flowers for christmas decoration

Flowers are essential for any festive occasion whether for gifting or for beautification purposes. Flowers are used for decorating homes on festivals and other joyous occasions like weddings and birthdays. While emphasis is on outdoor decoration during weddings, during Christmas, flowers are generally used for indoor decoration.

We invite friends and family to Christmas dinners which is usually a close knit affair. The flowers selected for Christmas decoration should be elegant and classy and reflect the true spirit of Christmas, that is of a joyous occasion and spreading warmth and goodwill among all. We have compiled a list of 7 flowers for Christmas decoration that are beautiful, elegant and will brighten your home and make it a welcoming space.

  1. Roses

Roses are one of the most popular and preferred flowers all over the world. With their beauty and sweet smelling fragrance, they brighten and freshen the surroundings at the same time. And the best thing about them is that they come in a variety of colors that you can match with your interior decoration preferences. If properly cared for, they will last for weeks. Place a multi-colored rose bouquet at the entrance of your home. You can also put a bouquet of roses as a centerpiece in your living room. Better still, put some freshly cut roses in a vase and put them on the dinner table. The vase arrangement will look elegant and will be a perfect “center-drop” for your Christmas dinner with guests.

  1. Orchids

Next on our list of flowers for Christmas decoration are orchids. Orchids have an unsurpassed charm and beauty. Orchids come in a variety of colors like blue, white, pink, purple, yellow, green and orange. Their fragrances vary widely too. Since orchids are symmetrical flowers, they are the preferred choice as table decorations. Depending on the type of Christmas celebration you are having, you can either have a full arrangement of orchids at the center of the table or you can also go with strategically placed single orchid stems in vases.

  1. Lilies

Lilies are also called “flower of light” and with their star-like shape these elegant flowers are closely associated with Christmas. Lilies come in several colors like yellow, red, white, pink and orange. Due to their long lasting fragrance, they freshen up the surroundings for a considerable period. You can hang or tape different types of lilies on the walls matching their colors. You can also put a bunch of multi-colored lilies in a glass or crystal vase at the center table for all guests to see and admire.

  1. Carnations

Carnations are next on our list of flowers for Christmas decoration. These delicate multi-petaled flowers come in a wide range of colors, in bi-colors and also in frosted varieties. Carnations have a unique sweet fragrance and last long and thus are preferred as decoration flowers. If you are going for a grand Christmas dinner with lots of guests, you can create a gorgeous backdrop of white carnations on a wall with “Merry Christmas” or a related title in red carnations across it. For a subtler celebration you can get a gorgeous carnation centerpiece in the living room and a pair of them in vases on the dinner table.

  1. Hydrangea

The fluffy, small and clustered hydrangea flowers are available in different colors that range from all shades of lavender, pink, blue, white, green, violet and purple. Though hydrangeas are summer flowers in cold regions, many varieties bloom in fall and winter especially in India and other warm regions. Prepare or get ordered a Christmas bouquet of hydrangea flowers in classic Christmas colors like white, red and green together. You can also combine them with other flowers like roses and lilies in other flower decorations. This arrangement will get your home all decked up for Christmas celebrations.

  1. Poinsettia

Our list will be incomplete without the inclusion of Poinsettias in flowers for the Christmas decoration list. Poinsettias are closely associated with Christmas. They are the birth flowers for December, their “flowers” which in actuality are bracts turn red during the Christmas period and due to their shape, they are also called “Christmas Star”. Prepare or order a bouquet of poinsettias with foliage in a wicker or reed basket. Use these baskets to decorate your living room and dinner table. If you want to, you can order some live poinsettia plants and give them as Christmas gifts to your guests. They will be pleased and delighted to receive these thoughtful gift items.

  1. Gardenia

Gardenia flowers have an enchanting fragrance that can fill an entire room. It’s Indian name is rightly translated as “King of fragrances”. These elegant flowers are already popular as decoration flowers due to their beauty and fragrance. You can order a bouquet of gardenia flowers intermixed with red roses and eucalyptus leaves to recreate Christmas colors. Install it in your living room and prepare to get complimented on your beautiful and classy Christmas decoration.


So, these are our list of flowers for Christmas decoration in 2021. You can also use succulent flowers in addition to the flowers above. Succulents are hardy flowers whose different varieties are available all year round. Along with the above mentioned varieties you can place them to decorate your house entrance, walls and dinner tables. Use these flowers and ideas for an elegant and welcoming Christmas decoration this year.

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