Spread Holiday Cheer With These Charming Christmas Decor Bedroom Ideas

Are you ready to spread some holiday cheer in your bedroom this season? I’ll show you how I decorated my bedrooms for Christmas and share some tips on budget-friendly decor and how to decorate a smaller room.

Do you decorate your bedroom for the holiday season? If you’re holding back, keep in mind that a little goes a long way when it comes to Christmas decorations in the bedroom. It doesn’t take much to get your room in the holiday spirit.

Today I’m going to share some easy ideas to help make your bedroom more festive for the Christmas season.

Christmas décor bedroom ideas

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A Week of Christmas Home Tours

I’m joining my blogging friends this week for 26 holiday home tours. Every day this week there will be several bloggers taking you on a tour of their homes, all decked out for Christmas.

I want to thank my friend Marty at A Stroll Through Life for coordinating and hosting this event.

If you just came from Kathy at Up To Date Interiors, welcome. I’m so glad you’re here. Didn’t you love the Christmas color palette ideas she shared along with her holiday home tour?

Be sure to visit the other blogs this week. Read to the end where the links to each post are listed.

Christmas décor bedroom ideas

Christmas Bedroom Decor Ideas

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Before we get started with my bedroom tours, I want to share a few of my favorite things. These are the things I try to incorporate when decorating any room for Christmas.

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Natural Elements

My favorite thing to do when decorating is to bring natural elements from the outdoors inside the home. Going foraging in your yard for greenery like evergreen branches, holly berries, pinecones, and magnolia leaves is so rewarding.

On the mantel, I mixed a faux Norfolk pine garland with fresh magnolia leaves from our tree.

I also have fresh greenery and pinecones sprinkled throughout the bedroom.

vintage nightstand  decorated for Christmas
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Mini Trees

Many primary bedrooms these days have room for full-sized Christmas trees. But how do you transform a smaller space for the holidays when there’s no room for a regular tree?

Bring in a fresh or faux miniature Christmas tree.

I don’t use real trees anymore because I start decorating for Christmas earlier than I used to and a fresh Christmas tree would dry out before I took it down.

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Christmas décor bedroom mantel ideas

Fairy String Lights

A simple strand of twinkle lights across a wall, headboard, or strung on a garland does the trick when you don’t have a lot of space in a small bedroom.

Putting Christmas lights up can be such an easy way to transform any room into a festive and magical space.

Christmas décor bedroom ideas with garland around the windows

Garland Around the Windows

Looking for some festive cheer?

Adding garland to a mantel or around the window trim looks festive and is a perfect decor strategy when working with a small bedroom.

vintage wooden shutter with cream wreath


One of my favorite Christmas bedroom decorations to bring in is a beautiful wreath.

I chose an all-white option from Target and some fresh greenery, but you can hang wreaths with greens and berries to make the room pop.

ornaments in wooden dough bowl

Christmas Ornaments

Who says Christmas decorations are just for hanging on a Christmas tree?

Spruce up your space by displaying ornaments in a mercury bowl, dough bowl, or on the garland.

decorated mini Christmas tree

A Throw and Accent Pillows

When you’re looking to decorate simply and quickly for the holidays, adding a throw blanket and accent pillows is a great idea.

Plaids and tartan throws are very popular when decorating with more traditional colors.

Here I decided to use a plaid scarf as a table runner.

Christmas décor bedroom ideas

These holiday decor favorites are perfect for…

  • a small bedroom
  • decorating for Christmas on a budget
  • for those who don’t have a lot of time to decorate for the holidays
Christmas décor bedroom ideas

Cozy Cottage Christmas Primary Bedroom Tour

Here’s the primary bedroom in our home.

Let’s not sugarcoat it. It’s tiny! I think this is the smallest bedroom I’ve ever slept in.

But what it lacks in size it makes up for in the charm department. We’ve made a lot of changes to this room since buying this house over 10 years ago.

Christmas décor bedroom ideas antique built-in cabinet

Some of the Renovations We’ve Done Over the Years

This cabinet was originally a stand-alone piece that was crafted at the same time the house was being built in 1920.

We added another custom built-in on the opposite wall of the room which we use as a dresser.

If you look carefully, you will see that there is literally no room for a dresser in this space so we had to be creative. We barely have enough room for the bedside tables.

Christmas décor bedroom ideas

The drywall was in poor condition so we installed tongue and groove walls to cover it.

We added a bathroom off of the bedroom a couple of years after we moved in.

Christmas décor bedroom ideas

White Christmas Bedroom Decor Ideas

Transforming this bedroom into a festive winter wonderland didn’t take long. The room is small so I only added a few things.

I kept our white pillows and bedding and added a pink and blue vintage quilt. A white throw pillow with a Christmas tree adds interest.

