A little home makeover for Christmas? | Wallpaper Direct Giveaway!

The Christmas countdown has well and truly started.

The John Lewis advert has aired already (provoking tears from some and derisive comments from others). The TV and shops are full of festive food and Christmassy gifts. Regent Street has it’s lights up, once more, and countless people up and down the country are in growing state of panic as they make plans for the most wonderful time of the year.

What plans do you have? Have you got an army of guests coming to stay or are you having a quieter, more intimate, gathering ?

We tend to offer an open house policy over the Christmas period. My boy is usually off for a full two weeks (bliss) and our friends are always welcome to pop over for a cuppa (or something stronger) and a mince pie. This year we’re having Christmas day at home, just the four of us, then we have family to stay on Boxing Day and beyond.

Preparing for Christmas is lovely but fraught in equal measures. Particularly when you have guests coming.

The thought of Auntie Mabel staying in the baby’s old room — still decorated in Winnie The Pooh wallpaper — can put the most ‘together’ woman on a bit of a downer.

Christmas is such an expensive time of year, as it is, without the pressure of sprucing up our homes and worrying that the rug in the front room still has last year’s mulled wine stains on it or the cushions are past their sell by date.

But fear not! Fancy a little home makeover for Christmas? Then read on…

The lovely folk at Wallpaper Direct have come to the rescue and are offering one of my lucky readers £100 to spend on their website.

Despite what their name suggests, they don’t just sell wallpaper either — oh no — their website is full to bursting with all sorts of lovely things, to treat your home.

Blinds, curtains, bedding plus a fantabulous selection of fabric — in case you fancied getting your craft on and wanted to make your own — everything from Sanderson and Scion, Emma Bridgewater and Clarke and Clarke.




They’ve also got wall art — canvases, frames — rugs, lamps and all sorts of other bits and pieces that can really add the finishing touch to your home.

Whether you’d like to wallpaper your spare room, in time for the arrival of your Christmas guests, give your living room curtains a little bit of an update or treat your sofa to come lovely new cushions, Wallpaper Direct have got a lovely range of products — and designs — to choose from.




This is such a lovely giveaway. Perfect timing to get your home ship-shape for Christmas too, without stressing about the cost.

To enter, simply tell me what you would name the deer in the photo above, then follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

UK entrants only, I’m afraid.

This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday 30th November 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Huge thanks to the lovely folk at Wallpaper Direct who are kindly collaborating with me on this giveaway.

All thoughts and words — as ever — are entirely my own.


Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 16th November 2015 / 8:29 pm

    A fabulous competition lovely lady. I would name the deer “frost”. As the sparkles remind me of the frost on a crisp December morning. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

  2. Hayley F
    16th November 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Ronnie x

  3. 16th November 2015 / 10:28 pm

    He’s rather sparkly and spendid so I think – Splendeer

  4. Lynsey Buchanan
    16th November 2015 / 11:33 pm


  5. 17th November 2015 / 7:24 am

    Love love love the diggers duvet cover! #twinklytuesday

  6. Stephanie Whitehouse
    17th November 2015 / 7:34 am


  7. 17th November 2015 / 8:20 am

    Wow, their stuff is gorgeous! We’re decorating both ours and my son’s bedroom next year so will def be checking them out. #twinklytuesdays

    PS that deer definitely looks like a Derek to me!

  8. Robyn
    17th November 2015 / 8:32 am

    Oh such lovely things, I wish these were available in NZ! Good inspiration none-the-less :) #TwinklyTuesday

  9. 17th November 2015 / 8:49 am

    Such gorgelicious things!! Pity I’m in Oz, but still enough to get me even more excited about Christmas…34 degrees here today…it is on its way!! #TwinklyTuesday

  10. Natasha Mairs
    17th November 2015 / 8:58 am

    really loving that stag’s head! and those hedgehog cushions are so sweet #TwinklyTuesday

  11. 17th November 2015 / 9:06 am

    Oh well, that’s easy, it would h ave to be, sparkle horn!! haha! This site looks great I will definitely be having a look around xx #twinklytuesday

  12. 17th November 2015 / 9:13 am

    Stanley the stag!

