It’s time to refresh your stash of Christmas decorations. We’ve rounded up 39 contemporary Christmas decoration ideas to dress up your boutique
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here at Bridal Buyer so we’ve been exploring lots of ways to make your boutique or business even more festive. We’ve already rounded up the most lovely Christmas wreaths for your shop front, and we’re working on compiling a list of the best Christmas window displays. See our seven top tips for creating an amazing window display here.
But there’s no festive feeling without amazing decorations so we’ve scoured the high street to bring you the very best in Christmas decorations for your store. Once you’ve browsed through our pick of the 39 most fabulous Christmas decorations that are perfect for boutiques or window displays, make sure you email us a picture of your beautiful Christmas window display so we can share it on our site and social media pages.
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Flamingos are so on trend – and this is a trend that isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. This gorgeous flamingo bauble from Accessorize is such a cute way to dress up your bridal shop – it’s fun, sassy, girly and a little bit retro. Dress up your window with some over-sized flamingos to continue the theme.
For those who prefer a more traditional take on their Christmas decorations, what about this adorable wooden nutcracker from Marks & Spencer? The colours are perfect for a bridal shop and this little fellow would look lovely displayed in a snowy-themed window display.
If you want to start totally afresh with your decorations, your best bet is to buy a set. We love this set from Debenhams – it comes in a range of colours, but teal and silver have our pick as teal is the chicest shade for Christmas this year! It includes a star for your tree, a selection of different sized baubles and shiny silver beads for extra glitz.
Don’t like tinsel or beading but still want to dress up your tree? Or maybe you’re looking for an alternative to bunting or paper chains? We are really into this cute fabric string of pompoms from Marks & Spencer. In fact, why just display them at Christmas? You could definitely get away with having these up all year round.
When it comes to decorating a fashionable bridal boutique and making it look suitable festive, what could be more perfect than this burgundy sparkly shoe bauble from Primark? They’re so affordable you can buy lots of them and use them to adorn your tree in the most stylish way.
How glam is this light up star from House of Fraser? Add them to shelves around your store or use them in your window display for a chic and stylish way to bring more of a festive feel to your business. You could actually get away with display these all year round, we reckon. Stars aren’t just for Christmas!
Peacocks have been a growing trend in the wedding world for some time now, and we’re so excited to see them in Christmas decorations too. Who needs an angel or a star on top of their Christmas tree when they can have a sassy, fabulous peacock on top instead? That feathery tail is just magnificent – imagine the Instagram opportunities with this beauty dressing up your store?
We love a traditional wreath – so much so that we’ve combined a gallery of 15 of our favourite Christmas wreaths – and this mistletoe beauty from Amara is just perfection. We just talked about Instagram opportunities – so make sure you have as many as possible with this lovely wreath on your front door.
Excuse us whilst we channel our inner Carrie Bradshaw! This martini glass Christmas tree bauble is a fun and cheeky way to dress up your Christmas tree, particularly if you and your team love a cocktail or too. Just make sure you have some actual martini glasses around in case these adorable mini ones bring on the mood for a little Christmas tipple.
Wooden heart decorations are ideal for anyone who wants to add a hint of shabby chic to their Christmas décor. This Marks & Spencer decoration is just adorable – and it’s a great nod towards the Nordic décor trend, which you can read more about in the Nov/Dec issue of Bridal Buyer!
This gorgeously glam prosecco glasses from Matalan make the perfect centrepiece on your coffee table. Fill them up with something fab and fizzy when you have a bridal party in store and hand them around – they will prove essential if you have splashed out on the martini glass tree decorations above too.
That tropical trend is going nowhere – and it’s been refreshed for Christmas with a metallic edge. We adore this golden pineapple bauble from House of Fraser. It’s so fun and different and will prove to be a real talking point if you hang a few from your tree or around your store.
Haven’t got the space for a full sized Christmas tree? You can have a whole forest of light up Christmas trees in your window display instead with this adorable and super-cool tree shaped light from Primark.
It can’t be just us that believe that wedding planning and champagne go hand-in-hand, and that Christmas and champagne go hand-in-hand, and basically any occasion and champagne go hand-in-hand, right? So deck out your Christmas tree with these irresistible champagne baubles from Debenhams. And maybe have a few full-sized bottles in too. Just in case.
How magical are these fairy lights from TK Maxx? They cast a glow into miniature bottles of glitter and are the perfect way to add a fairy tale feel to your Christmas theme. We’re actually such a fan of these beauties that we’re going to suggest you leave them up all year round.
You can’t start the countdown to Christmas without an advent calendar – it’s a fact. We love this star garland advent calendar from Amara that you can hang up in your shop and share with the whole team. It looks magical!
Some Christmas decorations aren’t just for Christmas – and this beautiful gold floral garland from Marks & Spencer is a dreamy example of that. If you have an accessories display in your boutique, why don’t you artfully drape this around it to really accentuate your display?
