Christmas decoration ideas and accessories for a festive season

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here! With Christmas fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning your Christmas decor. We’ve put together a selection of ideas to give you some festive inspiration for a holly, jolly Christmas.

Back to nature

Get back to nature this Christmas with a rustic design, perfect for nature lovers! Your Christmas tree is a great place to start, and you can opt for either a traditional style or a real tree. If you’re worried about the needles dropping, consider a Nordmann Fir. This type of tree is renowned for holding its needles longer than other varieties.

To decorate the tree, opt for traditional and natural colours, such as whites, greens, browns, and reds. You can get a multitude of baubles, hanging decorations, and streamers. Add some white lights for an extra magical touch to your decorations.

You can incorporate many other decorations into a rustic design, including garlands, buntings, and tabletop decorations.  Wooden Christmas decorations are also a perfect fit for a natural design. For the finishing touches, wrap your Christmas presents in brown paper.

Sparkling Christmas lights

Nothing shouts ‘Christmas’ like Christmas lights! Whether we decorate our trees, gardens, or other spaces, there’s no better way to enjoy the festive season. With some enchanting lights from Hilltop, you can decorate both the indoors and the outdoors.

You can transform your outdoor space into a winter wonderland with our wide selection of in-store Christmas lights. Touch up some foliage by wrapping in Christmas lights, or add a sprinkle of fairy lights for seasonal decorations. Alternatively, some festive object lights include a Nutcracker, Snowman, Reindeer, and Candy Canes.

For those wanting to light your way to a perfect Christmas home, we also have a variety of indoor lights too. Create a miniature village with our selection of charming Christmas villages. There are also snow globes for those who want to keep the festive spirit alive all season long.

Hanging snowflakes

While a white Christmas isn’t guaranteed, you can still get in the spirit with some hanging snowflakes. Get creative and cut out some snowflake decorations. Then, hang them up from the ceiling using string or wire for an indoor snow flurry.

Festive-Style Garlands

A garland is a traditional Christmas decoration of either flowers or leaves. While typically worn around the head, they can also be hung up for decoration around the house.

You can also add your own decorations to a garland if it takes your fancy. Pinecones, lights, ornaments, or even festive fruit or berries make incredible decorations for a garland. Let it shine bright by adding some starlights.

Ditch the Red

Red is a quintessential Christmas colour. Rudolph’s nose, Father Christmas, or Candy Canes, it’s hard to escape the colour during the festive season. However, a growing trend with Christmas decorations is to ditch red altogether.

With so many other festive decorative colours, you won’t be short on a colour scheme. Consider ditching the reds and opting for a traditional rustic colour scheme of greens and browns. Alternatively, use a modern colour scheme for a simplistic yet effective design.

DIY Advent Calendars

Count the days until Christmas with a DIY advent calendar. Ditch the shop-bought chocolate advent calendars for one made at home. With homemade advent calendars, you can add whatever treat you fancy.

You can either use mini-boxes or bags to make your own advent calendar. Label 1 to 24, put the treats inside, and hang up. For extra decorative effectiveness, create a hanging display. Decorate a couple of wire scarf hangings and tie the packages with string.


Nutcrackers are a staple Christmas decoration. Originating from Germany in the 1800s, the popularity of Nutcrackers at Christmas grew thanks to the Nutcracker ballet.

While they are for cracking nuts, nowadays, many people add Nutcrackers to their Christmas decorations due to their traditional and stylish designs. At Hilltop, we have various Nutcracker designs to suit all decoration colour schemes and themes.

We have traditional red, green, and white colours for those wanting a traditional Christmas. For something a little modern, we have rainbow coloured Nutcracker selection. There are even dog-style Nutcrackers for your four-legged friends to enjoy!

Wreath you a Merry Christmas

Another great Christmas decoration idea for the festive season is hanging a merry Wreath on your front door. Whether you opt for a ready-made Wreath or create your own, a Wreath on the door sets off the festive spirit.

We have many ready-made festive Winter wreaths available in-store. Our Christmas-themed wreaths come with festive decorations, including snowmen, winter berries, and baubles.

Paper baubles

Forget hanging paper chains. Why not get inspired this festive season and create stylish hanging paper baubles. Using different coloured paper, you can cut and stick together to make some unique and innovative Christmas decorations.

Ornamental Tabletop Trees

If you have a lot of baubles or decorations left over, you can put them to good use. Using a short Styrofoam cone, you can stick some decorations to create festive and sparkling Ornamental tabletop trees.

Festive Curtain Tiebacks

Give your curtains an extra festive touch with some festive curtain tiebacks. If you already have tiebacks, all you need to do is thread some ribbon through the bauble loops and tie around the curtain tieback.

With plenty of unique and creative ways to decorate your home this year, you can truly get into the Christmas spirit. You can also get creative and make some DIY decorations. Don’t forget to come and browse our large range of Christmas decorations in-store too!