50 Christmas Bedroom Ideas for a Cozy Holiday Retreat
By Interior Designer, TRACY SVENDSEN | Updated on 09/24/2023
Christmas Bedroom Ideas: Are you ready to bring the magic of Christmas into your primary bedroom or guest room? As the temperatures drop and the snow starts to fall, there’s no better way to create a cozy and festive ambiance than by transforming your bedroom into a winter wonderland. From twinkling lights to fluffy pillows and festive accents, there are endless possibilities to make your space feel like a holiday retreat. This article will explore creative and enchanting Christmas bedroom decorating ideas to fill your room with warmth and joy.
Whether you prefer a traditional red and green theme or a more modern and elegant approach, we have got you covered. Get ready to deck the halls, or in this case, your bedroom, with these delightful ideas that will make you never want to leave the comfort of your winter wonderland. Let the holiday spirit take over, and let’s dive into the world of Christmas bedroom decor!
Benefits of Decorating Your Bedroom for a Merry Christmas
The holiday season is a time for joy, love, and celebration. Decorating your bedroom for Christmas adds a touch of festive cheer to your personal space and has several benefits. First and foremost, it creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere that instantly puts you in the holiday spirit. Imagine waking up to a room filled with twinkling lights, a miniature Christmas tree, the scent of fresh pine, and the sight of beautifully adorned decorations. It sets the tone for the day and leaves you feeling uplifted.
Additionally, decorating your bedroom for Christmas can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. The warm and comforting ambiance encourages you to unwind and enjoy the season’s magic. It’s also a great way to express creativity and showcase your style. With so many different themes and decor options, you can make your bedroom reflect your holiday spirit and personality.
Christmas Bedroom Ideas: Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom
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Popular Christmas Bedroom Themes
When decorating your bedroom for Christmas, there are numerous themes. Whether you prefer a traditional look or want to go for something more unique, there’s a theme that will suit your style. One popular theme is the classic red and green color scheme. This timeless combination instantly brings to mind the holiday season and creates a festive atmosphere.
Another popular option is a winter wonderland theme, which is all about creating a serene and magical ambiance. Think snowflakes, white and silver accents, and cozy textures that mimic the feeling of being in a snowy forest.
Consider a gold and white theme for a more modern and elegant approach. This sophisticated combination adds a touch of glamour and creates a luxurious atmosphere. Whatever theme you choose, ensure it reflects your style and brings you joy.
Romantic & Cozy Christmas Bedroom in Soft Green, Champagne Gold & Ivory
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A romantic and cozy Christmas bedroom designed by Courtney of Tuft and Trim Interiors. Courtney used a color scheme that is filled with shades of soft green, champagne gold and ivory. Holiday garland was strung around the bed and fresh English roses were included to provide a festive feel.
How Can I Decorate My Bedroom for Christmas?
When it comes to Christmas bedroom décor, you can’t go wrong with adding seasonal ornaments and sumptuous fabrics. Twinkling lights are a must-have. They add a warm and enchanting glow to your room, instantly creating a cozy and inviting space. You can drape them around your headboard, wrap them around a mirror, or even hang them from the ceiling to mimic falling snowflakes.
Another lovely addition is a Christmas tree. While you may think a tree is only for the living room, having a small tree in your bedroom can bring the holiday spirit to a new level. Decorate it with mini ornaments, garlands, and a tree topper to make it memorable.
Finally, remember festive accents like wreaths, stockings, and holiday-themed wall art. These small touches can significantly impact and tie the whole room together.
To decorate a bedroom for Christmas:
- Start by choosing a color scheme that complements the rest of your home’s decor.
- Consider using classic Christmas colors like red, green, and gold or a more modern palette like silver and blue.
- Add festive bedding, such as a plaid comforter or holiday-themed sheets.
- Hang garland or string lights around the room, and place a wreath or other holiday decorations on the walls.
- Add a few holiday-scented candles or diffusers to create a cozy atmosphere.
- Add personal touches like family photos or sentimental ornaments to make the space feel special.
