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Christmas Decorating: 22 Ideas for Your Festive Interior

Yes, this is a post about Christmas decorations. And yes, I realize we've barely finished with Halloween, but it's never too early to start planning for Christmas, is it?

Christmas Decor - Rustic - Dress up a dinner table [image courtesy of Lauren McBride]

Well, truth be told, it was not so hard for me to step into the Xmas Mood. My Xmas file has been bursting at the seams, with decorating ideas, for weeks. It's my favourite Holiday! Yep, I LOVE IT!


And as I approach everything in my home with a specific design strategy, I thought to myself, why should my approach to Christmas decorating be any different? And thankfully, in the 2018 Christmas season, there is no single significant decorating or strong colour trend. Instead, it is all about individuality. And holiday decorating can be so much fun - it's really the perfect time of year to unleash your inner creativity. You can dazzle everybody by crafting a warm and welcoming home this Christmas.


Here are just a few decorating ideas that kept popping up as I was getting inspired for this Christmas season:


Hot on the heels of the metallic boom in 2017/2018, we will still see a lot of metallics (think rust, rose gold, gold, etc.)

Christmas Decor - Urban Chic - Glass, Metal and Concrete [image courtesy of Fern Living]

Christmas Decor - Urban Chic – Glass, Metal and Concrete [image courtesy of Fern Living]

Christmas Decor -Scandinavian Modern Style [image courtesy of Lisa Griffith]

The Scandinavian influence, soft, neutral colours are combined with raw materials (imagine soft gold, brown paper wrapping, wood, bark, etc.)

Christmas Decor - Nordic Styling [image courtesy of Joanna Thornhill]

Christmas Decor - Scandinavian Modern Style [image courtesy of My Scandinavian Home]

The traditional Christmas colour red is still popular this year but add a little modernity by using a more intense red, like Persian red, raspberry red or wine red.

Christmas Decor - Traditional [image courtesy of indeeddecor]

Christmas Decor - Traditional [image courtesy of Lower Rate Loan]

A (new) Green movement (think ultramarine green and olive green). Add some natural green, in the form of spruce and fir boughs, set on your tabletop or propped upright in a clear glass vase!

Christmas Decor - Go Natural - Bowl of Green Ornaments

Christmas Decor - Go Natural [image courtesy of Halo3screenshots]

For me, Christmas has always been bursts of colours. But as this season was changing so did my thoughts - moody atmospheres are much more in keeping with the winter season, and it’s long nights.

Christmas Decor - Dark & Moody [image courtesy of Fresh Design Pedia]

Christmas Decor - Moody [image courtesy of vtwonen]

Christmas Decor - Dark & Moody [image courtesy of Le Creuset]

I kept seeing simple and minimalist Christmas decorations.

Christmas Decor - Minimalistic [image courtesy of Vienna Wedekind.com]

Christmas Decor - Minimalistic [image courtesy of Spission]

Christmas Decor - Minimalistic [image courtesy of The Merrythought's]

Like Black & White, here's a twist - Ombre.

Christmas Decor - Black & White Ombre Tree [image courtesy of Little Inspiration]

Christmas Decor - Black & White Tree [image courtesy of Just Destiny]

Let's not forget Rustic Chic - an ever-popular Christmas theme.

Christmas Decor - Rustic Table Display [image courtesy of Natasha Denness]

Christmas Decor - Rustic Chic [image courtesy of House Doctor]

Thinking conventional, you can always decorate with stars. Just play up the texture (consider paper, with glass, with concrete, etc.)

Christmas Decor - Paper Stars [image courtesy of One Kind Design]

Christmas Decor - Paper Stars [image courtesy of Antonia Ludden]

And for the DIY-er here are some of my favourite homemade Christmas decorations.




Christmas Decor - DIY - Ladder and Muslin Advent Calendar [image courtesy of Good Housekeeping]

Christmas Decor - DIY - Vintage Paper Envelope Advent Calendar [image courtesy of Miki Duisterhof]

Christmas Decor - DIY - Galvanized Pails Advent Calendar [image courtesy of Annie Schlechter]



Christmas Decor - DIY - Scandinavian Modern Style [image courtesy of Svenngarden]

Christmas Decor - DIY - Scandinavian Modern Style [image courtesy of Interiorzine.com]


So, whether you're looking for stylish, creative Christmas decorations or easy DIY projects, we hope our Christmas decoration composition will bring you inspiration and provide a little glamour and sparkle to your Holiday.


Happy Christmas decorating.


I would love to know what your favourite trends are or what you look forward to most this holiday season!


PS. Couldn't resist here are a few more ideas...

Christmas Decor - Decorate Every Nook & Cranny [image courtesy of Lucy Atkins' home]

Christmas Decor - Neutral Xmas Tree [image courtesy of Stephanie Jean Design]

Christmas Decor - Urban Chic [image courtesy of Elle Decor]

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