  13. 17th November 2015 / 9:49 am

    Oh I love the hedgehog cushions! Lovely post.

    Sad to see you go from twinkly tuesdays but will be over to see all your beautiful posts!!

    #twinklytuesday xx

  14. 17th November 2015 / 9:50 am

    What an exciting giveaway! It’s lovely to have your house spruced up for Christmas. I always do a big clean at the end of November too :) Thanks so much for hosting Twinkly Tuesday, it will be sad to loose you as hostess but I totally understand. Linkys take so much time, I had to stop one of mine a couple weeks ago. It was a tough decision but there just isn’t’ enough hours in the day x

  15. 17th November 2015 / 11:03 am

    Doris! lol – great giveaway #TwinklyTuesday

  16. 17th November 2015 / 11:24 am

    I know it’s probably pretty unoriginal but I would call him Sparkle! Seems like a reindeery kind of name. Come Donna, come Blitzen, come Sparkle… !

  17. 17th November 2015 / 11:26 am

    I know it’s probably pretty unoriginal, but I would call him Sparkle! Seems like a reindeer-y kind of name. You know: Come Donner, come Blitzen, come Sparkle and Vixen… !

  18. Sarah Louise
    17th November 2015 / 11:30 am


  19. 17th November 2015 / 1:14 pm

    What a lovely giveaway. The deer has to be called ‘Darling’ as it is so blingy darling!! ;-) x

  20. 17th November 2015 / 1:15 pm

    I would name the deer Ruaridh (Scottish name pronounced Rury).


  21. 17th November 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Oh I love the sparkly reindeer that would certainly inject some glamour. The hedgehog cushions are fab and I love the pattern on the cushion underneath too. #twinklytuesday

  22. 17th November 2015 / 2:32 pm

    I’d call him Sven. No idea why, it’s just the first name which popped into my head! :)

  23. 17th November 2015 / 4:15 pm

    I asked my son and he thinks ‘sprinkles’. ;) #twinklytuesday

  24. Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby
    17th November 2015 / 6:19 pm

    I think I’ll call him TWINKLY!
    Great post and lovely items to choose from especially sprucing up our respective homes for Christmas. Thanks for hosting! #TwinklyTuesday

  25. Julie Kenny
    17th November 2015 / 6:41 pm

    I would call her Suzie Sparkle X

  26. 17th November 2015 / 7:04 pm

    What a lovely prize! I’d call the deer Sparkle. Good luck everyone!

  27. 17th November 2015 / 8:29 pm

    Hi Caro. Thanks for all your Twinkling Tuesdays, sad to see you go but totally get it! (#coolmumclub has taken over my Thursdays).

    I’d call the stag Lucky. Ok, he may be unlucky to have been decapitated, but he’s been preserved for all eternity in sparkly rhinestones, not a bad destiny ;-)

    My eye would definitely be on those hedgehog cushions! I used to collect hedgehog nick nacks when I was a little girl.. x MMT

    • 18th November 2015 / 11:52 am

      Aaah thanks darling — that’s lovely of you! It’s SO time consuming. I have #HomeEtc on a Wednesday too but that’s much more manageable — a sweet little community of about 20. It would be nice to get more linkers but as it’s so niche, I doubt it will ever be a huge linky!! And that suits me very well! Love the thinking behind your name for the stag btw!! :)

  28. 17th November 2015 / 8:31 pm

    Pity I’m not in the UK. Fab looking stuff on there.
    I’d name the deer Liselotte.

    • 18th November 2015 / 11:49 am

      I KNOW!! I did think that when I posted it — I have a fair few readers overseas. Such a shame!!

