Are you ahead of the new bedscaping trend? The latest Christmas decorating craze

No room will be left untouched by fairy lights this year

When it comes to decorating for Christmas there is one room often left untouched. Other than a stocking, bedrooms are often devoid of any festive charm. Not this year, as Christmas 'bedscaping', has become the latest decorating trend we're going wild for.

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You might have heard of 'doorscaping' and 'tablescaping', but this festive decorating trend is all about the bedroom. Since the beginning of November, searches for 'Christmas bedrooms' on Google have increased by 83 per cent. While searches for 'Christmas bedding' have gone up by 69 per cent.

Once a private space, our bedrooms have increasingly become exposed to the outside world, thanks to Zoom and Instagram. If you're looking to add a little Christmas magic to your bedroom with a bit of festive bedscaping, design expert and director at Time4Sleep (opens in new tab) Jonathan Warren, and Head of Design at Christy (opens in new tab), Lucy Ackroyd have shared their top tips.

Christmas bedscaping

1.Incorporate Christmas colours

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This is the time to swap out your usual bedding for shades of forest green, ruby red, rich gold or a sparkly silver.

'To add a touch of festivity, swap out the front few cushions for opulent velvet in jewel tones, such as rust and peacock,' suggests Lucy. 'The brilliant thing about velvet is that the sumptuous fabric feels decadently festive, but as it isn’t an overtly Christmassy pattern, you can utilise it all year round.'

You can incorporate this through cushions and blankets, or go that extra mile and swap out your bedsheets and headboard.

2. Layer fairy lights and candles

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Candles are a must in our bedrooms for unwinding in the evening. But they are also perfect for summoning up that cosy festive glow. Layer them up with fairy light ideas for an extra Christmassy touch.

'Fairy lights are an age-old Christmas decoration that still has the ability to elevate any room to the next level - why not line them across your headboard or at the end of your bed for extra impact?' says Jonathan. 'By utilising the apex of your room, the bed, and adding twinkling lights, the transition to your festive bedscape will be all the more simple.'

3. Add in Christmas decorations

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'If you want to go big with your bedscape, why not decorate with garland, paper chains and baubles? Scale up your simple fairy lights or line of tinsel with some added extras to really make it your own,' suggests Jess Martin, design specialist at Ginger Ray (opens in new tab)

'Dotting little pockets of Christmas decorations around the room will really help to summon the festive spirit, even in sleep!'

If you are short on space, this space-saving Argos Christmas tree is perfect for standing next to a wall. Or a Bloom and Wild mini Christmas tree (opens in new tab) will look lovely on a bedside table or windowsill.

4. Invest in festive scents

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Scent is one of the most important things for summoning up that festive feeling. Round out your Christmas bedscape with a scented candle, diffuser, linen spray or a garland of dried orange slices.

'Christmas is the perfect time to opt for strong scents, from heady spices such as cinnamon to the sweet scents of gingerbread and vanilla,' says Lucy.

'A lot of our childhood memories of the season will be built on scent and walking into a home that has the distinct aroma of roasted chestnuts, or Nordic Fir Christmas trees. It will instantly make us feel like Christmas has arrived.'

5. Invest in a bed tray

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The finishing touch for your bedscape, laden it with mince pies and hot chocolate for your Instagram picture. Then nestle down for a spill-free Christmas classic movie marathon. It can even double as a mini desk if you can't bear to tear yourself away from your newly decorated bedroom.

Related: The most popular Christmas table trends on Instagram revealed

Will you be giving your bedroom a festive makeover?

Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.