It’s the season of joy, and every morning you wake up in it should be a celebration – and make you excited to greet the day. (Along the same lines? Every night you fall asleep in it should wrap you up in magical mementos of the days you’ve had!) To set the tone for each day (and night) of the season, we’re holding off on decking the halls and first decking our bedrooms. Here is every Christmas bedroom décor idea we’re obsessed with – and you need for your best holiday yet!
Creating a Christmas Bedroom Suite
You’ve hung the holiday string lights on the front porch, brought in a spectacular tree for your living room and wrapped the railings with garland – but don’t consider your holiday decorating complete until you’ve decked out the bedroom!
A Christmas Bedroom Tip: Because there’s nothing like falling asleep under bright, cozy covers, bringing in a holiday-themed bedding set is a must for the Christmas-decorating enthusiast. Start with a quilt, choosing a pattern (there are reindeers, snowflakes, holly boughs and so much more!) or solid color (try forest green, crimson red or ivory).
1. Christmas Iconography
The icons of the holiday are the things that make us nostalgic: Santa and his reindeer, pine trees with presents underneath, red sleds on hills of snow and candy canes in white-trimmed stockings. Each icon associates with memories of childhood and traditions we pass on to the next generation – all with the deeper purpose of holding onto values of love and comforts of family.
But let’s talk about Christmas iconography on a more aesthetic level: whether it’s a Christmas tree, sleigh or present, an icon’s simplistic, cutout design pops against whatever it’s printed on – whether bedspread, pillow or throw blanket. Bold-colored and clean-lined, icons are a fresh, modern take on holiday bedroom style.
2. Rustic Embroidery
As intricate and unique as a snowflake, embroidery stitch gives a homey feel to a holiday bedroom. Whether you sew a saying onto a pillow sham yourself or purchase a pre-made design, you’re already halfway to the coziest setting possible – all that’s left is to stoke the bedroom fireplace, snuggle up with hot cocoa and turn on a Christmas film classic.
3. Festive Plaid
There’s something about plaid that makes us want to buy it by the yard and plaster every nook and cranny of our Christmastime homes with it. (Perhaps two key reasons: plaid is cozy to touch and soothing to look at, making it the ultimate holiday essential.) For now, and for the sake of those who have to live with us, we’ll try the best we can to restrain our obsession; the festive plaid-printed bedspread (shown here) will tide us over ‘til next year!
4. Terms of Tidings
5. Santa Pillows
6. Crimson Faux Fur
7. Coordinating Quilt Sets
8. Layered Holiday Patterns
Essentially everything in this article condensed into one fun-filled look, this bed does the holidays right. Layer iconography blankets, embroidered pillows, pillows with sayings and patterned quilts – somehow (call it Christmas magic?), it will all come together in one fun, harmonious, festive aesthetic.
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