Christmas Interior Traditions From Around the World

Christmas is celebrated by millions of us every year in a range of weird and wonderful ways.

Here at 4YH Textiles we have been looking at some of the ways other countries decorate their homes at Christmas and have come up with the ultimate guide to festive décor from around the world. We hope you get inspired by the colours, customs and traditions and that your home looks fabulous this year!


Did you know that the tradition of decorating a Christmas tree first originated in Germany?

Traditionally, German villagers would hang sugared sweets for children from the branches of the trees. To this day, no home is complete without a tree at Christmas so add some German flair to your home and deck it out with traditional tinsel, lights and sweets.


Scandinavian Christmas décor is recognisable by its red, white and green colour scheme and striking wooden decorations.

Roaring fires, cosy throws and seasonal cushions finish off the Scandi look, along with candles, stars and hanging ornaments.


A small percentage of the Chinese population celebrates Christmas, which means that many people make their own decorations instead of buying them. Trees are often decorated with paper lanterns featuring traditional Chinese designs, along with fresh flowers, candles and homemade garlands.


Although most of us here in the UK associate Christmas with winter, in Australasia, December is a hot summer’s month! Because of this, homes are usually decorated with a summer theme and cool, natural elements.


Everything is bigger in America and that includes Christmas! Think trees adorned with ornaments, plenty of sparkly tinsel and houses covered in lights. Traditional festive colours of red, white and green are common in the home and cosy rugs, throws and cushions are all added for warmth.

Feeling inspired? No matter what your decorating style, 4YH Textiles has everything you need to make your home stylish this Christmas. Shop our range of stunning home furnishings for great value tablecloths, tableware and cosy home accessories, including festive blankets, throws and cushions.

With FREE standard delivery on all orders, you can keep costs down this Christmas and know exactly what you’re paying every step of the way. Our great products and low prices are all backed with great service, so get in touch if you need any advice!


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