Tuesday 19 December 2017

Deck your halls with boughs of holly

Deck your halls with boughs of holly but don’t just stop at your halls, you can deck your windows, walls, mantelpiece, front door… you can even deck the air! Staying home for the holidays, well make your home feel special. Summer is here and life is good, so spread the cheer and create a happy home environment.

Often in summer there is too much light coming into our homes and they tend to overheat, so take the opportunity to hang or erect things in your window to obstruct some of the strong summer sunlight. Ideally plants work wonders, but also try candles and fairy lights.

For the mantelpiece, shelves and the like, decorate with candles, flowers, cards and any symbols that are significant to you at this time of year. Decking the front door can be predictable yet gorgeous by adorning it with a wreath. You don’t even need to buy one. Get an array of herbs or plant cuttings and make your own. And for the unpredictable… let your imagination take rein.  
Decking the air is easier than you may think…. get some beautifully scented candles burning and some aromatic plants and flowers. I remember as a child getting an orange and sticking it with cloves. This smells incredible and is super easy to do. Think of your favourite memories for childhood holidays and place items around your house that take you back to that time. This is a sure-fire way to subliminally make your holiday even more special.

Don’t forget to spoil yourself and take every opportunity to unwind. Here’s to happy holidays and a fantastic 2018 from the Cramer team.