Who doesn’t love decorating their home for Christmas?
Yet for some reason we forget to spread festive decorations throughout the home. The communal and entertaining areas are usually the spaces that are decorated – typically thats living rooms, dining rooms and entryways. What about our bedrooms where we start and end each day including Christmas day?
Our bedrooms are often completely overlooked and I’ve been guilty of that too. When Nearly Natural (who make artificial plants that look almost real) got in touch to partner with me, I thought we could all do with a bit more festive cheer throughout our homes, especially this year. As we’re spending more time at home, why not bring Christmas decor in to our bedrooms too?
Bringing Christmas decor into the bedroom doesn’t mean you have to create a mini lapland in your room. After all a bedroom is where you switch off and rest so you want to keep it relaxing and calm. Neither does it mean that it has to become another big ‘to do’ on your holiday list – nobody needs more stress in the holidays! Instead it’s all about simple little touches that make all the difference and create joy.
When I say bedrooms, I mean the master bedroom, kids bedrooms and guest bedrooms if they’re going to be used. It’s the perfect time to add a bit of magic to all your bedrooms so don’t leave any out.
5 easy ways to bring Christmas decor into the bedroom
1. Go with greenery
There are many ways to add a touch of festive greenery to your bedroom and it always goes a long way to giving your room a festive feeling. I love things like garlands or simple wreaths dotted around the room. You could drape some greenery around your mirrors, mantles, windows, headboard or dressers. With greenery, you can go with a little or a lot as you can’t go wrong and it goes with all kinds of bedroom decor. It’s worth adding that fresh greenery will smell great but will create a mess. With artificial greenery you get no mess and you can reuse it year after year so pick whatever works best for you.
2. Add some magical lighting
Adding a few string lights is one of the simplest yet most magical ways to bring Christmas in to the bedroom, especially a kids bedroom. Three’s something about fairy lights that instantly makes you feel festive. The lights give off a soft glow which adds coziness and warmth. A light string or two hung next to the bed or strung around some greenery or furniture is all you need. If you wanted to do a bit more, you can hang lots of light strings vertically or horizontally on a wall for maximum magic!
3. Don’t forget Christmas smells
We don’t always think of adding festive smells when we think of Christmas decor but I love the idea of walking in to my bedroom and smelling Christmas. And bedrooms are the perfect place for Christmas smells as they’re closed rooms so the fragrances are naturally more pronounced. Natural smells from a eucalyptus garland or a sage wreath will instantly add a festive look and smell. Fresh cedar branches popped in to a vase will also add a fab smell. Alternatively a few small bowls filled with Christmas spices like cinnamon, star anise, cloves will do the trick. If you’ve opted for artificial greenery and want the festive smells too, try a spritz of festive scented essential oils or light some scented candles.
4. Get a tree (with a difference)
Nothing says Christmas more than a tree. And adding a tree to your bedroom decorations will make your room feel super christmassy and festive. But rather than get your usual kind of Christmas tree, why not try something a little different for the bedroom? The bedroom is a whole other room with a different use, it’s probably a lot smaller than your living space and besides it would be boring to have the same look in every room.
I love the idea of an alternate Christmas tree – this could be as simple as a few branches placed in a vase and decorated with baubles or a diy wooden dowel tree. You could use washi tape to create a tree shape on the wall and stick in family photos. There are loads of alternate Christmas tree ideas that are perfect for bedrooms of all shapes and sizes and all decor styles.
5. Get cozy
Come winter I love adding adding sheepskin throws, chunky knits, soft pillows, wooden decorations and anything that makes my bedroom cosier. This is more about adding cozy textures rather than being overtly christmassy (you can totally skip the plaid!) but it all adds to the festive mood in the bedroom. If your bedroom looks cozy, it will feel cozy. In my family, we tend to gather on our bed on Christmas morning to open our presents, armed with a hot chocolate and it really feels so much more special being surrounded by soft, warm, cosy textures.
One of the the best parts of bringing Christmas into the bedroom is that you can keep things as simple as you want because there’s no pressure – it’s for you which makes it even more special. But be warned that once you start adding little festive touches you won’t be able to stop. When I first started adding Christmas decor to my bedroom a few years ago, I had just a couple of sprigs of pine in there. But each year since then I add a little more and a little more. It’s addictive because it feels so magical!
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