to creating the perfect atmosphere in a room. If you’re happy with the lighting in your home but want to add a bit of twinkle without breaking the bank, why not buy some ‘fairy lights’. Light garlands aren’t just for Christmas; they can be hung in your home throughout the year. Simple strings of shimmering lights hung over mirrors, mantelpieces or sideboards add that personal finishing touch, making your home that little bit prettier and welcoming. These beautiful lights are from Primrose & Plum and cost £28.00, definitely worth the price for that added bit of sparkle.

Beautiful crystal garland fairy lights


  1. Ah Katey you've made me feel all sparkly and autumnal! Now inspired to make the new dining room a bit Home Restyler-ish! Xx

  2. Sparkles are great!
    e.G. those from