1. HANG A FESTIVE WREATH – OR TWO
Christmas wreath ideas can be used to bring beautiful seasonal decoration and natural styling to both the inside and outside of your home. A Christmas tradition that many of us embrace is using a wonderful wreath for Christmas door decor, but these natural accents can be used all over the inside of your home, too.
2. DECORATE WITH GLORIOUS GARLANDS
Wonderfully versatile, Christmas garland ideas can be used to decorate mantelpieces, stairways, doorways, tables and more, but why not dial up the look and use them to create a statement look on your walls? Made from fresh foliage, these garlands elegantly enhance the Christmas fireplace ideas in this living room.
3. CHOOSE THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE
The arrival of your tree really marks the start of Christmas, so it pays to make the right choice. Real Christmas trees will look fresh and vibrant for the holidays, and will fill your home with that lovely pine scent – perfect for making your home smell good for Christmas. We explore how to bring a Christmas tree home in our dedicated feature.
4. CURATE A STAND-OUT CHRISTMAS TABLESCAPE
With so much of the festive season centered around food and drink, it’s no wonder Christmas dinner is often the central part of the celebrations for many of us, so make the most of this moment and create a magical Christmas table – guaranteed to impress your guests if you're hosting on Christmas day or are having a Christmas party.
5. EMBRACE TRADITIONAL COLORS
Traditional color palettes usually embrace shades of red, green and gold, silver, blue and purple. When choosing Christmas ornaments for your tree, it is often best to stick to a theme, and you can never go wrong with the traditional colors of Christmas.
6. OR, OPT FOR MORE MODERN PALETTES
It seems that every year Christmas ornaments and decorations become more unique, vibrant and fun, with many of us embracing color schemes and decorating ideas that feel more modern, or in-sync with our interior style.
7. CREATE A HOMEY FEEL WITH HANDCRAFTED DECORATIONS
Handcrafted decorations are a great way to give your Christmas decor a unique, personal touch and are perfect for handing down through the generations. Colorful, folk-patterned stockings, along with natural rose hip and fir garlands, take center stage in this vibrant scheme, bringing vibrant color, decoration and texture to this Christmas mantel.
8. CELEBRATE CHRISTMASES PAST WITH RETRO DECOR
Bring a touch of nostalgia to Christmas decor ideas by opting for decor that creates a more retro-feel.
9. EMBRACE THE BEAUTY OF THE OUTDOORS WITH PLENTY OF NATURAL ACCENTS
As well as wreaths and garlands, there are so many other ways you can get creative with natural accents for your Christmas decor ideas; from vases of seasonal cuttings from your yard and garden, to Christmas plants and flowers, Christmas cactuses, pine cone decorations and more.
10. CREATE A FESTIVE FIREPLACE
Aside from your Christmas tree, a fireplace will often be your main other focal point in your living room – as well as the main area you will gather around during the cold winter evenings, so it pays to enhance this feature with Christmas decor.
11. STYLE WITH PLENTY OF TWINKLING LIGHTS AND COZY CANDLES
Indoor Christmas lighting ideas are an integral part of festive decoration, and can help to create a warm welcome in every room. From the traditional fairy lights to LED options in both static and eye-catching flickering settings that mirror your outdoor Christmas light ideas, the ways in which you light your home this Christmas can really bring the festive season to life.
12. ENHANCE YOUR WINDOWS WITH SEASONAL DECOR
Christmas window decor ideas are a lovely way to spark joy in quiet corners of the home – and we love that they can be appreciated from both the inside and outside. Try stringing up paper garlands, lining the windowsill with winter foliage and candles, or simply hanging baubles from handles. Garlands with colored glass baubles would work particularly well as they will shine like jewels in the winter light.
13. ADD A SEASONAL TOUCH TO YOUR BAR CART
'Sometimes the simplest of decorating ideas can have a beautiful impact, and if you're planning on doing lots of hosting and entertaining over the Christmas period, then a few simple, festive additions to your bar cart or home bar, will add a wonderful seasonal touch,' says Jennifer
14. DRESS UP YOUR STAIRCASE FOR THE SEASON
Christmas stair decor ideas can add a festive flourish to a more busy, transitional space in the home. A staircase bedecked with garlands of foliage will instantly make an impact, especially for Christmas hallway ideas.
15. EMBRACE FUN AND FESTIVE DECOR THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME
From Christmas bedroom decor and kitchen Christmas decor, to decorating entryways and even bathrooms, Christmas decor ideas should not just be embraced in a living room or dining room.