Getting your home ready for the holidays is important for setting both the scene and the spirit of things. With time tight and resources limited, however, pulling it all together can often seem a bit of a task. Don’t panic. At Cochine, we like to keep things simple, stylish and seasonal, and below we have rounded up some of our top tips to get your home looking and feeling festive and beautiful with just a few clever touches.
Welcome in the winter foliage for an instantly festive look. Eucalyptus and pine can be bought at almost any florist or market, and have the wonderful dual purpose of both looking and smelling fabulous. We like to decorate the centre of our dining or coffee tables with these lovely leaves interspersed with holly, red berries and pine cones - topped off with silver ribbon and small silver baubles for the full effect. (To keep your arrangement lasting longer, just spray it every few days.) Place our seasonal Juniper & Ginger candle in the middle, and you’ll bring a wonderful wintry fragrance and atmosphere into your home.
This year, we are sprucing up our Christmas tree with the addition of some velvet ribbons. You can make last year’s baubles seem more of a feature in an instant by tying them with beautiful velvet that’s easy to buy online (we have selected a few for you, below.) We went for a rich fuchsia, but a deep green or festive red would work equally well too.
A good centerpiece on your dining table makes all the difference at Christmas - and you don’t need to start from scratch. We love using our Vanille & Tabac Noir 4 Wick candle as a focal point surrounded by some of our smaller scented candles to add an array of light, layers and heights to the display. This way, you can layer up different fragrances to create a wonderfully indulgent atmosphere and create a gorgeous glow with all that flickering candlelight. And, for the full effect, finish it all off with some fairy lights for a showstopping display without too much fuss.
Simply arranging items together in a clever way can create a festive focal point for a room. Place your candles, match holders and some seasonal flowers together on a tray on your coffee table, and you’ll provide a centrepiece for your room in an instant. Keep it festive with berries and green, and layer up our warm, wintry fragrances such as Agarwood & Amber together with Juniper & Ginger to set the mood for indulgent, cosy evenings.