How To Create A Cosy Home For Christmas

How To Create A Cosy Home For Christmas

Can you believe how close Christmas is now? The clock is well and truly ticking and there’s nothing like spending the build-up to the big day and the festivities at home.

You should be full of Christmas cheer, but if you’re not, sinking a few mince pies and mulled wine should fix that.

And Christmas is a time for cosiness and that doesn’t just mean climbing into your favourite winter onesie or huddling up under a warm, thick blanket.

Give your fireplace a big festive feeling

It’s the Christmas tree that steals all the thunder indoors, but your fireplace could be transformed into as much of a centrepiece and emit lots of warmth in the process, without it needing to be on.

This year, it’s fashionable to hang a wreath in the space directly above a fireplace – a change from the age-old tradition of just placing one on your front door.

Cover your mantel with some foliage too, as you probably already do. However, send out a Christmas message of ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Let it Snow’ in neon lights within the foliage for a surprise seasonal difference.

A Christmas-inspired fireplace

Fill bottles and jars with fairy lights

We like to eat, drink and be merry at this time of year, which may leave you with lots of empty bottles and jars at home.

These empty containers can be made into decorative items. With a bottle, you could carefully clean it and put a hole in the bottom of it that’s big enough for you to feed through some LED fairy lights. For a jar, just push them in through its main opening.

They can then sit on window sills, tables, along the landing of your stairs etc. for a cute Christmassy touch.

A glass bottle with fairy lights

Put your favourite festive photos on show

Your happiest Christmas memories stay with you forever and take you back to those days of youth and innocence.

If you have any photos of old heartwarming Christmas occasions, have them printed onto some baubles, added to some snow globes or create some kind of photo wall art with them that you can hang up somewhere prominent.

Catching sight of these treasured keepsakes will bring neverending joy to your heart and mind.

Polaroid pictures

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