Tips On Getting Cosy For The Festive Season




Christmas is the perfect time to indulge – not only in delicious festive treats and welcoming visits from friends and family – but in making your home a beautiful and cosy haven in which to enjoy the season too.

Now the nights are drawing in and the temperatures have started to drop, we find ourselves spending more and more time in the comfort of our homes. While, for many, the kitchen offers the perfect hub for impromptu seasonal gatherings – huddled around the kitchen table as the kettle boils or the dinner slowly simmers – the lounge provides an equally cosy retreat too. Comfortably full from Christmas lunch and dreaming of turkey and cranberry sandwiches, it’s the perfect spot for a well-deserved nap while a Christmas film plays on in the background.


The wonderful thing about this most jovial time of year is that time almost seems to stand still. During Christmas and the New Year period, we are often left pondering what day it is, as we find ourselves consumed in a merry bubble of Trivial Pursuit, cheese boards and frosty morning walks.

Christmas is a time for family. It’s the season for creating memories that’ll last and make you smile in years to come. That’s why we want to ensure we help you to make it special, year after year, season after season.

If you’re hosting Christmas this year, or you just enjoy settling in for the winter season, we’ve put together a collection of homely and useful items to help you prepare your house, making it a cosy and welcoming home that family and friends won’t want to leave!


From William Morris cushion-designs inspired by our native flora and fauna, to sofas big enough for the whole family to enjoy a post-Christmas lunch nap on, to wonderfully rustic log baskets and handy shoe benches that are perfect for storing all those extra pairs of muddy wellies – we’re on hand to help make this festive season an extra special, memorable and inviting one!



There’s nothing quite like wrapping yourself up in a cosy blanket and reading a good book when it’s cold and rainy outside. This beautiful duck egg blue Tova Throw is made from 100% cotton so it’s wonderfully soft and big enough for two! Perfect for snuggling under on Christmas Eve, waiting for Father Christmas to arrive and watching It’s A Wonderful Life.

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From luxurious throws to soft, patterned cushions. This striking William Morris Iris design is inspired by an English country garden and pairs beautifully with our traditional leather sofas. A cost-effective solution to updating any room, our range of cushions add a welcoming touch of cosiness for this season too!

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timeless SOFAS

Part of our stunning Charlbury range, this traditional and timeless 3-seater leather sofa has been lovingly crafted here in the UK. Designed to weather the storm and age beautifully with each year that passes, it provides the perfect cosy spot for the whole family to enjoy. If you prefer something softer, like velvet or linen, you can view our range of fabric sofas, here.

With all those gifts to buy, don’t forget you can spread the cost of buying a beautiful new sofa with our fantastic Furniture on Finance options!

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clutter-free SHOE STORAGE

With the arrival of friends and family members popping round to celebrate and enjoy the festive season, help keep your hallway tidy and those additional muddy boots hidden, with our handy shoe storage and benches. What’s more, our Charlton Painted shoe bench has got a padded cushion top so you can take a comfy pew whilst taking off your wellies!

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From preparing the turkey early on Christmas morning, to crossing the Brussel sprouts and adding honey to the parsnips, it’s useful to have that little extra work surface space! With the hand-crafted finishing touches you have come to expect, the Oxford Painted Kitchen Island includes hand woven water hyacinth baskets to store those extra utensils, and traditional satin silver cup handles.

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From rich vintage reds to those special-occasion fruity ports, our range of wine cabinets offer the perfect solution for storing your favourite Christmas tipples. Suitable for the kitchen, dining room or hallway, they are crafted from beautiful solid oak and oak veneers, and inspired by the effortless and rustic interiors of the Cotswolds.

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rustic BASKETS

Ideal for storing logs to help keep those wood-burning stoves lit over winter, or for storing all your important bits and bobs, our baskets and rustic boxes – like this Grey Kooboo Round Basket – are wonderfully versatile and can be used in every room of the home.

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While hosting Christmas lunch and having family to stay over the festive season can seem daunting at times, it’s important to remember that this is a time for rest, recharging and simple pleasures too. For taking a relaxing wintry walk, enjoying a glass of the Sloe Gin you prepared last year, reading your favourite book and snuggling up on the sofa while the wind blusters outside.

From our traditional and much-loved ranges, together with our inspiring new-in products, we can help to make your house a wonderful and cosy home this festive season. Why not pop into one of our stores to view our collections and order in time for Christmas.


What’s your idea of a perfect cosy corner? We’d love to see! Head over to Instagram and tag us using #mycosycorner (and follow us!) for a chance to win £300 of vouchers.*

*#mycosycorner competition ends 10th December and is open to the UK only. Good luck!

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