Christmas flower decoration featuring multicoloured flowers and foliage.

Your Ultimate Guide to Christmas Flower Decorations

Gifting and decorating with holiday blooms has been a longstanding tradition, and we’re all here for it! After all, adorning your home with seasonal decor and colourful flower arrangements makes the season even brighter. However, not all decorations spread the holiday cheer as well as they should. If you’re new to Christmas flower decorations, don’t worry. We’ve got your back.

While you must already be aware of the popular “Christmas flower,” Poinsettias, they’re not your only option for Christmas centrepieces and arrangements. Curious to learn more? Keep reading to find some of our tried-and-tested Christmas decoration ideas and tips.

Christmas Flower Decoration Tips

1. Set the Mood

What mood are you hoping to create for the Christmas season? Your decor and arrangements should try to emulate this mood. This festive season is filled with joy and family gatherings. So, you can utilise varying fun, bold-coloured flowers and metallics to create a joyous moment for yourself and your loved ones. 

Consider incorporating big displays and arrangements that are both detailed and stylish. We recommend adding silver or gold glitter and choosing a bright colour palette. Our favourites for this season are reds, oranges, purples, and blues. Vibrant colours like these will add a fun-filled party atmosphere to your space.

2. Look Beyond Bouquets and Tables

While elegant bouquets in vases and Christmas table decorations are great, you don’t need to stick to specific areas of your home. Utilise floral arrangements of varying sizes and designs everywhere, from your mantelpiece to the coffee table. Moreover, you can add foliage to your bedside tables to even make your bedroom feel festive and cosy.

And, of course, you can’t forget wreaths during the Christmas season. Our favourites are the elegant and classic gold wreaths for the outdoors. However, it’s vital to match the outside decor to the one you’ve chosen for the inside of your home. Align your outdoor and indoor decor with the same theme.

Our favourite choices for festive and fun themes include big ribbons and classic colours for both areas of the home. Alternatively, you can use matching metallics for a more classic theme.

A red poinsettia, which is popularly known as the Christmas flower.
Did you know? A red poinsettia is popularly known as the Christmas flower.

3. Create a Tablescape

The tablescape trend is here to stay. As soon as we think about Christmas flower decorations, our mind automatically goes to gorgeous tablescape designs. We love playing with different shapes and colours of blooms for our tablescapes. Consider fabrics, such as velvet to bring more attention and detail to your decorations.

Alternatively, you can use velvet napkins or ribbons around your cutlery and napkins to make your florals stand out with various textures.

You can also utilise leftover baubles from your Christmas tree decoration for your tablescape floral decor. They can be used along with foliage to create a stunning arrangement. We also add candles to set a cosy and warm mood and create levelling on the table.

4. Choose Your Colours

The colour theme around your home should inspire your choices of florals for Christmas flower decor. The flowers and foliage should complement the overall colour theme of your house. In recent years, the trend of dark colours has taken over. We’ve been seeing a lot of deep raspberry, navy, purple, and other jewel tones.

Sparkling metallic hues are also a longstanding trend. You can mix the colours you’ve picked with silver or gold to add a festive magic touch to your displays, arrangements, and bouquets.

5. Select Your Flowers

The first and the most important decision you’ll need to make when creating your Christmas flower decor will be pertaining to flowers. Consider classics such as hydrangeas when deciding which flowers to add to your arrangements. You can mix these classics with a whole host of other blooms, like ferns, pinecones, tulips, and peonies. 

Over the last few years, the use of pampas grass has also grown for floral decorations, and we think it’s a good choice for Christmas decor. Look for fun colours, like purples and pinks, or neutral tones, depending on the overall look you’re trying to achieve.

6. Pick Themed Arrangements

Consider choosing bouquets filled with varying seasonal blooms and foliage for your vases around the house. You can also add cinnamon sticks to add a Christmas-y aroma to your space. Consider the classic reds, greens, and whites for a more classic look for your vases.

Some other arrangements to consider include:

    • Fireplace Arrangements: Incorporate cinnamon sticks, gold berries, and pine cones to create a gorgeous fireplace garland for your fireplace.
  • Winter Wonderland: Consider creating table arrangements filled with holiday items and traditional colours. You can add cinnamon sticks and white roses surrounded by green foliage and pine highlighted with gold elements for your table arrangements.
  • The Chris Rea: To create a magical Christmas wreath, consider adding apple sticks, cinnamon, pine cones, pine winter foliage, and ilex berries. You can use this creation as decor or send it as a gift to your loved one. Regardless of how you use it, this arrangement is sure to bring the holiday cheer.
  • White & Gold Winter Wonderland: An all-white Christmas flower bouquet is one of our favourites. These arrangements are great centrepieces and even better presents to loved ones.
  • Jeanie in the Winter: Pastel-coloured roses and dehydrated limes are truly eye-catching and visual treats. You can mix in your Christmas foliage and ilex berries to bring all the elements of your arrangements together. 

7. Our Top Floral Choices

Some of our top choices of flowers and foliage for Christmas decorations include:

  • Christmas cactus
  • Wisteria
  • Amaryllis
  • Poinsettia
  • Cyclamen
  • Mistletoe
  • Paperwhite narcissus
  • Rosemary
  • Christmas rose
  • Christmas tree
  • Ivy
  • Rose
  • Norfolk island pine
  • Hellebore
  • Lilies
  • Hydrangeas
  • Cymbidium orchids

Concluding Thoughts

Are you planning a big Christmas dinner party for your loved ones this year? With all the venues, guest lists, and other responsibilities, designing and creating Christmas flower decorations can prove hectic and time-consuming, which is why we recommend partnering with expert stylists and event designers. Our team at Distinctive Elegance is your ultimate partner in bringing your event vision to life. Get in touch with us now to learn more! We’ll help you create one of the most memorable Christmas dinner experiences for you and your guests.

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