At Home With @thesilvermermaidxo

Katie and Russ live in a new build in the Midlands with their adorable french bulldog puppy, Hugo. We popped around for a festive natter to discuss all things Christmas, cosying up their home for winter and their decorating style.

One step into the living room of Katie and Russ’ home and you’re greeted with a stylish gallery wall and an inviting corner sofa. The pair have settled on their style of pinks and greys, making our Dreamscape trend a perfect match for their Christmas decor.

Christmas At Home With thesilvermermaidxo

Living Room

Katie and Russ have previously rented a house but bought their first home together this year. So this Christmas will be the first time they have the freedom to decorate how they want.

Frozen pinks and ice tones complement the living room and our 6ft Snowdusted Pine Tree takes centre stage, and Hugo too of course! Decorated with warm white lights and Dreamscape baubles, their Christmas tree perfectly sets the scene for their winter wonderland.

Alphabet candles frame their circular shelf and add a festive warmth to the room. A decorative flower arrangement adds colour, and there are already a few stylishly wrapped presents sat under the tree in anticipation – this visit is really getting us excited for the big day!

Christmas At Home With thesilvermermaidxo


Hosting is a big part of Christmas Day and Katie and Russ have everything in hand with their Denby Dining Set, which matches the feature wall in their kitchen-diner perfectly. Our Pine and Eucalyptus Garland is laid out on the table to act as a runner, with gold cutlery and pink cushions finishing off the table effortlessly.

Their top tip for hosting the big day is to make sure you have enough supplies! From drinks to nibbles, you don’t want to leave your guests wanting more. At Christmas more than any other time, there’s no such thing as too many snacks!

Christmas At Home With thesilvermermaidxo


When it comes to Christmas baking, Russ takes the reins and although he loves getting stuck in to making something, he loves eating his bakes more! Why not try giving the gift of homemade this year with our festive baking tins? We’re sure Russ would try if he didn’t eat them first!

If you’d like to see more from Katie and Russ, watch the video below! Don’t forget to tag us in your photos of your cosy homes using #MyDunelm.


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