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Simple Ways to Make your Home Feel Festive

5th December 2016

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WHY, HELLO 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!

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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 beautifully. 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!

FESTIVE TUNES

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.

GETTING CRAFTY

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 create a clove pomander now is the time to indulge in those calming wintry pursuits.

Simple Ways to Make your Home Feel Festive candypop.uk.com
Simple Ways to Make your Home Feel Festive candypop.uk.com

CHRISTMASSY SCENTS

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 sure we all have a favourite Christmas film. 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 movie. I must confess, I’ve already started my box of delightful apres ski biscuits sent to me from Biscuiteers. Can you blame me?

TWINKLING LIGHTS

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. I think 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!

Simple Ways to Make your Home Feel Festive candypop.uk.com
Simple Ways to Make your Home Feel Festive candypop.uk.com
Simple Ways to Make your Home Feel Festive candypop.uk.com

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 homes, do follow some of the links. 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.

Mon 5th Dec: Swoon Worthy / The Pink House / Candy Pop / Don’t Cramp My Style / Renovation Bay-Bee

Tues 6th Dec: Little Big Bell / Seasons In Colour / Love Chic Living / The Ordinary Lovely / Lucy Loves Ya

Wed 7th Dec: Sarah Akwisombe / Mademoiselle Poirot / French for Pineapple / Lust Living

Thurs 8th Dec: Tidy Life / Old Fashioned Susie / Dear Designer / We Love Home / Melanie Lissack Interiors

Fri 9th Dec: Fresh Design Blog / Ana Mum Diary / Well I Guess This Is Growing Up / A Beautiful Space

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous day.

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46 Comments

  • Reply Kimberly Duran 5th December 2016 at 11:14 am

    Those biscuits are the cutest things EVER!! Oh my god, I wouldn’t even want to eat them. I love how stylishly simple your decor is and the shelf is my favourite – it’s just gorgeous with that trailing plant! Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop! Love the post! And now on to Don’t Cramp My Style… ! Yay! xxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 11:21 am

      Thank you so much for your kind comment and for organising the blog hop. Such a fun idea! Have a gorgeous day. x

  • Reply Emily 5th December 2016 at 11:29 am

    Obsessed with those Biscuiteers biscuits (NEED) and your shelves are adorable. Those tiny plants!
    E xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 11:44 am

      Thanks, Emily. The biscuits are delicious! x

  • Reply Sue 5th December 2016 at 11:29 am

    I love this post- a big fan of the Rat Pack to and how many ways to use eucalyptus!! Need to get myself some

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 11:46 am

      Thanks, Sue. I’m a bit eucalyptus obsessed, it lasts ages and I love the smell! Have a gorgeous day. x

  • Reply melanie lissack 5th December 2016 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful images! What a classy Christmas you have!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 11:47 am

      Thank so much, Melanie. Have a great day! x

  • Reply Carole King 5th December 2016 at 11:36 am

    I love how stylish your Christmas decorations are. And those biscuits! Divine. x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 11:48 am

      Thanks, Carole. The biscuits are cute aren’t they? x

  • Reply Rachel 5th December 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Another eucalyptus fan here! It all looks very stylish and elegant and the biscuits look divine.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks, Rachel. You can’t go wrong with a bit of eucalyptus! x

  • Reply lucylovesya1974Lucy 5th December 2016 at 1:04 pm

    This looks absolutely stunning! Love your inspiration. Can’t wait to show mine tomorrow … Xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks, Lucy. I can’t wait to see your post! Have a lovely day. x

  • Reply Lia 5th December 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I’m with you on all of this, but especially the eucalyptus and twinkly lights! I’m going to have to buy some of those biscuits now too, because I don’t think I’ve seen anything cuter yet this season!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by. The Biscuits are too cute! x

  • Reply Anna Lysik (@DontCrampMyBlog) 5th December 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Love the hanging loop! I am having a forever copper crush ! 🙂 biscuits are too cute!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks, Anna. Tell me about it, I love a bit of copper! x

  • Reply The Ordinary Lovely 5th December 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Just gorgeous!! Your photos always make me sigh. They’re so lovely. And now I’m off to order those biscuits. If we can’t ski, these will be a great second best.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you for your super kind comment. Cute biscuits are the perfect second best! x

  • Reply kate 5th December 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I’m certainly enjoying the Blog Hop Natasha, and all your beautiful styling – such gorgeous images!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th December 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks, Kate. It’s going to be such a fun and festive week! x

  • Reply Jenny Kakoudakis 6th December 2016 at 8:29 am

    I love the relaxed look in the room. Super stylish! Really enjoyed reading this.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 6th December 2016 at 9:04 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day! x

  • Reply Alice 6th December 2016 at 10:26 am

    I love these ideas! I don’t get into Xmas decorating in a huuuge way so they’re perfect for people like me. Is that eucalyptus leaf in the vases? I really like it, must get some for an extra shot of greenery x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 6th December 2016 at 11:53 am

      Thanks, Alice. It’s nice to keep things simple! And yes that is eucalyptus in the vases. x

  • Reply steph_baybee 6th December 2016 at 11:36 am

    Those biscuits are the sweetest things ever! I love your little touches to the room, and how a few plants that remind you of Christmas can make the room feel more Christmassy!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 6th December 2016 at 11:54 am

      Thank you so much Steph. x

  • Reply Geraldine 6th December 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Beautiful decor! Love the Biscuiteers cookies. So tempting. X

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 6th December 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you, Geraldine. Have a gorgeous day! x

  • Reply Michelle Evans 6th December 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Lovely post! Feeling festive already 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 6th December 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks so much Michelle! x

  • Reply Anastasia (@Natbeesfashion) 7th December 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Those biscuits are so cute! I will try to recreate them at some point ;)x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 8th December 2016 at 8:52 am

      They are almost too good to eat! x

  • Reply Karen Clough 7th December 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I just LOVE those blues scattered on the table. You’ve done SO much with a few little trinkets and they really pack a punch. Such a beautiful space hun!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 8th December 2016 at 8:52 am

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. Have a lovely day! x

  • Reply Eva 8th December 2016 at 5:32 pm

    It’s so nice your home ! Love the biscuits, I missed this shop! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 9th December 2016 at 8:41 am

      Thanks so much, Eva. I hope you’re well. x

  • Reply Wheel Chic Home 8th December 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Lovely post, I really love the coffee table vignette. Looks great!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 9th December 2016 at 8:42 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by! x

  • Reply Bianca Hall 9th December 2016 at 9:00 am

    Love your ideas Natasha! Eucalyptus is my Christmas staple, I adore it’s scent and the fact it lasts for ages. And I’m so with you on battery powered tea lights too (for me with two kids they make so much sense), and I’m OBSESSED with Biscuiteers biscuits! X

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 9th December 2016 at 9:39 am

      Thanks Bianca for your kind comment. Battery tea lights and eucalyptus are the festive way forward! x

  • Reply Julia Williams 9th December 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Not going to lie. I have major home envy!! Gorgeous post. And I want those biscuits. Not to eat you understand. Just to Instagram 🙂 x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 24th December 2016 at 7:22 am

      Haha! Thanks so much, Julia! x

  • Reply Lotte Brouwer 23rd December 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Totally love all your creative ways with eucalyptus! Love the vase-in-paper-bag-with-string idea too, soo pretty <3 Have a lovely Christmas, xx Lotte

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 24th December 2016 at 7:23 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Merry Christmas! x

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