Every year, Brits celebrate the festive season by decorating their homes for Christmas (opens in new tab) – from decorating their front door (opens in new tab) with a wreath (opens in new tab), creating festive entrance hall decor (opens in new tab), draping leafy garlands (opens in new tab) around the banister and decorating the mantelpiece (opens in new tab) to hanging fabulous baubles (opens in new tab) and tree toppers (opens in new tab) on an artificial tree (opens in new tab) or a real Christmas tree (opens in new tab).
While we often reuse our Christmas decorations, us Brits still spend on average £185 per year on new Christmas decorations for the home.
Now new research has revealed which have been the most sought-after decorations from the high street this year – after the M&S light-up snow globe (opens in new tab), that is...
These are this year's hottest Christmas decorations from Zara Home, Oliver Bonas, Next Home, H&M and IKEA...
1. Zara Home classic baubles
From high-end to high-street, Zara Home took the top spot as the best homeware brand in the UK.
Part of Zara Home's Portrait of Christmas (opens in new tab) collection, their tree ornaments (opens in new tab) have proved particularly popular this year. The collection features a range of classic-inspired designs, from angels, snowflakes, polar bears and reindeers, in either gold, silver or red tones.
These are baubles that won't date, and which will look classic year after year.
2. Zara Home tartan throw
Zara Home's second most popular item has been this Tartan style woolly blanket (opens in new tab).
Its soft, red and green textured design is gorgeous for draping over a chair, sofa or bed, and creates an inviting, cosy and wintery accessory that's perfect for snuggling under.
3. Zara Home mercury glass vase
4. Oliver Bonas Gin Bottle bauble
Ranking the UK’s high-end homeware, luxury brand Oliver Bonas (opens in new tab) took the top spot as our go-to place for treating our homes with premium interior design. Their unique Christmas decorations are a big hit this year, most notably the Gin Bottle Christmas Tree Decoration (opens in new tab).
Shaped like a gin bottle and embroidered in green and turquoise blue with a golden beaded finish, its handcrafted design gives your tree that quirky edge.
5. Oliver Bonas tea light holder
Lights are an essential part of Christmas and the rose gold Stars & Moon Rotary Tea Light Holder (opens in new tab), featuring suspended stars around a rotating wheel is perfect for Christmas, reflecting light at all angles.
6. Next Home's festive home fragrance
Next home (opens in new tab) was crowned runner up as the UK’s best high-street homeware brand, scoring highly in affordability. With an impressive social media presence of 1.7 million followers and 279,430 hashtag mentions, it's no surprise to see that their homeware offerings are so popular.
A particular favourite amongst Next Home’s array of festive goodies is their Festive Spice Diffuser (opens in new tab), with a winter spice aroma that lasts up to nine weeks.
7. Next Home's light-up monogram baubles
Personalised gifts are one of this year's biggest gifting trends, and Next Home (opens in new tab) have responded with their personalised light up monogram baubles (opens in new tab). Great for giving the tree a personalised touch and some extra shimmer, but lovely to give as a little gift too.
8. Next Home light-up star
Sometimes the simple things are most effective, and this is the perfect example.
The Next Home Light-Up Paper Star (opens in new tab) has a simple, Scandi design and can be hung anywhere.
9. H&M Home tea light lanterns
H&M Home's pink glass candle lantern (opens in new tab) has proved very popular this year, as people have snapped up the decoration to accessorise their festive table, mantelpieces and window ledges. The pink and orange lanterns create a warm, flickering light that helps set a cosy atmosphere.
10. H&M red velvet bolster cushion
H&M Home's second most popular item has been the Red Cushion with tassels (opens in new tab) , which is perfect for adding some luxe colour and texture to a guest bed, day bed, chair or sofa.
11. IKEA's miniature trees
Swedish homeware giant IKEA (opens in new tab) took third place in the high-street rankings whilst being number one for the most affordable.
IKEA’s new VINTER 2020 (opens in new tab) collection is packed with modern, Scandi-inspired yet affordable decorations that have been filling up people's shopping baskets this winter.
In particular, IKEA's set of three Christmas tree set (opens in new tab) has been snapped up by many. It's a festive accessory for the mantlepiece or window sill, but we also love them for tying to the top of toy cars, or for tying to our gift wrap (opens in new tab) with a ribbon. The trees are just £1.50 for three.
12. IKEA's LED candles
IKEA’s battery-powered LED Candles (opens in new tab)are also a popular choice for families at Christmas time. The clever built-in timer means you don’t have to worry about forgetting to switch it off, whilst their flickering effect creates a warm ambience around the house during dark winter nights.
All research, survery results, infographics and statistics courtesy of Essential Living (opens in new tab).