How to create a cosy Christmas atmosphere

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It is the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas is around the corner, the days are shorter, there is a chill in the air and the Christmas songs are on repeat. Turning your home into a festive wonderland is no small feat but it can be a tonne of fun and really help get everyone in the festive spirit. We have got a handy guide below that covers all bases for creating a cosy Christmas atmosphere in your home.

Bring Nature in.

Turning your home into your very own Narnia means also bringing in some greenery. Christmas wreathes and garlands with holly, fern and other foliage create a naturally beautiful and heart-warming Christmassy atmosphere. If you are a bit of a green thumb and need a new excuse for another house plant, festive favourites such as the Red Euphorbia Pulcherrima are perfect. The deep red colour works marvellously with table or mantlepiece displays. Of course, the most important piece of nature in our homes at Christmas time is the tree. Not only is it a strong symbolic Christmas tradition, it is also the first activity that kick off the Christmas spirit; when everyone comes together to put the tree up and decorate it.

You can never have too much of a good thing, using multiple Christmas trees around your home will help spread the Christmas cheer. Try one main large tree as the centre of attention and smaller trees in other social areas of your home such as the dining room or, (somewhere safe) in the kitchen. Even decorating a small tree in the bedroom could have you waking up like every morning is Christmas morning!

Turning your home into your very own Narnia means also bringing in some greenery. Christmas wreathes and garlands with holly, fern and other foliage create a naturally beautiful and heart-warming Christmassy atmosphere.Turning your home into your very own Narnia means also bringing in some greenery. Christmas wreathes and garlands with holly, fern and other foliage create a naturally beautiful and heart-warming Christmassy atmosphere.

Light it up.

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.  

Creating a calming cozy atmosphere is reliant on less harsh task lighting and focuses more on soft lighting.Creating a calming cozy atmosphere is reliant on less harsh task lighting and focuses more on soft lighting.