Not going away this Christmas?  You can get that holiday feel and relaxing vibe right in your own kitchen.

Keep windows light and airy

Let in the morning light and wake with the sun shining on through your kitchen while you make your morning coffee.

Set up a drinks trolley

Greet guests or just have set up for the kids to create that holiday vibe – fancy glasses and colourful, fruity garnishes will jazz up afternoon drinks, even if there’s only sparkling water on the menu.

Treat yourself to homestyle cooked breakfast

Could there be a better way to start the day? When you’re at home, this little luxury can really help to set a positive and relaxed mood for the day ahead. Prepare and then enjoy every bite and sip your coffee in your ‘holiday kitchen’ while you read the weekend papers or immerse yourself in that novel you keep meaning to read – pyjamas essential.

Go buffet style

Prepare quick and easy food options such as salad and pasta dishes that can be served buffet-style so you can feel like you are on holidays with minimal cooking.

Add some greenery

Palms and ferns will add a tropical holiday feel to your kitchen.