Something a bit different: decorate your houseplant

How to hang on to the Christmas spirit for longer
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Christmas trees are the divas amongst plants. They allow themselves to be draped with beautiful lights and dressed up with baubles in rich colours, they glitter with tinsel and - if they’re really lucky - they’re given a coating of artificial snow. Fabulously overdressed? We don’t think so!

All that kitsch gives your living room a makeover and therefore it suddenly feels very empty after Christmas. Take the sting out of the transition by giving your new houseplant some extra swag with these 3 ideas: . 

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Don’t put the fairy lights away yet

A houseplant with a sturdy trunk like the Yucca looks great with some lighting. In fact, it puts the plant in a whole different light (excuse the pun!).

Cottage Town

Turn your plant into a mini village

Forget the Nativity scene: a Cottage Town is just what you need to lend a little more allure to your houseplant. The miniature tree houses and cottages transform your plant into a settlement -now you just need to wait for the pixies to move in.

Unusual pot sleeve

The Christmas tree stood in a large bucket full of sand you collected from the playground round the corner. To smarten it up a bit you managed to make it look more special by using a roll of wrapping paper. Why not carry on this trend for your houseplant? An unusual pot sleeve turns a dull plant into a fashionable feature. Obviously you could reach for the wrapping paper again, but try looking in the cupboard for some attractive fabric. Got a taste for it? Paint the pot with blackboard paint and use chalk to really express yourself.