Christmas decorating ideas to embrace the holiday feeling at home

Hands up, have you decorated your entire home for the holidays yet? I personally can’t contain my excitement so I’ve already transformed the three most important rooms in my home into the ultimate Christmas wonderland.

On my quest to find the most stylish festive décor, I’ve stumbled upon lots of Christmas decorating ideas – from pretty foliage on the fireplace to pops of red and green on open kitchen shelves. So, if you’re still in need of inspiration, I’ve got you covered.

Firstly, let’s begin with the kitchen and dining area…

Love the traditional look with sophisticated foliage designs, pops of red and green on worktops and fairy lights? Or want to create a contemporary scheme with slim twig bundles, crisp white baubles and neutral décor? Then, I’ve got something for every style. So, happy scrolling but make sure to get your screenshot button ready…

Festive kitchen decorations on the island with pine cones and candles
Decorate your kitchen island with candle sticks and pine cones. Pure kitchen, from £28000, John Lewis of Hungerford.
Dining room with fluted glassware
Forest green is perfect for Christmas. Large metallic tree decoration, £25; Large glass vase in Ombre, £28; Ribbed set of four tumbler glasses, £17, and Ribbed set of four champagne flute, £17, all from Habitat.
Blue kitchen design with pink Everhot range cooker
Choose white décor this Christmas and create a frosty theme in your kitchen. Everhot 110 in Dusky Pink, from £9265. 
Bold Christmas decorating ideas for the dining room with green and red accents
Layer textures, finishes and warm reds and greens for the ideal tablescaping this Christmas. Array storage cabinet in black, £450; Motion corduroy dining chair, £199 for a set of two; Metallic forest starpattern gin glass in pink £10; Wellington rug in Teal, £200, all John Lewis & Partners.
Classic Christmas decor in green kitchen with holly berries and foliage
Pine foliage plus holly with red berries are timeless Christmas décor. Arbor kitchen by Harvey Jones, from £20,000.
White kitchen with star decorations
Go for pendant lights to warm up your scheme but add candles as well. Kitchen design by Benchmarx Kitchens.
Stylish dining room with checked tablecloth, candles and greenery
Layer lighting and add plenty of candles for a cosy feeling. Cobb pendant light small in Natural White, £259, Original BTC.
Faux fur rug and seat cushions in dining room
Add a comfy rug to create a cosy scheme. Canterbury dining table with two chairs & two benches in Silk Grey and Dark Pine, £449, Nöa & Nani.
Christmas decorating ideas in dark kitchen with small tree and foliage
Metallic accents work perfectly with a moody scheme. Somerton kitchen in Baltic Green and Brushed Brass, from £15000, from Kitchen Makers.
Table decor with greenery, presents, and pine cones
Keep it simple with pine cones and lots of seasonal greenery. Sonata kitchen by Mowlem & Co. Prices start from approx £30000.

Secondly, bedroom décor…

The Scandi-inspired theme is one of my favourite Christmas decorating ideas. Think lots of wooden textures, faux fur and bouclé fabrics. So, focus on lush neutral colour palettes with soft ivory, deep taupe, and even pale burnt terracotta.

Create a cosy setting no matter your style with layered lights, metallic accents, wintery décor but also comfy bedding. Doesn’t this sound perfect for spending an evening watching Christmas movies? Hot chocolate included, of course.

