Interior design for the festive period

The days are definitely getting shorter, the festive adverts are on the tv, and towns and cities across the country are switching on their lights. And while this Christmas may not be like past Christmas’, that doesn’t mean we can’t inject a bit of festive cheer into our home. We’ve got some simple ways you can alter your interior design to create a festive feeling this Christmas and spread a little joy – even if it is via Zoom.

Choose a cosy colour scheme

If your Christmas holidays normally include a chalet, snow, and a mountain or two at one of Europe’s hottest ski resorts, you can recreate that feel in your own home by choosing a cosy colour scheme in your living room. Dark natural colours like forest green and ocean blue look great in any property and create the feeling of a cosy lodge.

Add soft lighting

Fairy-lights aren’t just for Christmas! As soon as the clocks go back, and dusk starts to dawn in the early afternoon fill jars and vases with fairy lights and place them around fireplaces and window ledges. In the evenings use downlighters or standing lamps instead of large overhead pendant lights to create a soft warm glow around a room. And don’t forget to use warm white bulbs instead of cool white. The warm white of the bulbs when paired with scented candles creates a truly wintry wonderland.

Hang a statement wreath

Nothing heralds the festive period quite like a welcoming wreath. This year, with so many of us staying at home, why not make your own? Grab the family and a large basket and go foraging for some foliage to craft your wreath. Getting out in the countryside for a long walk is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Add oversized velvet ribbons for a final flourish, and if you’re really crafty you can even spray paint pinecones and twigs gold or silver – depending on your colour scheme.

Use natural elements

Inject a touch of winter woodland into your home and you’ll instantly transform your home. Natural materials like wood are a great way to introduce the trend. This can be anything from wooden side tables, to wooden floorboards. You can even switch up photo frames to natural oak ones. Soften up the look by adding in faux fur pelts, oversized wool blankets, and fluffy cushions – perfect for snuggling up by the fire and watching a Christmas film.