Christmas decorating ideas

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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With our busy schedules and fast paced lifestyles, it is nice to be able to slow down and take in the Christmas cheer. However, if you are part of the organised few who are planning ahead, either because you are hosting a Christmas lunch or dinner, it is imperative that we think about how to decorate our homes with as much kitschy Christmas charm as possible. You might have the best roast and presents in town, but without that sprinkle of lights, candles, stars, and other Christmas decorations, the true Christmas charm we have come to know and love just won't be felt. 

So, with a bit of sugar and spice and all things nice, let's take a look at the latest Christmas range from homify UK experts The White Company and Farrow & Ball, and see how they have expertly styled bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms in both a classic and contemporary fashion for the upcoming holiday season. Check out some of our favourite Christmas decorating ideas below!

Bedroom Christmas decorating ideas

Christmas Range:   by The White Company
The White Company

Christmas Range

The White Company

There are no rules when it comes to placement of the Christmas wreath, in fact, why is it that we always place it above the door? Creating a scene almost reminiscent of a kiss shared under the mistletoe, this beautiful pine green wreath, complements the serene grey interior fit out of this bedroom. Tied up with a grey bow, just like a present, you can sail off into the land of nod looking up at the pretty fairy lights that are romantically scattered around the room. We love that the presents are at the foot of bed, too—this will certainly be the favourite bedroom of any modernist devotee or designer!

Rustic Christmas decor

Christmas Range:   by The White Company
The White Company

Christmas Range

The White Company

The White Company is known for their design and creation of products in white, so it is only fitting that you would see a dainty crockery set shaped in love hearts and stars in this colour scheme. In keeping with tradition, a petite tree dons the counter, sporting delicate white decorations and bows. This whimsical and ethereal mood is furthered by the paper stars that gracefully hang from the shelf. Silver and white have always been complementary colours, representing purity and elegance. This is a fantastic scene, which oozes rustic and country charm. Perfect for those who want to recreate treasured Christmas moments from grandparents or parents passed. 

Christmas decorating ideas for hosting

Christmas Range:   by The White Company
The White Company

Christmas Range

The White Company

The season of celebration and festivities is just around the corner, and so the perfect glassware to have a glass (or three) of wine, champagne or whisky is a must-have! And of course, a beautiful set of glasses requires an equally as beautiful tray to serve them on. We love the numbers tied to the base of each glass, maybe to denote who each glass belongs to in the confusion of many drinks being poured? Either way, this tray is a sweet addition to Christmas Eve drinks, and can even be used in the future for a bridal shower or Champagne breakfast. 

Christmas decorations for the dining room

Christmas Range:   by The White Company
The White Company

Christmas Range

The White Company

With the complete set of crockery, tableware and glassware at your fingertips, you now have access to everything you need to set the perfect table. Taking decorating seriously, The White Company have paid homage to their name, and have completely decked out this setting with different tones of white and soft grey. The hanging decorations bring the notion of decorating the home into a completely different dimension, leaving no surface without ornaments or details. With candles and bows, this room has a specifically French Provincial theme, with an element of eclecticism coming into play.  

A contemporary feel

Christmas '14: modern Living room by Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball

Christmas '14

Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball are a respected and well-known wallpaper and paint company, and are right on-trend when it comes to decorating your home with oodles of Christmas charm. The most common colours displayed during the festive season are red, green and white, so why not start with your walls, and paint in colours which are complementary to traditional, or even modern decorations? The styling of this photo is remarkable—showing off that moss green wall paint with a contemporary themed tree is an interior decorator and photographers dream. It goes to show that Christmas can be interpreted in a myriad of different ways—from country to minimalist, there is no right or wrong answer. 

Upon the hearth

Christmas '14: modern Living room by Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball

Christmas '14

Farrow & Ball

This stunning wall colour in a regal shade of navy blue, is the perfect image to depict a deep night sky. With the candles placed in front, the scene reminds us of the shimmering stars and constellations. Of course, this wonderful colour suits many Christmas tones. As pictured, matching perfectly with pine green, brown, grey and red, this setting is brought to life by the myriad of rich and warm tones. A cosy Christmas atmosphere is essential; as the rain or snow falls outside, it is nice to feel snuggled up and comfortable indoors in front of the fire. Just imagine lounging around Christmas morning as you open presents, sing carols and drinking hot chocolate in a room this wonderful. Don't forget to add the Christmas stockings!

Short stories

Christmas '14: modern Living room by Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball

Christmas '14

Farrow & Ball

Lastly, but definitely not least, this fresh lick of pale sky blue wall paint pairs wonderfully with this vivid and bright paper tree. Setting traditions aside, especially if you live in a home that is modern or contemporary in appearance, you are able to decorate accordingly. Given that houses and apartments are getting smaller, not everyone can afford, nor wants a fully fledged tree, so it's time to get a little more creative. This paper Christmas tree, with all its patterns and texture, is a great way to add rhythm and variance to this serene blue space. Pairing wonderfully with timber tones, you can be sure that your home will be ready for any season or festivities that come. Try to add some Christmas baubles if you can.

We hope you have enjoyed this selection of Christmas decorating ideas, and that you will be able to take away with you some tips to redecorate your walls, shelves and intimate spaces with some loving festive charm! 

What are your thoughts, and tested methods to perfecting the best Christmas setting? Let us know in the comments section below. 
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