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Christmas office decorations: Your first Christmas at the office

Written by: phs Greenleaf

phs Greenleaf has been providing planting and landscaping services to businesses for over 25 years, including indoor and outdoor plants, artificial and live planting, living walls, grounds maintenance and Christmas trees and decorations.

Christmas office decorations: Your first Christmas at the office

Getting Christmas office decorations may feel like it’s still some time away, but in reality – the countdown is on! As one of the major celebrations of the year, and a significant point in many corporate calendars, some early planning for Christmas is always welcome! 

If this is going to be your first office Christmas, perhaps as a new business or a business that’s moved recently, or maybe even the first since the pandemic – there are some essentials you’re going to need. 

Enjoy our handy guide for what you’ll need to decorate for your first office Christmas. 

Why decorate your office for Christmas? 

Christmas in the UK is one of the highlights of the year. It’s a time to celebrate and have fun, and most people will take some well-earned time off over the festive season to spend time with friends and family. It’s also a time to say thank you to your employees for all their hard work over the past year, and a great excuse to have some fun.  

Decorating your office is an excellent way to get into the Christmas spirit. It can help people feel happy and excited, and it’s a nice way to celebrate the season. Many workplaces make a tradition out of trimming the office for Christmas, and this could be a start of your own company traditions.

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Christmas office decorations: Your essential guide 

So what will you need to make your office to come to life this Christmas? We’ve got some great suggestions for how you can give your office a festive transformation, ready to impress your employees, clients, visitors, etc. 

Christmas tree 

A Christmas tree is the quintessential Christmas decoration. It provides a focal point and is sure to make an impression. Opt for a real or artificial tree, depending on your office's policies and space constraints. Ensure it's appropriately sized for your office and decorate it with ornaments, tinsel, and lights.  

The good news is that you can hire a Christmas tree that you can either decorate yourself, or have it decorated by professionals. There are many different commercial Christmas tree styles available to help you find something that works for your office. Consider a colour scheme that complements your office's decor, and don't forget the star or angel for the tree topper! 


Wreaths are a classic symbol of Christmas and can be hung on office doors or walls. You can choose from traditional evergreen wreaths or get creative with unique materials like baubles, ribbons, or even office supplies to match your workspace's theme. 


Garlands are perfect for draping along office desks, windows, or doorways. These festive garlands can be adorned with lights, ribbons, and even small ornaments for a stylish look. Garlands are also available to hire, and you can get them in styles to match your Christmas tree for a co-ordinated look. 


Christmas lights are a must-have for any festive office decor. String them around your workspace, walls, or around the Christmas tree. You can opt for traditional warm white lights or go for more colourful and playful options to suit your office's style. 


Decorate your Christmas tree and other spaces with ornaments that reflect your office's personality. These could be traditional, tongue in cheek or you could even source some custom-made ones that reflect your company’s branding and colours.  


Stockings are another essential Christmas décor item, bringing some colour to your office. Stockings can also be a great excuse to provide some gifts to your employees, filling them with either some small gifts or some festive treats. Add employee’s names or keep them uniform depending on your preference. 

Desk decorations 

Desk decorations can add further colour to your Christmas décor, brightening up your employee’s desks. You could have mini desktop trees in your chosen theme, bouquets and more to bring a bit of festive joy.  


Finally, to help you really get into the Christmas spirit, you’re going to need some music! Even if it’s just on the last working day of the year, you can fill the office with some Christmas classics to help everyone get into the spirit of the year. 

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Remember to be inclusive 

Keep in mind that not all colleagues may celebrate Christmas. Be inclusive by incorporating decorations that represent a diverse range of holidays and cultures, such as Hanukkah or Diwali. This shows respect for everyone's traditions and beliefs. You may want to consult with colleagues before you decorate your office to ensure everyone is happy and comfortable with your plans.  

Rent a Christmas tree and decorations from phs Greenleaf 

Planning Christmas office decorations for the first time can be a lot of work, so why not make it easier and rent a Christmas tree from phs Greenleaf? Our Christmas range has everything you need to make your office to come to life for the festive season, including commercial Christmas trees, desktop trees, garlands, lights and more. In our Christmas brochure you can explore some of our stylish designs that incorporate the latest décor trends, or you can choose from a bespoke service that will create a tree theme that fits in with your brand. 

With commercial Christmas tree hire, you can benefit from having someone else do the hard work by decorating the tree on your behalf, and then taking it all back down when the festive season is over. phs Greenleaf supplies Christmas trees all over the UK, for companies including Boots and Fuller’s. Contact us to learn more about our Christmas services and let us help you make it a first Christmas to remember. 

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