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Can you relate to this? It’s time to decorate your house and get in the Christmas spirit, but you have no idea where to start. Welcome to the club! Decorating can feel overwhelming and impossible, especially when you’ve taken on the responsibility to host a party this year!
You probably want to decorate every room in your house and spread a little Christmas magic everywhere you go. So, if you’re feeling a little stuck and need some inspiration to decorate your humble abode, you’ve come to the right place.
In this Christmas room decor guide, we will suggest unique ideas that will dazzle your family and guests for the entire festive season. Bring the magic of Christmas into your home and spread the holiday cheer to anyone who enters.
Keep reading to get hit with Christmas inspiration for your holiday decor and tips on how to fully enjoy the holiday season.
Before You Get Started
It’s important to choose a theme or colour palette before you start decorating. Without a Christmas decor theme or colour palette in mind, you will be all over the place and buy decorations that don’t correlate.
If you have a theme in mind, you can start shopping for decorations that are coherent in every room. Having a theme gives you a framework and will help you organize your decor.
Of course, if you want to splurge and go all out this Christmas, you can choose different themes for every room! This idea is great for those who have young kids who and will have kids coming over for your Christmas parties. One room can be the North Pole village, another can be Santa’s workshop, and another can be gingerbread-themed.
Christmas Room Decor For Every Room of Your House
The living room is usually the focal point because it’s typically where you would put up your Christmas tree. This is the room where you and your family will spend the most time during this festive season.
Here are a few tips and ideas this year:
- Try putting up a fully White Christmas tree
This will catch people’s attention right away because it will look like a snowy tree in the middle of your living space!
- Place your tree by your living room window
If your living room faces the front of your house, strategically placing the tree by your window will garner a lot of attention from your guests and neighbours. It will be a magical experience to just look at the outside of your home.
- Garland up your mantel and staircase
You don’t just have to buy green garlands. You can buy white, iridescent ones or fluffy, snowy ones. Drape it onto your mantel or any railings and staircases in or near your living room. You can embellish it with fake flowers or ribbons to bring it all together.
- Don’t forget to hang stockings!
Stockings are an essential part of tying the whole look together. You can personalize your stockings to your liking or buy ones that suit the colour theme you’ve chosen. Stockings come in all sorts of colours and designs, so make it fun and personable!
- Add cozy accessories
Keep an eye out for Christmas throw blankets and pillows that can liven up your couches and seating area. Accessorize your coffee table and TV stand or speakers with small trinkets and winter pieces.
The dining room is another key room to focus on this Christmas! If you’re hosting a Christmas party, your guests will be in and out of your dining room, making it a place that should be decorated. No pressure!
With so many inspirational photos and ideas on how to decorate your dining table and room, you may not know where to start. Check out these tips to get your gears in motion:
- Add a mini Christmas tree in the room
Choose a corner that will be in good view of your guests and put up a small Christmas tree. You can add fake presents underneath it and sprinkle artificial snow around to add to the festive mood when your guests are dining!
- Go for a Christmas table runner
You may have basic table runners that are solid in colour. But try to buy a table runner that is winter- or Christmas-themed. You can pair that up with Christmas accessories on the table to leave a lasting impression and enhance the dining experience!
- Decorate the table with candles, branches, holly, or Christmas flowers
Obviously, you don’t want to overdo your dinner table, but there are so many accessories to choose from! You can space out some white or red candles, add real or fake evergreen branches around the table, and even place Christmas flowers in the middle of the table as your centrepiece!
Let’s face it, you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Whether it’s cooking food or looking for food, the kitchen is an integral part of your home. So, deck it out with the most traditional Christmas decor or opt for something more contemporary!
Here are some fun decor ideas:
- Swap out your dish towels, oven mitts, and aprons for Christmas ones
Tuck away your everyday dish towels, mitts, and aprons and bust out your festive ones! These will give you holiday cheer throughout the season and be a great touch to your overall Christmas vibe! It’s the small touches that make the difference.
- Decorate your garbage or recycling bins
This may seem a tad eccentric, but it’s a fresh idea that will fascinate your guests. Taking the time to wrap up your garbage or recycling area or using completely different Christmas bins to dispose of anything will be a unique touch that most others have never thought of.
- Add festive stickers and magnets
Glam up your walls, windows and fridge with Christmas stickers and magnets. This should be minimal but eye-catching. This will be a fun activity to do with the kids on the weekends you want to decorate leading up to Christmas!
