Christmas decorations and design ideas

Jun 21, 2023

Christmas is never far away, and it's time to start thinking about decorating your home for the holiday season. Whether you prefer a traditional look or a more modern approach, there are plenty of Christmas decoration and design ideas to choose from.

Traditional Christmas Decorations

If you're a fan of the classic Christmas look, then traditional decorations are the way to go. Think red/green, red/gold or burgundy/gold color schemes, place some wreaths, and put up plenty of twinkling lights. We prefer the warm lights for red/gold/green combinations. One of the most popular traditional decorations is the Christmas tree, which can be decorated with our range of 8cm, 10cm or 12cm baubles.

traditional christmas tree
Clear, gold-decorated bauble for christmas tree

Another popular decoration is the Christmas wreath, which can be hung on your front door or above your fireplace. Wreaths can be made from a variety of materials, including pine cones, holly, and berries. If you buy a basic wreath you can usually also add your own baubles or other decorations to it. Consider hanging one to three baubles from the centre or ends of the wreath to give a subtle but distinctive twist.

christmas wreath

Modern Christmas Decorations Ideas

If you're looking for a more contemporary approach to Christmas decorations then you can consider blue/silver, pink/silver, pink/gold burgundy/silver and purple/silver colour schemes. The fresh look will also catch the eye of your friends and family, bringing that sparkle to everyone's Christmas cheeer.

Pink decorative arrangement

Another modern idea comes in really useful. If, like many of us, you have several leftover boxes of decorations, why not consider arranging a set of baubles on theirvery own stands? These look great on window sills, fireplaces and coffee tables - plus all your visitors will be getting close up to admire your creative skill. We have several stands suitable for two or more baubles - check out the options on our stands page.

modern christmas decoration
Blue/silver baubles on a stand

DIY Christmas Decorations

Of course, if you are feeling really adventurous, another modern decoration idea is to use unconventional materials, such as wire, glass, or even paper. These materials can be used to create unique ornaments, garlands, and other decorations. There are plenty of tutorials and ideas online for creating your own ornaments, wreaths, and other decorations. One popular DIY idea is to create your own advent calendar, which can be filled with small gifts or treats for each day leading up to Christmas.

diy advent calendar

Another DIY idea is to create your own Christmas stockings. This is a great way to personalize your decorations and create something that will be cherished for years to come.

Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Don't forget about decorating the outside of your home for Christmas. Outdoor decorations can include lights, wreaths, and even inflatable characters. One popular outdoor decoration is the lighted reindeer, which can be placed on your lawn or roof.

outdoor christmas decoration

Another outdoor decoration idea is to create a winter wonderland scene in your front yard. This can include fake snow, ice sculptures, and even a sleigh.


There are plenty of Christmas decoration and design ideas to choose from, whether you prefer a traditional or modern look. DIY decorations are a great way to personalize your decorations and create something unique. Don't forget about decorating the outside of your home, as outdoor decorations can add to the festive atmosphere. Happy decorating!