Creating any desired atmosphere always relies on the lighting, it is called mood lighting after all! Creating a calming cozy atmosphere is reliant on less harsh task lighting and focuses more on soft lighting. So, ditch the overhead lights, unless you can dim them of course, and favour lamps instead. Floor lamps, table lamps the more the merrier, layering lighting options at different heights will help create a warm inviting glow and a relaxing atmosphere. Now, adding the Christmas element! Use the old favourite - fairy lights, not only are they a festive decoration, but they are also a wonderful tool for adding some low-level ambient lighting and they are not just for the tree, fairy lights wrapped around your bannister or draped over your mantle piece make for a beautifully welcoming display. Christmas themed throw pillows and bedding that get pulled out every year to get the Christmas spirit going are a firm favourite. Why not add some Christmas themed Lampshades to that collection? You could go all out with some Christmas themed printed shades or if you want a more subtle change you could simply change to a different coloured shade to match your Christmas colour theme, red is always a winner at this time of year! An age-old favourite for ambient lighting and Christmas decorations is candles. With the new scents available it’s possible to create a comforting light level and fill your home with scents such as cinnamon, gingerbread and pine at the same time! So, fill your home with all the candles, fairy lights and Christmas shades you want create a romantic serene atmosphere.