1. MAKE YOUR HOME SMELL LIKE CHRISTMAS
Scattering diffusers and candles throughout your home helps to bring a sense of cosiness. There’s nothing better than the scents of cinnamon, pine and mulled wine to invoke the festive season in your home. By placing individual candles in your windows and in the centre of tables, you can create a natural glow that’ll make your home feel cosy and warm - perfect for winding down on Christmas Eve.
2. SWITCH UP YOUR THROWS & CUSHIONS
Changing your cushions with the seasons is a really quick way to make your living room feel instantly more festive. It’s important to create some comfy seating to sink into after a busy day celebrating with friends and family. Your preferred place might be the sofa, by the fire or maybe an armchair. By adding a wooly blanket or soft sheepskin you can create the perfect area to snuggle up and relax.
3. GO FAR OUT WITH FOLIAGE
Don’t stop with the tree. Draping bushels of foliage and winter plants around the house can look wonderful. Inject some greenery into your home this Christmas, by decorating using foliage, flowers, pine cones and twigs to create natural and beautiful Christmas decorations. Evergreen such as eucalyptus and ferns work perfectly for fragrance and longevity.
4. LIGHT IT UP
One of the most popular types of Christmas decorations are Christmas lights. Whether they’re wrapped around the tree, the banister or lining the windows, Christmas lights will bring a magical explosion of brightness wherever they’re used.
5. FEATURE THE FIREPLACE
After the tree, the fireplace in your main living space should be another key focal point for Christmas decorations, as it’s something we naturally gather around. So decorate it with simple stockings, cosy candles and fir garlands for a traditional look. Remember, wreaths aren’t just for the front door, they work perfectly as a statement with foliage woven amongst fairy lights, dried orange slices and berries. Not only will it look beautiful, it’ll make the room smell festive, too.