Deck the Halls: The best Christmas decoration ideas for your home

9 December 2020

Deck the halls: the best Christmas decoration ideas for your home

When it comes to getting in the Christmas spirit this holiday season, there’s no better place to start than at home. And for the best in festive decorations, sweet-smelling wreathes and personalised ornaments, the twinkly light-decked streets of Norwich have it all. This year it’s likely we’ll all be home for Christmas, so let’s put on a fire, cosy up, and get to decking the halls with goodies from these festive Norwich shops.

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The Christmas window displays at Norwich’s independent department store Jarrold are this side of legendary. The displays are always extravagant, they’re always stylish, and they’re always guaranteed to give you a swift injection of the Christmas spirit. The twinkly snowflakes and fairy lights draped across the building help too. Jarrold is your go-to shop for all things Christmas: ornaments, wreathes, wrapping paper, cards and everything in between. And a special insider tip: though the entire store will be decked out for the season, the heart of Jarrold’s Christmas offerings is at the top floor.

Gifts from Jarrold, Norwich

Shops at Elm Hill

You’ll be hard pressed to find a location in Norwich more festive than Elm Hill, Norwich’s cobbled, Tudor architecture-lined historic district. And we’re not the only ones who think so – even Hollywood agreed, using this scenic spot as a backdrop in the new Netflix Christmas film Jingle Jangle. Come Christmastime, the shops lining Elm Hill are all about the season. For festive inspiration and adorable décor, The Bear Shop is can’t-miss, while The Jade Tree boasts one-of-a-kind, handmade decorations and gifts crafted by local artists.

The Bear Shop, Norwich

John Lewis

When it comes to creating a festive Christmas display, nobody does it quite like John Lewis. This year, the much-loved department store is dishing up a range of holiday themes inspired by art, touching on everything from the Pop Art era all the way back to the Renaissance. Here, you’ll be able to find a wide selection of faux Christmas trees, wreathes, garlands, lights and ornaments, not to mention gifts, gift wrap and cards.

John Lewis

Chantry Place Shopping Centre

Shopping malls are a rite of passage at the holiday season, and Norwich’s Chantry Place shopping centre is no different. Step into the twinkly light-decked building, and you’ll know exactly what we mean. Flying Tiger is a great place to stop for all things cute and quirky. It’s a go-to for kid-friendly decorations, as well as unique décor off the beaten Christmas path. As for setting a dreamy Christmas table, Oliver Bonas is top for gorgeous tableware and glassware, plus sweet ornaments you’ll be tempted to keep up all year round.

Chantry Place entrance

Chantry Place shopping centre, Norwich

Lisa Angel

If you’re looking to create a Christmas setting that truly feels like home, Lisa Angel is a great place to start. This cute shop is all about making things special, courtesy of a range of personalised, festive décor. There’s not much in the way of personalised Christmas decorations that Lisa Angel doesn’t do. On offer is everything from table decorations to sparkly baubles, advent calendars and stockings, as well as candles, ornaments and even Christmas wreathes.

Lisa Angel, Norwich

Discover more festive shops in Norwich and Norfolk here.