Whether your interior style is marvellously maximalist, country cosy, or Scandinavian-inspired sophistication, decorating your home for Christmas is an irresistible opportunity to express yourself and create your very own version of a winter wonderland. Bellway’s showhome interior design partners, Blocc Interiors, have shared their tips and ideas for every Christmas décor theme – so you can make this festive season your most stylish one yet.
Minimalist: Subtle sparkles and fresh foliage
Simplicity is key to the art of minimalism, so forget about bright colours or bauble-laden Christmas trees. A ‘naked’ tree, or even an arrangement of bare twigs, adorned with white fairy lights can be the centrepiece of your festive décor, complimented by the lightest sprinkling of baubles and additional decorations in neutral colours, fluid shapes, and clean lines.
Adorn your front door with a simple fresh pine or eucalyptus wreath, to welcome your visitors into your serene haven amidst the holiday season chaos.
Maximalist: The more, the merrier
A maximalist Christmas extravaganza isn’t for the faint hearted, but it will transform your home into a vibrant festive spectacle that will wow your guests and put a smile on your face all season long. Over-the-top decorations, an eclectic array of patterns and textures, and layers upon layers of ornaments, lights and garlands will come together in an exuberant explosion of colour.
Use every hue of the rainbow, or choose a non-traditional palette such as red and candy pink, but don’t forget to mix in plenty of opulent metallic details such as disco ball baubles and tinsel curtains for that all-important sparkle. Anything goes with maximalist Christmas décor – and the more really is the merrier!
Country: Traditional Christmas charm
Traditional Christmas decorations never go out of style, and the cosy country aesthetic will capture the essence of your favourite festive romance movies. Whether or not you have a crackling open fireplace in your home, a real Christmas tree lovingly adorned with rustic handmade ornaments, and surrounded by decorations in forest green and rich berry red will make you want to sink into the sofa, pull up a blanket and wrap your hands around a mug of hot chocolate in your very own candlelit winter hideaway.
Key details include oversized red velvet bows, tactile plaid throws and cushions, and a handmade wreath with fragrant dried fruits and cinnamon sticks to complement the scent of your fir tree. A country-inspired Christmas home is a delight for all the senses.
Industrial: Christmas with an edge
Dark décor is an interior trend that’s here to stay, and naturally it has a festive counterpart. Industrial-inspired Christmas style is edgy, sophisticated and intriguing, with bright colours replaced by deep blues, shimmering metallics and matte black, and natural elements including crimson-coloured berries and greenery.
However, it’s far from muted: an industrial Christmas décor has rock’n’roll vibes with a Great Gatsby-esque elegance. Bring it to life with black paper hanging decorations, Edison bulb string lights wrapped around garlands of real foliage, a tree studded with silver, pewter and navy ornaments and black stick candles set in concete holders, surrounded by miniature potted plants for a Christmas dining table centrepiece. For the finishing touch, make a wreath out of metal wire and weave in pinecones and small succulents to carry the theme throughout your home.
Scandinavian: Cool colours and cosy textures
A winter wonderland Christmas may not be likely this year, but you could make your snowy dream come true with a Scandinavian-style festive interior. Earthy tones, muted pastels and crisp whites will make up the colour palette, which can be embodied in faux fur blankets, snowflake and star patterns, wooden tree ornaments, and garlands tied up with rope and tinkling golden bells.
Knitted stockings and throws continue the Nordic inspiration and keep the décor feeling cosy, rather than chilly – this aesthetic is a celebration of the hygge lifestyle after all, and there’s no better time to practice it than at Christmas!
Retro: Christmas nostalgia with a modern twist
If you have fond memories of childhood Christmases that were drenched in tinsel and unbridled tackiness, you’ll adore the nostalgic festive theme. Glass baubles in an array of sizes, multi-coloured fairy lights, snow globes and foil hanging decorations, in chocolate tin colours of metallic green, blue and pink evoke kitschy charm, and for extra quirky touches, mix in retro-inspired novelty tree ornaments such as sparkly rollerskates or cassette players. If you can source vintage decorations in charity shops or thrift stores, even better!
Tastefulness is second to playfulness when it comes to Christmas nostalgia, so decorate to your heart’s content and let your personality shine through. It’s only once a year, after all.
Thank you to Blocc Interiors for sharing their tips on how to find a Christmas décor theme that fits your individual home style. For more inspiration and helpful advice from their expert team, take a look at how to use Apricot Crush, the colour of the year for 2024 in your home, and explore their fabulous showhome at Copthorne Keep and find out how to steal the style. When it’s time to sell up and move on to a new home, Blocc’s tips on how to stage your home to wow potential buyers will help you make the right impression.
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