Housing charity Shelter has teamed up with Google Street View to create a virtual design tool allowing people to give the outside of their home a Christmas makeover.

Visit housebling.org.uk and simply type in your postcode, then get decorating with virtual outside wall lights and decorations - including snow! You can even have a play with famous landmarks like Coronation Street's Rovers Return (pictured). Afterwards share your designs on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

The site's association with Shelter highlights the plight of the homeless people at Christmas, offering you the option to donate after your decoration is complete.

For more Christmas decorating ideas, take a look at our galleries.