Five looks for Christmas: No. 2 Woodland Friends

Imagine an early morning meeting of little woodland friends in a snowy pine forest; they’re an industrious group of animals, busy with their Christmas preparations. You can have great fun with this theme, layering red, green, silver and white baubles with the felted animal decorations. As an alternative, you could create an enchanting display on a console table or window ledge, using small logs and pine cones to create surfaces for the animals to sit on.  Continue the theme across your dining table, with vivid red candles and woodland friends themed crackers and maybe add small pots of silvery green foliage which will contrast beautifully with the red. We think this look has a timeless quality and will appeal to both adults and children alike.

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Handmade Christmas decorations, from £5 each or £78 for a set of 11, OKA

An adorable collection of animals, each complete with their own character – our favourites include Mrs Patless with her tray of freshly baked bread and, Count Noel Salamis, the sausage dog with plans to wait up for Father Christmas! Handmade Christmas decorations, from £5 each or £78 for a set of 11, OKA

Felt peg-on Christmas tree decorations, £8 each, The Christmas Home at notonthehighstreet.com

Clip these adorable little figures onto the branches of your tree, or even onto white linen napkins, for an instantly festive touch. Felt peg-on Christmas tree decorations, £8 each, The Christmas Home at notonthehighstreet.com

Red Jingle Bells, £23.99 for a set of four, Unicef UK

Hand-crafted from wool and featuring delicate glass beads and brass bells, these decorations would look so pretty hanging from the tree. Red Jingle Bells, £23.99 for a set of four, Unicef UK

Sleigh Bell wreath, £16.95, Rastall & Daughters

Pared-back and simple, this beautiful wreath would ensure that your door doesn’t miss out on all the fun. Sleigh Bell wreath, £16.95, Rastall & Daughters

Red Hanging stars, from £12 each, Nordic House

Big and beautiful, these stars would add impact in any room. They are a great option for decorating party spaces too. Red Hanging stars, from £12 each, Nordic House

Star wrapping paper, £8 for a 6m roll; Woodland Creatures gift tags, £6 for a set of 12; Candy Cane twine, £6 for 10 metres; all The White Company

A classic Nordic-inspired colour palette which seems enduringly popular; this matt red wrapping paper looks great tied up with the candy cane string and accompanied by these charmingly-illustrated gift tags. Star wrapping paper, £8 for a 6m roll; Woodland Creatures gift tags, £6 for a set of 12; Candy Cane twine, £6 for 10 metres; all The White Company

Jerry & Margot felted reindeer, £19 for a pair, Neptune

This pair of serene reindeer certainly deserve to be centre-stage in your Christmas display. Jerry & Margot felted reindeer, £19 for a pair, Neptune

Zig Zag glass baubles, £4 each, Marks & Spencer

Available in both red and green, these glass baubles would provide a nice contrast with the felted decorations. They also have a lovely ridged texture which will catch the light. Zig Zag glass baubles, £4 each, Marks & Spencer

Christmas Woodland crackers, £21 for a set of 6, Postbox Party

Place one of these crackers by each child’s place-setting or, alternatively, keep them in a big bowl so that the children can pull a cracker when their friends visit for playdates over the festive season. Christmas Woodland crackers, £21 for a set of 6, Postbox Party

Porcelain ceramic trees, £2 each, Flying Tiger Copenhagen

Create a forest-scape by layering these ceramic trees across a display table or over a mantelpiece. You could even sit the trees on a bed of faux-snow and then dot little tealight holders around them to give extra sparkle. Porcelain ceramic trees, £2 each (available in-store only), Flying Tiger Copenhagen

Mini Star candle holders, £18.50 for a set of 6, Nordic House

We love how Nordic House have styled these dainty candle holders on a silvery tray; you could also arrange yours on a dining table for an equally pleasing effect. Mini Star candle holders, £18.50 for a set of 6, Nordic House