Christmas is suddenly just around the corner (is it just me, or has this year flown by?) and I’m in the process of putting together lots of festive posts for the coming weeks, all based around the theme of ‘A Simple Christmas’.
For me, this time of year is about slowing down and enjoying little pleasures: frosty morning walks, cosy afternoons by the fire, laughter-filled feasts with family and friends, the wonderful aromas of pine needles and mulled wine filling the air… With that in mind, I’m taking a less-is-more approach to Christmas – no glitzy decorations or throwaway presents, just lots of festive foliage and flickering candles, with a focus on natural textures and muted colours.
Over the next month I’ll be sharing plenty of inspiration for a slow, simple and intentional Christmas – everything from thoughtful gifts to ideas for decorations and table settings. In the meantime, here are a few of my posts from previous years to get you started:
- Six stylish ideas for advent calendars
- How to make a minimalist garland from seasonal foliage
- Inspiration for Nordic Christmas decorations with Rose & Grey
- Easy wrapping using festive greenery
- How to make personalised gift tags from photo prints
- Two ideas for styling a winter table – rustic and elegant
- A look at the beautiful 3D paper decorations from Scandinavian brand Fabulous Goose
- A recipe for cranberry orange breakfast muffins from food blogger Kym Grimshaw
- Tempting ideas for sweet festive treats
- Inspiration for winter gin cocktails
I’ve also put together a Pinterest board called ‘A Simple Christmas’, with lots more ideas gathered from around the web. Here’s a little taster, or click here to browse in full…
All images by Abi Dare