As Autumn marches on at an increasing pace, our thoughts naturally begin to turn towards Winter. For many people in the London area, this also means starting to think about Xmas. This is a very important time of year for many and brings lots of joy and fun with it. A major part of enjoying it to the full is giving your home a Christmas makeover. But what are the best ways to do this?
Get a proper fire going
A big part of getting that Christmassy feel in any home is making it snug and cosy. A great way to do this is to get a proper, roaring fire going for the whole family to enjoy. Naturally, this is pretty simple if you already have an open fireplace in your living room or kitchen. All you need to do is stock up on essential supplies like logs, coal and kindling then you are good to go. For those home without a period fireplace to use, why not think about having a wood burning stove fitted? These will still give out a good amount of heat and enable you to create that intimate feeling at night's which is pure Xmas!
Think about the fragrance
Christmas is about how things smell as well as how they look. With this in mind, it is worthwhile paying attention to this when getting your house ready for Santa…or at least just the season! A good tip is using pot pourri which is fragranced with classic festive scents like cinnamon, apple, pine or berries. Fragranced candles are another good way to do this and there are lots of different flavours to pick up on the market now.
Get your decorations up
Of course, no home will be truly ready for Xmas without decorations. Getting a tree up is the first job and many people will still go with a real one for the scent and looks they deliver. When dressed with tinsel and baubles, it will really make your home look festive. Other good tips for decorating your home for Christmas are wreaths on doors, outside lights in hedges and stockings hung on fireplaces. If it still feels a little early to go all-out with your Christmas decorations, opt for fairy lights and candles instead.
Get your winter fuel supplies from London Gases
If you live in the London area and need coal or logs to create a roaring fire, get in touch with us today. We can supply winter fuel around the whole London area and make sure your house is all ready for the festive period.