Easy Christmas Bedroom Decor Ideas for Cozy Winter Nights

23 simple Christmas bedroom ideas to add to primary bedrooms, guest bedrooms, and kids rooms for cozy winter style.

winter bedroom decor with white and blue bedding

23 Simple Christmas Bedroom Decor Ideas

If the sun is going to set so insanely early every day, we might as well toss twinkle lights in all of our bedrooms to enjoy some winter hibernation, right?

The living room might get all of the attention at Christmas, but bedrooms deserve lots of love to create a feeling of serenity. Especially since our downstairs rooms are rather chaotic, it’s nice to have a cozy winter escape from it all.

Here are a few ideas to add some holiday spirit to your bedrooms.

Christmas bedroom decor adding a Christmas tree and green bedding
Bed (similar – ours was secondhand) | Christmas Tree | Velvet Pillow Covers (similar) | Faux Leather Pillow Cover | Oblong Pillow | Green Quilt | Charcoal Knit Blanket | Sheets | Duvet Cover | Duvet Insert | Rug | Wall Lamps (similar) | Curtains | Window Shades

1. Winter Throw Pillow Covers

It’s times like these the capsule decor concept pays off! Remember these velvet pillows I used for fall bedroom decor with the mindset that the green would transition well between fall and Christmas?

Well, here we are. I love using pillow covers rather than entire pillows so that it’s easier to store in the off-season. Mine are discontinued but I love these velvet printed ones too.

That punch of green feels festive but works well for other seasons too. It’s why I generally gravitate more towards green than red (green is a great “color that reads as a neutral” since its found more prominently in nature.)

2. White and Blue Christmas Colors

Steer clear of red and white altogether to stretch your decor further beyond the Christmas season. Utilizing blue and white in this winter bedroom set up felt cozy for the cold months but worked well year-round too. Or try a color palette coordinating with your existing interior design for a non-traditional take.

blue and white bedding with winter nightstand decor

3. Chunky Knit Blanket

I love this chunky bed blanket that adds a layer of warmth and texture. Toss a throw blanket on the end of the bed with faux fur, cable knit, boucle, velvet, or any other warm textile.

Adding cozy pillows for Christmas bedroom decor

4. Nightstand Christmas Greenery

I really didn’t have to do much on our dresser to make it feel holiday festive other than swap our year-round stems in the vase with pine branches.

5. Christmas Candles

The glow of candles in a bedroom completely makes that cozy feeling.

For ease and added safety, use these battery operated candles instead and set them on a timer so that your bedroom invites you with a warm glow as soon as you walk through your bedroom door.

winter art on top of a Christmas decorated dresser
Dresser (similar) | Lamp | Artificial Pine Stems | Brass Bowl | Ornaments | Candle | Winter Landscape Art

6. Winter Art

I made this winter landscape art a couple of years ago. Swap out your art for winter or Christmas printables if you have a few frames that can easily be changed. I usually have my art printed as photos at Walgreens or large engineer prints at Office Depot.

Related: 18 Christmas Wall Decor Ideas and Holiday Art Printables

7. Add Ribbons

Better yet, rather than creating bedroom art for Christmas, just tie a ribbon around picture frames already on your walls and tabletops.

tying a bow around a picture frame

8. Bedroom Christmas Tree

I mean, that’s a total no-brainer I know, but this is the first year we’ve had an actual Christmas tree in our bedroom in this house, and now I’m like, “Why didn’t we have this before?!” It’s the epitome of cozy Christmas having the glow of twinkle lights every night to enjoy.

This tree is the perfect size and shape for a smaller space, comes with an elegant planter stand, and the branches look so real! All I added was some wood bead garland and candle lights to keep it simple.

Simple green Christmas decor in a primary bedroom

8. Christmas Bedding

For the colder winter months, I swapped our breathable cotton quilt for this warmer flannel duvet cover, and it makes all the difference.

In our guest bedroom, I swapped our lightweight comforter for this faux fur comforter. You can see more Christmas bedding ideas here.

Cozy Christmas guest bedroom decor
Cane Headboard (similar – ours was thrifted) | Green Velvet Curtains | Faux Fur Comforter | Faux Fur Blanket | Side Tables | Lamps | Green Sherpa Pillows | Neutral Oblong Pillow | Artificial Pine Stems

9. Diffuse Christmas Scents

We always have a diffuser in the bedroom anyway, so adding a few drops of pine essential oil awakens the senses while reducing stress and supporting immune function. I love this diffuser at Christmastime.

cozy Christmas bedding in a guest bedroom

10. Decorate Kids’ Rooms for Christmas

I love surprising my girls with Christmas decor in their bedrooms too!

Gosh I wish I’d recorded their faces when they saw all of it because they absolutely lit up at the sight of their own little Christmas trees in their rooms. Think of ways to add a holiday vibe to their already existing bedroom color palette.

Let them cut out paper snowflakes to hang from their ceilings or display a nutcracker collection.

