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10 Top Tips To Decorate Your Home The Croft Conservatory Way This Christmas

Here in Preston, Croft Conservatories love to hear from our customers about how they are enjoying the extra space and warmth that Croft have created in their home. Whether they have a new secure door, new energy efficient windows or extra living space created by an orangery or conservatory, our customers often reflect on their home improvements at this time of year when they are snug and cosy inside and busy preparing for Christmas.
Below are our Croft Conservatories 10 top tips on how to spruce up your home the Croft way this Christmas.

1. Forage
You don’t need to spend a fortune to make Christmas splendid this year. Grab your wellies and a thick coat then see what you can forage to bring some rustic Christmas cheer inside. Go on a family country walk to find holly, hawthorn, beech and many more attractive branches that can then be used for table decorations, wreaths or decorated with Christmas baubles to create a chic and personal Christmas touch. 

2. Pine Cones
While outside, be on the hunt for pine cones too. A simple collection of beautiful pinecones on a fire hearth is sure to put a smile on the face of Father Christmas when he pops by.

3. Less is More
Design often works best when it is simple. A string of pretty white lights complemented with a striking single star can look magnificent as a tree decoration with minimal fuss.

4. Mix it Up
If minimal is not your thing, that’s fine! It is Christmas after all so let your hair down and have fun with your decorations. Mix up your precious family heirloom decorations with some contemporary bright and bold creations. Children’s art on the tree or your dogs paw prints making up a Christmas “paw painting”….anything goes as long as it brings you Christmas cheer.

5. Birds
Birds are a big trend this year. From robins to wrens, trees up and down the country are set to be covered with birds so enjoy this trend for a chirping good Christmas display. 

6. Pull Your Stockings Up
There is something magical about hanging your stockings up at Christmas that brings out the child in everyone. From handmade personalised stockings to thick woolly bed socks, just make sure you hang one for everyone in the family so nobody feels left out.

7. Lanterns and Candles
As the nights draw in, add some warmth and cheer with simple lanterns and candles. The Danish tradition of Hygee which brings pleasure from simple and cosy things is still a big trend this year in interior design and there is no better way to get your Hygee score up than by lighting some pretty candles and lanterns.

8. Involve All The Family
Let’s be honest, Christmas can be a lot of work so take the stress away by involving your whole family in getting your home decorated for Christmas. If you are getting a real tree, the fun begins with a family day out then working out how everyone will fit back in the car…

9. Mince Pies and Sherry  
Santa has a lot to do on the 25th December so make sure you leave him a little something to give his energy levels a boost. Maybe he could use your new conservatory or orangery as a place to relax for 5 minutes as the reindeer munch a carrot or two on your roof. We hope your roofline is looking smart for the occasion? If Rudolf thinks you need to work on this in 2020, just give us a call and we will happily smarten you up with new gutters, facia boards and soffits.

10. A Special Key
A word of caution. If you have had a secure RockDoor or other high quality UPVC door fitted to your home recently by Croft and you do not have a chimney, you may have a problem as Father Christmas will not be able to get in. We have had a word with his elves though on our customers behalf so if you leave a special key with a note attached, he will be able to deliver your presents as usual this year. Phew!

Finally, may the team at Croft Conservatories wish you a very merry Christmas!