50 Christmas Bedroom Ideas for a Cozy Holiday Retreat

By Interior Designer, TRACY SVENDSEN | Published on September 05, 2022 | Updated on September 09, 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.

Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom

Christmas Bedroom Ideas: Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom
Image courtesy of David Tsay Photography

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.


Christmas Bedroom with Christmas Tree
Christmas Bedroom with Christmas Tree

Romantic & Cozy Christmas Bedroom in Soft Green, Champagne Gold & Ivory
Image courtesy of Tuft & Trim Blog

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:

  1. Start by choosing a color scheme that complements the rest of your home’s decor.
  2. Consider using classic Christmas colors like red, green, and gold or a more modern palette like silver and blue.
  3. Add festive bedding, such as a plaid comforter or holiday-themed sheets.
  4. Hang garland or string lights around the room, and place a wreath or other holiday decorations on the walls.
  5. Add a few holiday-scented candles or diffusers to create a cozy atmosphere.
  6. 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. 

Christmas Guest Bedroom Ideas

Holiday Bedroom Ideas 
Image courtesy of Annie Selke

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.

Christmas Scent Ideas for the Bedroom
Christmas Scent Ideas for the Bedroom

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 Color Ideas

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 Color Ideas

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.

Christmas Plaid Bedding
Christmas Plaid Bedding

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.