Must-have Christmas Decorations and Trends 2023

Ready to turn your home into a winter wonderland? If you’re not sure what style to go for this year, or you’re just in need of some inspiration, this post is for you. I’ve rounded up some of the best must-have Christmas decorations that are on trend and look brilliant.

This year there is a big trend for greenery. Whether that’s in the dark or muted green of the walls, or with plants such as a garland around the mantelpiece or a vase full of fir branches.

Christmas Decorations

Ready for some beautiful decorating inspiration? Here are my favourite looks for Christmas 2023. Many of these backdrops are a muted green colour palette which I really like the look of. Plenty of greenery, warm twinkling lights and most importantly, a huge Christmas tree.

Dark green lounge with a large Christmas tree in the corner, surrounded by presents by Cox and Cox.
Opulent Pine Pre-lit Christmas Tree, £337.50, Cox and Cox
Mantelpiece with large pillar candles and a greenery garland draped along the shelf by Marks and Spencer.
12ft Snowly Garland, £39.50 / Set of 4 Twisted Dinner Candles, £6, M&S

I love the layering of different garlands that M&S have created above. I think this could work really well in many different areas such as along sideboards or bannisters.

Green living room with a large Christmas garland hanging down the wall, beside a fireplace covered in candles, baubles and wire lights. Beside the fireplace is a spindle chair, paper Christmas trees and lanterns.
Spindle Armchair, £300 / Ablington Lantern, £25 / Maddox Trees, from £12, Garden Trading

Don’t just put your garland along the mantelpiece, lift it higher and go along the picture rail. Love the look of this! If you’ve got a picture rail above your fireplace, will you be trying this?

Green Victorian lounge with a large Christmas tree, decorated with a traditional style of red baubles and gold by Habitat.
Berries Christmas Stocking, £10, Habitat
Dark blue lounge with a tall green Christmas tree in front with white star bunting by Garden Trading.
Wire Cluster Lights, from £28 / Maddox Star Garland, £26, Garden Trading

The vibrancy of the white stars and tree decorations against a dark blue wall looks perfect in this shot. It really stands out and is a statement feature.

Dark navy lounge with large Christmas tree, fireplace covered in greenery and hanging decorations by Marks and Spencer.
Christmas Baubles, from £5, M&S
Large fireplace with rattan wreathes above, green garland and pop-up paper Christmas trees by Garden Trading.
Hoxton Dome Floor Lamp, £130 / Rattan Door Wreath, £60 / Maddox Tree, from £12, Garden Trading

Neutral Christmas Decorations

This is definitely my favourite style, a neutral Christmas theme. It has hints of Scandi styling throughout with plenty of white colours and natural elements such as wood and metal. Snowflakes, stars and little houses – these are well and truly Scandi and look amazing. You can never have too many hanging stars 👀

Hallway with large metal white stars and wire LED Christmas lights hanging down the stars by Cox and Cox.
White Metal Star, Small, £17.50, Cox and Cox

Hanging wire lights down the staircase definitely looks magical when all the lights are dim.

Large paper Christmas stars, paper pop-up trees and plants from Dobbies.
Wooden DIY Tree, £4.99 / White Paper Star, £8.99, Dobbies

I’m telling myself I don’t need those brown paper stars, but I do, they look amazing!

Shelf filled with ceramic Christmas houses, paper Christmas tree, eucalyptus bunting and paper snowflake garland from Garden Trading.
Maddox Tree, from £12 / Curbridge Tree, from £14, Garden Trading

Stylish dining

Time for the big event… Christmas dinner! Or if you’re the host for friends and family throughout the festive period, here’s some inspiration to help you create a magical dinner table setting.

Dark and moody green Christmas dinner table backdrop, with hanging wooden branch covered in Christmas ornaments, white table cloth and green paper Christmas trees by Marks and Spencer.
Newark 6 Seater Dining Table with Benches, £699 / Large Silver Glitter Wire Tree, £9.50 / Pack of 3 Icicle Hanging Decorations, £10 / Sheepskin Rug, £35, M&S

Space to hang some branches with decorations above the table? This well and truly looks striking and will be amazing in photographs!

Colourful Christmas dinner table with a Christmas tree table runner, green dinner plates and red crackers from Habitat.
Tree Cotton Table Runner, £12.50, Habitat
Brass cutlery, with gold Christmas baubles, warm white led lights and a dark blue table cloth by Garden Trading.
16 Piece Cutlery Set in Brass, £75 / Holwell Dinner Plate, £18 / Holwell Side Plate, £12 / Brompton Napkin Rings set of 4, £12, Garden Trading

The touches of gold alongside the dark navy here work perfectly. I love how the stylists and Garden Trading have included this warm colour with the cutlery, fern leaf, baubles and napkin rings.

Bright and bold Christmas dinner table with hanging paper stars, colourful candles and a white table cloth from Dobbies.
Freiburg Pine Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree, £369 / Paper Star, £8.99, Dobbies

Dobbies this year have well and truly gone for paper stars and I absolutely love it! These not only look great for Christmas but easily suit New Year celebrations.

Neutral Christmas dinner table with a fabric table cloth, wooden trees and candles from Marks and Spencer.
Blenheim 8 Seater Dining Table, £899 / Treescape Table Runner, £20, M&S

This neutral look with simple Christmas tree ornaments dotted along the dining table gives a very minimalist look but works perfectly. Definitely a style you can easily re-create.

Dark wood dining table with a floral velvet table runner, dotted with plates, cutlery and plum pressed tumblers from Habitat.
Plum Pressed Tumbler, set of 4, £17 / Winter Floral Velvet Table Runner, £12.50, Habitat
Christmas greenery with baubles hanging off the back of dining chair at a Christmas dinner table.
Melrose Gold Bauble set of 3, £12, Garden Trading

Front door decorating

Welcome guests with a beautiful and festive front door look by showing off your favourite wreath, garland around the door and of course, lights – loads of lights. The styles below look brilliant and very minimal, yet festive.

Victorian house with tile footpath, dark black front door with a large green wreath and a garland surrounding it.
Christmas Wreaths and Garlands, from £6, Habitat
Light green front door with two wreaths, potted Christmas trees and a wheelbarrow full of presents.
Charcoal Star Doormat, £25, Garden Trading
Grey front door with black lanterns either side, on the door is a large round light-up Christmas wreath by Cox and Cox.
Super Lights Outdoor Wreath, £375, Cox and Cox

I’m in love with this simple light-up outdoor wreath from Cox and Cox. It’s minimal, yet strikingly beautiful. The warm white LED’s will definitely light the way to your front door.

Christmas door wreath made with a bunch of greenery, wrapped in a ribbon, lights and lanterns beside the door.
Set of 3 LED Pillar Candles, £19.99, Dobbies

If you don’t fancy a wreath, this bunch of greenery with some ribbon works really well. Whether you do it on your front door or a side door, it definitely adds a festive look.

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