How to make your home rock in December (if you don’t celebrate Christmas)

Just because the fat man in the red suit won’t be shimmying down your chimney doesn’t mean you don’t want to get your home looking awesome over December.  So whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Ramadan, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Winter Solstice, FSM day, New Years or just the fact that another year is done – we’ve got tips to help your home rock this season.

1. Bring in some nature

Pinecones, evergreen branches, holly, – get some scissors or a big ass knife and collect some of that gorgeous greenery to bring indoors.  Fill glass bowls, vases, and whatever else looks empty up with some nature and you’ll enjoy the seasonal feeling without having to be outside where it’s cold and there are people.

2. Get cool with icy statements

Icicles, snowflakes, and shades of white, blue and silver are a great choice and are not affiliated with religion or festivals of any kind. Get ornaments, pictures, decorations, whatever you like the look of and make the design your own – there are no rules.

3. Candles, lights and incense

The dark nights are perfect for cosy evenings in by candlelight, and there are some fantastic wintery scents that you can fill your home with at the same time.  If you have pets and kids, go for battery-operated flameless candles to get the look without the fire-risk.

4. All the Blankets

So you can look at it in one of two ways – either “it’s too expensive to put the heating on so I have to cover my bed and sofa in blankets”, or “it’s cold so let’s get close under all of these amazingly cosy blankets…”  Let’s take the positive option, throw loads of mismatched blankets everywhere, make a fort and watch Jaws – why Jaws?  Because no one ruins it by claiming that it’s a f*cking Christmas movie.

How do you celebrate December in your house when you don’t worship Santa?  Tell us in the comments…