Atmospheric lighting makes all the difference to the ambience of a room; flickering candlelight and softly glowing fairy lights will bring unlimited charm and cosiness to the home. Here’s 5 ideas for getting that festive glow this Christmas.
Lanterns create an intimate entertaining environment, and are a quick and easy way to bring a festive touch to console tables, fireplaces and walkways. A scattering of faux foliage and berries will catch the flickering light and diffuse its glow.
Be inspired by the winter illumination of chalets in Alpine ski resorts and dress your home’s roofline with strings of icicle lights. This pre-lit faux birch tree is suitable for use inside and out and, combined with real tea lights, gives this house and inviting glow. Icicle lights, £18.99, Lights4Fun. Indoor Outdoor light-up birch tree, £150, Cox & Cox.
Candles will bring a soft glow to any room and instantly create a relaxed and intimate feel. A hanging brass candle halo entwined with foliage adds a natural feel to the dining table, while a couple of candlesticks placed in the centre of the table create a classic dinner party ambience.
Fairy light fun
Softly strung festoon lights create a circus-like ambience, and can be hung overhead to create a magical canopy over seating areas and dining tables. In an open-plan setting like this one, the lighting not only makes a design statement, but also helps to pull focus to the centre of the room. Choose designs with larger bulbs for greater impact.
String fairy lights amongst tableware for a unique Christmas dinner decorating idea – LEDs with a soft glow look better than those with an icy blue light. This festive tabletop has a relaxed after-hours ambience; champagne pink with accents of black and a light-hearted dash of whimsy combine to perfection and create a celebratory mood.Tweet