Cosy For Christmas
It’s likely that you’ll be spending a lot more time in your sitting room over the festive period so you’ll want it to be extra cosy and comfortable for the holidays. We’ve pulled together some top tips on how to transform your lounge, ready for all the mince pie eating, mulled wine drinking, board game playing, movie watching and after dinner snoozing!
Before you bring the decorations down from the attic and go on the annual hunt for the perfect tree, try and spare some time for a tidy and de-clutter. Now’s a good time to do those odd jobs you’ve been avoiding for a while – be it re-organising a bookcase, sorting out the cupboard under the stairs or giving the living room walls a fresh lick of paint. You’ll feel so much better afterwards and chances are you’ll clear a little extra space for festive pieces too.
There’s nothing quite like a real log fire in the winter months. Make sure your basket is full of dry and seasoned wood in preparation, and even consider a small re-arrange of your furniture around the fire. If you’ve been thinking about investing in a new sofa or armchair, now’s the time, so you’ll be ready for extra visitors over the Christmas break. The Sixty Seven Snuggler is elegant and comfortable, and would be a perfect addition to a family room this winter.
Next, introduce texture and warmth with soft furnishings. Keep the room comfy and cosy with a sprinkling of scatter cushions across your sofa and a deep-pile shaggy rug for the floor. Add a soft throw in a luxurious fabric like cashmere or wool which will look super stylish thrown over the arm of an armchair and will be in easy reach for snuggling under when watching your favourite festive film or settling down with a magazine and a mug of hot chocolate.
Soft lighting will add to the atmosphere in your home, so why not introduce candles and fairy lights as part of your winter scheme. These will help create a welcoming and relaxing mood as well as bring a little bit of Christmas sparkle. If you really want to get into the festive spirit, choose scented candles with aromas of orange, cinnamon or gingerbread.
Finally, it’s time to don your favourite pyjamas and nuzzle your toes into a cosy pair of slippers. Put your feet up and enjoy a little quiet time on the sofa whilst admiring the warm winter nest you’ve created. It won’t be long before the Christmas holidays are here and family and friends will fill your home to enjoy it with you. A word of warning, they might not ever want to leave…