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Christmas decorating ideas

Deck your halls with our festive trends.

Gold and white baubles on a Christmas tree.

Make this Christmas extra special. Get inspired by our top Christmas trends for 2021, browse Christmas decorations to suit your style, and get your decorating questions answered.

Christmas trends

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

A Berry & Cone Pre-Lit Christmas Tree covered in baubles.

Country Walk

Take inspiration from cosy countryside cottages this Christmas with foliage-filled wreaths and garlands and adorable robin decorations. This trend reimagines the classic Christmas look by introducing rich tones and little touches of glamour, like our golden Habitat baubles. It's just the place to warm up in after a brisk winter walk.

Gold and white baubles on a Christmas tree.
A nature-inspired wreath and garland displayed by some stairs.
A novelty Father Christmas figure next to some Christmas candles.
A white Christmas tree with a turquoise star on top.

Winter Star

Create your very own winter wonderland with gorgeous blush and silver baubles and pretty snowflake tree decorations - they look enchanting on a frost-tipped tree. Or, add them to a bright white tree for an awe-inspiring snowy look. Add a little bit of rustic with nature-inspired wreaths, or go all out with a glittering silver garland.

A child holds a foliage-style Christmas wreath.
A collection of silver baubles in a box.
A tray decorated with a white lantern and felt hare table decoration.
A green Christmas tree decorated with brightly coloured baubles with a red star on top.

Christmas Joy

Have a holly jolly Christmas! This is a bright and cheerful trend with plenty of playful pieces. To achieve this look, start with some classic Christmas red baubles and then throw on as much colour as you like. Add some prehistoric pizzazz with our sparkly dinosaur tree decorations.

Colourful dinosaur baubles on a green Christmas tree.
A blue light-up star tree topper.
A pile of colourful baubles.

Festive Tails

Make some magic this Christmas with our kid-friendly collection of cute characters. Count down to Christmas with our giant plushie Santa advent calendar (complete with 24 pockets to treat good boys and girls) and watch their faces light up when they see these adorable novelty decorations. Will they pick a cuddly cat, snuggly pug or festive Santa stocking?

A boy hangs up his cat stocking.
A light-up LED sleigh with presents and a cute dog with reindeer antlers.
A giant Santa countdown plush toy.

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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.

Need some help putting your decs up?

Keep your decs in place all December long with hooks and hanging strips. And if you need some help reaching the top of the tree, or getting into the loft, we have a range of ladders in all shapes and sizes.


Need some help getting the decs down from the loft, or putting them up on the tree? We have ladders of all sizes to help you step in to Christmas this year.

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More Christmas inspiration

Two Christmas trees.

Pick the perfect Christmas tree

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Light-up Christmas decorations in a garden.

Outdoor Christmas lights and decs

Festive sparkle for your garden.

A group of people enjoy wine and dinner around a dining table.

Christmas hosting

Plan the perfect festive feast.

People open presents.

All they want for Christmas

Gifts to make their day magical.

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