How to Decorate a Bedroom for Christmas
When we think about decorating for the holidays, we immediately think about how we will transform our everyday living room and dining room areas with festive Christmas décor. Rarely do we give our bedrooms as much consideration, if any at all. Not this season! This year, bring the beauty of the holidays to your bedroom with these easy ideas to extend holiday cheer from your main areas into your bedrooms.
Christmas Holiday Bedding
Change your bedding and you can change the mood of the entire bedroom. Choose Christmas bedding, such as a quilt set with crisp white snowflakes against a festive red backdrop, or choose one in a welcoming warm patchwork in a red and green color palette. Flannel sheets always instantly add a warm, cozy feel.
Christmas Bedroom Decorations
Top your new bedding with a chorus of holiday accent pillows. Add a small, simply decorated holiday tree to a corner table, or string twinkling white lights around window frames. Change out or add a small area rug that will add to the seasonal look. Swap your regular artwork with a piece of Christmas-themed wall art or a hand-painted sign that features holiday wisdom.
Add Cheer to Your Guest Bedrooms
Pile a few selections of classic and contemporary holiday novels on your guest room’s nightstand to help put your guests in the holiday spirit. (Our favorite: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens) Place a bowl of holiday sweets and candy canes on the dresser. Hang a holiday wreath with thick velvet ribbon over the headboard, centered in the window or high on a floor length mirror.
Use Color to Your Advantage
Transform a room simply by using a holiday-appropriate color palette. Try an all-white approach with a few simple red accents or the hint of holiday sparkle. White bedding will look right any time of the year, but with the addition of a wreath and a few accent pillows, you will have a December-ready room. Of course, you can’t go wrong with one of these classic combinations: red and green, red and white or blue and white.
Delight the Senses
The sensory appeal of your bedrooms is just important as the visual elements. Add a dish of potpourri with the scent of fresh pine or a holiday candle with a warm vanilla or sugar cookie aroma. Small wireless speakers make a nice addition to any room so that you can add the ambiance of holiday tunes playing in the background.
Ready to Head Outside?
Now that you have the inside of your home ready for the holidays, are you ready to decorate the outdoors too? We have lots of inspiration to get you started with these Easy Christmas Outdoor Decorating Ideas