With the August bank holiday now behind us and autumn fast approaching, thoughts begin to turn towards the next major event on the calendar: Christmas. A fantastic time to dress your home – and the perfect excuse to invest in a few renovations and rejuvenations – the festive season gives you the opportunity to update your style and transform your interior.
Whether you deck your halls with holly, tinsel or fairy lights, giving your home a little attention now will help to ensure it looks its very best when the festive season rolls around. To help you get your Christmas look just right, we’ve picked out some of the most effective and stylish changes you can make this winter.
Warm, cosy and inviting, bedrooms play an important part in any Christmas celebration. If you’re hosting family or friends over the festive season, ensuring your bedrooms are comfortable, stylish and spacious is even more important.
Taking a look at the layout, contents and look of your rooms now will help you make the necessary changes in time for Christmas. This is especially true if you’re planning big changes, such as new built-in wardrobes, new beds or a full redecoration.
As well as helping to give your bedrooms a stylish new look in time for the festive season, investing in new furniture can help you to make them more spacious and comfortable. Bespoke manufacturers such as Hartleys can help you to completely transform the look and feel of your bedrooms. Their built-in furnishings can open the space up, increase the amount of storage available and provide an incredibly comfortable bed for the night.
Choose furnishings in warm autumnal colours to help make the space welcoming and chase away the winter chill. Alternatively, opt for pieces with a natural wood-grain finish and add some classic style to your interior.
Once renovated, you’ll be able to enjoy your new, stylish bedrooms throughout the year. What’s more, your extra storage space will allow you to properly store all those great gifts you’ll be getting over the festive season.
If you’re hosting friends and family this Christmas, you may well be looking for ways to increase the amount of space you have available for overnight guests. Investing in fold-away beds and specially made furnishings will help you to maximise the space available and make your interior a little more flexible.
Having furniture specially made to suit your rooms will ensure you make the most of every inch of your interior and give your guests a great place to spend the night. As bespoke furnishings take time to design and build, it’s a good idea to start working on your festive renovations as soon as possible. This will help to ensure that your new pieces are ready and in place by the time Christmas rolls around.
Although lighting is important throughout the year, it plays an especially crucial role in festive interiors. Use table lamps and floor lamps to create pools of light in your rooms and give your home a warm, welcoming aesthetic. Wherever possible, use warm white or yellow light bulbs as this will help your interior to feel cosy, even on the coldest of winter days.
In the run up to Christmas, you can make your lighting feel even more festive by introducing fairy lights to your interior. Place lights around mirrors to maximise the amount of ambient light in the space or hang them around bannisters, mantelpieces and doorways to emphasise your home’s architectural features.
If you like the delicate lighting look created by your fairy lights, there’s no reason you can’t leave some sets of string lights up throughout the year. Choose warm white LED lights for a cosy interior look and classic festive aesthetic.
To create an even more traditional festive look, swap your fairy lights for candles and give your interior a truly timeless feel. Place your candles in our Beaufort Blue Votive holders to add a stylish touch to your interior and turn your humble candles into a real feature. We also stock candleholders with elegant festive designs to help you bring a warm, Christmassy touch to your interior.
You’ll often find that introducing just a few statement pieces to your home is enough to give your interior a festive feel. Place elegant wreaths on your doors, swap white candles for gold and invest in a few themed ornaments for your shelves and cabinet tops.
Cluster festive ornaments together to increase their impact or opt for individual, large-scale pieces to add a feature to your space. Try to match your new Christmas accessories to your existing interior design to ensure your space looks as good as possible over the festive period.
Metallics are very closely associated with the festive season. Gold, bronze and silver pieces will help to bounce light around the space and help your interior look like it’s dressed for a special occasion. You’ll find a great choice of metallic accessories, both themed and unthemed, in our collection. Mix and match your favourites to create a unique interior aesthetic that will look great throughout the year.
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Although the summer has only just come to an end, Christmas will be here before you know it. Start renovating your home now to ensure it’s ready for an unforgettable festive season. Find out more, and start shopping for your Christmas accessories, by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team today.