We all know that although it only comes once a year, Christmas can be a pretty stressful time. Not only thinking what to buy that person who has absolutely everything, but finding the time to decorate your house and outdoor space can be hard work – and that’s all before you begin planning the Christmas dinner!

Here are a few ideas which may make your Christmas preparations a little easier…

Bring your Christmas decorations up to date by adding a few key pieces – to create a bang on trend industrial look, use stripped back wood and smooth concrete and add a splash of depth and colour using copper and brass.

Try a rustic wire moose head for the wall, wrapped in string lights which add a bit of Christmas sparkle, or a bronzed metal pheasant beside your fireplace.

For your garden, how about a rustic wicker reindeer, or if you don’t have much space, then try a deer head on an outside door or wall.

If the industrial style isn’t your thing and you just want to feel that nostalgic Christmas glow, then delightful decorations will help to evoke that sense of excitement.

Felt tree decorations in the shape of mice, dogs or foxes, and traditional decorations such as tin Santas and retro Christmas camper vans help make your Christmas tree look very cosy indeed.

To complete the look, use berry or pine garlands and wreaths over the mantelpiece to feel that winter warmth.

Of course nothing says Christmas like glitter! If you’re after a bit of luxury you can never go wrong with twinkly beaded glass baubles, extravagant sparkly garlands and stunning metallic creatures!

Add a little va va voom to your decorations this year with sparkly details that really catch the light and stand out on your tree.

But it doesn’t have to stop there – wrap champagne garlands around banisters or drape on the mantlepiece. Don’t forget your outdoor space – a simple stunning outdoor twinkling tree just adds the finishing touch.

Finally, once your house and home is decorated, it’s time to think about filling those Christmas stockings. Here are a few easy ideas for stress free Christmas shopping.

Waxed Cotton Log Carriers (£49.95) are ideal to carry your logs from the outside to the wood burner or fire.

Firebowls are a perfect gift, and can be used all year round – feel Scandi and snuggle round, whygge style.

Return to the 1960’s with a retro indoor terrarium – a gorgeous and practical way to keep indoor plants easily in your home, and of course a great gift for those without an outdoor space.

The keen gardener will be delighted to receive the very practical, but equally gorgeous, British Bloom kneeler (£23.95) with leaf pruner (£19.95).

We all know someone who is difficult to buy for – what on earth do you get for those who have everything?!

Try a Mojito set (£27.95) for the entertainers in the family, a fondue set (£18.95) for those retro lovers and a raclette (£23.95) set for the foodies who yearn for alpine evenings, snuggled up round a fire.

For more information contact The Worm that Turned, at worm.co.uk or visit their store on 66-68 Derby road, Nottingham.