Mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and traditional Frankfurt sausage – we all love a festive market in the build up to Christmas. The market tradition originated in many German and Austrian areas and even dates back to the late Middle Ages.
Pretty stalls and the hustle of busy shoppers all in good spirits warm the hearts of our favourite cities. Forget your average tat, Christmas markets are filled with homemade crafts and a whole host of scrumptious food for you to try, they really do put the magic back into Christmas when you’re a grown up.
Crammed with a variety of stalls, beer tents and festive music, Christmas markets are great for socialising with friends, shopping and most importantly getting some alternative inspiration for your home.
The colours add that extra wow factor that will leave you feeling like you’ve stepped into a Christmas wonderland. Green, red, gold and the rustic wood huts look simply stunning in the shimmer of the low hung fairy lights and street lighting.
Christmas markets are great for giving your home that extra special look. Beautiful baubles and ornaments will open your eyes to festive design and maybe you’ll think twice about using the same old colour scheme this year. The handmade, wooden crafts are original and timeless and this can be reflected in your Christmas decoration. Modern isn’t always the best way to go when it comes to creating a small dose of Christmas heaven in your home. If the crafts don’t get you hooked on the market season, then the food will. The glorious smells of traditional German sausage, chocolate filled crepes, incredibly creamy garlic mushrooms and a hint of mulled wine (with brandy) will keep you coming back for more – you better be sure to go on an empty stomach!
As the days get even longer and the mince pies start to flow, the wind down really begins for Christmas so why not check out your nearest Christmas market and pick up some quirky colour inspiration for your home, whilst having a whole load of fun at the same time.