- Hang up Christmas wall signs or art
Wall art is an amazing idea to truly take the feel of the season to the next level. You can swap out any kitchen art you have up to Christmas art that captures the magic of the season.
Bedrooms are what we wake up in. During the Christmas season, it’s only natural that you decorate your bedrooms to set a cheerful and happy vibe for the rest of the day! With your bedroom, the kids’ rooms and the guest room, you can choose holiday themes that are different from the rest of your house.
Here are some decor ideas to consider:
- Add a small Christmas tree
Putting up a mini Christmas tree in the corner of your room or on the bedside table will put you in a good mood as soon as you wake up. If it’s a guest room, you will wow the guests and make them feel like they are staying in a Christmas town!
- Hang fairy (string) lights on your window
Fairy lights are the perfect addition to windows during the festive season. Hang them up in your bedroom windows for a cozy, warm feel for the rest of the holidays! Fairy lights are safe and have a low chance of catching fire so you can even fall asleep while they are on. However, it’s recommended to turn them off when you’re going to sleep or leave the house.
- Update your bed sheets, comforter, and pillows to Christmas-themed ones
This one is obvious! If you don’t already have Christmas-themed bed sets for your bedrooms, it’s about time you invested in them! They make you want to jump into bed and not get out in the mornings. They tie your whole bedroom’s look together.
- Hang Christmas wall art
Either on the wall above your bed or across the room so you wake up to it, wall art is the perfect addition to lifting your mood during the Christmas season. It can have a cliche Christmas quote or your favourite affirmation in festive font, but it should do its job of uplifting your spirits and spicing up the overall look of your bedroom!
Even though your washroom isn’t the most important room, it sure is something you and your guests will frequent throughout the day! You don’t have to go all out in each bathroom, but adding little touches will go a long way!
Consider the following ideas:
- Hang an ornament or wall sign on the door
You can hang an ornament or two on the door handle of your washroom door. A wall sign on the door can be fun and put a smile on you and your guests’ faces this holiday!
- Swap out your washroom set for Christmas-themed ones
You can buy Christmas-themed ones or just a red and green set. The mats you stand on, your shower curtains, and even the toilet seat cover can be Christmas-themed! You can replace your toothbrush and soap holders with Christmas colours. And don’t forget to add a candy cane to the toothbrush holder!
- Opt for Christmas towels
If you’re having guests stay over, this is a nice touch! Christmas hand towels and body towels will put your family and guests right in the Christmas mood.
- Replace your hand soap for a Christmas scented one
Bath and Body scented stores offer a large collection of Christmas scents. You can find a plethora of Christmas-themed hand soaps to fit the liking of you and your family! This will be a cute touch for all your washrooms.
Your foyer will be the first room your guests set their sights on. Even though most of your guests and family won’t spend a whole lot of time in this room, it is still important.
Here are some fun ideas:
- Add Christmas throw pillows
If you have a bench in your foyer, you can add Christmas pillows. The more eye-catching, the better!
- Hang evergreen or snowy garlands on your staircase
Garlands on your banister and staircase are a great way to welcome your guests. They create anticipation for all the Christmas magic that is to come!
- Place trees or reindeers for decor
Simple and understated pieces are the best type of decoration for the foyer. You don’t want to overdo it because there is a lot more to come as your guests move through your home.
- Hang festive wall art
Wall art can be something as simple as “Merry Christmas” on the wall as soon as you enter or a picture of a snowy village. Whatever it is, make sure it goes well with the theme you’re going for.
Christmas decorating can seem like a daunting task when you take into consideration all the rooms you have to do. But if tackled step by step, room by room, you can turn this task around into something fun and exciting!
Choosing a theme or colour palette to adhere to this year will help you organize the decorations and colours you buy. You won’t buy anything too broad and will be able to systematize how you will decorate the rooms in your home.
Each room can correlate with the other or have a completely different feel as soon as you enter. That decision is up to you! All you have to do is make sure your space gives you, your family, and guests Christmas cheer as soon as you enter.
This guide aimed to help inspire you with festive ideas, decorations, and accents to amplify the Christmas feel this holiday. If you were wondering how to decorate your house this Christmas – especially if you’re hosting any parties – this Christmas room decor guide was crafted considering every room of your home.
Have fun decorating and Merry Christmas!
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