With all the leaves on the ground, the crisp wind in the air, and the mention of snow on people’s lips – there’s no denying it any longer, winter is just around the corner. That can mean only one thing – Christmas is on the way and it’s time to keep snug and stay indoors. So, if you’re in the mood for making your sofa look all lovely and festive for the season ahead, here are our top design ideas to help you create the look…
1. The festive period is all about family, friends, and keeping cosy so think about where you’ve placed your sofa in your living room. Perhaps it’s time for a room shuffle – move your sofa nearer to the fire, and make that the centre point instead of the TV.
2. If you’ve got a lovely leather sofa, make sure it’s cosy and inviting. To add warmth, try covering your leather sofas with a selection of throws. They’ll look pretty and they’ll be great to snuggle up in while you enjoy your favourite programme, or read a good book in front of the fire.
3. Think of festive colours. Reds, greens, golds, whites, and silvers – these five colours can instantly create a Christmassy vibe. Think about texture too. Recreate a snowy feel by using fluffy cushions and textured throws. Add a sequin cushion for interest, or get creative with your sewing machine and add some red and green ribbons to an otherwise simple throw.
4. If you’ve got a wall behind your sofa, think about how you can use it to frame your seating. Use Christmas baubles and tree branches to create a twist on Christmas decorations. Add a long length of wire or string and hang your Christmas cards here, or add extra warmth to your room by hanging a throw or wall hanging.
With a little creativity and time, it’s easy to turn your living room and sofa around into a truly special space to spend the festive period. Happy decorating!