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

George Home Christmas Hallway Decorations Scene

Image: George Home 

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

Homesense Christmas Hallway 2019

Image: Homesense

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 

AnnieSloane Christmas Hallway Chalk Paint Foliage 

Image: Annie Sloan

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

Dress up the banisters 

Habitat Christmas Stair Garland Hallway 

Image: Habitat

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 

Lights4fun Christmas Hallway Lights

Image: John Lewis & Partners 

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 

Lights4fun Christmas Hallway Big Star Lights

Image: Lights4fun

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


Do you decorate your hallway at Christmas? Let us know by Tweeting us @goodhomesmag, or post a comment on our Facebook page



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