We think a lovely way to decorate for Christmas is to bring the outdoors in… Whether you like to craft things yourself, or are looking for a new way to spruce up your usual decorations, you’ll find all sorts of natural Christmas decoration inspiration here.
So simple but so effective
Image by Etsy
Bring the classic green and gold to your Christmas decorations this year with this fantastically simple but effective idea. All you need is some gold paint, green leaves (or cut leaves from green paper), fine thread and a nice stick or bit of driftwood. Hang it anywhere you have a gap that needs a bit of festive cheer. (We think it would also look great in a window.)
Deck the hall!
Image by Emily A. Clark
Why go to all the effort of making a wreath if you only ever see it when you’re coming home? Hang it on the inside of your front door and you can see it in all its glory every time you go through the hall. (And you can always have one outside to welcome visitors as well… at Christmas, more is more!). We love how the stockings have been hung up the staircase as extra decoration, the cheery colours breaking up the green of the garlands and the pretty white strings of popcorn.
If, like us, your eye has been drawn to the lovely wooden floor in this hallway, view our ranges to find your own perfect floor.
Image by Darling Darleen
A simple yet stunning way of bringing the great outdoors in, without having to go to the lengths of making garlands or wreaths. All you need to do is find some plain glass (or plastic if you’re a parent / cat owner…) baubles, remove the tops and carefully insert your greenery of choice before reattaching the top. Seal with clear-drying glue if you’re at all worried about them falling apart, and then hang wherever you fancy.
Dried flower wreaths
Image by Making Marwood
An emerging trend for 2021, dried flower decorations are the eco-friendly way of enjoying beautiful blooms year-round. Once you’ve finished using this wreath on your door at Christmas, hang it somewhere indoors for some added floral beauty.
The beautiful herringbone floor you see beneath this lovely wreath is in fact our very own Goodrich Ecru Oak.
Image by She Keeps a Lovely Home
Making your own Christmas decorations is a great way to bring a natural feel to your tree – and also a fantastic activity if you have children to entertain. Dry slices of orange slowly in a warm oven, then decorate with spices (like cloves or star anise, pictured) or get out the glitter glue for some sticky fingered fun.
Gingerbread snowflake tree decorations
Image by Babyrockmyday
Gingerbread cookies are always delicious! Get yourself a snowflake stencil and get crafty in the kitchen to create a pile of biscuits that are a perfect welcome to visiting friends and family. Or, if you prick a good size hole in the cookies, you can thread them and hang them from the tree as a tasty homemade decoration.