Our favourite Christmas ideas for your home
Christmas is a time for being with loved ones in the comfort of your home. And what better way to celebrate this time of year, than putting up festive decorations? Discover our pick of the best Christmas ideas and decorations that will have your home ready for the festivities.
Fill your house with the scent of Christmas
Scented candles are a great Christmas idea for your home. They fill the house with the smell of exotic spices and cast a warm glow in any room. There are so many candles to choose from and many brands bring out their best candles around the Christmas season. Jo Malone London have a range of beautifully scented candles that are perfect for the home, or as a gift to a loved one. The Incense and Embers scent is a must-have this Christmas time.
Read Harper's Bazaar's article for more scented candles to have in your home this Christmas.
Decorate with all things natural
Plants and flowers aren't just for the summertime, many can be incorporated into your winter decorations. The biggest plant you can feature is of course the Christmas tree. If you're opting for a real tree this year, then you'll want to make sure that you can look after it throughout the festive season. To keep your tree looking fresher for longer, keep it away from heat sources and spray it with water once a day.
Flowers are an easy way to add a splash of colour to any Christmas themed home. Poinsettia is one of our favourites – this deep red plant is a traditional decoration to have at Christmas time and is one that can be kept all year round.
For more ideas and advice on how to care for your Christmas plants, read Country Living's helpful article.
Be inspired by garlands and wreaths
Another great Christmas idea for the home is to feature garlands or wreaths. They don't have to be an afterthought, they can complete any room and elevate your Christmas decorations. There are lots of different ways to create or decorate garlands and wreaths. From using natural materials to incorporating glitter and colour, there is no wrong way to create a garland. Or, if you'd prefer to purchase a showstopper, John Lewis have a range of Christmas wreaths and garlands that will wow your friends and family.
Make your home cosy with Christmas cushions
Christmas decorations don't have to be limited to the tree, they can also be in other parts of the home. For instance, Christmas themed cushions are a great way of adding a festive feel to any room. There are a variety of patterns, colours, textures and prints to choose from, all of which will make your home feel warm and snug. Marks and Spencers have a lovely range of Christmas cushions, from delicate animal designs to fun sequinned patterns.
Light up your home this Christmas
It wouldn't be Christmas without a warm glow coming from the tree or without a few fairy lights dotted around the home. Homeware brand Cox & Cox have a range of festive lights that are perfect for any room in the house. Their selection of unique and eclectic items make for a bespoke Christmas. From delicate star lights to faux rattan reindeer, there is something for everyone.
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