What could be better than tucking into a hearty stew by the fire on a cold winter’s night and settling down to a cosy evening in with your nearest and dearest? There’s not much to beat it but there are some little touches you can add to your home to give it festive flair. Here are some of the ways you can add a Christmas touch to your indoor spaces – mulled wine is optional but highly recommended.
There’s nothing to rival the soft flickering glow candles create in a home space, and they are, without a doubt, one of the most easy but effective ways to create a cosy atmosphere. Even better if you can get festively scented ones. Christmas is the time for feasting and with this in mind, add some feature candles to the table for special meals. We also think fairy lights add a gorgeous soft touch when wrapped around the stair rail, around and above the fireplace and even just hung from the ceiling.
Softly does it
Lend an extra festive touch to your living areas and bedrooms with the help of a Christmassy cushion. Plumping up your sofa with plenty of cushions to give it an irresistibly inviting look for all those guests you’ll have through the doors at this time of year. Throws are always a must-have when the temperature drops and we love the subtle yet stylish festive look of the selection from Cox and Cox.
Christmas cake and mulled wine spices, clementine’s, and Christmas trees are just some of the beautiful scents that naturally fill our homes at this time of year. If, like us, you’d love even more fragrances wafting around the house then go all-out and dress your shelves, mantelpieces and door frames with decorative spice garlands. You could even make your own with cinnamon sticks and dried orange discs studded with cloves.
Crackle and pop
If you’re one of the lucky few to have an open fire in the home, then now is the time to make the most of it! There’s something about a crackling fire that draws people in, and it really is a fantastic focal point that oozes winter charm. Dress yours with garlands, some fairy lights and even stockings when not in use and don’t forget to take the time to gather around it with a mince pie and hot chocolate in hand for the ultimate festive feeling.