  29. 17th November 2015 / 9:48 pm

    This is such a good competition idea! I always feel like I’d like to redecorate for Christmas to have everything looking lovely (I never do, as I realise quickly I already don’t have enough time to do everything I want to in preparation for Christmas!) #twinklytuesday

  30. 17th November 2015 / 9:49 pm

    This is such a good competition idea! I always feel like I’d like to redecorate for Christmas to have everything looking lovely (I never do, as I realise quickly I already don’t have enough time to do everything I want to in preparation for Christmas!) #twinklytuesday

  31. 17th November 2015 / 10:43 pm

    It has to be Rudolph like our own stag!

  32. 17th November 2015 / 10:53 pm

    What a fab giveaway. I’d call him “Twinkle” :-)

  33. 17th November 2015 / 10:53 pm

    Oh wow, I was thinking I love the grey bedding in the first picture, then, the grey wall paper in the third, then … it spiralled to everything! It’s just all gorgeous! Thank you for sharing #twinklytuesday

  34. 17th November 2015 / 10:56 pm

    Tough question! I think I would call him Rupert, it seems a good name for a reindeer lol :) Thanks for hosting #TwinklyTuesday

  35. Natalie Crossan
    17th November 2015 / 11:56 pm

    Derek :D

  36. Mackenzie Glanville
    18th November 2015 / 5:54 am

    Oh their things are divine, I am loving looking for decorating ideas at the moment as my new home awaits me in 4 months (can’t wait)! #twinklyTuesday

  37. Sarah
    18th November 2015 / 8:53 am

    He would definitely be called Twinkles if he lived in my house! :-)

  38. Mummy here and there
    18th November 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Wow love, love, love your living room. I love the contrasts of colour, really works well and looks.very relaxing too X #twinklyTuesday

    • 25th November 2015 / 11:16 am

      Sadly those pics are not mine! They’re all supplied images!

  39. 19th November 2015 / 7:00 am

    Thakns for hosting #twinklytuesday. The reindeer would be called Sparkly, for obvious reasons.

  40. 19th November 2015 / 11:28 am

    What a fabby competition and they have such gorgeousness on their site. This beauty would have to be called ‘Sparkles’ and I’d LOVE it up on my wall.
    Sammy xxx

  41. Debbie Beville
    20th November 2015 / 6:59 pm

    I guess everyone’s first thought was Twinkle, so I’d like to name her Mabel because one of my son’s first little nursery friends was called Mabel and she told me many, many times that only reindeer ladies have antlers. She was very proud of that piece of information.

  42. Rebecca Beesley
    21st November 2015 / 12:19 am

    I’d name it ‘Diva’

  43. Tracey Peach
    22nd November 2015 / 12:24 pm

    Twinkles :)

  44. Kat Glynn
    22nd November 2015 / 12:50 pm

    Twinkle :)

  45. kim neville
    22nd November 2015 / 2:47 pm

    I would call it sparkler

    22nd November 2015 / 3:44 pm


  47. iain maciver
    22nd November 2015 / 4:16 pm


  48. pete c
    22nd November 2015 / 6:50 pm


  49. Michaela Hannah
    22nd November 2015 / 6:57 pm


  50. aj
    22nd November 2015 / 7:50 pm


  51. lindsey stuart
    22nd November 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Everything is lovely! I am loving the Stags head

  52. Shirley Evans
    22nd November 2015 / 9:04 pm

    I would name the deer Sparkle

  53. Maria P
    22nd November 2015 / 9:21 pm


  54. Hassina Begum
    22nd November 2015 / 11:18 pm

    Star deer

  55. Sheena Widdowfield
    22nd November 2015 / 11:36 pm

    I would name her Darcy! Such an elegant animal

  56. Leanne Lunn
    22nd November 2015 / 11:36 pm

    I would call it darcy just because I love the name.

  57. Leanne Lunn
    22nd November 2015 / 11:36 pm

    I would call it darcy just because I love the name.

