It’s official, Christmas is on. We know, we know, it seems to begin earlier and earlier each year, but it really is well and truly on now. Don’t believe us? Just glance out of your window and gaze in wonderment at the Christmas lights which have popped up on the high street. When were they put up? No one knows. They simply appear each year. Take a look at the shops, too. They’re filling! Christmas shoppers, pop-up Christmas sections, they’re all there. This divides the nation into two sides. There’s the first, those who roll their eyes and point out that “bonfire night is barely over”, and the second, who instinctively break into a chorus of “I don’t want a lot for Christmas…” at the first sight of a bauble.
It’s official, we’re in the fiery depths of autumn, and from the looks of things, there’s no going back anytime soon. The wind’s blowing, the leaves are golden, suddenly an umbrella has become something we can’t leave the house without “just in case”, but it’s time to embrace it! That’s right, we’re immersing ourselves in all things autumn, and do you know what? It’s not all that bad! Snuggly blankets, all the reality TV you could possibly watch, and even better – the perfect excuse to get crafty! With Halloween just around the corner, there are plenty of little ways to prep your home for the season!
In similar form to the kitchen, the living room is often the hub of the home. Although not much living usually occurs. More reclining, snuggling and accidental-napping. Creating a calm and comfortable atmosphere is therefore crucial. You may wish for your living room to be warm in temperature and ambience. Conversely, warmth may conflict with the interior style of your living room. You see, this is the room you can get creative in. This is where you can decorate with fragrance.
In terms of décor, think of your home fragrance as the ribbon tied around a beautifully wrapped gift. Without the ribbon your gift may appear dull and incomplete, less likely to provoke the same level of anticipation for what lies within the packaging. Like the ribbon, home fragrance adds that ‘sparkle’, tying the room together and evoking the mood and feel you wish to create. A cool, natural fragrance can create that beachfront feel to suit the coastal living trend, making you feel as though you’ve relocated to Malibu. Whilst a deep, amber fragrance can set off the grandeur of a Georgian scheme.