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