I have yet to decorate with traditional colors in this room because of the blue walls.

Christmas décor bedroom mantel ideas

Decorating the Mantel

Our mantel, built by my hubby is my favorite thing to decorate. I always love the festive feel the room gets after decorating it.

ornaments and tinsel Christmas trees
Christmas stockings

I used faux Norfolk pine evergreen garland with magnolia leaves and crinkly cream pom-pom garlands I found at a local shop last year.

The warm white lights on the mantel create a bit of whimsy.

Other Decor in the Bedroom

The Christmas wreath above the bed and hung on my vintage shutters came from Target during the fall season but I love it so much I decided to keep it out for another season.

Do you see the greenery around each of the chandelier lights? I used napkin holders made of faux greens.

A few holiday decorations here and there like the white flocked mini trees and dough bowl filled with ornaments dress up this space.

Christmas décor bedroom ideas

Our Guest Room is Making Its Debut

How crazy is it that I have been on Instagram for 4 years have had my blog for 3 years and have not shared my guest bedroom?

Christmas décor bedroom ideas

Red and White Color Theme

This room has a completely different color scheme from the master bedroom. I really don’t use too many bright reds around the house during the Christmas season so this was a fun room to decorate.

Christmas décor bedroom ideas

Our master bedroom downstairs has a king-sized bed so I’m not able to use this red and white patterned coverlet and shams but I love them so much. So it’s a treat to bring them out every Christmas up in the guest room.

mini Christmas tree with berries

Other Christmas Ideas for Bedroom Decor

Mini Christmas trees sit perfectly on this antique nightstand. Faux red berries brighten up the green tree a bit but I’d love to get a faux-flocked tree for this bedroom next Christmas.

antique end table and nutcracker

Next up is my friend Christy at Our Southern Home where you’re in for the most beautiful holiday home tour.

I hope you found some of these Christmas bedroom decor ideas helpful. Festive touches and a little Christmas cheer go a long way in the bedroom.

Until next time,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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  1. The bedrooms are so pretty. I love the natural elements you used, the ornaments on the chandelier, and the mini trees and garland! So cozy and beautiful. I think I did more in my bedroom this year than I’ve ever done before. It really makes it magical for the season! Merry Christmas Kim!

  2. Your home is so magical , Kim! I love all of the soft hues and touches of nature. Bringing the outdoors in is also one of my favorite ways to decorate. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. 🙂

  3. What a treat to see your bedrooms all decorated with cottage inspired Christmas! You know I could move right into your house and feel perfectly at home:) My oldest just moved out and your cottage style is inspiring me to maybe have fun with a little guest room for the new year;) Candle rings on the chandeliers? Brilliant. And yes, your bedroom is small, but a king size bed? That’s living large, girl. Merry Christmas!

  4. I love both of these rooms so much, Kim! They’re truly so warm and inviting. All the lights and ornaments you’ve added make this space so magical for the season and I love everything you’ve done from the elegant whites and creams to the cheery pops of farmhouse red, it’s all fabulous! Loving and pinning and sharing on my Friday Faves today, CoCo

  5. What a lovely, cozy Christmas home tour! I love all of your vintage pieces, especially your vintage quilts, they are beautiful and the colors are gorgeous! Our bedroom is tiny too that’s why I hardly ever photograph it, I can hardly set up a tripod in there. Your guest bedroom is just as beautiful, Kim. I love the nutcracker and the mini tree. Thanks for the beautiful tour, happy Christmas, my friend!

  6. Kim, I just love your blog. Every view is absolutely beautiful! Your bedroom chandelier is stunning! I have that faux norfolk pine and love it too. Beautiful tour, friend! Merry, merry Christmas! ?❤️

  7. So gorgeous, Kim! I love your soft colors and your mantel ideas are stunning! Beautiful tour!

  8. I loved seeing all the vintage touches in your tour! Everything looks so cozy, warm and inviting! Thanks for sharing it all with us!

  9. Both bedrooms are amazing. I love how you have filled every nook and cranny with a touch of Christmas. My favorite thing in the Master is how you’ve used such stunning garlands all over the room. They are so beautiful. Your guest bedroom is so fun with the touch of red and that silver cone tree by the window is so fun. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season, your home is filled with tons of charm and inspiration.

  10. Kim,
    I adore your gardens, but your home is equally as stunning. Who wouldn’t want to be a guest in that bedroom? I haven’t shared mine much and I’ve been blogging for 10 years. LOL! Both rooms are just so cozy and perfectly cottage.

  11. Lovely! I’ve actually never decorated a bedroom for Christmas. But how nice to bring touches in especially when hosting guests. I just might have to do something this year! Thanks!

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