12 Festive Decorating Ideas for Stylish Holiday Cheer
No matter what your style or budget, we’ll get you (and your home!) into the holiday spirit with these festive Christmas décor ideas.
1. Break With Tradition
This holiday season try something new by hanging decorations from chandeliers. One suggestion is to use sparkling decorations and tie it all off with an elegant bow. Or, for a more rustic look, attach some pine branches around a chandelier's base and drape burlap ribbon over it.
2. Go Natural
For a natural festive look, use fresh evergreen boughs, berries, garlands and wreaths to decorate windows, tables and mantles.
3. Use Presents as Decorations
Yes! We’re totally serious about this one. If you’re going to spend all that time wrapping gifts, why not show them off? One idea is to line your staircase with presents for a simple yet effective decorating hack.
4. Set the Scene
The entryway is the first thing guests see when you welcome them to your home. Greet your guests with festive cheer the moment they walk in with a simple hanging wreath or other winter greenery. If you have a table by your front door, consider adding an animated winter scene or a tabletop-sized Christmas tree.
5. Artificial Trees are OK
If you’re tired of real trees leaving a mess in your living room, make the switch to artificial. As an added bonus, artificial trees usually have wires that are easy to bend so they better hold ornaments. Worried you’ll miss the scent of pine? Just add a pine scented air freshener nearby. Trust us, you won’t miss the mess.
6. That Personal Touch
Christmas dinner can be made all the more personal by making DIY personalized name tags for each guest at the dining room table. It also takes out that awkward moment if guests don’t know where they should sit!
7. DIY Ornaments
Create your own DIY Christmas ornaments by wrapping glass ball ornaments in leftover fabrics and ribbons.
8. Christmas Lanterns
Greet guests in style by arranging a grouping of festive candleholders or lanterns at your entryway for quick and easy holiday style. Using flameless candles will take out the worry if a candle tips over.
9. Match Your Décor
Plan your Christmas decorations so that they “jive” with your existing everyday décor. Even if your existing colours aren’t red or green, that’s okay! Modern day holiday décor can encompass a wide range of colours and give your room a chic and luxurious look.
10. Create a Festive Staircase
Drape garland up the handrail of a staircase, or add some sparkle by hanging icicle lights up the banister.
11. Holiday Pillows Bring Holiday Cheer
Swap out your every day pillows for festive, holiday-themed ones. This quick fix is an inexpensive and easy way to redecorate a room. It’s also a time saver if you don’t want to spend hours adding other decorations to the room.
12. Hang Vintage Ornaments
There’s no need to purchase new Christmas tree decorations every year. Instead, stick with the familiar and beloved ornaments that you have collected or made over the years. This adds a truly personalized touch to your tree.
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