WHY, HELLO THERE DECEMBER!
Welcome if you’ve just joined me from The Pink House! Today I’m taking part in a Christmas home blog hop organised by the gorgeous Kimberley of Swoon Worthy. The blog hop consists of five days of festive blog posts from over 20 UK home bloggers. Exciting, eh? To kick the week off I’m sharing a few photographs of my apartment. It’s currently in the early stages of festivity and I will be adding some more sparkly stuff as the month progresses. After all, there’s no such thing as too much glitter or reindeer, right? I’m also sharing a few ways to make a home feel festive. So let’s jump in!
SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME FEEL FESTIVE
The scent of cinnamon, a Christmas tune or a sprig of mistletoe can evoke happy Christmas memories. Often it’s the little things that make us feel the most Christmassy. Today I’m sharing a few simple ways to make your home feel festive without spending a fortune.
BRINGING NATURE INDOORS
Natural decorations look stylish and feel traditional. Try filling small vases with springs of holly, berries and ivy to add a little festive cheer. I’m a fan of eucalyptus leaves because they’re inexpensive and dry well. I also like poinsettia plants for bringing a bit of festive colour into the home. It’s worth having a browse in your garden or local florist for a few ideas. I’m always surprised at how pretty a few leaves or a sprayed fir cone can look!
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a few festive tunes. I love anything that sounds like it’s from an old movie and I usually have The Rat Pack Christmas Album on repeat. So grab a good book, switch on your fairy lights and relax with some warming melodies.
There are many ways to engage in a little creativity over Christmas. Making things with your family is a lovely and relaxing way to pass the time. From creating Christmas cards to making a clove pomander now is the time to indulge in those calming wintry pastimes.
A subtle way to add a little festivity to your home is through fragrance. If you prefer a real tree, then you’ll be familiar with the comforting smell of pine. There are many additional ways to achieve this including oils, scented candles, dried citrus fruits with spices and clove pomanders. Or my favourite is to warm some mulled wine with cinnamon and fruit. Delicious!
CHRISTMAS FILMS AND SWEET TREATS
I’m pretty sure we all have a favourite Christmas film. So whether it’s Elf, A Christmas Carol or It’s a Wonderful Life nothing feels quite as Christmassy as putting your feet up with a few nibbles and getting lost in a film. I must confess, I’ve already started my box of delightful Apres Ski Biscuits sent to me from Biscuiteers. Can you blame me?
The twinkling of lights is probably the best way to make your home feel festive. And in addition to decorating the tree, fairy lights can be hung over mirrors and pictures. They look cosy on the wintry December evenings and it’s nice to leave them up in January to ease in the new year. I also enjoy using led flameless tea lights because unlike candles I can leave them unattended. They look lovely in my silver tea light holders.
FILLING YOUR HOME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Christmas is a time for family and friends. It also provides the opportunity to build bridges and reach out to those you may have lost touch with. I’m a firm believer in giving thanks, hugs and kisses all year round, but Christmas is definitely the time to squeeze a little tighter!
UK HOME BLOG HOP
Here’s the full list of bloggers taking part in the festive blog hop. If you fancy a little snoop around a few houses do follow some of the links when they’re live. The next blogger to visit is the super stylish Anna of Don’t Cramp my Style who will be jazzing up a Christmas stag head.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous day.