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A cosy house is not just for Christmas!

In December, Brian’s knowledge was called on for a Metro feature on how best to give your house a warm and welcoming glow at Christmas. However, the tips he offered are just as useful post-Christmas, when most of us struggle even more with the dark, chilly nights.

Brian’s top tips are:

  • Stick to rich, dark colours such as dark reds, purples or browns. Don’t panic if your walls are neutral-coloured – coloured throws and cushions can be used as effectively.
  • Candlelight creates soft radiance – play with the effects further by using gold lanterns to create a flickering glow, or glass holders to bounce light around the room.
  • The smell of good food, hot chocolate or mulled wine is always welcoming. But, if you feel you’ve earned a rest from cooking, use your favourite scented candles instead to create a relaxed atmosphere.

The full article appeared in the Metro, 20th December 2012

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