How to Host a Traditional Christmas with Cuckooland


There’s a reason tradition holds so well over time. An established routine on a special occasion gains new meaning and with it, a chance to create a tradition which stands the test of time. When it comes to Christmas traditions, some things will always remain timeless – Christmas Street Lights, Caroling, a very large Feast, a Tree decorated for all to see. These traditions rarely go out of fashion, but with modern lives taking hold, having the time to create a traditional Christmas can seem more like a chore (and it shouldn’t be, after all, it’s Christmas!).

That’s why Cuckooland want to help take the pressure off. Because who’s home out there doesn’t need that extra bit of space to cater for the extended family (and the odd surprise)? Give your home a smart (and quick) makeover just in time for Christmas and make hosting this year’s festivities, easy. The right furniture can really set the scene for a traditional Christmas and help organise every aspect of the big day.

Display that Festive Feast

If there’s one single image that really ignites that sense of togetherness at Christmas, it’s the traditional Christmas feast. For hundreds of years, households throughout the world have maintained the tradition of coming together over a meal to celebrate a time of giving, receiving and gratitude.

Many households expand over the Christmas period with extended family and space around the dining table can become a little tight. This year, treat the family to a spectacular feast with the addition of some much needed elbow space and a dining table large enough for every family member.

The ingenious Vox Spot Extending Dining Table is every bit as functional as it is beautiful. With a modern white Scandi design, this large family dining table has three options of extension to accommodate a large family. What’s more, the Vox Spot Dining Table has storage features within the table and matching bench (which can be purchased separately.)

For fans of round dining tables, we have the exceptional Large Jan Extending Round Oak Dining Table by Woood. This brilliantly adaptable table starts off as a typical family dining table but can extend to three difference sizes to accommodate the Christmas gathering. At full sized, the Large Jan Extending Tables measures extended by a huge 80cm!

With so many hours spent around the dining table over Christmas, the need for a chair with ultimate comfort is of the upmost priority. The Zuiver OMG Upholstered Dining Chairs are amazing for back support. With a padded, quilted effect, these plush chairs mold to your body to give great support. They look amazing too, with a variety of muted tones to choose from. If you love the look of fabric chairs but want something with more arm support, then a Velvet Look Armchair may be more fitting.

For families with younger members who are a little messy when it comes to meal time, the Albert Kuip Retro Moulded Dining Chairs are a welcomed addition. With a moulded design that can be wiped clean, these designer chairs will make the Christmas cleanup, easy.

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Vox 4 You Dining Table
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Push Drinks Trolley in Antique Brass

Raise a Glass

Nothing says Christmas cheer quite like the clinking of a wine glass. Christmas is the time to get in the extra few bottles for guests who will be arriving throughout the holiday. But if your cellar storage is lacking and kitchen cupboards overflowing, how about a traditional drinks cabinet to really set the Christmas traditional scene. Yes, the much-loved drinks cabinet and drinks trolley of yesteryear have made a welcomed return thanks to vintage inspired interior design trends. Why not evoke this Gatsby-esque look with a Mil Marble Top Drinks Trolley by Dutchbone? Or have yourself a roaring 20’s style Christmas with the fabulous Push Drinks Trolley?

For a look that is pure vintage grandeur, we have the Dutchbone Vine Vintage French Style Drinks Cabinet. This focal drinks cabinet is made for solid fir wood, making it all the more perfect for Christmas. If you want the wine collection to do the talking for you, the Travis Drinks Cabinet is the wonderful display unit. With a capacity of twenty wine bottles, there’s no chance of running short of festive cheer this Christmas.

Let it Snow

The weather outside might be frightful and the fire so delightful, but with velvet pouffes and soft cushions a-go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Nothing makes a home feel more festive and traditional on a cold winter’s night like the opulence of plush, soft furnishings. So, when the big day arrives, make sure your home is warm and inviting with home accessories by Cozy Living.

Take for example the exquisite Morocco Large Velvet Pouffe in Royal Blue. This super soft living room addition is not only hugely on-trend but is a wonderful place to rest those hard-working feet. As the cold afternoon of Christmas draws in, why not have the family snuggle under a Mathea Throw as James Stuart shows us how It’s a Wonderful Life after all? Finally, when heads are wiry and eyes a little tired, dot some Velvet Mandala Embroidery cushions around for guest to take all that important Christmas nap.

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Beija Flor Authentic Eclectic Lace Vinyl Floor Mat

Merry Christmas to One and All!

With the increased footfall from extended family and friends in your house over the Christmas period, you’ll want to protect your floors. But with a Beija Flor vinyl floor rug, you can roll out the welcome mat, safe in the knowledge that your floor will be well protected. The Beija Flor vinyl floor mats take traditional tile designs and transform them into vinyl mats which can be placed in the home as a wonderful piece of artwork for the floor. Available in three sizes and featuring an antibacterial covering, your floors will be spared from snow-covered boots.

Getting your home ready for Christmas needn’t be a headache. Cuckooland has everything you need to create a truly spectacular, traditional Christmas. If you have any questions about our Christmas homeware or interior styling, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01305 231 231 or send a message to

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