Designing your home to be a safe space has become more important than ever. We’ve gathered the best items in our collections to make sure you have everything you need to feel at home the way you need to feel at home right now.
This year’s Christmas… we want to make it a beautiful one, despite (or because of) everything that’s been going on this year. And whether we celebrate Christmas or any other holiday with a few friends or just a small selection of (video calling) family members: we can certainly make it memorable for everyone. (We also highly recommend reading our tips while listening to your favorite Holiday tunes.)
Creating a Christmas table setting
Setting a festive Christmas table will go a long way to setting the right mood. Even if it’s just for yourself or a few close friends or relatives, treat yourself to a little luxury. In the US, Thanksgiving precedes Christmas. Other countries may not have that tradition, but we could take some of the Thanksgiving spirit for Christmas as well. Take a moment to think about the good things in your life. Talk about them with others. What are you thankful for? Thinking and talking this over will make you feel more optimistic and it will also make you look out for other things in life to appreciate — such as the wonderful Christmas table you’ve set up.
Five helpful tips for your festive table setting:
- Choose your colors
Specify the 1-3 colors you will use for the table, such as green/red, silver/blue, all-white, or black/white. This will prevent “going wild” buying all kinds of wonderful accessories — stick to your color scheme to set your mood and your ensemble will be more coherent.
- Use fresh pine for decoration
No matter what color scheme you’ve chosen, you can add some fresh pine for its texture and scent.
- Replace napkins with tea or dishtowels
They make wonderful replacements, are sturdier and bigger. Bonus: you can wash them afterward and use them again next year, meaning you don’t have to throw out paper napkins. Win-win!
- Have the plates match – or not at all
All the same, sturdy and durable plates for everyone — or a creative mismatch of different sizes and shapes? Mismatches work well with color schemes that are low in color (i.e. all white or all green). If you’ve decorated with up to 3 colors, bring some calm to the table by matching your plates and silverware.
- Treat yourself to something new
Make it something durable and enjoy it for years to come. Plates, silverware, table runners, bowls… have them match your color scheme and/or theme for the table to dot the i’s.
Thoughtful Christmas gifts
Exchanging gifts can be one of the highlights of Christmases. However, we do want to be mindful of the environment.
Take extra care to find something special for your loved ones. We have a wonderful selection of accessories, upcycled home decor, and our special Plan B selection. Want to show someone special you care? Surprise them with a gift from our vintage personal care collection.
- Choose your colors
During the pandemic, you may feel hopeless, sad, or forlorn. We can’t deny its impact, but we can change what unites us in times of extra distance between us and our loved ones. How? We start with ourselves. After all, aircraft staff always reminds passengers to “secure their own mask first” before helping others — because there is so much more we can give if we take care of ourselves first. To aid you in finding comfort, we’ve added some items and tips that will get you through these fall and winter months. Continue Reading
Where some hold on to hopes of an Indian Summer, others look forward to the colder months of the winter. We’re a bit torn; while we love the heat of the summer (at least to some extent), when it’s over, we long for the copper colors of the fall as much as we wish for snow. We’re not saying that we feel this way because we love the wool selection and our booties so much — okay, maybe we are. Add in the big wool bags trend we’ve spotted and the winter got us hooked before it even got started. It’s not us, it’s our products…
If staying longer at home is a new standard, let’s be sure to make every room a wonderful place to spend time in. Keep breathing, loving and living & count your blessings every day. We’re working hard to get you more inspiration from our latest designs — from rugs to rattan baskets.
- Binging on a budget? We’ve got you covered. During a season where overdoing it seems to be the norm, we’re happy to take it down to a focused shopping spree. No more impulse buys and no more throwaway gifts. The only thing on your list will be a selection of sustainable gifts that will bring a smile to anyone’s face. And to help you out, we’re taking prices down, too. Lastly, we’re hoping to inspire you with a dash of color.
In the three R’s of waste management, there is a hierarchy from reducing to reusing and recycling. We’d like to add upcycling to this list as well and invite you to share your ideas, styles, and inspiration with us. And speaking of upcycling: have you met our cardigans yet?
We love you! Do you love yourself too? If not, we are here to change that. Improved self-care and doing some responsible shopping will make you about twenty rainbow shades happier. We’d like to pay some attention to the little ones too: let’s have them start out the colder season with soft, eco-friendly accessories and clothing. Finally, we’ll fight the upcoming winter blues with 15% off storage items.
The Dutch have a saying that loosely translates to ‘April does whatever it wants’. With temperatures in Amsterdam recently dropping and sudden hail storms making their appearance, we’ve had our fair share of April surprises. Now, with temperatures finally on the rise, we decided to play it safe. Focusing on our selection of comfortable blankets, we also take out a selection of brand new pink’s. We are officially ready to face any kind of weather! Continue Reading
Spring is no longer around the corner – it has opened the door and came blooming in. We celebrate this spring with coral tones. On top of these unique spring colors, we bring you our plans for a showroom and our wonderful Plan B to do more for our planet. And when it comes to Plan B, you can help, too!
If you make sure you’re all warmed up for the winter, you might actually warm up to the idea of winter. We want you to enjoy every season, which is why our winter collection will help you through the coldest days. Winter is here, so you might as well feel good about it!
At Naco, we care about our products as much as we care about the planet. Or, if you were to phrase it differently: we care about people. To us, caring for our planet means giving our and many generations to come a chance to keep living a happy life on it. With New Year’s around the corner, we’re happy to share our outlook on planet and people care. Continue Reading
It’s always the summer that flies by – one day you’re dipping your toes in the water to cool off, the next you’re wearing three layers of socks to stay warm. But like every season, fall has its charm. We would like to introduce you to our warm autumn palette and offer you all you need to stay comfortable. Let’s enjoy an Indian Summer and a spectacular fall. Continue Reading
Aren’t we happy our new website is live! The fact it coincided with an actual makeover we got to participate in, doesn’t feel like a coincidence at all. Sometimes beautiful things just fall into step with one another. Before we tell you all about the makeover, let’s talk summer colors and smart storage – there is a lot to be excited about!
With orders flying in, we’d like to remind you once more that our summer break is almost there. Any orders placed between August 15th and August 31st will be sent out in September. We advise you to sit back, enjoy a good drink and use some sunscreen while you wait. After all, summer comes only once a year!