CHRIST­MAS TIPS

Love the cot­tage’s warm yet nat­u­ral style? Krista tells us five ways to cosy up your home

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1 Use plenty of can­dles Can­dle­light is great for cre­at­ing warmth in a space dur­ing the win­ter months.

2 Layer lots of soft cush­ions and blan­kets on arm­chairs and so­fas; they help to keep ev­ery­one cosy dur­ing the long, cold evenings.

3 I pre­fer rest­ful colours and we never over-dress the Christ­mas tree. It’s nice to bring a nat­u­ral feel to the house.

4 Use lots of fresh flow­ers, es­pe­cially white blooms, which bring a room to life.

5 The scent of freshly made cakes and bis­cuits is so homely at Christ­mas. Ev­ery hol­i­day, I bake a plum cake us­ing a recipe that I in­her­ited from my grand­mother. It is a fam­ily tra­di­tion.

Hall­way The tree is dec­o­rated sim­ply, us­ing gold and sil­ver dec­o­ra­tions and can­dle lights Below, from left Fir sprigs are used in­doors and out and smaller or­na­ments add fes­tive sparkle; Krista makes plum cake ev­ery year ➤

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