Small Things to Make Your Home More Festive
With Christmas just around the corner, many families and individuals will want to add some festive cheer to their home interiors, to help make it feel more cozy, more relaxed, and more magical.
Of course, you can always go big and cover your living rooms with Christmas lights, and hang reefs on every door or wrap your bannisters with tinsel, but for those looking for something a bit more subdued, here are a few smaller things that you can do to make your home more festive if you’re scared of going overboard.
There are not many things more atmospheric than a flickering candle in dim lights, especially if you have a whole bunch dotted around the house. Lighting candles in the evenings is a great way to make your home feel a lot cozier and more comfortable and mimics the effects of having a fireplace.
To spice things up a notch you can also go and get some festively scented candles to infuse your home with the smells of some of your favorite scents. There’s plenty of delicious fragrances to choose from, ranging from the sweet and tasty gingerbread or cinnamon, or the more natural pine and forest smells. You can also get special candles that have a wick that crackles like wood would in a fire, creating a soundscape that’s super relaxing and festive.
The festive period is a time where we’re allowed and even encouraged to enjoy the finer things in life more, with one of the best things to bring into the house to make it feel more Christmassy is delicious chocolates. Of course, when buying festive chocolate for the home, you want to make sure that you’re getting something special to highlight the occasion, so that means instead of getting Hersey’s or snickers or any other brand of the everyday confectionery, look for more extravagant chocolate Christmas gifts. Try out some interesting flavors, such as nougat or hazelnut, which are sure to allow you to indulge and feel more festive as a result.
Indulge in Christmas Media
Sometimes the best way to feel more festive and to get into the Christmas spirit is to tuck yourself into your comfy pajamas, pour yourself a glass of eggnog, and watch one of those cheesy yet cheerful Christmas movies. Be warned though that many Christmas films aren’t going to be winning Oscars anytime soon, but there some objectively great films to sample to help you spread some Christmas cheer.
But, if you’re one of those individuals who despises Christmas films and struggle to see through the tackiness of the film, then another great option is to chill around the home with some festive music playing out on a speaker. This way you can filter out the songs that you don’t like and cycle through a positive playlist that’s sure to uplift and get you excited for that upcoming Christmas dinner or that early morning where you’re opening Christmas gifts around the tree.