A zen environment can evoke feelings of calm, peace and tranquillity, a space to relax and unwind in, providing enough clarity to spark creativity when needed. This Christmas embrace soothing neutrals, warm textures and natural greenery to create an oasis of your own to switch off from it all before welcoming in the New Year. Let us be honest we would all gladly harness any zen we can get to see us through the present shopping, mountain of wrapping and cooking for extended family! Our homes should allow us to relax, unwind and step away from it all. Although this Christmas looks set to be slightly different this year and cocktail parties won’t be in full swing, your home needs to work harder than ever to offer you that restful, relaxed atmosphere. Decorating for Christmas and the festive season should be a fun, exciting experience so channel a relaxed attitude and decorate mindfully, by that I don’t mean buddha baubles donning Christmas hats (although there is nothing wrong with a bit of kitsch Christmas decor). Decorations don’t need to shout, instead introduce subtle seasonal touches along with a restrained, neutral palette and allow the serenity to wash through your home. Below are some ideas to help your interior feel like a breath of fresh air and a deep exhale this winter.