Written by Domenica
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The festive season is fast approaching and we know that many of you are getting into the spirit by planning how you will decorate your homes this year. We thought we’d collate some of our favourite Christmas decorating ideas for you, including some lovely tablescapes and even a few Christmas-themed dessert tables.

If you’re stuck for Christmas decorating ideas, it’s best to start by choosing a colour scheme and/or a theme. Anything goes when it comes to colour – you could take the traditional red and green option, minimalist white, or go all happy with bright bursts of colour, even using this summer’s hottest trend, neon, as inspiration. Themes are also aplenty: winter wonderland, earthy outback or coastal are just a few of the themes that can make for a spectacular Christmas look.

Decorating needn’t be an expensive exercise, and sometimes the simplest homemade ideas have the most impact, like this Christmas Cloche from Martha Stewart, or Good Housekeeping’s Bold & Beautiful Christmas Wreath that can be made with baubles to suit your Christmas colour scheme. Or for major impact at minimal cost, why not ask your local florist to make you a lovely floral centrepiece?

Whatever you decide, the key to a good Christmas is early preparation. Getting organised means you can relax and spend the day itself basking in the love of your nearest and dearest.

Make sure you check out the HomeStyleFile ‘Current Deals’ page for the best offers on new tableware, napery, decorations, homewares and more this Christmas.

The Weekend Notebook: Christmas Decorating IdeasThe Weekend Notebook: Christmas Decorating Ideas

Image Credits:

a. Modern Red Christmas Table – Home Design Blogs
b. Neon Table Setting – Creamy Life
c. Blue Bauble Centrepiece
– Style Estate
d. Tin Floral Centrepiece
– The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie
e. Yellow & Green Floral Centrepiece
– The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie
f. Ideas For Christmas Tables
– Desde My Ventana
g. All That Glitters Guest Dessert Feature
– Image 1, 2 & 3 – My Little Jedi as featured on Amy Atlas
h. Christmas Chair Decorating – Furniture Kue
i. Modern Green & White Intimate Setting
– Style Estate
j. White For Christmas
– Image 1 – Desde My Ventana
k. White For Christmas
– Image 2 – Desde My Ventana
l. Christmas Cloche – Martha Stewart
m. Creative Christmas Wreaths – Good Housekeeping
n. Purple Table
– Blue Is The One

o. Advent Calendar – Just Call Me Martha
p. Angels At The Table – Martha Stewart
q. A Coastal Christmas Tablescape Red, Gold & Blue – Coral and Coast

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