Whether you plan on purchasing Christmas bedding or adding a few holiday touches, you will find beautiful vibrant images of bedrooms that celebrate the Christmas spirit.
Holiday Bedroom Ideas
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Christmas Bedrooms Aren’t Only for Kids
Small touches in a bedroom can make a world of difference. Here are a few quick tips from the Christmas Bedding section of the Canadian Log Homes Country Decor Store.
- If you are looking for holiday bedding that works all year round, buffalo check and plaid bedding are great choices.
- If you have solid white bedding, you can place a festive throw at the end of the bed and layer on Christmas-embellished throw pillows at the top.
- Create a festive display on dressers with small metallic Christmas trees, reindeer, and candles.
- Dress your room for winter with knitted throws, sumptuous velvet blankets, faux fur pillows, and soft and cozy textures.
- Bring the outdoors in with fresh greenery and pinecones and fashion a piece to hang above a bed or place on a dresser.
- Go with traditional red and green, or hues of blue with silver or white. Rustic browns and tans also work well.
- Tie lovely ribbons on the pulls of a chest of drawers and nightstands.
- Deck your headboard with fresh pine, string lighting, or a wreath.
- Add a mini tree on a countertop or a large-scaled tree tucked into a corner.
- Add a hand-painted sign with festive typography featuring your favorite Christmas expression.
- Hang stockings from the bed frame at the foot of your bed.
- Give your bedroom a winter-wonderland feel with sparkling and frosted accessories.
- Hang a wreath from a mirror or window.
Key Elements to Include in Your Christmas Bedroom Design
1. Add Your Favorite Christmas Scent
Festive scents, from clusters of evergreen branches, potpourri, candles, or diffusers, can help evoke fond memories. Many of our childhood memories of the season stem from walking into a home with the distinct aroma of a Nordic Fir Christmas tree, roasted chestnuts, cinnamon, cloves, gingerbread, and peppermint. It instantly sends the message that Christmas has arrived.
For an ‘all-encompassing festive atmosphere,’ create a gorgeous aroma by boiling water with spices and fresh fruits on the stove. Once it has cooled down, pour it into a spray bottle and use it as a DIY room spray. Pottery Barn also has a wide variety of candles, potpourri, and diffusers that blend the bright aromas of Christmas to create scents with seasonal depth and warmth.
The Scent of Christmas with Evergreen Branches, Pomegranate, Cranberries & Oranges
Image courtesy of Blesser House
Lauren of the Blesser House Blog created a simple and lovely vintage Christmas table centerpiece using evergreen branches, winter berry clusters, oranges, pomegranates and cranberries. I’ve included the two images above as they depict a few of the wonderful scents of Christmas.
2. Choose a Color Scheme
There are endless options when choosing a color scheme for a Christmas bedroom. Opt for festive earthy hues for rustic Christmas bedrooms, such as natural greens and browns. You can also stick to neutral shades or go bold with traditional reds and greens. Other good choices included metallics, shades of blue and crisp whites.
Christmas Bedroom in Blue, Green & White
Image courtesy of Shades of Blue Interiors
Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors created a winter wonderland bedroom with crisp shades of blue, white and green. The headboard was given the full holiday treatment with a lush flocked garland covered in pinecones and twinkling lights.
Christmas Bedroom in Traditional Red, Green and White
Image courtesy of Farmhouse 165
This festive Christmas bedroom was created by Amanda (@farmhouse165) and includes cozy textures, rustic trees, garland over the foot of the bed and cozy white stockings.
3. For a Traditional Christmas Bedroom, Add Plaid to the Mix
Timeless, festive and inviting – plaid is perfect for the holidays. Bringing holiday cheer into the bedroom with a blend of classic tartan, buffalo, and gingham check patterns in bright holiday colors is easy.
Plaids look lovely layered and work well with solid colors and other patterns. Bring plaid into the bedroom by draping plaid stockings over the end of the bed frame and adding a few plaid pillows and throws.