  58. Darrell
    23rd November 2015 / 8:17 am

    I’d call her Crystal :)

  59. Ruth Harwood
    23rd November 2015 / 9:40 am

    Blitzer xx

  60. Laura Pritchard
    23rd November 2015 / 10:11 am

    Rudy (after Rudolph)

  61. Kerry Locke
    23rd November 2015 / 10:17 am


  62. stacey Bell
    23rd November 2015 / 11:17 am

    Such a fab giveaway ! I’d call him Stanley

  63. Jon Sellers
    23rd November 2015 / 2:13 pm


  64. Maureen M
    23rd November 2015 / 4:46 pm


  65. Mark R
    23rd November 2015 / 7:37 pm


  66. claire woods
    23rd November 2015 / 9:12 pm


  67. Katy Leat
    23rd November 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Arthur x

  68. frances hopkins
    24th November 2015 / 6:43 pm

    I’d call it Glitzy

  69. Angela McDonald
    24th November 2015 / 10:18 pm

    I’d name him Antonio

  70. Sharon L Johnson
    25th November 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Twilight x

  71. C Kennedy
    25th November 2015 / 9:13 pm


  72. claire griffiths
    26th November 2015 / 3:03 am

    i would call him stanley

  73. viv carey
    26th November 2015 / 12:41 pm

    I would name him Mr Frosty

  74. charlotte
    26th November 2015 / 2:22 pm

    id call him george haha

  75. Susan B
    27th November 2015 / 5:19 pm

    I would call him Sirius as that is the name of the brightest star in the sky and he is really bright and cheerful..

  76. sallyann Johnston
    27th November 2015 / 11:35 pm

    I would name it Twinkle as it will in all different way of the lights etc x x

  77. Pauline Black
    28th November 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Sparkles as that is what he does!

    29th November 2015 / 9:40 am

    I’d call him Monarch after the famous New Forest stag

  79. Gilly Holmes
    29th November 2015 / 1:34 pm


  80. Donna Caldwell
    29th November 2015 / 3:24 pm

    I’d call him splendid

  81. Nancy Bradford
    29th November 2015 / 5:31 pm

    He is very blingy so I’d name him Sparkler.

  82. greig spencer
    29th November 2015 / 8:24 pm

    id name him Glitter

  83. Jayne K
    29th November 2015 / 10:36 pm


  84. Kerry W
    30th November 2015 / 2:16 am


  85. Kirsteen Mackay
    30th November 2015 / 9:55 am

    I would name the deer ‘Reign’ because he would reign over any home he resides in.

  86. emma kinsey
    30th November 2015 / 11:08 am


  87. Diane Jackson
    30th November 2015 / 12:18 pm


  88. Sheri Darby
    30th November 2015 / 1:32 pm


  89. Hannah Igoe
    30th November 2015 / 1:36 pm


  90. michelle harris
    30th November 2015 / 3:23 pm


  91. Helen Gilbert
    30th November 2015 / 5:33 pm


  92. Christine Hobbs
    30th November 2015 / 5:57 pm

    Jackson he reminds me of Michael Jacksons sparkly glove x

  93. Gemma Cook
    30th November 2015 / 5:59 pm

    I would name the deer Sparkles. x

  94. becci cleary
    30th November 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Lollop :)

  95. georgie p
    30th November 2015 / 7:28 pm


  96. tracey grevatt
    30th November 2015 / 7:43 pm


  97. Becky rickett
    30th November 2015 / 7:48 pm

    clearly the deer should be named Tarquin!
    Its a fabulous name for a fabulous deer!

  98. Teresa sheldon
    30th November 2015 / 8:01 pm

    I’d call him William after my Grandson as they are both gorgeous and beautiful

  99. Louise Ryves
    30th November 2015 / 8:30 pm

    I’ve no I’deer’ what I’d call the deer! Sorry! Probably something like blinger

  100. Rachel Wise
    30th November 2015 / 9:38 pm


  101. Colleen Thomas
    30th November 2015 / 10:14 pm

    I would call him Santler

  102. Angela W
    30th November 2015 / 10:17 pm

    I would call the deer Lottie :-) x

  103. Janet Rumley
    30th November 2015 / 11:11 pm

    Fred xxx

  104. Leanne Bell
    30th November 2015 / 11:56 pm

    I would name them Glitzy! x

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