How to create a cosy Christmas with Oak FurnitureJamie Smith
For many of us Christmas is about bringing the whole family or friends together on mass, which fits in perfectly with the stereotypical Christmas’ portrayed on TV adverts and in films. However, this isn’t the case for everyone.
For some people, Christmas is a quieter, more sedate affair, either by design or circumstances. But just because you’re not hosting a large group for Christmas, this doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the festive season and it doesn’t all have to be Christmas themed if you’re not feeling in the mood.
Just because you might be planning a quiet Christmas it doesn’t’ mean you can’t make your home feel extra special and festive. A key place that you’ll no doubt be spending a lot of time will be your lounge, so why not give it a little pre-Christmas makeover ready for the holidays to make it feel even cosier and homelier than usual.
Adding warmth and texture to the room with oak furniture, like a coffee table, bookshelves or dresser will help to give your lounge a new lease of life and feel welcoming and comfortable for a cosy Christmas. While adding new throws and cushions will make it the perfect place for snuggling up and relaxing. The same principle can be applied throughout your home. If you’re planning on hunkering down for the holidays under the duvet, then some beautiful oak bedroom furniture could definitely brighten the place up and make it feel extra special.
You can also further enhance your interior design with effective lighting that will work to create a wonderfully snug atmosphere to perfectly match your oak furniture. Our recommendation is to switch the main lights off and replace them with mood lighting. Twinkly fairy lights (naturally very festive), table or standard lamps and candles, will create a soft, diffused light in any room in your home that will give it plenty of warmth and festive cheer.
Finally, without a large party to cater for, you can embrace the freedom that an intimate and quiet Christmas brings, by avoiding the stresses and pressures of planning a menu. With only yourself and maybe a few others to think about, you have carte blanche on what you eat and when. If you don’t fancy cooking a full dinner on Christmas Day, why not head out for lunch; or go off piste and cook your favourite dish instead. You can even have the choice of where you eat it, so if you can’t face a proper sit-down meal,cosy up and eat it in the lounge if that’s what will make you happy.