5 Tips for Decorating your Home for Christmas

With the arrival of Christmas comes a whole host of new and exciting ways to decorate your home for the festive season. Take a look at some of our top tips.
5 Tips for Decorating your Home for Christmas

Last update: 02 February, 2019

It’s normal to have doubts about how to decorate your home, especially as the festive season draws near. After all, Christmas is one of the most important times of the year.

Many people plan out their festive decor right down to the last detail, including the candles, napkins, and even the wrapping paper. You can always find the typical decorations, such as tinsel and baubles, but a touch of creativity and innovation never goes amiss.

As everyone knows, Christmas is a time for travel, meeting new people, dreams, values, and fun. It’s a time to spend with close family and friends.

“Christmas isn’t a season, it’s a feeling.”

Edna Ferber

If you have children, they can draw pictures or find photos of loved ones who won’t be there this year, and then hang them all together. They can also make their own decorations, like vinyl decals for the windows which can be seen from outside.

It’s important to organize and decorate your home for this special occasion. Remember, as with pretty much everything, there is a whole world of possibilities to choose from. Obviously, you don’t have to spend a lot, as you can always make some decorations yourself (and if you have young children, this is practically compulsory!)

Decorating your home for Christmas: patterns and decorations

At Christmas time, no home is complete without Christmas patterns and decorations – they are an essential part of the festive decor.

1. Choose your Christmas patterns

In this section, we’ll give you some ideas to help inspire your Christmas decor. The most common patterns feature stars, snowflakes, holly, reindeer, presents and Christmas trees. You can find them on tablecloths, placemats, napkins, wrapping paper, and (if you want to really go for it) you can also find them on scarves, jumpers and other items of clothing.

Festive napkins are a nice, understated touch for your Christmas decor.

2. Decorations

It’s difficult to really get into the Christmas spirit without decorations. If you like origami, you can buy or even make some really beautiful decorations, like snowflakes, mini Christmas trees or stars. You could also simply use colorful paper chains and garlands.

When it comes to some decorations, like wreaths, you can make them at home. They are often hung on front doors, and are decorated with red berries, moss, pine cones, twigs… If you make them yourself, you can also add pompoms, baubles or colored thread.

Lighting and plants

In this section, we’ll give you two things to keep in mind when it comes to decorating your home for Christmas:

3. Don’t forget about plants

When it comes to Christmas plants, you can use mistletoe, holly, moss or poinsettia. Obviously, whether natural or synthetic, the most popular option is a Christmas tree. Christmas is a time of year where plants play an especially important role in the decor.

And don’t forget about table centerpieces. Centerpieces come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and even colors (although generally, you’ll find that reds, whites and greens are the most common). Centerpieces can be made up of any number of elements, from candles and jars to mini trees, pine cones, and holly.

Make some beautiful Christmas centerpieces using candles, twigs and pine cones.

4. Don’t forget about the lighting

You can buy lighted garlands of different shapes and sizes. You can use them however you want, from decorating the walls, to hanging them on the Christmas tree.

One option involves using lighted garlands or lanterns, lit by LED bulbs. You can also buy battery-powered lights so that you don’t have to plug them directly into a socket.

As in the image you can see above, you could also put candles onto a large dish, and decorate around it with small twigs, berries or pine cones, which you can paint and decorate. You’ll soon have a beautiful centerpiece that you can use to decorate your home.

“Whatever else be lost among the years
Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing.
Let us get back our childlike faith again.”

Grace Noll Crowell

One last essential touch for your Christmas decor

5. The Nativity scene

We shall finish this article with one final idea, which is a fundamental part of Christmas decoration. It forms part of a long and beautiful tradition, and its presence is all but essential.

There is a huge variety of Nativity scenes to choose from, and they are growing in number every year. What’s more, it’s even possible to buy your own personalized Nativity scene these days. However, you first need to consider whether there are going to be young children around during the festive season. If there are, the less fragile the figurines, the better.

We hope these ideas and examples will help you organize your Christmas decoration this year. Remember, it’s always great to get the little ones involved when putting up the decorations, even if it is just an excuse to act like kids again ourselves for an hour or two…