Hang a wreath
While the Christmas tree is synonymous with the festive season, the wreath has also a strong place in yuletide tradition.
In fact, the wreath dates back to the 16th century where excess tree cuttings were repurposed into wreaths.
Nowadays, with sustainability at the forefront of the interior space, it’s easy to keep the repurposing mindset to make your own wreath from scratch.
“I self-dry florals from my garden, such as hydrangeas and hellebores, or flowers I have bought at the markets,” says florist Beck Keep from Keep & Gather.
Keep’s key advice when making your own wreath: start by looking at the shape and the orientation that will best suit your design and materials.
DIY Christmas cocktail bar
If you plan on having friends and family around this holiday season, impress your guests with a charming Christmas-themed drinks bar.
Dress up a drinks trolley or tall table with holly and greenery. Top it up with your favourite festive spirits, cocktail ingredients and garnishes.
Looking for ideas? Try these delicious festive Christmas drinks.
Create a festive aroma
One of the easiest ways to inspire a festive home is with Christmas aromas. “Scented Christmas candles in fragrances such as sandalwood, cyprus, burnt wood or fig will create a beautiful atmosphere,” says interior designer Charlotte Coote.
Dress up candles in mini wreaths of holly to add that extra festive touch.
Another idea if you don’t have candles is to place some vanilla and cinnamon in a pot of water on the stove. It’s a simple way to create a Christmassy perfume throughout the house.
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