Winter is my favourite time of year, mainly because I love the feeling of coming in from the cold, putting on the fire, wearing my cosy PJs and snuggling under a blanket with a hot chocolate in front of the TV.
Every year, once the cold weather hits, I stock up on firewood for my log burner and turn my living room into a cosier place, with the help of a few simple accessories. Even before my Christmas decorations go up, I like to have the place turned into a little haven where we can relax, keep warm and enjoy all of our nights in.
I think the easiest way to make things cosier is by increasing the amount of throws, blankets and cushions on the sofas, which is something I made sure to do around the end of September time. There are so many places to buy cheap, fluffy, warm throws which can work not only to keep you warm, but to add some colour or a mix of textures to a room. 
Personally I love mixing fabrics, patterns and colours to give more interest and depth to a space and with throws and cushions all together, I find it so easy to achieve and so aesthetically pleasing.
Another simple way to make a space feel more seasonal is with the addition of candles and lighting. On a Winter's night, there is nothing more comforting than having the fire burning and some candles flickering around the room... and I have quite the collection to work my way through this Winter already. I'm all about the festive scents!
When it comes to lighting, I love fairy lights, even before my Christmas decorations go up, and I've been able to pick up some really pretty battery operated lights for great prices. They can be something really simple, but they still give a lovely effect when lit on an evening.
Once December hits and my decorations go up, I'll be going all out with the lights - I get so excited for Christmas and love to make everything festive and fun around the house.

Speaking of Christmas, which seems to be sneaking up on us really fast this year, I can't wait to put up my tree again, and have all the presents sitting underneath, ready to be opened on Christmas morning. We have a huge, snow covered tree, that we usually decorate with icy pink and blue decorations, however I am thinking of changing the colour scheme a bit this year and go for reds and coppers... That's if I can get my hands on all of the decorations in time. 
I also like to match my wrapping paper to my theme too, which is a little OCD I know!
I'm hoping to have the house all decorated by December 1st this year, which is a little early for me, but like I said, I'm really excited already - I don't think I can wait much longer!

How do you like to decorate for Winter and the Christmas season?

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