Pick a suitably festive candle (take a look at our edit of the best Christmas items from Primark for some affordable ideas) to burn in this pretty, star-shaped candle holder from Sainsbury’s Home. If you’re going for a silvery, winter wonderland themed Christmas look, this is the ideal addition.
String lights are definitely not just for Christmas but this starry ones from House of Fraser will be a welcome addition for the festive season – and no one will bat an eyelid if you leave them up all year round. Use them to frame a mirror or to line a window display for maximum impact.
Whether you serve alcohol in your boutique or not, you’ll have fun with these cute glasses from TK Maxx. With messages such as ‘Sip, sip, hooray’ and ‘pop, pour, party’, no matter what you’re sipping you’ll feel in the Christmas party mood with these!
We have a real thing for Christmas decorations that look like food – it almost definitely stems from our love of actual food. And this bauble from Amara that looks like a strawberry ice cream is just totally irresistible.
This is definitely one for those with a quirky sense of style and a sense of humour to match it. This faux polar bear head will definitely be a talking point in your shop. You could always affix it to a mannequin if you don’t fancy it on the wall or hide it in the folds of a dress so it looks as though it is peeking out…
Tinsel isn’t quite the Christmas decoration it used to me – and we miss it! So we were delighted to spot this sparkly little ‘wish’ sign from Marks & Spencer. Hang this anywhere to add a bit of extra dazzle to your displays.
If you don’t get on with plants all that well, don’t worry. Next have solved all your problems with this seriously glamorous silver bauble wreath – drape them around the necks of mannequins, use them on your shelves or hang it on your door and add a real wow-factor to your décor.
The celestial trend is huge right now – we’re seeing stars everywhere so we love the idea of including them in your Christmas décor too. How pretty are these baubles shaped like a star and a moon from House of Fraser? They’ll add a chic twist to any Christmas theme.
Okay, so we know the faux polar bear head won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but who can resist these adorable polar bear statues from the home section at Sainsbury’s? They were just made for dressing up a winter wonderland window display – and don’t forget to send us the pictures of yours!
By now, you’re probably very familiar with our obsession with all things starry. This cute, golden fairy lights from very.co.uk feature little metallic stars to add extra sparkle. Get busy wrapping them around basically everything in your store for an additional glow.
If you love the rustic trend, you’re going to love this pine cone garland from Amara. It’s the perfect addition to a nature-inspired window display, and you’ll even be able to use it in your autumn window displays in the years to come. We love something that works twice as hard as it needs to.
Have you got lots of pictures of happy brides in dresses bought from your shop? Or maybe you have gorgeous imagery of the gowns you stock from the suppliers? Either way, give them a festive twist by showcasing them in these silver reindeer frames from Debenhams and hanging them up on your tree! You could even frame some of your testimonials if you wanted to.
Have you ever seen a more elegant way to display a candle? If you’re having a rose gold themed Christmas in store this year, then you need to dress up your displays with this gorgeous rose gold, pine cone candle from Marks & Spencer. You need to!
Make your Christmas colourful with these amazing sequin rainbow baubles – if you display them in your windows they’ll catch the light beautifully and add a welcome glimmer to your set up. You’re also not restricted to a set colour theme when it comes to these beauties – bonus.
How lovely is this snowy-white glitter candle from Primark, that’s shaped like a Christmas tree? Dot a few of these around your store or huddle them together in the corner of your window display for maximum impact.
These frosty little details will add a welcome dose of winter to your décor. The silvery vase is so pretty, and we love the use of pine needles, pine cones and wintry berries. So pretty – and you can pick it up alongside your weekly shop!
No, your eyes are not deceiving you – these beautiful angel wings are from Wilko and they will make the perfect addition to any magical Christmas display. Imagine them adoring mannequins, hanging from chairs or displayed on your tree. Perfection.
You need reindeer lights – especially these adorable ones from Primark! You know they’ll be a bargain price so you can snap up several of them and drape them all over your store. We’re eyeing them up as a Christmas addition to our desks at Bridal Buyer HQ.
So, let’s just take a moment to appreciate how fancy this metallic gold champagne bauble is. Your tree will be décor goals if you opt to dress it up with a few of these beauties from Amara.
We love how fun this bauble themed paper bunting from the DotComGiftShop is! You can deck the halls to your heart’s content with this gorgeous bunting and we can guarantee you’ll get hundreds of compliments on it.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll spend most of your day declaring ‘OMG’ so why not indulge yourselves with this awesome OMG bauble from Next? We’re seriously considering adding it to our basket – considering we’re owned by Ocean Media Group, it seems too perfect!
How pretty is this green and gold wreath from Sainsbury’s Home collection? We love the subtle metallic detailing, and so will all your visitors. For even more Christmas loveliness, make sure you check out our round up of the best Christmas wreaths for your store.