Scandi bedroom with neutral bedding, faux fur and log burner
Get the Scandi look with Scallop-edge bed linen 200-thread-count cotton percale duvet cover in white/pink, £80 for a king size; Milton white bedspread, £120 for a king size, and Lyra 100% cotton Petal throw, £90, all from The White Company
Christmas decorating ideas bedding with gingerbread men
Choose festive patterned bedding in your bedroom. Reversible Christmas duvet cover and pillowcase in Navy Blue Christmas Gingerbread Man, £18 for a double, Next.
Neutral bedroom with throws, bedside lamp, foliage and wreath
Opt for linen bedding, textured throws, and warm wood accents. Marcon Matt gold wire table lamp with large mink Reni shade, £55, Iconic Lights.
Bedroom with fluted headboard, white throw, presents and wreath
Place a festive wreath above your bed for a festive touch. Amalfi champagne velvet king size bed with storage, £699, Danetti.
Navy bedroom design with star decoration and Christmas decorating ideas
Create a contemporary scheme with a couple gold foil star garlands. Aurora bedframe, £849, Orson pendant light, £399, Royal nomadic rug, £89, all from Furniture Village
Simple bedroom design with four poster bed, Christmas tree bedding and jute rug
Lay foliage on your poster bed to get into the Christmas mood. Lynton four poster bed, £449; Natural History Museum table lamp, £55; Henry black bedside table, £159; Natural History Museum winter frost duvet cover set, from £20, all from Dunelm.
Pared-back bedroom with white bedding, red throw and bedside table decorations
Red throws are great for adding a festive feeling in your bedroom. Kendal herringbone red soft Merino wool blanket, £165, The Fine Cotton Company.
Modern bedroom design with star decorations
Grab your scissors, glue and materials and create your own festive décor. Garcia ottoman bed frame, £599, from Furniture Village.

Lastly, Christmas decorating ideas for your bathroom…

Add a festive touch in your ensuite or cloakroom, through small Christmas trees and frosty pine cones in decorative bowls, and refresh your window sills with evergreen foliage. So, include that extra layer of comfort through a soft bath mat – with Xmas motifs, why not – but also add luxurious cotton towels and robes. 

Christmas decorating ideas for the bedroom with candles and foliage
Candles, candles and more candles… Freestanding Madeira bath from Heritage Bathrooms.
Christmas decorating ideas for large white bath with red bathroom towels
Go all-out in your bathroom scheme with Christmas-themed-everything. Gnome hand towel in white, £3; Reindeer hand towel in red, £3; Dorma Tencel sumptuously soft snow towel, £10; Light grey rope basket, £6; London ribbed wall mounted soap tray, £4, Washed wood bath rack, £15, all from Dunelm.

But don’t forget to show your outdoors a bit of love, too

When you’re ready to move the party outdoors, ensure you have the proper setup for yourself and your guests. Be it a spacious garden or a handy balcony, there are ways to decorate yours. So, first sort your heating solutions with clever outdoor radiators. But don’t forget to style your space with fairy lights, tall candle sticks, tartan throws and comfy cushions. Plus, you need a rustic fire pit for toasty treats.

Christmas decorating ideas for the outdoors with fire pit and comfortable seating
A fire pit or log burner is a must. Thus, ensure you stay warm this season and enjoy toasty s’mores with a bold design. But don’t forget to add pretty foliage and outdoor lighting to create a cosy atmosphere for the holidays and beyond. Halo 3K corner sofa and stone gas fire pit, £3375, Moda Furnishings.
Cosy outdoor decorations with Christmas tree and pine cones
Enjoy a delicious glass of mulled wine in your garden but first set the snowy chalet-inspired mood with a small Christmas tree, cosy rugs, festive decor and lots of throws. Single Tibetan sheepskin rug in ivory and cocoa, £125 each; Short curly sheepskin cushion in medium square, £70; Berwick throw, £350; Symons pre-lit wreath 70cm, £145; Pure-cashmere throw, £350; Curly sheepskin seat pad in Pearl, £45; Fireside lantern in medium, £55; Kubu log basket, £115, and grand spruce tree 7.5ft, £295, all from The White Company.

In conclusion, whether you want to go all out or add a subtle festive touch, there are plenty of Christmas decorating ideas to get you started. But remember to add a dash of your personality throughout.

So, have you enjoyed this article? Then, you may also love: Presents for interiors lovers: our pick of the best Christmas gifts.

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