A simple Christmas
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 – I’ll be adding a few more decorations as the month progresses. After all, there’s no such thing as too many kitsch reindeer, right? I’m also sharing a few simple ways to make a home feel festive. So, let’s jump in!
Simple ways to make your home feel festive..
1. Bringing nature indoors
If you’re striving for a natural look, you could fill small vases with springs of holly, berries and ivy. It’s also worth having a browse in your garden or local florist for a few ideas. I’m a fan of eucalyptus leaves because they’re inexpensive and dry beautifully. I also like poinsettia plants for their festive burst of colour.
2. Festive tunes
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a few festive tunes. I love anything that sounds like it’s from an old movie – 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 Christmas melodies.
3. Getting crafty
There are many ways to get creative over Christmas and making things with your family is a lovely way to spend your time. So, whether you’re drawn to creating Christmas cards or making a clove pomander, now is the time to indulge in those calming wintry pursuits.
4. Christmassy scents
A subtle way to add a little festivity to your home is through fragrance. There are many ways to achieve this including oils, scented candles, dried citrus fruits with spices, clove pomanders and, of course, a real Christmas tree. My favourite is to warm some mulled wine with cinnamon and fruit – delicious!
5. Christmas films and sweet treats
Whether it’s Elf, a Christmas Carol or It’s a Wonderful Life, few things feel as Christmassy as putting your feet up with a few nibbles and a festive film. I must confess, I’ve already started my box of delightful apres ski biscuits – a gift from Biscuiteers. Can you blame me?
6 Twinkly lights
Adding some lights is probably the easiest way to make your home feel festive. In addition to decorating the tree, fairy lights can be hung over shelves, mirrors and pictures. I also enjoy using led flameless tea lights because, unlike candles, I can leave them unattended. I think they look great in my silver tea light holders!
7. Filling your home with family and friends
Christmas is a time for family and friends. It also provides an opportunity to build bridges, reaching out to those you may have lost touch with. I’m a firm believer in giving thanks, hugs and kisses all year round – 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 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.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous day and a wonderful festive season!