Festive Fair Isle Christmas Ideas for Your Home

Is it just me, or does the cold weather have you craving Fair Isle patterns?  There’s just something so warm and cozy about those cute knitted snowflake designs.  Not only do I love wearing Fair Isle, but I love decorating with it!  Apparently, I’m not the only one who loves the look because I’ve found a bunch of Fair Isle Christmas ideas in the stores this season.  Before they sell out, I’ll share my shopping finds and show you how I’ve styled with the fair isle pattern in my home. (Updated for 2023)

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Fair Isle Christmas Decorating Ideas:

Each holiday season, I set up a hot chocolate tray with my red Fair Isle Christmas mugs…

Not only does hot chocolate feel extra festive in them, but I use them for my morning tea as well.  Unfortunately, my exact mugs are no longer available.  Though, I did buy them at Sur La Table if you want to see what new arrivals they have this year.  (Plus, I added some more Fair Isle mug ideas at the end of this blog post.)

Red Fair Isle Christmas mugs on tray

How to Decorate with Round Trays

Snowflakes and Fair Isle patterns look great on a table too…

This year, I found red dishes with the almost the exact same pattern as my mugs!  Of course, I couldn’t resist them so I bought a set of the salad plates.  (Unfortunately, World Market discontinued my plates but these plates have a similar vibe and these dishes are cute too!)  In a couple weeks, I’ll create a full Christmas table setting.  In the meantime, here’s an example of how I styled my new Fair Isle plates!

Red Fair Isle plate and white napkin - Christmas Ideas

similar Christmas platessimilar napkin rings

If you love holiday dishes but don’t want invest in a full set, consider just buying salad plates.  Then layer the decorative plates with plain white ones for a whole new look without spending a ton.  Yeah, I do it all the time!

Add a Christmas touch to a bedroom with a fair isle throw…

When decorating with Fair Isle patterns, a little goes a long way.  In my son’s room, I added a red Fair Isle throw blanket for instant Christmas cheer!

Fair Isle Christmas ideas for the bedroom

Years ago, I bought that Fair Isle blanket at Crate and Barrel but I found a similar blanket that’s available now.

Even Santa likes to wear a Fair Isle Christmas sweater…

And a stove mantel (or fireplace mantel) is a great place to display him!

Skiing Santa in a Fair Isle Sweater

Christmas House Tour

Fair Isle Christmas Finds for Your Home:

Since I’m a little Fair Isle obsessed lately, I gathered up some fun shopping finds…

Whether you’re just looking for a Christmas stocking or want to fill your home with Fair Isle decor this holiday season, here are some ideas…(shopping links are below this graphic).

Fair Isle Christmas Ideas - red and white home decor

  1. Fair Isle Mugs – set of 6
  2. Shatterproof ornaments (these ornaments are cute too)
  3. Similar Red and White Salad Plates
  4. Fair Isle Ribbon
  5. Stoneware Mugs (and more pieces in this pattern)
  6. Assorted Appetizer Plates
  7. Mug set
  8. Faux Shearling Fair Isle Throw Blanket
  9. Neutral Fair Isle Wine Bag
  10. Christmas pillow
  11. Knit Christmas stocking

If you’re buying any of these items as Christmas gifts, continue with a Fair Isle theme and use this cute wrapping paper!

Will you be decorating with Fair Isle patterns this Christmas?

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  1. I had no idea…I thought Fair Isle was only in sweaters! Thank you for sharing all this yummy Christmas decor! Great idea about using a salad plate stacked on regular plates…definitely going to steal that one !! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks Kristine! Yes, I’ve seen a ton of Fair Isle decor in the stores this year. Glad you like the plate idea! Enjoy your weekend!

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