Evocative of a quaint and cozy cabin retreat, a plaid duvet cover can transform your bedroom. Larger-faced patterns, like buffalo plaid, feel more contemporary, while rustic decor calls for smaller checks.
Try a solid duvet and plaid sheets for a dynamic visual when you turn down the bed. Faux fur or velvet pillow shams make the perfect accent for this bedscape.
Touches of Plaid Add Instant Christmas Cheer
Image courtesy of Pottery Barn Christmas Bedding
4. Accessorize with Twinkling Lights
Twinkling lights, including a Christmas bedroom, can elevate any room to the next level. These miniatures can be lined up across a headboard, at the foot of the bed, or strung around a Christmas tree.
One of the key elements in creating a cozy and festive atmosphere in your bedroom is lighting. As mentioned earlier, twinkle lights are a great way to add a warm and magical glow to your space.
Drape them around your headboard, hang them from the ceiling, or even place them in glass jars to create a whimsical display. Another option is to use candles. The soft flickering light of candles instantly creates a cozy and romantic ambiance. Opt for scented candles in festive scents like cinnamon, pine, or peppermint to enhance the holiday atmosphere further.
If you’re concerned about safety, consider using battery-operated candles or flameless LED candles that mimic the look of real candles without the risk of fire. Lastly, remember your bedside lamps. Swap out your regular lampshades for ones adorned with holiday motifs, or opt for lamps with built-in color-changing LED lights for a fun and vibrant touch.
Beautiful Modern Rustic Bedroom with Cozy Textures & Twinkling Lights
Image courtesy of Ella Claire
A modern rustic bedroom designed by Ella Claire, with organic and natural elements, cozy bedding and twinkling lights. Ella’s white snowy woodland theme works perfectly with the all-white bedding. She also included a few bottlebrush trees and antlers to the nightstand.
5. Opt for Christmas Theme Bedding
One easy way to transform your bedroom into a Christmas wonderland is by updating your bedding and pillows with festive designs. Look for bedding sets that feature holiday-inspired prints such as snowflakes, reindeer, or Christmas trees.
Opt for soft and cozy materials like flannel or velvet to add extra comfort to your room. You can also swap out your regular pillows for ones with holiday-themed pillowcases. Look for designs incorporating traditional Christmas symbols or playful and whimsical designs. Adding Christmas-themed bedding and pillows is a simple yet effective way to instantly bring the holiday spirit to your bedroom.
6. Bring in Cozy Festive Pillows & Throws
To fully embrace the Christmas spirit, incorporate the traditional colors and patterns of the season into your bedroom decor. Red and green are the quintessential Christmas colors and can be added through various elements in your room.
Consider using red or green throw pillows, blankets, or curtains to instantly bring a festive vibe to your space. You can also use these colors in your bedding by choosing sheets and pillowcases with holiday-inspired patterns or prints.
Plaid is another popular pattern that evokes a cozy and rustic Christmas feel. Incorporate plaid through your bedding, blankets, or even curtains for a timeless and classic look. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns to create unique and personalized Christmas bedroom decor.
Try draping a plaid or solid red or green throw blanket over your bed to infuse holiday cheer. Be sure to layer pillows for added color, texture, and pattern.
Christmas Bedroom with Layered Plaids & a Gorgeous Faux Deer Throw
Image courtesy of Craftberry Bush Blog
The ever-talented Lucy, creator of the Craftberry Bush Blog, designed a stunning Christmas bedroom with a variety of seasonal pillows, plaid throws and a cozy faux deer blanket.
Christmas Bedroom Ideas: Cozy & Festive Christmas Pillows
Image courtesy of Pottery Barn Christmas Pillows
7. Hang Your Favorite Decorations
Spruce up your bedroom by hanging your favorite ornaments, such as garlands, wreaths, stars, and window stickers. Dotting little pockets of Christmas decorations around the room will help to summon the festive spirit. If you have a four-poster bed, use the structure by adding a garland or two to the frame.
