How to make your home festive and cosy this Christmas


I was a bit early on the gift guides, but now it’s the beginning of December, it’s well and truly time for some Christmas inspiration! Now, some of your may be thinking ‘no, not yet, I’m not ready!’… but I’ve teamed up with British homeware brand Loaf to create a Pinterest board packed with cosy and festive ideas for the home. There are easy peasy DIY’s, from gold leaf encrusted pine cone garlands to fresh green wreaths, ideas for the table-top come Christmas day, as well as ways to make the house look and smell great for guests, and of course, yourselves. So put the kettle on, munch on a mince pie if you have one to hand, and get in the mood for Christmas…

See our Christmas at Home Pinterest board hereWreath above by Amy Merrick

Loaf Bagsie love seat, with room enough for two, or one, if you’re feeling selfish.

Loaf’s cosy suede slippers

Photo by Dennis Brandsma | Styling Fietje Bruijn, Christmas wall inspiration. Go the alternative route and hang decorations on the wall instead of on a traditional Christmas tree.

DIY Gold Leaf Pine Cone Garland, via The Sweetest Occasion. This looks so easy to make and the gold touch makes it even more Christmassy. There’s another one below, if you’re not so into bling…

Gift wrapping, via Home by Linn. Decorate presents with twine and hand-picked greenery.

Candles in brass holders, they always make a house a home, especially in the colder, winter months.

DIY star, via Vosgesparis. Fairy lights don’t have to be for just the tree, wrap them around some wood and you have a lovely glowing star.

Vintage cutlery, a clever way to display cutlery on the Christmas table, sprigs of Rosemary add a festive touch and smell delicious.

Loaf’s thick knit Guernsey rug, via Loaf. Hand-knitted and super soft.

Greenery for the tabletop, via A Thousand Threads. Lay greenery along the centre of a table for an easy, fuss-free centrepiece

Pine cone garland, via Bolig Pluss.

Snowflake biscuits, via Williams-Sonoma. These would surely be gobbled down in seconds if they were in my house.

Loaf’s Campaign bedside table, via Loaf.

DIY Snowflake, via byblikfang, another easy DIY.

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  1. Love the Pinterest board – how have I not been following you until now? Thanks for including my advent tree xx

  2. Yes! This Pinterest board is exactly what I need. I have been hesitating between not decorating the flat as we leave to see family in Wales on the 20th or making it Christmassy for the few weeks to come but did not want to go anywhere near tacky territory so I’m looking forward to the inspiration your pins will provide.

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