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November 14, 2023

Christmas Décor Ideas - Carraig Donn’s Christmas Guide

Gosh 2023 started like a series of marathons with the early months really taking their time to complete but now it feels like 2023 is in a sprint finish! 49 days until Santa arrives so our minds can move to Christmas home décor and entertaining. Whether you are a minimalist or a maximalism, Carraig Donn has everything you need this Christmas to decorate from the front door to the dining table, and every room space in between! This holiday season is not just about the Christmas tree!

Christmas interior design similar to your clothing style tends to be personality led, so if you are a classic Christmas decorator, like the opulence of a modern look or have young people in the house ( or you yourself are young at heart !) lets look at this years Christmas colour schemes from the Carraig Donn Christmas collections.


Traditional Colours = Red, Green and a sprinkle of tartan.
Decadent Colours = Gold, silver and white.
Novelty=Traditional colours of Red & Green with a fun edge. 


5 Secrets to Decorating Like A Pro..

• Mood Board each space, use Pinterest for quirky and pocket friendly ideas.

• Use this Christmas decorating time as an opportunity to declutter and streamline your space. Less can sometimes be more!

• Take Inspiration from your interiors, try not to be too different seasonally from your usual design aesthetic.

• Don't be too trend driven as you may not get longevity out of an unusual colour scheme.

• Store away your décor items safely and well packaged so that you can use for many years in different ways.


 Traditional Christmas Decoration with LED



 Green door wreath with silver details



 Novelty themed Christmas tableware



7 Top Decorating Items For Christmas 2023


1.Front door wreaths 

Still a classic! Great longevity from door wreaths as you can put them out in November and leave until February…Cost per use justified! Best to try co-ordinate with your front door colour for the really polished look. Add some battery Christmas lights for added sparkle. Protect the battery pack in a resealable lunch box and tuck into the wreath to hide. 

Red Door Wreath
Gold Door Wreath



Multi use! Not just for fireplaces with the absence of such in new homes. Add to a staircase or console table or equally to a Christmas table centrepiece for the ultimate in Christmas styling ideas. Again like the door wreaths add some battery operated Christmas lights for atmosphere, especially effective if you want to avoid too much height in the table display or are nervous of open flame from candles. Add baubles and extra foliage to fill out the space.

Red Christmas Garland
Gold Christmas garland


3.Foliage Picks

Quick and easy! A simple way to add festive flair to any home décor, put in a vase, add to a display shelf for an instant festive look. Similarly to any festive foliage the cost per use and reusability of these non perishable items is pocket friendly. A little goes a long way to creating a festive look and adding a pop of colour anywhere and great for small spaces. 

Red Christmas Foliage Pick
Red Christmas Door Foliage


4.LED Figures

Economical and atmospheric! Add a touch of light and character to your Christmas home décor with an eco friendly LED decoration or luminaire. Low energy use means LED luminaire wont have you worrying about energy use , a lot come with a timer option so they will light up just with the time set. 

Led Christmas Decoration
LED Christmas Decorations


5.Themed Glassware

Fun spirits! A fun way to get into the spirit of Christmas literally! Wine bottle storage for the Christmas table is also a big trend for Christmas 2023. Also an easy addition to a Christmas beverage gift, find a themed glass to compliment the hosts personality and style! Themed Christmas glassware can be used again and again, anything hand painted or embellished with gold is best hand washed to preserve the pattern. 

Novelty Christmas Glassware
Christmas Drinkware


6. Serving Dishes

Good Service! If you are not the best cook in the world but love to entertain then reusable Christmas serving dishes are a must to show off your skills. A lot of Christmas ceramic serving collections can to be added to each year so store these safely and build a selection worth handing down through the ages. 

Christmas Serving Dishes
Christmas Cheeseboard


7. Home Fragrance

Instant Impact! Is there anything nicer than walking into a home and getting the scent of Christmas. Candles and reed diffusers with the classic cinnamon and winter berries in the living room and refreshing ginger or lemongrass in the kitchen to disperse cooking smells. Aroma diffusers with essential oils add both fragrance and moisture to a room with central heating. 

Max Benjamin Christmas Candles
Carraig Donn Candles


Great Gifting...Christmas like any other gift giving is most meaningful when it aligns with the recipient. So think about the person and their likes when choosing a Christmas present. Give the entertainer some glasses or serving dishes, give the gal who likes to pamper a cosy set of pjs and a candle, the person who's always cold a nice hat and scarf set and for the person who is hard to buy for the Gift of Choice with a Gift Card!



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