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Christmas Table Decorating Ideas: A Festive Feast for the Eyes

The festive season is a time for cosiness and cheer - which means it’s time to start dressing up our living spaces in the spirit of Christmas! Unfortunately, small home dwellers might find it challenging to house a traditional tree in their room, or to display extensive interior decorations. This is why it’s key to get creative with your space and opt for versatile décor, which transforms your home into a festive haven. 

The elves at Terrys have rounded up some innovative Christmas room decoration ideas for small spaces, from swapping out large ornaments to infusing a sprinkle of seasonal charm with everyday home fabrics.

Ready to unleash the magic? Here are some of our top small home Christmas decorating ideas for you to try…

Window Dressings with a Christmas Twist

In smaller spaces, windows are a great way to incorporate festive and exciting Christmas décor. Ready-made Christmas blinds can instantly transform a room with festive patterns and colours, infusing the space with holiday cheer. 

Alternatively, if you consider yourself a deft hand at DIY, Terrys Roman blind kit can be a super fun project, allowing you to choose a fabric that complements your Christmas room ideas. It’s also a great way to get the whole family thinking about interior design!

If you’re going for a simple seasonal update, you can swap your regular window dressings for curtains and accessories featuring Christmas motifs. Not only do they liven up the space, but they also serve as a centrepiece for your Christmas room décor, incorporating traditional seasonal colours or stylish winter scenes.

This stunning Christmas scene from Catherine Landsfield:

Or, for something a little more playful, this Santa-inspired set which is also from the Catherine Lansfield collection: 

Bedding and Towels: Soft Furnishings with Festive Flair

Small Christmas decorations might even be found in the linen closet by replacing your regular bedding and towels, selecting versions with festive themes. 

A set of Christmas bedding with seasonal patterns can transform even the simplest bedroom for the holidays. So, why not complement this further with hand towels in the guest bathroom to carry the festive theme throughout your home?

Here are some of our top Christmas bedding options:

The Starry Night Bedding Set in Blue, which is sure to get you in the festive spirit:

Or, you can go full festive red with this Jolly Santa Bedding: 

For a more subtle touch, there’s this stylish Tufted Tree Bedding Set in Pine Green:

Smart Ornament Selections and Displays

Miniature Trees and Tabletop Arrangements: Who says you need a full-sized tree to create a Christmas atmosphere? Small tabletop trees can be just as charming and much more suited to limited spaces. Consider an arrangement of evergreen branches in a festive vase or create a display of pinecones and candles for a subtle nod to the season.

Wall and Hanging Decorations: Maximise your vertical space by hanging lightweight Christmas room decorations such as wreaths, garlands, or a string of lights. These elements will add depth and warmth without taking up valuable floor or surface area space.

Switching the Scene with Seasonal Accessories

Throw Pillows and Blankets: Swapping out throw pillows and blankets is a simple yet effective way to introduce Christmas decoration ideas for small homes. Choose designs with festive patterns or in rich reds, greens, and golds to transform your living area into a cosy winter nook.

Decorative Accents and Functional Items: Exchange everyday items like candle holders, coasters, and even storage baskets for Christmas-themed versions. It’s an excellent method for small home Christmas decorating, without cluttering the space.

Lighting to Lift the Spirits: Lighting plays a vital role in setting the mood. Fairy lights can be draped around mirrors, windows, or door frames to create a twinkling effect reminiscent of a starlit sky. LED candles offer a safe and snug source of warm light, echoing the Christmas glow without the hazard of open flames.

Here are some of our favourite festive throws and blankets to transform your home:

Add a touch of Christmas with the Pom-Poms Ice Ice Baby Boucle:

Or, you might have fun with something a little more vibrant, such as the Festive-Val Crimbo Knitted Cushion:

If traditional is more your thing, discover this classic Twelve Days Embroidered Cushion:

Cosy up with this comfortable Cut Snowflake Sherpa Printed Fleece Throw: 

Or, forenchanting bedding that will improve the ambiance of any room, check out the Articus Fleece Throw

Alternative Christmas Trees

For those who can’t quite squeeze in a traditional tree, consider a wall-hanging felt tree or a DIY version. You can create one with just washing tape and string lights - or even use sticks or ribbons - get creative with it! These alternatives bring the essence of Christmas without compromising on space - and make for a pretty fun afternoon of crafting.

Reflecting Christmas in Every Corner

Don't overlook smaller areas, such as bookshelves and mantelpieces. A sprinkle of snowflake confetti, a bowl of baubles, or a series of small festive figurines can suggest the abundance of Christmas in half the space! 

Final Touches with Festive Flora

You can incorporate small pots of poinsettias, Christmas cactus, or herb pots like rosemary trimmed into tree shapes across your home. These will bring living greenery into your décor scheme, enhancing the festive feeling with their natural beauty and scent.

In a small space, every detail counts. By focusing on festive fabrics for window blinds and bedding from Terrys, you can introduce the Christmas spirit without the bulk of traditional decorations. Plus, they’re easy to re-install for that festive flourish year after year. With creativity and select pieces (made to measure is also available) that reflect the season's joy, your compact residence will be just as celebratory as any large home.

And remember, the joy of Christmas doesn't come from the size of your space, but from the warmth and joy that fills it! 

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