Oh, Yule love these Harry Potter Christmas decorations...
Tis the season when I rewatch the entire Harry Potter series at LEAST once... sometimes it happens twice. They just make the perfect Christmas movies to throw on in the background while decorating your tree, or baking cookies.
But why stop at just watching the movies when you can go big on the Harry Potter Christmas decorations?!
From tiny details like a Deathly Hallows ornament to a whole Harry Potter themed holiday room, this is your sign to lean into your inner witch or wizard and Accio all these magical decorations to your living room.
How To Decorate Your Home With Harry Potter Decor For Christmas
I thought I was a die hard fan of the Wizarding World, but I think my friend Kelsey of Blondes and Bagels may be an even bigger fan. We were chatting about my new Slytherin pajamas and realized we both had been collecting Harry Potter Christmas ideas so we decided to do a collab shoot! (See her photos and post over on her blog here!)
I knew she had a ton of decor & Harry Potter bags but I wasn’t prepared to walk into the most magical modern Harry Potter Christmas scene. In the corner was a huge black tree perfect for the wizarding holidays! A Ravenclaw and Sltyerhin stocking hung on the mantle. The Sorcerer’s Stone was playing on her TV above a roaring fire. She even has a few beautiful decorated books and fun details like a Room of Requiemrent’s bag!!!
I brought the wrapping paper to wrap a bunch of Amazon boxes to make fake Harry Potter Christmas presents to put under the tree (we went with classic red, striped and a one that has a pattern of a stag that felt just like Harry’s Patronus). We scatted a few of Kelsey’s Harry Potter books around for an added touch. The key to the best themed room is in the details.
When drawing inspiration for a Harry Potter-themed Christmas room, I liked to lean more towards the earlier books. I mean, Arthur Weasley did almost died in The Half-Blood Prince around Christmas and in the Deathly Hollows books it’s just a depressing holiday situation.
But in the early books, it’s magical. In the Chamber of Secrets, all three of the gang free up their holiday schedules and stay at Hogwarts so Hermione can brew Polyjuice, playing tons of wizard’s chess in between. In the first book, Harry gets the Invisibility Cloak and has adventures on break. And in the Globet of Fire, there’s the Yule Ball!! All of this is great inspiration to draw from when decorating your Harry Potter Christmas home.
How To Have The Best Harry Potter Christmas Party
Before I share all my favorite themed decor, let’s chat how to decorate for the perfect Harry Potter party during the festive season, just in case you’re here at this post since you’re trying to host.
- Decide if you want to go fancy like the Yule Ball style outfits, or comfy (ask guests to wear their house colors!)
- Or, you can ask everyone to dress as their favorite character and make it a holiday costume party!
- Serve up one or two of our original Harry Poter Cocktail recipes (my favorite is the Floo Powder, made with muggle fire!)
- Play the music from the Christmas scenes in the films in the background to set the tone.
- Set up the movies on a TV with captions and muted so people can watch along.
- Make use of small themed details, like a rubber duck ornament Arthur Weasly would love, or hanging candles lights that look like they belong in the Great Hall.
- And of course, have big themed details, like Hogwarts stockings or a large Sorting Hat on a shelf.
- Lastly, have the time of your life with your fellow Harry Potter loving pals!
Ok, onto all the Harry Potter Christmas decorations we used in our shoot with links to shop (if you feel called to!) plus tons of other decor I totally want to buy for next year!!
The Best Harry Potter Christmas Decorations For A Festive Hogwarts Themed Home
This is your sign to lean hard into the Wizarding World and craft yourself a magical Harry Potter Christmas room this holiday season!
Harry Potter Christmas Pajamas
These Hogwarts House pajama sets are seriously iconic! Show off your house pride in sleep style with this ultracozy pajama set. Boasting the crest and colors of each HOGWARTS™ house, this set’s button-up top and elastic waistband bottoms are made from luxurious pure cotton sateen so you can have the most magical night’s rest.
Golden Snitch String Lights
How cute are these Snitch Harry Potter Christmas Lights?! Christmas at Hogwarts is always magical so you need extra vibey lights like these to set the mood in your living room.
Black Christmas Tree
YES, I know in the Harry Potter films, the trees are classic green, but Kelsey is a Spooky Queen at heart and got herself a black Christmas tree, and I loved it for a themed room. It's different and feels like it's totally something that would live in the Slytherin Common Room.
Pink Christmas Tree
Or, give a nod to Professor Umbridge from the Order of the Phoenix and go with a pink tree! I honestly used to hate pink trees but they've been really growing on me, and I think one would be really fun in a Hogwarts-themed Christmas room. Makes a statement! Maybe decorate it with cat ornaments? HA.
Hogwarts Antique Gold Ornaments
Add enchanting charm to your tree with these Harry Potter old ornaments! Each features an antique golden finish and there's tons of pieces, from a sorting hat to a wand!
Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Celebrate the holidays with Harry, Ron, and Hermione with this magical advent calendar book filled with more than twenty-five Wizarding World surprises. Harry Potter: Holiday Magic: The Official Advent Calendar Book takes readers into the Wizarding World and shows iconic moments from the beloved Harry Potter films. With twenty-five days of surprises, unique keepsakes, and collectibles ranging from festive paper ornaments to Harry Potter–inspired recipe cards and more, this advent calendar book is a must-have for Harry Potter fans of all ages....
Harry Potter School Seal Toss Blanket
Enjoy the comfort, warmth, and coziness of Hogwarts with this Harry Potter School Seal Toss Blanket all year round. Perfect for bedroom, living room or take it in the car for short or long road trips. Kids are sure to love the design featuring the popular Hogwarts School Emblem from their favorite movie and book series.
Or check out these beautiful Pottery Barn Teen house crest throws! They fit seamlessly into decor all year round!
Harry Potter Stockings
Get everyone in your family personalized Hogwarts stockings with their house colors AND name!
Hedwig Stocking Holder
And why not hang your stockings on this beatiful Hedwig Stocking Holder?! I absolutely love how she's sitting on a stack of books and not just hanging at the top. Great touch, Pottery Barn!
Sorcerer's Stone: MinaLima Edition
Kelsey had a few of these stunning illustrated books and I totally want a set for myself! In this stunning new edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, experience the story as never before. J.K. Rowling's complete and unabridged text is accompanied by full-color illustrations on nearly every page and eight exclusive, interactive paper craft elements.
Hogwarts House Candles
I'm loving this new homesick Harry Potter collection! Not going to lie.. the scent notes made me giggle.
- Slytherin Scent notes: (Top) lake water, clove and stonewalls; (Middle) tapestry, vetiver and dark plum; (Base) oakmoss, oud wood and suede.
- Gryffindor Scent notes: (Top) lemon zest, nutmeg and fireplace; (Middle) smoked cedarwood and cinnamon; (Base) sandalwood, amber and vanilla.
- Ravenclaw Scent notes: (Top) sage, parchment and cool air; (Middle) opium, velvet and mint leaves; (Base) white musk, vanilla and santal.
- Hufflepuff Scent notes: (Top) green apple, jasmine and chamomile; (Middle) fern leaves, honey and dandelions; (Base) patchouli, burnt sugar and hazelnut.
My question is what would the Diagon Alley candle smell like? I'm imagining a sweet scent of ice cream and waffle cones escaping from Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour at the top, warm musky smell of books from Flourish and Blotts at the middle and finished with whiffs of pea soup from the Leaky Cauldron!
Every Harry Potter fan has always secretly wanted a Weasley sweater. A handknit, cozy and slightly itchy sweater to curl up in during the winter. These make great Harry Potter Christmas gifts since in the books, Molly Weasley makes her sons and Harry a sweater every year for Christmas, usually straight to Hogwarts if the kids are staying there over break. Now, you can easily gift one and it can be worn on Christmas Day!
Wizard's Chess Set
Nothing like a few games of wizard's chess on Christmas break to pass the time! This set includes an exclusive, golden Severus Snape minifigure to celebrate 20 years of magic with LEGO Harry Potter! Style this on your coffee table next to your tree. If chess isn't your family's thing, opt for a Harry Potter video game instead.
All the Christmas scenes in the books and movies showcase the enchanted floating candles in the Great Hall. Now, you can replicate that vibe with battery-operated floating candles! HOW COOL IS THAT?!
Winged Keys String Light
I love how dainty and beautiful these Winged Key string lights are!!! Hang them around your tree or on your mantle for vibes.
Hogwarts Crest Tree Skirt
Inspired by the Christmas celebrations at HOGWARTS™, this tree skirt sets the stage for a grand holiday. Embroidered with the Hogwarts crest, the soft and lustrous quilted velvet is edged in plush fleece for a snowy finish.
Grim Teacup and Saucer Set
Hey, you have to drink tea out of a Grim Teacup next to your Harry Potter Christmas Tree, right?!
Sorting Hat Tree Topper
Hear me out - swap your star for a sorting hat on your tree! Make a Sorting Hat tree Topper!! It can stare at you from the top of your tree all holiday season long instead of sitting on your shelf.
Golden Snitch Tree Topper
If the Sorting Hat isn't your vibe, the Golden Snitch Tree Topper is a subtle touch!
Keys & Howler Ornaments
Hang the Howler and Winged Keys from your tree as unique Harry Potter ornaments!
Hogwarts Snow Globe
My sister collects snow globes (I collect nutcrackers) and I think this Hogwarts castle snow globe would look SO cute on a mantle!
Prongs Wrapping Paper
An ode to Moony Wormtail Padfoot and Prongs with this deer pattern wrapping paper for the gifts under your tree!
We both left the shoot asking ourselves: how do we go bigger next year? We both agreed that a Christmas trip to Scotland to find some castle that looks like Hogwarts in the snow would be EPIC. Of course, a visit to Harry Potter World Christmas events would be super fun, or even to London for the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
But something about sipping wine in a castle hotel while it’s snowing outside really feels like it would hit the spot… those would make for some pretty cool photos for Harry Potter Christmas Cards. GOALS.