Tips for decorating your home this Christmas

Tips for decorating your home this Christmas

Christmas is a time for being creative and festive decor is packed with unlimited design potential.

To help kick-start your inspiration, feast your eyes on these divine Christmas decorating ideas for spaces big and small. Whether you’re looking for budget ideas or on-trend ideas for Christmas 2020, we’ve got lots of ideas for doing things a bit differently this year.

Christmas 2020 on a budget

Create a bauble display

Baubles don’t only have to be for Christmas trees! If you have leftover tree decorations, why not find and decorate a branch or large twig to add colour and festivity to a plain wall, using twine to suspend the twig from an existing picture hook, or fill an empty vase.

bauble twig display

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Make your own wreath from foraged foliage

Forage for holly, pinecones, herbs, sprigs and twigs and twist them into a wreath for a cost-effective way to dress a front door in style.

How to Make a Christmas Wreath

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Plant a seasonal hanging basket

A hanging basket with winter foliage will look great on the exterior of your home, for Christmas and beyond.

seasonal hanging basket

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Dress the table with handmade crackers

Handmake your crackers, place settings and table décor to make guests feel extra welcome. Place a treat inside a cardboard roll, wrap crepe paper or fabric around, then tie the ends with ribbon, for a handmade cracker. Try personalising as well them by writing your own jokes inside!

handmade christmas crackers

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Make your own gift wrap

Hand printed gift wrap adds charm to your gifts. Use pre-made Christmassy stamps from craft shops or slice a large potato in half and carefully create your own festive design.

diy gift wrap

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Make decorations from dried fruit

Clementines are a Christmas classic, thanks to their seasonal scent. Dry them in the oven, thread a loop of string through the top and attach to the tree or a homemade wreath, to add a splash of colour and smell.

dried fruit decorations 

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Bake treats

It’s acceptable at Christmas to eat your decorations! Gingerbread houses on tabletops, candy canes on trees and iced biscuits as place settings are all cost-effective ways to decorate your home.

christmas baked treats 

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Christmas trends 2020

If you’re looking to refresh your Christmas decor for 2020, we’ve got the latest trends for dressing the tree with a few special new pieces.

Eclectic Opulence

This sophisticated look uses peacock colours, with accents in gold and hints of teal. Look for contemporary finishes, such as ombre and oil slick. This trend is both opulent and luxurious and its warmth is perfect for those cosy nights spent beside the fire.

eclectic opulence 

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Snowy Woodland Retreat

Think winter wildlife nestled in soft eucalyptus-green accents and use natural textures like wood, rattan and wool. Dress the tree wooden decorations and woodland creatures. Blond and whitewashed woods compliment a colour palette of soft creams and greys.

snowy woodland christmas tree 

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Merry and Bright

Create your own rainbow tree with oversized statement baubles. Kitsch designs are everywhere with the injection of multicolours and unlikely characters, inspiring happiness and joy. This playful trend is a great way to add warmth and happiness to our homes. Plus the kids will love it!

rainbow christmas tree john lewis 1531489589 

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Heavenly Renaissance

Layer antique golds with vintage-inspired designs, as well as celestial symbols and decorations. Use velvet to and a dusting of glitter for this ultra-luxe theme.

gold christmas tree 

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Ice-Cool Pastels

A mix of sparkle and shimmer, this trend uses ice-cool pastels tones to create a calming yet captivating look. Couple with fairy lights for a magical Christmas twinkle.

pastel christmas 

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New Nostalgia

Continue the family traditions with Christmas decorations inspired by times gone by. Dress your home with spruce boughs, berry sprays, pinecones, tartan ribbons, knitted stockings and candles that give off that familiar Christmas scent.

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