6 Tips For Creating The Ultimate Cosy Christmas At Home
Every year it happens and every year it feels too early. The days get shorter, and the nights get longer, and the temperatures take a dip. That means most of us retreat home earlier, and a lot of our plans turn to the indoors, which means it’s the ideal time to turn your home into the cosiest Winter retreat. Somewhere you can’t wait to get back too, where you can flick on your favourite film on or pick up a good book. You don’t have to redecorate, or spend countless hours thinking of new colour themes, there are simple ways to achieve the ultimate cosy vibe and we’ve popped a few below!
Time For A Move Around At Home
Something as simple as rearranging your furniture could make a huge difference in adding that cosy Christmas touch to your home and you haven’t even spent a penny. Moving a lamp, a chair and a few throws and lighting your favourite candle could already create that snug corner you’ve seen all over Pinterest. This could be in your living room, bedroom or even conservatory.
Or if you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, make it your focus point, move your sofa or favourite armchair to face it with a thick cosy rug in front of it. Sit yourself down with a hot chocolate, fluffy socks, with the fire lit and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into your favourite holiday film.
Set A Cosy Christmas Mood
There’s a rule in our home, which is we never put the “Big Light” on, it’s the first and most important rule in trying to achieve that cosy Christmas vibe. Lamps will become your best friends, adding the perfect ambient lighting in almost all your rooms with a softer and warmer feel to it. Try and opt for warm light bulbs, rather than white light.
A bonus to think of is a naturally textured lampshade to tie it all together perfectly. Fairy lights are also a great way to add that bit of extra light to a room. They can be hung and displayed in lots of decorative ways, making a feature as well as adding softer light to different areas of a room.
Bring The Outside In To Your Home
When we think of Autumn and Winter, it’s very rare we think of anything lush and green when it comes to plants and the outdoors (maybe a thick layer of mud and a few barebranches?). However, this really doesn’t have to be the case, it’s the perfect time to experiment with different kinds of greenery.
Wreaths, garlands, and arrangements don’t just have to be for Christmas if you use the right foliage. Dried flowers, Eucalyptus and Hazel are perfect for creating arrangements in different areas of your home and can be adapted into a style that suits you. And let’s not forget the trusty house plant (if you can keep them alive).
Home Is Where The Art Is
Large amounts of blank wall space can often leave a room feeling cold and empty. Adding wall art is a fun and easy way to add a pop of colour and personality into your desired room. Art can be as personal as you want it to be, you can look for something that really speaks to you, or you can just love it for the aesthetic.
Seasonal prints can be a lovely extra that you bring out each year that really gets you excited for that cosy time of year. It could be the style, the designs or even the colours that give it that warm and cosy feeling. Or just some added extras to your already favourite pieces. Gallery walls are the perfect way to fill up any kind of wall space, large, small, or even a little awkward. It can be colour matched to a theme or a complete unique mix with wild and wonder frames, the choice is up to you!
The Finishing Touches At Home
Sometimes you can’t beat the classics. Hand us a thick chunky blanket and a super snuggly cushion and were ready to hibernate for the rest of the season. Both have the beauty of being versatile, with a different range of textures, fabrics, size, and colours. They can be functional and as well as decorative with different layering styles adding that chic cosy feel. Do you prefer a faux fur throw or chunky knit?
Candles And Cosy Christmas Scents
Not many things can set a tone quite like a candle. The warm flickering of the flame creates a relaxing and cosy ambience that can’t be replaced. Place them in different areas around your home (making sure it’s safe to of course). The dining table, fireplace or coffee table make for eye-catching feature areas along with all your already cosy additions. If you’re not able to have an open flame, a floor lantern or battery powered candle are a great alternative. When picking your candle, the scent can also play a huge part. It can flood you with nostalgic memories or transport you to a Winter wonderland.
The Winter Wall Art Collection
There are so many ways to create a cosy Christmas atmosphere at home, but we hope these tips will help you decorate and create the perfect place for you! We’d love to hear what cosy additions you have added to your home! Tag us on our socials or drop us an email! In the meantime, if you'd like to get one step closer to creating a cosy Christmas atmosphere at home, why not browse our Winter wall art collection?