When it comes to decorating our homes for Christmas we usually focus on the communal areas such as the living room, dining room, hallway and the exterior of the property. Private areas such as bedrooms aren’t usually a priority at this time of year. But I don't think this should be the case!

Our festive feelings can be enhanced by extending our decorating efforts to the bedroom and there are some really simple ways that the bedroom can be given a Christmas makeover.

1. Make a DIY hanging decoration


It’s very easy to make a really eye catching decoration that can be hung above the bed. Taking something as simple as a tree branch and suspending Christmas baubles from it can have a great impact. Alternatively, if your bed has a wooden or metal frame you may be able to suspend baubles from the headboard itself.

2. Hang stockings


Stockings are a really simple way of bringing Christmas into the bedroom.

If the bedroom has a fireplace this is ideal for dressing up with stockings, but if not they also look great hung at the foot of the bed. And if those stockings are adorned with Christmas treats as well, what's not to like?

3. Decorate a Christmas tree

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If there is room in the bedroom it’s always nice to have a Christmas tree in here too. A Christmas tree is probably the most iconic of all Christmas decorations so this will be a big statement.

Decorate the tree in a similar colour scheme to your bedroom's decor to have it blend in seamlessly and complement everything else that's going on in the room. Or, why not try experimenting with alternative Christmas trees if you don’t have the space for a full size tree. Birch twig trees are a great space saving option.

4. Decorate with Christmas foliage

foiage If a tree just isn’t possible you can simply add some Christmas foliage. Garlands are a really simple way of creating a Christmas feel. They can be hung over the mantle of a fireplace, hung above the headboard or even wrapped around the posts of a four poster bed.

5. Add Christmas wreaths

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Christmas wreaths are traditionally hung on the entrance door to a property, but there is no reason why they can’t be used indoors too. They look great hung over doors or suspended on the wall. You can make a real focal point of the head of the bed by hanging a Christmas wreath above the head board. Wreaths don’t need to be made from foliage either. You can find some really stunning alternative wreaths made from metallic leafs, baubles or pompoms for example.

6. Accessorise with Christmas textiles

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Accessorising with festive textiles is so simple. Change your bedding for something Christmas themed and add some festive cushions to the bed or to chairs in the bedroom to really maximise the Christmas feel. You can also layer up with cosy sheepskins and throws to add a more luxurious feel to the bedroom this winter.

7. Soften the lighting

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Nothing says Christmas better than swathes of fairy lights and an abundance of candles, especially scented ones that smell like cinnamon, pine and berries. String lights up above the bed, hang around mirrors, drape over the mantle piece, thread through garlands and wrap around wreaths. Also try adding clusters of candles to bedside tables and dressers.

This soft light will definitely add a cosy feel to the bedroom this Christmas.

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And, Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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