Quick & Easy Colourful Christmas Decor Ideas

Photography by Maree Homer | Styled by Mr Jason Grant

As I wind down on the approach to the Christmas break (hurrah!) I couldn’t help but feel inspired by these simple and colourful ideas for adding last minute festive decor touches from Mr. Jason Grant. I love how festive a scrap of ribbon placed in a clear, glass jar can feel (not to mention how quick it is to do!) Β and hanging baubles from ribbons is something I did in this Christmas shoot last year but I think they also look great when hung from a chandelier. My favourite idea is the pared back, brown paper crackers placed upon a striking red rimmed plate. Simple pieces accessorised sparingly with colourful brights makes for wonderful Christmas decor. Which idea is inspiring you, friends? Do you have any top tips for last minute holiday decor?


  • Reply JAMIE SAYS DREAM December 23, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Pretty pictures and good ideas. The bauble with green drawing-pins was both beatutiful and creative πŸ™‚

    Tomorrow is the last day before Christmas Eve (our big day in Sweden) and I'm not spending Christmas Eve at home and decided not to have a tree this year, but I will go to the market tomorrow and buy some pine branches and put some decorations in them, finally. And some more hycianths, because their smell is really Christmas to mee.

    Merry Christmas!!!

  • Reply Saskia {SaskiaLikes} December 23, 2011 at 12:20 am

    I love the red and grey colours combination in a few of these pictures. It's really striking. I may try that out next year! I also love those crackers, if only i had the time to make my own!
    Saskia x

  • Reply rolala December 23, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Who would've thought that cones of string could be so festive. I like to fill clear vases and bowls with ball ornaments for quick and easy holiday decor.

  • Reply vanessa December 23, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Looks lovely Mr J G. Thanks for sharing Will. xx

  • Reply 7 Year Wedding December 23, 2011 at 12:55 am

    The ribbon in the jar is inspired!!! Great post!

  • Reply Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} December 23, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I love the crackers too & the ribbon jar is gorgeous! xx

  • Reply Dancing Branflake December 23, 2011 at 2:07 am

    After making ginger bread houses we inevitably have huge amounts of leftover candy. I put them all in a huge jar and it's just so festive on our mantle.

  • Reply Gild and Grace December 23, 2011 at 2:09 am

    How fabulous and creative Will! Loving those ribbon trees πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful Christmas break πŸ™‚

    Abbey x

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair December 23, 2011 at 9:27 am

    i sooo love these colours and that green matt sequinned bauble is gorgeous! Fresh flowers are always my tip – I'm off to find some today!

    Happy Christmas lovely!
    Rachie xo

  • Reply Eleni December 23, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Repurposing leftovers always seems a great idea and the felix paper crackers are super sweet!
    I love using fairy lights, draping them around the house as a last moment decoration; they actually transform any place into a sparkling wonderland!
    Wish you a merry Christmas Will =)

  • Reply Igor Josifovic December 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I like the tradition colour scheme with reds and greens here. As you know, I am rather traditional this year too with the dominant colour red and wooden highlights. It's getting really festive now!!

  • Reply littletree... December 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I love the bauble made with all the coloured drawing pins! fab idea… Hope you have a good Christmas Will!x

  • Reply Hannah December 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Great ideas! I have loads of ribbon leftover, so this is very timely.

    Have a fab Christmas!

  • Reply Designwali December 23, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Happy Holidays!

  • Reply Splendid Willow December 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    You are the King of lovely inspiration, Will!

    The book with the folded pages is really a Christmas art piece.

    Happy Holidays – to you and T!

    I can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2012!

    oxox, Mon

  • Reply manvi @ mochatini December 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Will, lovely pics as usual. Thank you for more holiday goodness. So excited to be working with you. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your magic here. I look forward to teaming up and bringing more fun to BB in the new year.
    Wish you and your loved ones a very merry christmas and fabulous new year. Enjoy the hols with your mum.

  • Reply Jessie December 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    So many unique ideas and gorgeous inspirations! The pop of reds and greens against the gray are so delightful. My most favorite idea? The green ornament made with thumb tacks! It's so pretty, love the texture, too. It's always a joy visiting your blog, Will!

    Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!


  • Reply Charlotta Ward December 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Hello darling. Just popping in to say Happy Christmas.
    One hour till Christmas Eve and I haven't even starting wrapping my presents yet.. Yikes! πŸ™‚
    But everything else is done and I am so happy to be here this year.

    I too love the brown paper christmas cracker. Cute!

    Ok hun. Big hugs and love from Sweden.

    Merry Christmas!

    xx Charlotta

  • Reply Itzi December 26, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Eeevery thing sooooooooo beautiful


  • Reply aida mollenkamp December 29, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    These are such gorgeous ideas. I only wish I had seen them *before* the holiday!

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