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Time for a highland fling; With Burns Night approaching, turn on the tartan charm with Scottish-themed homeware.

SCOTS across the globe will be celebrating Burns Night on January 25, with an evening of mirth and merriment in honour of the famous bard.

Whether you're hosting a Burns supper or feeling inspired to give your home a highland kick, there are plenty of ways to do it.

Incorporating bold, traditional tartan might not appeal to the faint-hearted, but used judiciously, it can provide a delightful accent to a more muted colour scheme.

Add warmth and colour with checked throws and lampshades, or make a statement by papering one wall with a tartan print wallpaper. * For homeware ideas and advice on interior trends that won't break the bank, visit Here's a selection of Scottish-themed treats...


* Set of three hanging owls Ollie Beak, pounds 2.95, Dot Com Gift Shop 020 8746 2473 * Wee Broon Bag, pounds 10, Hunky Dory Home * Hamish Scottie Dog Doorstop, pounds 8, Matalan 0845 330 3330 * Huntington Tower Grape Lamp Shade, from pounds 25, Pins and Ribbons * Keep Calm and Wear Tartan Poster (A3), pounds 1.95, Party Packs 01749 872080 * Highland roaster, from pounds 34.95, Richard Bramble 01935 815236 * John Lewis tartan fleece hot water bottle, pounds 14.50, John Lewis 0845 604 9049 * Jan Constantine Scottish Lion Tea Cosy, in Grey/Red, pounds 39.90, Jan Constantine 01270 821194 * Scottish flag doormat, pounds 12.50, Make An Entrance 020 8819 5869 * Red tartan cushion, pounds 26.95, Not On The High Street 0845 259 1359 * Tartan wallpaper (7823-42), pounds 19.99 per roll, Wallpaper Direct
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 14, 2012
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