Christmas Soft Furnishings – Christmas is a time for celebration and a time when we pay more attention the look of out home. Christmas decorations such as baubles, tinsel and candles are the things you may first think of but soft furnishings can make a home look very cosy and festive too.
Soft furnishings include cushions, curtains, bed linen, chair covers, towels and other fabric accessories for the home.
Soft furnishings are more expensive to buy than a strip of tinsel but they can have a larger overall effect because they are bigger so they are definitely worth considering for any room in your house.
Create a great look in the bathroom by using Christmas towels. There are plenty of designs to choose from including reindeer, holly, Santas and Christmas slogans.
The bedroom can be jazzed up with a festive bedspread and pillows and if you want to go even further you can get your curtains to have a yuletide look. Think carefully about curtains though because they may be a bit much if they are including Christmas motifs. If you want a suitably cosy pair of curtains perhaps consider some warm tone, spice-colored velvet or silk ones – they will add a sense of luxury but they will see you through the whole winter period. The heavy weight of velvet and raw silk will help keep out the cold whilst making your home look very welcoming.
The living room can be adorned with shaped cushions – stars, Christmas trees, Santa’s. Printed cushions are also available in some funky festive designs. You can even buy a fabric stag’s head if you want to!
Christmas tea towels can look great in the kitchen and they bring a bit of cheer to anyone doing the cooking.
The dining room is the focal point on Christmas Day. Dress your chairs with fabric covers and find yourself a stunning table cloth or table runner.
For those on a tight budget, consider shopping in the sales for items that can be used the next year. You can pick up some great bargains if you know where and when to look.
If you are handy with a needle and thread you can also try making your own soft furnishings. Knowing that you made something can be particularly satisfying and some items can even become family heirlooms.
If you want a classy look and your sewing skills don’t match up, look around at your local shops to see what’s available. Sometimes you can find some interesting buys on your travels – keep an eye out when visiting other places.