What are you doing for your Christmas decor interior? Spice up the season and add festive cheer with a touch of your own personality. 

Whether you’re in the business of providing a Christmas decor interior for 2023 or are trying to brighten up the atmosphere in your own house, let the inhabitants’ personal style dictate the theme.

These days, it’s all about letting people do as little – or as much – as they feel comfortable with when using Christmas décor interior ideas at this time of year.

Most people start festive decorating around Thanksgiving, so urge your customers (or yourself) to get moving if you’re only thinking about doing this right at the end of the year. Look out for affiliate marketing programs and other solutions to help you at this late date.

Getting started on your Christmas decor interior

There is no single style for a Christmas décor interior. Everyone should be encouraged to make the season their own. There are no rules, so choose classic, or creative.

Whether you’re planning to go traditional, or want to make a personal statement this Christmas, save money or splurge, take note of what our expert team suggests:

Keep it simple

·      Your front door, your living room and your dinner table need to reflect your personality, not that of a shop window – so don’t overdo your Christmas decor interior.

Fabric Wreath from our Blog- DIY Guide: Making a Textile Christmas Wreath

·      Put the new look together, then eliminate an old favourite it if doesn’t fit or doesn’t look right. Remember – less is always more.

·      Focus on your favourite Christmas decor interior pieces, then add something new to give them a boost. Inject a pop of colour, or something that stands out and creates a whole new look.

·      Even if it’s old fashioned, keep a sentimental item. If it means something to you, it’s likely to mean something to other members of the family, too.

A seasonal Christmas decor interior

1.     Festive season colours are red and green. So use this combination in soft shades, or choose warmer hues. A dramatic crimson and dark green (reminiscent of fir trees) always looks gorgeous. Or try something that stands out, a cheerful pop of red and green.

2.     Create warmth, tranquillity and security with lots of different shades of green. Use natural items from the garden to create a natural, rustic effect.

3.     Gold and white always work wonderfully, especially with red and green. They add a touch of sophistication and magic to Christmas cheer.

4.     Jewel tones, especially purples, blues and reds, work wonders.

Add to the atmosphere

·      Aside from traditional metallic red, white, silver and green balls, choose other festive bits and pieces like stars, snowflakes and dried flowers to your Christmas decor interior.

·      Gingham and plaid patterns always look good – especially in festive red and green, or in a dramatic monochrome. Use these patterns for tablecloths, serviettes, table runners – there are so many different ways to make them work.

Deco Gazelles Garden Christmas Navy Table Runner by Selmacardoso

·      Fairy lights have their own magic, and help in lighting up a room, table or setting beautifully.

·      Dried flower arrangements and wreaths can be used in such a different way to create a festive atmosphere.

·      Small Christmas trees – from pint-sized ones on table centre pieces or settings to bigger trees placed together in their own space in a room, can create a stunning effect.

·      Hang a wreath on all the windows facing the street. It creates a warm welcome when the windows are lit up at night.

·      Ribbons in red velvet can feel festive and give an edge wherever you place them – on chairs, nametags, Christmas gifts, the tree, you name it. 

Home and hearth

The hearth really is the centre of any home, especially in a Christmas decor interior.

There’s nothing quite like gathering round a crackling fire after a hearty festive meal and opening gifts together. It reminds us that no matter how tough the year has been, family is always there to share special moments with and make lasting memories. 

So decorate your fireplace and make it as festive and beautiful as you can. Keep the atmosphere festive with lots of greenery on the mantlepiece – let the fire be the highlight and add candles for a special atmosphere. 

Make the hearth cosier and more comfortable with lots of throws and pillows. These soft furnishings are invitations to everyone to cuddle up warm by the fire with a cup of something steaming hot, like coffee, cocoa or whatever takes your fancy.

Christmas Reindeer Bed Blanket by Faenkova from maakeHome

More inspiration for your Christmas decor interior 

Don’t be afraid to experiment with colours, patterns and styles this holiday season. Create your own unique individual festive décor look with some of these inspirational ideas.

·      A warm welcome: Make sure friends and family feel the festive spirit from the moment they arrive at your front door. Add some colour to the wreath on the door – a bright bow, some berries, lots of greenery and a touch of silver to give the feel of snow.

·      Baubles and bows: Add different coloured metallic Christmas balls and bows in red, green and gingham to vases and bowls and place them around the living and dining room areas.

·      Add blue to the decor: A deep, dark, velvety jewel blue can do wonders for Christmas decor. Add this Christmas colour scheme in bows, table ware, cushions and throws to mix up the festive palette.

·      Make your presents part of the décor: Choose bright, festive colours (we’re thinking neon green or a bright orange paired with a turquoise or peacock blue) and decorate all the gifts in these bright hues. They become part of the tree décor, or place some of the presents on side tables for a completely different décor look.

·      Play with pattern: You don’t have to keep to traditional festive patterns. If you add some stripes, squares and polka dots, you can create another dimension.

Make them yourself

·      DIY tree baubles: Nothing makes a Christmas tree idea more personal than a hand-made decoration.

Spend a chilly Sunday afternoon with the kids by the fire making colourful Christmas decor. Here are some ideas that will personalise your tree with love and festive cheer. Make pompoms in red, green and white, snowflakes out of cottonwool and add glitter to cut-outs of stars and bells. Check out links to retailer sites for these items.

·      Sweet treats: A bowl filled with gingerbread men, striped candy cane, fudge or peanut brittle gives a touch of sweetness to the festive mood, and a party atmosphere. It's even better if the sweet treats are handmade, as this will add another personal touch!

Gingerbread Christmas Cookies Tea Towel by Gingerlique

Make your Christmas decor interior special with maake

Whether you’re looking for ready-made gifts in the Home and Decor section of maakeHome. You can personalise these with our exclusive selection of patterns in the Design Library, or create your own pattern and have us print it for you on a selection of locally made base fabrics. Let maake assist. These products can all be purchased through our links.

We’ll help make your Christmas décor accessories come to life.


November 01, 2023 — Alexander Wills