Whimsical little girl Christmas bedroom decor with white and pink bedding
Headboard (similar) | Pom Pom Curtains | Window Shades | Wallpaper | Nightstands | Rug | Quilt | Duvet | Gray Knit Blanket | Pink Throw Blanket | Velvet Oblong Pillow | Snowflake Pillows | Pom Pom Garland | Bottle Brush Trees | Christmas Car Figurine | Christmas Bus Figurine

12. Headboard Garland

This pom pom snowball garland is so perfect for kids’ rooms! I might just leave it up all winter long. But evergreen garland would be adorable too, if you wanted something that looks natural and rustic.

Christmas garland on a bedroom headboard

13. Bottle Brush Trees

I love putting bottle brush trees in kids’ bedrooms specifically because they just feel bright and happy.

Plus, they’re practically indestructible so if the kids move them around (or end up putting one in their dollhouse for Barbie to enjoy 😉 ), it works perfectly.

Christmas bedroom decor on a nightstand

Olivia (our 9 year-old) decorated her little tabletop tree and added LED lights herself to this corner of her room. I used to love it when my mom let me decorate my room for Christmas by myself, so this felt like a rite of passage for her.

Christmas bedroom decor in a little girl's room

14. Christmas Tabletop Figurines

I found these retro Christmas car figurines to place on Olivia’s nightstands, and she’s borderline obsessed at this point.

pink Christmas bedroom decor

Since we gave Regan’s bedroom a “big girl” makeover transitioning from the nursery this fall, she seems to have grown up right before our eyes these last few months.

Colorful Christmas bedroom decor in a toddler's room
Headboards | Pom Pom Garland | Wallpaper | Rug | Quilt | Sheets | Gray Knit Blankets | Yellow Pillows | Pink Pom Pom Pillows | Tabletop Christmas Tree | Blush Ornaments | Butterfly Tree Clips | Tree Skirt | Bottle Brush Trees | Gold Bottle Brush Trees | Crown Topper | Ballerina Bunny Lovey | Nightstand

15. Christmas “Lovies” On Beds

Regan is very into ballet and The Nutcracker for the first time this year, so I added a few nods to The Nutcracker in her room like with this ballerina bunny lovey. She’s so attached that it’s definitely a year-round lovey from now on.

Kids' Christmas bedding
Christmas bedroom tree

16. Put Up a Mini Tree

It’s so sweet reading bedtime stories by the glow of this tabletop tree on Regan’s bedside table. I just added some shatterproof blush ornaments and butterfly clips as a tie in to her chinoiserie wallpaper.

Christmas bedroom decor tree in a kid's room

17. Lighted Branches In a Vase

I love these light-up fairy light branches you can add to any vase of faux greenery for a little dose of winter wonderland in a bedroom.

twinkle light branches on bedroom dresser

18. Fill a Bowl With Ornaments On a Dresser

Keeping a bowl on a dresser is a great idea to use as a catch-all when emptying your pockets at the end of each day. But at Christmas, it can be a pretty vessel to fill with ornaments as a simple holiday display.

bedroom dresser Christmas decor with vase of pine branches, candles, and bowl of ornaments

19. Mirror Wreath

It’s such a simple touch that can add a lot of holiday charm to your bedroom mirror.

Christmas wreath on a mirror

20. Add Plaid

Toss a plaid blanket or plaid pillow on the bed and call it done! It’s a classic pattern that always feels cozy for winter so you don’t have to buy an entire bed set to change up the look.

green and blue plaid blanket on a bed

21. Recycle Tree Trimmings

If you have a real tree, snip a few stems to keep in a vase on your chest of drawers. If you don’t have a real tree, you can forage your yard. Some local Christmas tree lots will even let you take home their leftover tree trimmings for free if you ask.

mercury glass vase of pine and roses

22. Hang a Wreath on the Bedroom Wall

Go for minimalist holiday decor by hanging a simple boxwood wreath (or three) on the bedroom wall behind the bed.

boxwood wreaths above a headboard

22. Display Mercury Glass

Keep an eye out at thrift stores for antique silver or mercury glass candlesticks you can mix into a dresser vignette.

mercury glass candlesticks on a dresser

23. Rely on Cozy Lamps

Turn off the overhead lights and place lamps on nightstands, dressers, chests, or as sconces on walls to evenly light the bedroom with soft white bulbs.

soft lamps in a bedroom at night

It’s all so pretty that I don’t know if I’ll be able to take down all of this sweet Christmas bedroom decor come January! Love it so much!

Colorful Christmas bedroom decor in a toddler room

Do you have any ways you add bedroom Christmas decor at your house to stretch the holiday cheer?

It was one of my favorite things when I was little, so being able to pass on this little extra bit of Christmas magic to my girls feels even more special.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you put in a guest bedroom for Christmas?

Add a mini Christmas tree to the dresser, toss a cozy winter blanket on the bed, or fill up a small toiletries basket with Christmas scented bath soaps guests can enjoy. Here are 38 Essentials for the Perfect Guest Bedroom

How can I decorate my room for Christmas for cheap?

1. Tie bows around bed posts or lamps with scrap ribbon.
2. Forage for greenery in your yard or at Christmas tree lots to display in vases.
3. Save glass jars to use a candle holders.
4. Cut out paper snowflakes and tape them to string to display as garland on your headboard.

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  1. First, I did not know there was battery operated candles that’s on a timer. These are a must have fir our family. I also love how you added just enough of a touch of Christmas in each bedroom. Over all, I love all your ideas. Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays