9 Top Interior Decoration Ideas for Christmas
The festive season is upon us and that means we have an excuse – if we needed one! – to create a beautifully decorated home. Full of sparkle, colour and light, decorating your home for Christmas needn’t be expensive nor fussy. We have some great interior design ideas to add more than a hint of festive charm.
Let’s start with the on-trend colour for this Christmas for decorating your tree a little differently: blue. Mix icy, light blue baubles with crisp white ones or opt for the dark, moodiness of navy blue for added depth and drama. For a statement tree, use just blue baubles sticking in the main to two similar shades of blue, using a lighter or darker blue for the occasional accent.
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Some of the earthier greens we have been seeing on the high street this Christmas too. Regal in shade, these earthy coloured green baubles and accessories work well with either rose gold or brass-effect counterparts.
Let it Snow
White is a fairly staple colour of the Christmas interior mainly because we never really get a decent dollop of the white stuff outside in winter! This year we have noticed a beautiful trend of all white Christmas table, with silver accessories and sparkles. We also love the winter white accessories we’ve spotted, from large stars to pretty tea light candle holders perfect for shelving and the fireplace.
If you love sparkle and over-the-top glitter, then Christmas will clearly be your favourite time of year. And why not?
In previous years, the must-have metallic has been silver, consider modern and cutting edge but the glamour of gold never really went away. And the season for bringing gold to your home is here. No longer seen as old-fashioned and boring, gold brings a timeless elegance to the festive home.
From gold baubles on the tree to gold accessories and a gold-laden Christmas table, you have carte blanche to add it anywhere you like this Christmas. Spoil yourself!
Be Brave with Monochrome
Not everyone wants the fussiness of colours and texture at Christmas. If you are of the minimalist ilk, you will understand the difficulty of creating a warm, inviting decorated home without feeling hemmed in by tinsel and baubles.
Using colour scheme is ideal for creating the backdrop that contributes to the Christmas feel and this year, we have been bowled over by the simplicity, yet striking elegance of monochrome.
Choose a dark coloured paint for your walls, keep accessories such as rugs and throws simple and the same colour and then add lightness and brightness with white accessories, from a minimalist branch-like Christmas tree to ice-white fireplace accessories and wall-hangings. Stick with concept inspired accessories, such as stars and moons as these will take you right through the winter until the warmth of spring.
Try Dusky Pink
Again, a colour that has for too long been seen as ‘old’ and insipid is dusky pink. But we think it is a great festive colour, especially as many of us are enjoying the colour grey in our homes – and we all know that grey and pink are ideal partners.
Against your pale grey walls, add a little festive cheer with dusky pink cushions – and yes, brushed velvet dusky pink is the ideal colour and texture, along with some of the Christmas decorations that you see with pinky hues. Lighten with the occasional flash of warm white or why not use the earthy green Christmas decs we talked about earlier?
Candles are perfect for the winter months but are surely a must for the festive season. But candles are just for the table or mantlepiece, you know…
- Cluster wax candles of varying heights together in the fire grate for when you don’t have the fire lit
- Cluster candles in pretty tea light holder all across the mantelpiece or window ledge for a warm display for flickering light
- Candles clustered in front of the fire or bunch together on coffee tables work well too
- Choose varying heights of candles and storm lanterns for the Christmas table but rather than clustering them or setting them out in a straight line, off-set them against each other in a random pattern, with a garland of leaves in between
It goes without saying that with any candle, you need to be safety conscious to avoid accidents. Keep candles out of reach or pets and children. Place them where they won’t be knocked over accidentally. And don’t forget, when you cluster candles, the heat from them is significantly higher than one or two candles dotted about! Don’t let anything touch or overhang the flame either.
Christmas decorations are about creating a cosy feel to the interior of your home and we love some of the garlands we have seen this year. Garlands can be used across the home, from making a statement on the handrail of the staircase to decorating the table, to creating a decadent feel to the living room on the mantelpiece.
For too long, we saw anything festooned with the words ‘Noel’ or with Christmas imagery as being a little too kitsch. But times have changed and frankly, there is probably no home that doesn’t have Christmas mugs and crockery stored in the kitchen cupboards ready to spring into action as soon as December arrives.
As well as festive table and kitchenware, we are loving some of the more stylish cushions and throws, perfect for the living room and bedroom. Frankly, you can’t have too many references to this happy season is our eyes…
A Stunning Table with a Difference
And finally, use the Christmas table to really make a statement with the purple and pinks glasses and other tableware accessories that grace the shelves on top stores. Add the warmth of candlelight, as well as pretty napkins, delicious food and great company. And why not really make it special by laying an extra place or two and inviting neighbours over to share in the warmth too?
With all these great ideas for Christmas décor, you’re sure to find guests complimenting your stylish home this festive season!