Christmas Decoration Ideas: The Best Festive Buys

Come on. It’s all starting to feel a little bit festive right?

With Halloween over, now is the time to really start thinking about Christmas decoration ideas. However, we understand that sometimes this can be a little easier said than done. With so many shops and store fronts bursting with baubles and bling, what started as a happy homeware shopping jaunt can quickly descend into a glitter-fuelled nightmare, especially if you haven’t thought about what festive theme you’d like to follow.

Well, if you’ve grand designs on pimping your pad in time for the big day, then lucky for you we’ve found some of the best Christmas decoration trends that’ll have your digs looking like a stylish Santa’s grotto in no time at all. And the best part is that most of them are available to buy online. Hooray, no more Christmas queue rage!

So pop the kettle on, light a cinnamon candle, and get yourself into the holiday spirit with these smashing christmas decoration ideas…

1. Modern Monochrome

Make some serious festive impact by working a simple monochrome colour scheme into your decorations. Think clean designs with a slick modern twist. If you want to really up the style ante, opt for a completely white tree to make those black baubles pop.


Modern Monochrome

Asda Glass Geometric Baubles – 6 Pack, £6

Sainsbury’s Glitter Reindeer, £1.50

H&M 2-Pack Decorations, £3.99

H&M 2-Pack Decorations, £6.99

M&S White Star Tree Topper, £10

Next Antler 5 Light Washed Pendant, £110

2. Feathery Friends

Birds and opulent feather motifs are making major waves on the Christmas high street this year, and we’re loving everything from the glittery baubles adorned with rich feather details to the minature birdies ready to be clipped onto your tree. This is a really fun way to make your decoration scheme completely individual – you won’t want to take them down!


Feathery Friends


Next Large Fluffy Owl, £20


M&S Hand-Painted Peacock Feather Bauble, £6


M&S Hand-Painted Gold Feather Bauble, £5


H&M Cotton Cushion Cover, £6.99


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3. Traditional Fare

If Christmas for you means lots of classic reds, greens and tartans, then picking decorations in a more traditional alpine style might work best for your home. Think forest fir garlands, pine cones and warm soft furnishings in a collection of vintage Christmas colours. If you follow these simple style rules then your pad will be looking festive fit in no time at all.


Traditional Fare

Linea Tis The Season To Be Jolly Cushion at House of Fraser, £25

Sainsbury’s Tartan Tree Topper, £6

M&S 5 Pack of Vintage Style Treasure Decorations, £19.50

Next Festive Candle, £5

4. Back To Nature

For a really modern Christmas look, the influx of decorations fashioned from wood, bark and wicker have arrived just in time to turn your crib into a minimal yet stylish winter wonderland. Combine decorations in natural finishes with soft lights for instant Scandinavian chic.


Back To Nature

Asda Glass Rattan Bauble, £2

M&S Felt Character Tree Decorations, £19.50

Asda Drift Wood Tree Decoration, £15

Linea Small Bark Tea Light Holder at House of Fraser, £12

Asda Bronze Kneeling Stag, £5

Linea Glass Decoration with Feather at House of Fraser, £8


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5. Cute Kitsch

For an altogether wackier take on your regular Christmas decor, why not go all out and embrace everything kitsch. Fluffy flamingos, dogs in santa hats, you name it, if it’s kind of a bit kooky, hang it on your tree. This trend definitely isn’t for the faint hearted, but cute touches here and there (pineapple fairy lights perhaps?) will really make some creative impact.


Christmas Kitsch


Paperchase Flamingo Tree Decoration, £7


Linea Glass French Bulldog Decoration at House of Fraser, £12

Paperchase Kitsch Christmas Wreath, £20

H&M Christmas Cushion Cover, £6.99