The festive season is fast approaching. In fact, judging by the beautiful tiny trees adorning my local shopping street and the gorgeous wreath drawn on my husband’s butcher shop window, it is fully upon us. It's no wonder that 2020 has people throwing themselves into the holiday season early, eager to fill their lives and living rooms with some sparkle and cheer.
At Piglet, we have spent last week putting together a few quick yet thoughtful ways to make your home that little bit more cosy and magical before the full-on Christmas decorations make an appearance (probably this afternoon at the rate that I’m going…)
Festive Fruit Bowl
White linen napkins
Fill your fruit bowls with seasonal citruses such as clementines and selections of nuts. These will not only look lovely and bright sitting on the kitchen counter, side table or on your desk, but will also smell delicious and help encourage healthier snacking to beat the festive fifteen from creeping on.
Try trying together bunches of scented foliage such as eucalyptus, garden evergreens or kitchen herbs such as thyme and rosemary and hanging them upside down in a warm place to dry. Fix the resulting bundle with twine or pretty ribbons to create easy wall hangings that waft a delicate scent every time you pass by.
In fact, any winter greenery always looks lovely. Even the tiniest bouquets help to spread Christmas cheer.
Another easy method of adding pops of winter spice to your space is tying together cinnamon sticks with simple string and popping into tiny plant pots or china teacups. These also make lovely little last-minute tokens to give to friends and family.
Adding extra layers of throws and cushions to your bed and couch will make them instantly feel cosier. Not only will you want to snuggle in immediately but Piglet linens also help to keep you warm on chilly evenings.
Christmas to me is synonymous with soft twinkly lights that make everything seem more magical and are a great easy way to bring some hygge feelings into your home. String some fairy lights around windows, banisters, bookcases (anywhere and everywhere!) and bathe your home in golden candlelight. Add in a lovely cup of spiced cider and let the festive feelings wash over.