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Christmas decorating ideas

Deck your halls with our festive trends.

A Christmas tree decorated with white and silver baubles in a dining room.

Make this Christmas extra special. Get inspired by our top Christmas trends for 2020, browse Christmas decorations to suit your style and budget, and get your decorating questions answered.

Christmas trends

Bring the whole look home, or add a flourish with individual pieces.

    A cosy living room with a lit fire, Christmas tree with red baubles and Christmas decorations.

    Nordic Red

    Tuck yourself away in this traditional Christmas palette of red, green and gold, but with a Scandi twist. Yuletide classics like adorable reindeer and snow-topped houses have been given a clean, modern update inspired by Scandinavia at Christmastime. Pair with warm Christmas lights for a cosy, inviting ambience.

    One red and one green wooden candleholders in the shape of snowy houses.
    A gold star-shaped table lamp sat next to some Christmas treats and wine glasses.
    Two light wooden reindeer ornaments sat next to mince pies with a Christmas tree in the background.
    A Christmas tree decorated with white and silver baubles in a dining room.

    Winter Hibernation

    Set the scene for a cosy yet whimsical Christmas with flourishes of frost-tipped foliage, silver accents and nature-inspired decor. Add some sparkle to your tree by adorning it with twinkly white Christmas lights, glittering baubles and a pretty snowflake topper. Come evening, place some tealights in lanterns for a cosy space you could hibernate in throughout the winter months.

    A white lantern with cut out images of deer in a forest, sitting on a mantelpiece.
    Clear baubles with loose sparkly silver stars inside placed on a white dinner plate.
    A frosted green foliage garland running down a banister, with matching wreaths on the wall.
    A white Christmas tree with deep green and pink baubles, in a deep blue dining room.

    Enchanted Christmas

    A wonderfully decadent look. Contrast jewel toned baubles in dark pinks, emerald greens and deep blues with gold accents to transform your Christmas tree into an opulent centrepiece. Spread garlands and wreaths throughout the home in dark, dramatic colours, or choose golden foliage to create an air of luxury.

    A gold foliage Christmas wreath on a blue front door.
    Some fabric baubles in rich green, pink and blue tones with gold glitter.
    A grey lantern with a lit-up Christmas tree and Father Christmas inside, sat on a dining room table.
    A bright white Christmas tree with pink, yellow and green baubles and a neon star topper.

    Christmas Rhapsody

    Go all out! Create this fun, festive look with vibrant pops of colour, neon lighting and statement pieces with bold, colourful lettering. Pick a luminous white tree to make bright baubles really pop. This is a maximalist look ideal for both kids and colour-loving adults that'll take you from Christmas morning through to New Year's Eve celebrations.

    A brightly coloured lit-up sign reading "Ho Ho Ho" on a dresser with a bright Christmas tree behind it.
    Three lit-up neon stars in pink, green and purple lit up on a wall behind a record player.
    A banner reading "Let's get festive" in cut-out silver letters.

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    Decorating help

    A Philips Hue smart plug with fairy lights in the background.

    Can you use smart plugs for Christmas lights?

    Yes you can - your days of worrying whether you've left the Christmas tree lights on are over! Smart plugs can go into any existing plug socket, and connect to your Wi-Fi system using an app on your smartphone or device. From this app, you can tell if the socket is on or off, set a schedule for your lights, and some are compatible with voice control systems like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.

    How many baubles do you need for your tree?

    How many baubles do you need for your tree?

    As a guide, 80 baubles should cover a 6ft tree nicely, but it also comes down to personal taste. A minimalist approach can work well, as can a tree bursting with baubles! Start from the middle of the tree and work outwards to avoid knocking any baubles off, and mix up different sizes and colours to add interest.

      How many lights do you need for your tree?

      How many lights do you need for your tree?

      Roughly speaking, we recommend about 5m of lights for every 2ft of tree - so about 15m of lights for a 6ft tree. Remember to measure how far the tree will be from the plug socket and make sure the lead length between plug and decoration is long enough.

        When should you put your tree up?

        When should you put your tree up?

        For some, the Christmas tree goes up at the start of advent, which this year is on 1st December. Others prefer to wait until the second week of December. For us, it's when you start to get that festive feeling!

          When should you take your tree down?

          When should you take your tree down?

          Traditionally you take your Christmas tree down 12 days after Christmas - also known as Twelfth Night. There's debate on if this falls on the 5th or 6th January, so it's really up to personal preference. Make sure you have plenty of storage ready for all of your new decorations.

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