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jmm PR’s Favourite Articles of the Week

Here at jmm PR, we have been scouring the internet for our favourite articles of the week.

This week brings a preview of Dunelm’s Christmas collection and six ideas on making your home a happier place this festive season.

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Good Homes – Discover Dunelm’s 2020 Christmas collection

We love treating ourselves to some new Christmas decorations each year to spruce up our ever-growing collections of baubles, lights and all things sparkly! That’s why we couldn’t wait to read Good Homes’ article on Dunelm’s 2020 Christmas collection AND we’re super excited that we can hit the shops again this weekend!

The article delves into what we can expect to find in Dunelm this season:

  • Scandi sparkle – Good Homes suggests switching your duvet cover for something wintery and showcases one of Dunelm’s woodland-inspired designs
  • Festive folk – apparently tassels, pom poms and rainbow decorations are on-trend for Christmas 2020, which will surely brighten up the difficult year we have all had
  • Bejewelled bathroom – Good Homes suggests decorating every room in the house, including the bathroom and we think that’s a great idea! In fact, it’s our favourite thing from the article and the image above has given us all the inspiration we need for adding a festive twist to our bathrooms this month. We absolutely LOVE the garland around the mirror
  • Crafted Christmas – Dunelm is selling dried flower wall art this year and the article suggests trying to create your own similar display to showcase at home. Dunelm’s wall art is paired with LED star ornaments, which are always a winner at Christmastime
  • Statement tablescape – Good Homes suggests creating a tablescape that will bring the wow-factor to your Christmas dinner. Candles are always a good shout for a centre piece and we adore the hanging baubles in Dunelm’s picture (see below).

Image: Dunelm  

Will you be updating your Christmas decorations this year? If so, let us know where you will be shopping and the trends that you are following. Let’s spread some festive cheer!

Image: House Beautiful/Mark Scott

House Beautiful – 6 home tweaks that will make your space a happier place this Christmas

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a lot more challenging than we ever could have expected it to be. With Christmas now less than a month away, what better time to make the most of the sanctuary and safe haven that our homes provide than by ensuring they are happy and healthy spaces that can lift our mood throughout the upcoming colder months. This article from House Beautiful offers up six tips on making your home a happier space this festive season, and after the year we’ve all had, it couldn’t come at a better time!

With many of us currently still working from home for the foreseeable future, House Beautiful highlights the benefits of embracing the popular Danish lifestyle trend, Hygge, this winter, particularly when it comes to maintaining a good work-life balance. This not only means finishing work on time, but it also encourages us to get cosy in the evenings by introducing accessories such as throws or cushions into our homes, as well as creating a reading nook so we can switch off and unwind after a long day spent in front of our laptops.

Elsewhere in the article, House Beautiful draws upon advice from psychologists, which suggests, “putting up your tree earlier can modify the happiness hormones in your body, stirring up feelings of pure joy”. Most of the jmm PR team firmly support this idea, with the majority of us putting our trees up before 1st December this year! We also love the idea of using Christmas scented candles or reed diffusers to create a comfortable and relaxing sanctuary, and as House Beautiful explains, “cinnamon, orange, woody frankincense, pine blend and ginger” are all ideal scents for this!

With other ideas such as injecting pops of colour into your home to brighten up both your space and your mood, as well as filling your rooms with winter accessories including garlands, fairy lights and Christmas-themed bedding, this article is filled with tips and tricks on making your home a happier place to be. Will you be trying out any of these ideas this festive season? If so, we’d love to hear!

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Tessa and Steph

4th December 2020

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