Quick ideas to get ready for Christmas
Everyone loves their home to be beautifully decorated at Christmas time. We don't all have hours to spend on this task, so we need options that will give us the look we want, quickly.
Any room or office can have a festive makeover in the blink of an eye. Follow our top tips and we’ll not only show you how to create a quick Christmas look that you’ll be proud of, but we’ll also ensure that you won’t have to spend ages on the clear-up in January.
Our handy guide is here to help you with all your last minute Christmas decorating ideas.
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Quick Christmas trees
Artificial Christmas trees
Artificial Christmas trees are the ideal choice for those who are looking for something quick and effective (as well as cutting out the hours of cleaning up pine needles!) Our range includes pre-lit, pre-decorated and quick set up trees. All these options are great for those that can’t, or don’t want to, spend ages setting up the Christmas tree.
Pre-lit Christmas trees
Our pre-lit trees create a beautiful twinkling effect without you ending up tangled in your string lights and wrestling them onto the tree. Plus you can still add your decorations so that the finished result will fit into your chosen colour scheme.
Available in different colours, with multifunction technology, pre-lit trees help you to dial up the Christmas spirit quickly and easily.
Pre-decorated Christmas trees
Don’t have time to decorate a tree? Take a look at our pre-decorated range that only require assembly for a no-effort Christmas tree. Our stunning Fairview tree combines 320 warm white bulbs with snow effect pine cones and berries for a winter woodland look.Shop pre-decorated Christmas trees
Pop up Christmas trees
Pop up trees add a fun, novelty dimension to any room and, like the name suggests, can be put up in a jiffy. They already have lights and decorations on them, so all you need to do is put together the base, hang the main body over it and you’re done. Available in black, champagne and white, pop up trees make an instant statement.
Want a more natural look? Our green pop up tree already has lights but has no decorations – giving you the convenience of a pop up tree but allowing you to put your own stamp on it.
Character Christmas trees
They are brightly coloured and shaped like characters so they don’t need any decorations to make an impact. They can even go outside so that you can welcome Christmas into your home before you even step inside.
Contemporary Christmas trees
For something a little more contemporary and elegant, why not consider having one of our white birch twig trees instead of a traditional tree? They are already pre-lit with warm white LED lights, and by adding a few choice decorations, you can create a stylish, personalised wintery look.
Let there be light
Twinkling lights are a sure fire way to make a room feel ready for the party season. Hang string lights over mirrors, picture frames and doorways for a Christmassy feel. You can also put them around window frames to show passers-by that you’re in the holiday spirit.
Classic white is always stylish, but for something on-trend, check out our colour changing range for options that will give you all the colours of the rainbow.
For a magical look, fill glass jars with our copper wire lights. They are battery-operated and have a transparent cable so look very effective in jars.
You can add decorations inside too – then just place them around your home for a quick and easy way to create some Christmas sparkle.
Our light silhouettes help create a Christmassy feel instantly – just put them in place and turn them on. We have a massive range to choose from, so you’ll definitely be able to find something that will fit into the look you’re going for. Plus, many can be used inside or out, so you can decide whether you want to use them to welcome your guests to your home, or as part of your festive décor.
We love this LED stag head silhouette for a Christmas lighting look that is elegant and sophisticated. Or what about these three LED tinsel presents placed in a corner or underneath your Christmas tree?
If you are looking for a Christmas decoration that children in your life will love, our light-up inflatables are ideal. They come in three Christmas designs and can be used indoors or outdoors. If they are to be used outside, don’t forget to secure them to the ground. Quick to inflate, and quick to pack away when you’re finished with them, these are great fun for big kids, little kids and kids at heart.
Instant Christmas comfort
Switching your regular cushions and throws for festive options is a fast, effective way to make an ordinary living room Christmas-ready. Plus, it’s got the added bonus of making your space cosy for your guests on those cold winter nights. Whatever look you’re going for, we have something for you.
For those of you seeking a traditional Christmas look of red, greens and gold, our Whistler's Lodge range includes lots of options that will make your room festive and warm. Adding this deep red knitted throw will instantly make your home feel Christmassy. Or why not add some faux fur with the Kingsley throw and matching Marcie cushion? It will make your space feel like it’s Santa’s grotto!
Into the Woods is the range for those that want their home to look as though they’ve brought the outside in. So if you love hessian, pine cones and mistletoe, this is the range for you. We love the feel of these velvet cushions, plus they come in a green that will match your Christmas tree.
Our Minimising winter decor collection is Scandinavian inspired. With a neutral colour palate and traditional Nordic prints, this range epitomises contemporary Christmas style.
It may be cold outside but you’ll be warm and snuggly with any of the lovely items from our winter decor collections.
No need for tools
If you’re looking to create a quick Christmas look, the last thing you want to be worried about is getting out the tool box. Not only does using nails or screws take time to put up, you’ll also need to repair the work when taking down the decorations. This is less than ideal particularly if you live in a rented house. But, with our handy accessories, you don't need a hammer, nails, or adhesive to get ready for Christmas.
Weighted stocking hangers, allow you to instantly and easily add a Christmassy feel to a room. Just place them on a windowsill, shelf or mantelpiece, hang your stocking or sacks from them and you’re ready for Santa Claus to visit. The same goes for your wreaths – our wreath hangers simply need to be placed over the top of your door, and you’re done. A soft backing prevents any damage, and when you’re ready to take down the decorations you simply lift them off.
Need to hang up lights, decorative stockings, decorations or garlands on a wall or window? You still won’t need any kit – we have several options that can be applied without the need for tools. Clips and adhesive fixings will all help you create the look you’re going for, without creating any permanent damage or marks to the masonry.Shop Christmas wreath hangers Shop adhesive clips
Christmas for all the senses
Giving your room an instant Christmas feel is not all about the decoration and soft furnishings - make sure you consider the sounds and scent of your room too. Catering to these senses will instantly make your space feel festive.
Create the perfect Christmas playlist on your phone, tablet or laptop and then stream it around the room to get the party started. Our 6ft 6in Rockingham Christmas tree is Bluetooth-enabled and has a built-in speaker, making it the perfect tree for a Christmas party. Not only that, it’s already decorated and lit, so you just need to assemble it and plug it in – ideal for those looking for an instant Christmas.
For a musical option that will appeal to the little ones, you can’t go wrong with our battery-operated Bluetooth penguin animation. It not only streams your favourite Christmas songs, it also has light up cheeks and tummy that change colour and will delight small children no end.
Certain smells can instantly transport you into a festive frame of mind - dot scented candles around your party for a quick Christmas update. Go for rich, fruity fragrances like this holly and berries candle.
If having an open flame is not an option, consider our range of Scentsicles. These scented sticks are available in mulled wine, spiced orange and pine scents. They can be strung from your Christmas tree, a bookshelf or anywhere high up. They are designed to infuse your room with a delicious perfume and will immediately make the space feel ready for the party season.Shop candles Shop Scentsicles
Hang some festive bunting
Don’t feel as though bunting has to be restricted to the summer fete. Our range includes some great options that are ideal for those looking for some quick and easy Christmas decorations – just string them along a blank wall, or above a door for an instant seasonal update.
You can’t go wrong with our classic festive words bunting – it’s vintage style and font will add a traditional feel to your room. Or, if you want to add some fun into your decoration, take a look at our Christmas pudding bunting.Shop bunting