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An influencer’s guide to Christmas interior decorating

We chat to the people behind some of the best Irish home interiors Instagram accounts to find out more – as well as their plans for making their homes cosy for the festive season.

Paul Kinsella

Dubliner Paul Kinsella has amassed a sizable Instagram following where he shares DIY tips and tricks for creating a stylish home on a budget. He lives in Drumcondra with his fiance Mark and their dog Penny.

Why do you think there’s such a demand for Insta home accounts these days?
I think it’s allowing people to see that you don’t have to have the standard house set-up that maybe a lot of us grew up with. It can be done differently and tailored to your lifestyle and budget.

We’re all going to be spending a lot more time indoors this Christmas. What are you going to be doing to make your own place extra-cosy?
I’ll be doing a fresh Christmas wreath, real mantle garland and for the first time I’m going to try create my own stairs garland of real foliage. I think it’s important this year to support local businesses where we can; I have a feeling I’ll be making some hamper-style presents this year with a few twists, so keep your eyes peeled.

How will you be decorating your home for Christmas?
I don’t really change my style year on year, I just add little bits. I do like a bit of a Scandi feel in some aspects. I will be doing a lot with fresh foliage this year. I usually stick to two main colours for decorations, which are blue and silver with a sprinkle of glitter. I’m a little allergic to tinsel, but I have a soft spot for green tinsel, as you can use it to make faux garlands.

Lynn Ferrari.
Lynn Ferrari.

Lynn Ferrari

Lynn Ferrari is a creative Director for an American publishing company and is based in Waterford. She has documented her home on Instagram since buying her three-bed semi in 2018, as well as her recent journey into motherhood, having recently given birth to her first daughter, Farrah. She and her husband also share their stylish home with Otis and Matilda, a dog and a cat.