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Sam Faiers leads the way for the latest Christmas decorating craze – but is it OTT or fabulous?


It’s beginning to look a lot like Santa’s grotto everywhere you go, thanks to this latest decorating craze! Ceiling decorations for Christmas are taking over Instagram and our homes.

Further festive trends: Will you be adding some swag to your front door this Christmas with this new festive trend?

One home that has most certainly taken this new trend to the max is the family home of Samantha Faiers. It’s a decorating effort that Buddy the Elf would be utterly chuffed with.

With giant baubles and stars suspended from the ceiling, it’s a Christmas spectacular to be seen!

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Christmas at the Knightley’s ??✨❤?? (guys I know this is very OTT however I’m obsessed ???) this would never be possible without my team ? @bubblegumballoons on the epic balloons… I never imagined they would create this ?? @cupid_creative for the fresh & most beautiful flower display ? & @personalisedplaquecompanyuk for the customised name table places. I’m so grateful, you guys always pull it out the bag ?? x

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Sam has not gone half measures on her festive home decorations this year. The former TOWIE star shared her creation with fans on Instagram, saying ‘Christmas at the Knightley’s?✨❤??. (guys I know this is very OTT however I’m obsessed ???’.

The ‘OTT’ display, in her own words, has won a lot of adoration. Although there are those that are not such fans, one politely commenting, ‘Bit too much I think x.’

Not only has Sam embraced the latest trend for ceiling decorations for Christmas, Sam has some serious ‘Tablescaping’ going on, too.

Read more here: Are you ahead of new tablescaping trend? The latest craze taking over Instagram

Ceiling decorations for Christmas…

ceiling decorations for Christmas

Image credit: 34 Mayfair

One of the best examples we’ve seen of decorations adorning the ceiling in style is that of 34 Mayfair. The London restaurant has been transformed for the festive season with over 14,000 decorations, including 8,400 baubles. As you can see from the above, the baubles adorn every inch of ceiling and wall space.

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This is what it looks like Christmas on steroids ?…The restaurant is decorated with 14,000 Christmas ornaments…#feelingfestive #chrismasdecor #christmasbaubles #dinnerideas #grillrestaurant #deliciousfood #cookedtoperfection #mayfairrestaurant #londonfoodie #dinnertime #34mayfair #34grosvenorsquare #mayfair #londonrestaurants

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Perhaps it’s a little too ambitious for the average household to cover an entire ceiling in decorations, but what do you think?!

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Who says you can’t embrace the trend with a less extravagant approach and still nail it?

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The kitchen corner is looking like a Glastonmerry Christmas! ????????. The brown paper bag Pom-Pom stars I made fit in a treat on the branch. I think I’ll make some more! It’s nice to have a colourful change to the the neutral, traditional Christmas I usually do. I like both but I am loving the colours ? and I can re-use them for garden parties and birthdays ?. Are you all for colour this year or are you a traditional Christmas lover? Now I’ve got the present wrapping mish! I’ll crack on whilst eating the mince pies I just bought from from Aldi, I bought 3 boxes of them!! All in different flavours ? as I couldn’t decide on 1 box lol! ??? Not long now guys!…??? ho ho ho! #christmasstyling #christmasinteriors #interiorstyling #myhousethismonth #styleitcolourful #styleithappy #myhomevibe #myhometrend #passionforinterior #colourfulinteriors #colourfulchristmas #christmascrafts #makeityourself #creative #crafts #interiormilk #kitchen #openplan #midcenturymodern #drinkscabinet #interiordetails #interiorinspo

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Generous paper pom-poms have become increasingly popular for seasonal decorating. They are the easiest way to create maximum impact, for both scale and colour, with with little effort.

While they mostly dominate hallway bannisters the best place for them in 2019 is the ceiling. As seen here paper decorations suspended from the ceiling, from a simple twig arrangement creates a spectacular visual.

Credit: Brent Darby Styling: Leoma Harper/Holly Phillips

The same simple principle, of suspended branches decorated with ornate baubles, makes the perfect alternative centrepiece for a festive dining table.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas chez nous ❤? #christmas #decorations #christmasdecs #greenchristmas #greenandnatural #christmasstyling #stylingforchristmas

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In this rustic home simple foliage, pinecones and etched baubles help to create a sophisticated scene from the ceiling.

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When Christmas doesn't have to be 'Christmas'!! ? The most magical colour combination transforming this beautiful room into Santa's grotto! ? Christmas with @fenwick ? . . . . . . . . . . #christmas #christmasideas #balloonceiling #luxuryevent #luxurypartyplanner #partyplanner #luxurylondon #londonpartyplanner #londonparty #partydecor #luxurypartydecor #partyideas #christmasparty #festiveparty #festiveentertaining #christmaspartyideas #corproatechristmas #brandedchristmas #ballooninstallation #balloonbaubles #epicballoons

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Bubblegum Balloons helped Sam create her impressive festive extravaganza. Here we see how using balloons can create a show-stopping statement without having to affix anything to the ceiling. Balloons feel reminiscent of baubles, ideal for an alternative Christmas display.

Related: Christmas dining room ideas to add a festive flourish to Christmas dinner

Will you be dressing the ceiling for Christmas 2019?

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