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Christmas gift guide: Finding the right gift for someone's home

Finding the right interior gift for Christmas can be difficult, as is staying on trend. We offer our advice on choosing the best presents this Christmas-time

When looking for the right interiors gifts for Christmas it is important to know what your friends and families tastes are and how they’ve decorated their home. It’s also important to be on trend, which may feel like a daunting task due to the ever-changing landscape of interior fashions. Our guide to interior gifts will give you the inspiration needed to choose the right present for a loved one to enjoy in their home.

Cornwall Gardens, SW7

Two bedroom apartment in Kensington


Cushions are always a great place to start when looking for interior gifts, but deciding what to buy from an endless range of colours and sizes can be slightly overwhelming. We recommend a subtle yet striking midnight blue as it can really complement a neutral surrounding. This two-bedroom apartment in Kensington has made great use of dark blue pillows to add delicate splashes of colour in a more neutral environment.

For more information contact Winkworth South Kensington or call 020 7373 5052.

Somerhill Road, Hove

Three bedroom apartment in central Hove

£900,000 Share of freehold

When choosing a gift for the bedroom it can be tempting to play it safe with colours and be cautious, but being a little bold with your choice can make a world of difference. Pink may not sound like the most sensible choice of colours for a throw blanket, but pale pink has remained relevant in the world of interior design throughout 2018. This three-bedroom apartment in Central Hove has used a pale pink throw to complement the cushions, adding much needed colour against a muted backdrop.

For more information contact Winkworth Brighton & Hove or call 01273 772175.

Southernhay East, Exeter

One bedroom apartement in Exeter

£235,000 Leasehold

Indoor plants are a staple of any well-decorated home, and the planters can make a lovely addition to the interior design of the entire room. It’s always best to go for natural plants but the maintenance required may be too much for some, so a faux one is a suitable replacement, especially when complemented with a colourful vase. Trendy artificial plants and planters can be found in all good decor shops, and this one-bedroom apartment in Exeter shows how far a good indoor plant can go in any living area.

For more information contact Winkworth Exeter or call 01392 271177.

Trebovir Road, SW5

Three bedroom apartment near Earl's Court

£1,850,000 Share of freehold

Gifting something as subjective as art may not seem like the best idea at first, but by knowing your friends’ tastes and staying on trend, you can avoid any potential disappointment. Simple line drawings are a great choice, as are colourful escapist art pieces, both of which are currently very popular. We advise against buying originals as a gift, unless you are well aware of their taste. This three-bedroom apartment near Earl’s Court uses artwork on the wall of the bedroom to complement the furniture, as well as other accessories around the home.

For more information contact Winkworth South Kensington or call 020 7373 5052.

Hales Road, Cheltenham

Seven bedroom house in Cheltenham


Finally, we take a look at vases and look at how they can be the perfect addition to any home. Stoneware is a good gift choice as it is currently on trend, something which is especially true during the winter months. Clear glass is a classic choice that has remained relevant through the ages, so it may be a good idea to go for glass in more modern surroundings. This seven-bedroom house in Cheltenham features a handled stoneware vase in the hall, which works perfectly with the surroundings.

For more information contact Winkworth Cheltenham or call 01242 386586.

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