In celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, Scotland’s most famous poet, we see his birthday being applauded around the world with the renowned Burns Night suppers annually, on or around January 25 – the perfect excuse to gather round with friends and loved ones whether you are Scottish or not.
These evenings comprise of feasting till your heart’s content, tucking in to Haggis, reciting Burns’s poetry and raising a glass or two (of whisky) in celebration. So, if you’re planning on hosting this year’s festivities, make sure your home is ready to welcome your guests in true Scottish style.
I find this time of year is still about keeping the home cosy and one way I like to achieve this is by incorporating the Skye check throw and cushion which works perfectly when added to traditional upholstery pieces like the Harris Tweed Victoria button chair.
Decorate the home with thistle and to enhance the Scottish charm, why not tie tartan ribbon around cutlery, napkins or glassware?
The addition of antler homewares is another favourite. Choose the resin Wide Antler Chandelier to add character and make a real style statement in the room.
Once your family and friends have arrived, toast the haggis and commemorate Burns, by offering guests tumblers of their favourite Scottish tipple and copies of Burns’ poetry to ensure that your Burns Night celebration has true Highland style.
FEEL THE BURNS: From top, the Harris Tweed Victoria button back chair; a Skye check throw and Skye check cushion.