8. Add a Christmas Tree if You Have the Space
Nothing says Christmas like a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Depending upon the size of your room, you can incorporate a sizeable free-standing tree or a small-scale tree more suitable to display on a tabletop. A few artfully wrapped gifts bring color and pattern and elevate the look.
Wreaths and Stars Add Instant Christmas Cheer
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9. Dress Your Headboard
Dress your headboard with a fresh garland of foliage for color, texture, and soothing fragrance.
A Touch of Greenery to the Headboard Goes a Long Way
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10. Decorate the Bedside Table & Dressers
Creating a simple tabletop arrangement using florals, pine or cedar boughs, pinecones, eucalyptus, and berries is easy. Typically, these are the types of Christmas arrangements used to decorate a dining room or living room table, but they also are a stunning addition to a bedside table or dresser.
Bud Vase with Roses Miniature Wrapped Gifts
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Eucalyptus & Magnolia Christmas Arrangement
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Natural Christmas Arrangement with Moss, Pinecones, Branches & Votives
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11. Decorate the Windows
Draping evergreen garland around your window and securing Christmas wreaths is a simple way to infuse a bedroom with Christmas charm.
Hang Wreaths from Holiday Ribbon
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12. Hang Christmas Stockings at the End of the Bed
Christmas Bedroom Ideas: Cozy Farmhouse Bedroom with Nordic Stockings
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Rustic Christmas Bedroom Ideas
With extra-cozy, indulgent textures, distinctive pops of greenery, and subtle holiday touches, this warm and woodsy style is designed for savoring the season at home. Pops of festive greenery layered over mirrors for an eye-catching focal point—layer luxe linen and sumptuous velvet over festive sheets for a hint of holiday spirit.
Bring the outdoors in for a genuinely rustic Christmas bedroom by including pine cones, faux fur, antlers, and sherpa throws. For an Alpine Luxe feel, use a wintry mix of soft textures, tonal shades of white, and touches of shimmer and shine for a chalet-inspired look that will transform your bedroom into a snowy wonderland.
If rustic Christmas is your style, check out the Rustic Christmas Decorating Ideas post.
Masculine & Rustic Christmas Bedroom
Image courtesy of Elle Decor
This masculine rustic Christmas bedroom was designed by Ken Fulk, who created a cozy Christmas guesthouse in the Montana mountains.
A simple Bough & Plaid Pillows Transforms a Rustic Bedroom
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A Minimalistic Christmas Tree in a Lovely Country Bedroom
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Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom Ideas
For a farmhouse-inspired Christmas bedroom, you can use neutral colors with a hint of green or incorporate vibrant plaid patterns. Mix in cozy textures, natural fibers, and winter botanicals. To decorate a farmhouse Christmas bedroom, start by choosing a color scheme.
Classic red, green, cozy neutrals, or icy blue and silver options are all great. Next, add cozy elements like plaid blankets, wool pillows, and fluffy rugs. Drape a vintage quilt or soft knit throw over the bed for a touch of rustic charm.
For an additional farmhouse touch, consider adding some simple greenery like pine branches or sprigs of eucalyptus. You can also incorporate natural elements like wood slices, bark-covered candles, or branches with lights strung on them.
Add some twinkle lights to make your farmhouse Christmas bedroom warm and inviting. String them around the headboard or over the bed for a magical touch. You can also add Christmas-themed accent pieces like a wreath on the wall, stockings on the bedposts, or a rustic wooden sign.
Finally, remember to add some holiday scents to your bedroom. Candles in scents like pine, cinnamon, or peppermint can add a festive ambiance to the space. With these simple steps, you can create a cozy and festive farmhouse Christmas bedroom that will make you feel at home.
Festive Christmas Bedroom
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Holiday Bedroom by Lark & Linen
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Holiday Bedroom with Chunky Knit Merino Wool Blanket
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Christmas Bedroom Designed by Liz Marie
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Kids’ Christmas Bedroom Ideas
Give their space a merry makeover with festive prints on everything from bedding to PJs. Your kids are guaranteed to get excited when you can spread the love to unexpected places like the kids’ bedrooms.
