Christmas Preparations: Home Decor Essentials

Over the coming weeks, it is likely that—like us—you will be welcoming friends, family and perhaps even a few strangers into your home to celebrate the festive season. On top of the bedlam of Christmas preparations, shopping and dinner, you will be tasked with creating a warm, welcoming ambience in your home for your guests.

Readying the home for your visitors can add extra strain to an already busy Christmas schedule. But aside from the inevitable cleaning and tidying, ushering the festive cheer and warmth into your home shouldn’t demand too much of your energy. To help ease the burden, The Hut’s homeware editors are on hand to show you the home decor essentials that will help transform your home with minimal effort.

Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

While your Christmas preparations are underway, infuse your home with the smell of the festive season with SKANDINAVISK‘s Christmas candles, meticulously crafted to capture the essence of Scandinavian winter magic. Infused with the aromas of crisp pine, spicy cloves, and the sweet embrace of baked treats, these candles transport you to a cosy Nordic cabin nestled in a snowy landscape. Light up your space with a warm, inviting glow, creating an ambience that embraces the spirit of togetherness and hygge during this special time of year.



Elevate Your Christmas Bouquets

While we may be glad to escape its cold, the snow whites and berry reds of the winter landscape provide the perfect inspiration for your Christmas interior aesthetic. Freshen up your Christmas décor by embracing the current dark glassware trend and elevate your festive flower arrangements with some statement vases. Use a combination of statement vase designs from Ferm Living, minimalist options from Broste Copenhagen, and distinctive contemporary styles from HAY to house festive flowers such as hyacinths or poinsettias for a wintery, festive feel.

ferm living vases


Unwind After Christmas Dinner

After all the Christmas preparations are complete and the busy hustle and bustle of Christmas day is over, relax and unwind in style with the perfect festive bathroom accessories. From elegant anna + nina tealight holders to thick, high-quality ESPA towels, strike a balance between practicality and luxury to transform your bathroom experience and help give your home an inviting, calming aura.


Add Christmas Comforts

When you’re feeling stuffed after your big Christmas dinner comfort is key, so as you revel in the festive spirit, why not infuse your home with an extra layer of warmth and cosiness. From soft Ferm Living cushions that sink you into blissful relaxation to luxurious ESPA blankets and Hübsch throws that cocoon you in warmth, perfect for those chilly winter evenings. As you unwind and enjoy the seasonal festivities, let these additions transform your space into a haven of relaxation, ensuring that every moment of your Christmas celebration is marked by comfort and joy.

espa homeware


Upgrade Your Guest Room Bedding

This Christmas don’t forget to infuse a delightful dose of festive cheer into your guest bedrooms, ready for when family comes to stay. Transform these spaces into cozy retreats that embody the spirit of Christmas, with thoughtful festive pieces. Cosy up the bed with festive linens and plump pillows, creating an inviting haven for your loved ones. Whether your preference leans towards the clean lines of minimalistic bedding from HAY or you’re drawn to the vibrant prints characteristic of Ted Baker, take that extra step to guarantee your guests experience the cosy comfort of home.

hay bedding


Set The Mood With Your Lighting

In addition to the traditional evergreen tree and festive mistletoe, infuse your home with a serene and cosy ambience this Christmas by choosing the perfect lighting. Whether you’re a fan of the sleek minimalistic designs offered by Audo or prefer the contemporary elegance of pieces by Tom Dixon, add some relaxation to your home with ambient lighting.

tom dixon lighting


Written by Hannah Needham

Hannah Needham

Hannah Needham

Writer and expert