Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la, la la la la!
As the 1st of Dec approaches and the socially acceptable date for being truly excited about Christmas arrives, so does the opportunity to add shiny, new decorations to your collection in the process of transforming your home from tip to toe in festive magic. And whilst the nostalgia of pulling the same, well-loved decorations from the (slightly damp) boxes that clutter your attic for 99% of the year is a tradition that never gets old, there’s also something very special about growing your Christmas decoration collection year on year with additions that remind you of that time in your life. After all, 2021 was memorable for far better reasons than the 365 days prior.
Whether your Christmas decoration stash is bursting at the glittery seams or your new home or university halls are looking sparse without an injection of festive decor, keep scrolling to browse the best of the best Christmas decorations Team Zoella will be adding to their homes this year. Featuring Oliver Bonas, M&S, The White Company, Ferm Living and Anthropologie, get ready to feel truly inspired.
I am so excited to spend our first Christmas period in our house, I felt so robbed of it last year as our building works took longer than expected. My new Balsam Hill tree stayed sad in its box for a whole year and I am far too excited to finally put it up, the sooner the better. It’s also my daughters first Christmas which makes it doubly special and I can’t wait to hang her first stocking up, put wreaths on the door and make some new traditions together, might even consider a light-up reindeer…!
Balsam Hill, BH Nordmann Fir, £899 | Balsam Hill, Mountain Meadow® Foliage, £329 | *JoJo Maman bébé, RED ROBIN KNITTED CHRISTMAS STOCKING, £19 | *Etsy, PartyTouchesUK, 1.5m Mistletoe Christmas Garland, £15.80 | Lights4Fun, Large Studley Rattan Stag & Doe Light Up Reindeer, £459.99
This will be the first time I’ve properly decorated for Christmas as it’s the first in our new home and I can’t bloody wait. My theme for decs is ‘novelty chic’ with lots of pink pops. Kicking things off with the pièce de résistance of any Christmas coffee table, The White Company Winter candle! This acts as both a lovely festive decoration and obviously a deliciously scented candle all at once, they are such a joy to burn. Then I’ve picked a couple of gorgeous tree decorations from Anthropologie in my ideal colours, a fun rainbow and snail! I’ve also picked this gorgeous frosted tree from Antrho as well as this lovely little pot from H&M, I’m going to use them on a windowsill (would look great on a mantle) to add another festive touch.
*The White Company, Winter Botanical Large Candle, £38 | *Anthropologie, Terra Rainbow Tree Decoration, £14 | *Anthropologie, Pink Snail Tree Decoration, £12 | *Anthropologie, Frosted Bottle Brush Tree, £22 |*H&M, Motif-detail porcelain storage pot, £12.99
The countdown to 1st December is ON and I can’t wait to get the flat looking festive. As much as I love seeing how cool all the novelty decorations look in other people’s homes, I’m a stickler for traditional colour schemes. I’m going to decorate the mantlepiece with paper trees and bunting and then leave the tree quite sparse with twinkly lights and a few paper decs in white and deep Burgundy scattered in. Might even leave him naked.
*Marks & Spencer, Mandarin, Clove & Cinnamon Light Up Candle, £9.50 | Dunelm, Set of 3 Green and Natural Ringlet Trees, £7 | *H&M, Text-motif doormat, £12.99 | *H&M, Large paper snow star, £9.99 | *Etsy, BubbleandBerry, Wooden Car Christmas Bunting with Foliage, £8.95
I love decorating for Christmas and this year I’ve changed my vibe a bit, I’ve just fallen quite in love with novelty / eclectic Christmas decor as it’s so fun and vibrant. Oliver Bonas have some lovely bits, like this fabric tassel garland and blue velvet Christmas sack which is just gorgeous. M&S are great for affordable novelty baubles too, they have little pink toadstool decorations which I think are so bloody cute and will look amazing on the tree.
*Oliver Bonas, Gold Star & Fabric Tassel Hanging Garland, £28.50 | *Oliver Bonas, Poodle Pink Beaded Fabric Christmas Tree Decoration, £7.50 | *Oliver Bonas, Blue Velvet Star Christmas Sack, £32.50 | *Marks & Spencer, 3 Pack Toadstool Tree Decorations, £10 | *Marks & Spencer, 3 Pack Feather Wing Hanging Decorations, £10 | *Marks & Spencer, 3 Pack Glitter Cloud Decorations, £10
This year is the first Christmas that I’m in my new flat and I’m so excited to see the festivities take shape! I love maximalist everything so a chic or Scandi theme wouldn’t be me whatsoever- the bolder and brighter the better! I’ve gone for a fun mix of novelty and colourful tree decorations (of course with a pig tree topper, duh) and I personally love the eclectic look of all of these together. I’ve never bought anything from Ferm Living but I hear so much about it and they have such a fab selection of Christmas bits that are a bit more grown up too, so I’ll probs mix and match!
Heather Evelyn, CHRISTMAS BAUBLE MULTI, £12 | Annie Dornan Smith, PEACE CHRISTMAS ART PRINT, £16 | *Cotton On, Resin Christmas Ornament, £3 | Rose & Grey, Ferm Living Advent Candle, £19 | Fenwick, Pink Ballerina Pig Decoration, £7.49
My Christmas decs don’t go up until 5th December (after my birthday) but I do already have everything prepared. We always get our tree from a lovely family run business on the outskirts of Brighton. Then I’ve just tried to go as overboard as possible, more is more as the well known saying goes. Give me all the foliage, all the colours and every tacky ornament you can find, including the handmade ones!
Brighton Christmas Trees, Premium Nordmann Fir – 6′, £55 | Dunelm, Artificial Eucalyptus Green Garland 150cm, £8.50 | *John Lewis, 60 Battery Operated Rainbow Star LED Lights, L3.5m, £10 | Hobby Craft, Unglazed Ceramic Star Bunting, £3 | Hobby Craft, Small Fillable Baubles 6cm 6 Pack, £3
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