Even though I’m bursting to get out the Christmas decorations and fill my house with festive cheer, I agree that it is still a little too early to be hanging wreaths and stringing up the tinsel. However, it’s never too early to inject a couple of seasonal accessories here and there to make your home into a cosy winter retreat. Here are some ideas for including a little bit of Christmas in your home this November without going OTT.
Firstly, you’ll want to make your home feel cosy during the cold, dark winter nights and one way to do this is to invest in some fluffy throws and autumnal cushions in your living room. I don’t mean you have to hide away all your normal cushions and accessories, but you can add a couple of new ones to your existing collection to create a sofa that just cries out to be snuggled up on. I love the entire collection of Christmas cushions at John Lewis so take a look on their website for inspiration. As far as I’m concerned, the more blankets and throws, the better!
In order to make your home a welcoming Winter haven for all your guests, a change of bedding might just make all the difference to the atmosphere in your guest room (or in your own bedroom for that matter!) so invest in some warm and cosy flannelette sheets in a subtle tartan pattern. This will make the room feel snug and festive, and this pattern of bedding can be used all year round, not just for Christmas! To make the room feel even more festive for visitors in December, add a couple of faux-fur accessories like cushion covers, throws and even a snuggly stocking for Christmas guests.
I already have some lovely striped sheets that you may have spotted in my previous blog post, so I’m taking inspiration from this image below for my own bedroom and am planning to add one or two cute stag cushions to bring a rustic charm into the room. I already have a knitted throw to make my bed look snuggly so I’m planning to string up some warm white fairy lights to cast a cosy glow around the bedroom.
All of these little additions to your home don’t need to cost a lot but can make a big difference to the atmosphere. Stacks of cushions, layers of blankets, fairy lights and fluffy textures can help to make your home feel festive but not OTT Christmassy and will create a cosy ambience that guest won’t want to leave! Let me know what you’ll be doing to prepare your home for Winter and send me your photos if you try out any of these ideas, I’d love to hear from you 🙂