Christmas Decoration Ideas: Everything You Need for a Festive Home

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Christmas - it really is the most wonderful time of the year! Shimmer, sparkle and shine, and spend plenty of quality time with the people we love the most. But there are a few other things we really love about Christmas (and no… not just Christmas dinner, as delicious as it is!). One such thing is the beautiful decorations we fill our homes with, including flourishes of foliage and twists of tinsel. But whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist when it comes to decorating for Christmas, here are a few Christmas decoration ideas to consider if you want your home to feel truly festive this year…  

Christmas decorations and presents by Sophie Allport

A Sparkling Christmas Tree

Let’s start with one of the biggest (and most popular) Christmas decoration ideas of all - the Christmas tree. Choose a tree that’s luscious and healthy, enjoying the sweet scent of pine needles filling your home. And then? Recruit your little helpers to decorate it from tip to toe. String soft fairy lights through the branches (remembering to push some of them right into the centre to give the illusion of depth), and hang pretty Christmas baubles to catch the light and lend plenty of sparkle. Of course, you’ll need a star or an angel to top your tree, but don’t forget about the bottom of it either… Christmas trees look best standing among piles of beautifully wrapped gifts, don’t they? 

Christmas decorations by Sophie Allport

Delicious Seasonal scents

Much of Christmas is all about feasting, so make sure this Christmas is a feast for all your senses, including your nose. Botanical candles and diffusers produce warming festive scents, such as fig, ginger, eucalyptus, pine, orange and pomegranate. It’s the kind of thing your guests are bound to notice, and there’s nothing lovelier than cosying up on a dark winter’s evening with these enticing fragrances.

Sophie Allport Decorations

Festive essentials for kids

By the time Christmas Eve rolls around, there’s nothing more important than a festive sack or stocking… so make sure you have yours in advance of Father Christmas’ arrival! Not only are they beautiful decorative features of any festive home, but they’re also a practical decoration that builds plenty of anticipation and excitement. Whether you have a family tradition of hanging them on the mantelpiece on Christmas Eve, or you simply like your child to wake to a full stocking at the end of their bed, a sack or stocking is well worth having.

Christmas stocking inspiration

Christmas table settings

But what about Christmas decoration ideas for the big day? A delicious Christmas meal deserves a beautiful Christmas table setting, with table runners, candles and serving bowls lending a real sense of occasion to the meal. Be sure to check out our blog post on dressing your table for Christmas, arranging sparkling glassware and shimmering tea light holders to make your guests feel extra welcome and special.

Christmas Table Setting by Sophie Allport

Festive extras

Finally, there are one or two Christmas decoration ideas that are well worth including, such as a luxurious wreath for the front door, a sprig of mistletoe hung from the ceiling, or a batch of Christmas goodies baked for friends and family. Consider adorning your mantelpiece with fresh evergreen foliage, strings of fairy lights and a safely-placed candle for extra festive cheer, and then get those Christmas songs burbling away in the background… you’ll have a very merry Christmas indeed. Do you have any Christmas decoration ideas to share with everyone? How do you like to decorate your home at this time of year?

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