With December fast approaching, it is clear to see that already individuals and families are getting into the Christmas spirit. Decorations are starting to appear in windows, offering warmth and often a 'fairytale image' to the passers-by. I often find myself creating a whole 'home life' scenario simply from a glance into someone's living room (I'm sure I am not the only one)! So from an Interior Designers point of view, how do you best decorate your home in preparation for this years' festivities? Read on......
Having researched this subject thoroughly, it appears that the masses are being drawn into the antique market, with 40% of us having spent around £140 over the last year within the industry. Having survived a double dip recession where counting the pennies has remained standard throughout, individuals are once more digging deep in order to find an item of worth, one of value that will increase over the years whilst proving timeless.
As the lovely long summer evenings drift away, becoming a somewhat distant memory, they are replaced with shorter nights, an addition of 'the cardigan' and a re-introduction to 'soup' or 'broth' (a true winter warmer)! There is however, a lot to be said about Autumn. Fallen leaves litter the ground with colour. The air is crisp and cooler yet a pleasure to breathe in, especially early morning when the sun is beginning to shine. As individual's, we adapt to this accordingly, usually via warm clothing, heavily connected to fashion.