Decorating a kid’s room for Christmas can be a fun and exciting project that the whole family can get involved. Start by choosing a theme for the room, such as a winter wonderland or Santa’s workshop. Then, hang festive decorations around the room, like twinkle lights, garlands, and ornaments.
Consider adding a Christmas tree to the natural or artificial space, decorated with colorful lights and playful ornaments. Add cozy touches to the room, like plush blankets and holiday-themed pillows.
You can also incorporate festive bedding like red and green sheets or a cozy Christmas-themed duvet cover. Finally, consider adding fun DIY decorations, like paper snowflakes or homemade ornaments, to make the room feel unique and personalized. With some creativity and holiday cheer, you can transform any kid’s room into a festive and magical space for the holidays.
Here are a few more exciting ideas for how to get spirited this holiday season.
Tape Wrapping Paper to the Front of Their Bedroom Door
The door is the first thing a child sees before heading into the bedroom – so why not make it look like an oversized present?
Start the countdown with an Advent Calendar.
Twenty-four days of anticipation can seem like an eternity for a child. Help them by purchasing or creating a fun Advent calendar for their bedroom.
Add Festive Garland
Holiday garland adds a festive touch to any room they’re hung, including a child’s bedroom. They can be purchased online, or made by sewing together pom-poms or oversized tassels.
Add a Mini Christmas Tree
Let the kids call the shots on this tree, everything from design to decorating. They’ll love giving their input for Christmas tree decorations.
Christmas in the Country
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Kids Christmas Bedroom
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Pottery Barn Country Christmas Bedding
How to Decorate a Bedroom for Christmas on a Budget
If you want to decorate your bedroom for Christmas without breaking the bank, there are plenty of ways to add festive touches without spending much money. Here are some budget-friendly decorating ideas to get you started:
1. Use string lights: String lights are a great way to add holiday cheer to your bedroom. You can drape them around your bed frame, hang them from the ceiling, or even wrap them around a mirror or artwork.
2. Add some greenery: Fresh or faux foliage can add a holiday charm to your bedroom. You can add a garland to your headboard, hang a wreath on the wall, or place a small Christmas tree in the corner.
3. Swap out your bedding: Switch your regular bedding for something more festive. Look for holiday-themed sheets, comforters, or pillowcases to give your bedroom a cozy feel.
4. DIY decorations: Get creative and make your decorations! You can create a garland from paper snowflakes, make a wreath out of pinecones, or even create your Christmas stockings.
5. Use holiday-themed decor: Look for inexpensive decor at your local dollar store or discount retailer. You can find everything from holiday-themed candles to festive throw pillows to add holiday cheer to your bedroom.
Using these budget-friendly decorating ideas, you can create a festive and cozy bedroom perfect for the holiday season.
Safety Tips for Christmas Bedroom Decorations
While decorating your bedroom for Christmas is fun and exciting, keeping safety in mind is essential. Here are some safety tips to ensure your decorations don’t pose any hazards. First and foremost, always check the electrical outlets and cords before plugging in any lights or electronic decorations.
Make sure they are in good condition and don’t overload the outlets. Never leave candles unattended; always extinguish them before leaving the room or going to bed. Consider using flameless LED candles instead to eliminate the risk of fire.
Lastly, keep decorations away from flammable materials such as curtains, bedding, or furniture. Following these safety tips, you can enjoy your Christmas bedroom decorations without worry.
Christmas Bedroom Ideas: Conclusion
Transforming your bedroom into a winter wonderland is a delightful way to embrace the holiday spirit and create a cozy and festive retreat. Whether you choose a traditional red and green theme or something more unique, the key is to let your creativity and personal style shine through.
From twinkle lights and Christmas trees to festive bedding and unique decor ideas, there are endless possibilities to make your bedroom feel like a magical holiday escape. Just remember to prioritize safety and enjoy the process of turning your bedroom into a Christmas wonderland.
So let the holiday spirit take over, and create a space that will fill your heart with warmth, joy, and the magic of Christmas.
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