Written by Hugh Metcalf

How to decorate your hallway for Christmas

Looking for ideas to deck the halls for Christmas? Create a welcoming entrance for festive guests with our easy decorating tips.

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When guests enter your home over the festive period, you want to give them a warm welcome, so why not decorate your hallway and spread the Christmas cheer?

If you’ve never literally decked the halls before, here’s our quick guide to make it easy.

Create a festive vignette

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Create a welcoming scene on a hallway shelf or console using tabletop decorations. Choose items of varying heights and shapes, and group them together for impact.

Use fresh foliage

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Go big with greenery. Fresh foliage and fir looks wonderful and will give the hallway a deliciously festive aroma.

Dress up the banisters

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Use the stairs as a focal point by working in a decorative garland or two. Weave through stair banisters or trail along the handrail.

Create a soft lighting scheme

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Make your hallway feel cosy and inviting with soft lighting. Work in layers of light – from candles and night lights on a console to hanging lanterns and garlands of fairy lights. 

Add statement designs 

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Add pops of bling to make your hall sparkle. Tie baubles with cheery ribbon and hang from coat hooks, lights or a newel post.


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