Decorate your home for Christmas


These days there are so many choices when it comes to simply picking a Christmas tree, that once this task is complete you don’t leave any time to consider how you would like your other Christmas decorations to look. The tree goes up, and the rest of the madness tends to just happen around it. Perhaps it’s time to add some method to that madness.

Generally, you co-ordinate home interiors – matching your paint and wallpaper with appropriate flooring, furnishings and accessories. So why not take a look at your Christmas decorations early and pick a colour scheme, so you can co-ordinate your decorations too.

Once you have chosen your colour scheme, you might like to choose a theme to bring your Christmas decorations and accessories to life. There are so many different themes to choose from such as Scandinavian, Traditional, Vintage, Modern, and many more.

Scandinavian Christmas decorations

The warmth and texture of wooden surfaces is a key part of Scandinavian interior style, but you don’t need natural wooden flooring to achieve this theme; you could use some wood-effect laminate flooring.

Throw in a rug, lots of wooden animal decorations, chunky knit cushions, and of course your favourite mountain scene framed on the wall, and you will have all the Christmas romance of a snowy mountain lodge.

Scandinavian Christmas style

Traditional Christmas decorations

A Traditional Christmas decoration theme is easy to achieve. On the tree use plain white fairy lights, hang glass baubles and tie red bows. Pin your Christmas cards to red ribbon and hang them nicely on the walls.

Traditional Christmas style

If you have a fireplace, thread twinkly fairy lights through a red berry garland and place on the mantelpiece, hanging stockings below. If you want to update your flooring then a tartan carpet really brings home the cosy traditional Christmas theme.

Highland Design Green & Black Tartan

Vintage Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations date back centuries, so why not go Vintage this year? Think toy soldiers and nutcrackers, fill glass jars with peppermint sticks and get creative with red and green paper chains. Green vinyl flooring is perfect for a vintage theme and don’t be afraid to combine with a green rug to inject some extra warmth into the room.

Vintage Christmas style

Modern Christmas decorations

You might just want to keep your decor Modern and on trend this year, so don’t feel that you have to get a Christmas tree. You could simply use fairy lights on pretty much any thing to decorate and create a focal point. If you don’t have a large space to work with, why not fill a glass vase with baubles and some battery powered LED fairy lights for an ultra modern decoration. Carry the colour of the baubles through the rest of your decorations to bring it all together perfectly.

Modern Christmas ideas

No matter what kind of Christmas you’re planning, make it a cosy one

Christmas is all about keeping cosy and warm, and this is where accessories are key. The simple addition of a throw or cushion to a bed or sofa can instantly give a space that lovely warm feeling that we all long for at Christmas.

Also remember that fairy lights are not just for the tree – they can add some sparkle and atmosphere to anywhere you put them.

Cosiness isn’t just about the look of a room, your home can smell cosy too. So add a little festive fragrance; the addition of a scented candle or some festive incense will instantly fill you and your home with the joys of Christmas.

Christmas candles

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