It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For many the month of December is full of decorating, classic festive films, adding twinkling lights to everything in sight and Christmas crafts. Our passion, of course, is home design and interiors, so we have compiled our top 10 Christmas interior décor ideas to help you style your Christmas interior for the festive season, and have some fun along the way.
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Homemade Pinecone Decorations
So much fun, not least because you will have to wrap up warm and head out for a fresh winter walk to collect your materials; pinecones are so beautiful and versatile to use for unusual and stylish festive decorations. Grab yourself a glue gun, string, some fairy lights and white or gold spray paint and you can create very simple yet beautiful decorations such as mini Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and Christmas table centrepieces. Perfect for rustic or minimalist/Scandinavian-style Christmas interior décor.
Table settings are a huge trend in interior design, and we have the perfect trick to add some subtle glamour to your Christmas table. Take your glassware and a gold or silver Sharpie, and you will be able to create your own beautiful designs. Also a wonderful home-made Christmas gift!
Rustic Christmas Tree
Another fun activity and perfect for spaces where you can’t fit a full tree. Gather some good sticks of different lengths and attach them in size order with some wire or string. Then decorate however you like. Go rustic with pine cones and dried fruit discs, simplistic with fairy lights or go to town with baubles and tinsel!
Whilst you are collecting sticks for your rustic Christmas tree, pick up some slender twigs too. A homemade star is the perfect rustic/natural tree topper, or they can be hung around the house. Decorate however you like; spray them with metallic paint, add foliage, holly or berries. These versatile homemade decorations can be adjusted to match your home and existing decorations.
We love this idea for a more subtle nod to December festivities. Take an old frame and hang decorations, baubles and ornaments from it, or alternatively simply wrap tinsel or lights and hang. Tie string or ribbon centrally or in the corner depending on the look you are going for.
Hanging Christmas Flower Arrangement
Using sticks, some string and some foliage you can create some absolutely stunning hanging arrangements; a modern twist on the traditional wreaths and garlands! Tie your wood in your preferred shape then attach your choice of foliage, we recommend using festive holly, pine, mistletoe and berries. Spray some leaves, berries or pinecones gold for an extra touch of glamour.
Wooden Crate Christmas Village
For the more adventurous amongst us… we love the look of these homemade Christmas Villages. With some old crates, a little fake snow and some fairy lights, you too can create a gorgeous festive display. You don’t have to create a village, this would work perfectly with a nativity set, fake-flame candles or almost any other Christmas decorations arranged in each crate for an ultra-festive feature.
DIY Star Decorations
We love these stars for a homemade, natural look. Made from simple string, we recommend purchasing a mixture of brown and white. Again, these simple decorations look perfect as they are, or you could spray them gold, spritz a little white paint for a snow sprinkled look, entwine Christmas foliage or, a firm favourite, add glitter! Attach to a piece of string for a starry garland or hang on the tree.
Perhaps the simplest Christmas décor hack we have seen, no glue guns or mess required! These vases make stunning centrepieces, can jazz up your hallway console, be placed on the heart or mantlepiece for your winter styling… simply take your vases and fill with baubles, pinecones, string lights, dried fruit wood and/or ornaments.
Another lovely piece that can be created and decorated with family, and brought out year after year. Find a good piece of dead wood with lots of branches, spray paint it a colour of your choice (or leave it natural!) and decorate as you wish for a mini Christmas tree. These make a beautiful winter decoration that can be left up throughout the season to match your winter décor.
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