Christmas decorating ideas to embrace the holiday feeling at home

Hands up, have you already decorated your entire home for the holidays, or are you waiting for December to roll around to finally put up the tree? I personally can’t contain my excitement – I’m really looking forward to turning the three most important rooms in the home into the ultimate Christmas wonderland and enjoying this cosy feeling for as long as possible.

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 let’s begin with the kitchen and dining area…

Whether you 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, I’ve got something for every style. Happy scrolling and make sure to get your screenshot button ready…

Christmas decorating ideas

Choose white décor this Christmas and create a frosty theme in your kitchen. Everhot 110 in Dusky Pink, from £9,265. 

 

Layer textures, finishes and warm reds and greens for the ideal tablescaping this Christmas. Ursula glass table lamp in gunmetal, £110; 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.

 

Pine foliage plus holly with red berries are timeless Christmas décor. Arbor kitchen by Harvey Jones, from £20,000.

 

Christmas decorating ideas

Go for pendant lights and warm up your scheme. Kitchen design by Benchmarx Kitchens.

 

Christmas decorating ideas

Spice up your cooker hood with some nice foliage and your favourite festive décor. Linear kitchen by Harvey Jones, from £20,000.

 

Faux fur will always do the trick, right? 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.

 

Love dark interiors? Metallic accents work great with a moody scheme. Somerton kitchen in Baltic Green and Brushed Brass, from £15,000, from Kitchen Makers.

 

Christmas decorating ideas

Keep it simple with pine cones and lots of seasonal greenery. Sonata kitchen by Mowlem & Co. Prices start from approx £30,000.

 

Add foliage and pinecones on your kitchen island and range cooker for a festive feeling. Kitchen design by Davonport.

Next up, the bedroom…

One of the latest trends in the interiors world this festive season is the Scandi-inspired theme. Think lots of wooden textures, faux fur and boucle fabrics and lush neutral colour palettes with soft ivory, deep taupe, and even pale burnt terracotta.

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Create a cosy setting no matter your style with layered lights, metallic accents, wintery décor and comfy bedding, perfect for spending an evening watching Christmas movies – hot chocolate included, of course.

Be honest – isn’t this the most calming bedroom you’ve seen? I just want to jump between those cushions and throws, put a festive film on and enjoy the holiday feeling. 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; Lyra 100% cotton Petal throw, £90; Melbury king-sized bed in Natural Linen Union, £1550; Sheepskin chair in Pearl, £1100; Henley monochrome rug, £395 for a medium; Tibetan sheepskin single rug in Ivory, £125; Burnham bench in natural, £325; Burnham wide stool, £185; all from The White Company

 

You can never go wrong with a neutral scheme – perfect for all year-round, especially when paired with linen bedding, textured throws, and warm wood accents. Pop a small Christmas tree in a plain corner to get in the festive mood, a chic wreath above your bed and foliage on a storage bench, to complete the scheme. Marcon Matt gold wire table lamp with large mink Reni shade, £55, Iconic Lights.

 

Love the modern pared-back luxury look? Go for pastel shades of pink and ivory in your bedroom with pops of dark grey and add depth with a mix of textures – from faux fur to crushed velvet. Pink Isla bed, from £299; 20in pink hanging paper onion, £15; 10cm diamond hanging ornament in mint and silver, £1.50; Set of 4 23cm silver paper snowflakes, £10; Faux sheepskin rug, from £39; 5ft silver birch light up twig tree, £35.00; Oswald velvet buttoned ottoman in mid grey, £129; Marble plush faux fur throw, £35; Tufted reindeer duvet cover set, from £35; Gold lattice lantern, £24, and Romano EY curtains pair, from £40, all from Dunelm.

 

Create a contemporary festive scheme with a couple gold foil star garlands. Aurora bedframe, £849, Orson pendant light, £399, Royal nomadic rug, £89, all from Furniture Village

 

Keep a clean and simple aesthetic in your bedroom this winter with white bedding, silver decorative vases and candlesticks, and bring the holiday spirit through pops of bright red – like the Kendal herringbone red soft Merino wool blanket, £165, The Fine Cotton Company. So cosy!

 

Got a spacious headboard? Why not place your favourite Christmas décor on top? And wrap yourself in the festive feeling with the seasonal Dotty sheep Christmas printed bedding, from £13.99, from Terrys.

 

Love arts and crafts? Grab your scissors, glue and materials and create your own festive décor. Garcia ottoman bed frame, £599, from Furniture Village.

And finally, the 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. Include that extra layer of comfort through a soft bath mat – with Xmas motifs, why not – and luxurious cotton towels and robes. 

Candles, candles and more candles… One can never have enough, especially around Christmas time, right? Just imagine the most relaxing bubbly soak in the stylish freestanding Madeira bath from Heritage Bathrooms.

 

Go all-out in your bathroom scheme with Christmas-themed-everything, from bath mats and soap dispensers to your little one’s toys and towels. Glass cork jars large, £6; Glass cork jars small, £5; Santa round bath mat in white, £8; Snowman lotion dispenser, £4; Gnome hand towel in white, £3; Reindeer hand towel in red, £3; Santa duck, £2; Christmas bath buddies 10 pack, £5; The Edited Life Adult bamboo tooth brush in Natural, £1.50; The Edited Life Child bamboo tooth brush in Natural, £1.50; Elements black slim ladder, £35; Dorma Tencel sumptuously soft snow towel, £10; Light grey rope basket, £6; Pumice stone, £1.50; London ribbed wall mounted soap tray, £4; Washed wood bath rack, £15, and 3ft Abies tree in Burlap Base, £35, all from Dunelm.

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. So, first sort your heating solutions with clever outdoor radiators and then, style your space with fairy lights, tall candle sticks, tartan throws and comfy cushions, plus a rustic fire pit for toasty treats.

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A fire pit or log burner is a must to ensure you stay warm this season and enjoy toasty s’mores. And 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.
Enjoy a delicious glass of mulled wine in your garden and 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.

Which were your favourite Christmas decorating ideas? Let me know in the comments…

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1 Comment

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    Brendan
    30th March 2021 at 6:07 am

    I like the black and golden in the bathroom. This colour combination awfully pretty. Love these ideas! The prettiest designs for bathroom and kitchen I’ve ever seen for Christmas.

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