Time to put our Christmas hats on and start decorating for the most exciting holiday of the year! There’s no denying the Christmas spirit is beautiful, exciting and worth celebrating – you can feel it in the air. The iconic red and green, the blinking lights, the snow, the jingles… it’s absolutely delightful.
And what better way to celebrate than to decorate our homes? Today I’ll show you a bunch of ideas to please every taste. Whether you’re looking for light and simple or colorful and luscious, I’ve got some great ideas for you!
“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values." – Thomas S. Monson
1. Plaid tree skirt
Plaid flannels are the perfect fit for Christmas home decoration. It fits the aesthetic both visually and thematically, reminding you of a cozy blanket during cold nights.
As an example, you can use plaids to add some visual contrast to your Christmas tree area. This will make the tree look beautiful and rich even if there aren’t that many presents under it! And hey, if you want to take a beautiful picture for your Instagram but most of the presents haven’t arrived yet, you can always add a few wrapped empty boxes just to make some volume.
I asked Santa, he confirmed that it’s totally not cheating. Besides, keep reading and I’ll show you another use for these “faux gifts.
2. Hot cocoa bar
Ah, what’s better than hot cocoa on a cold night?
This is a wonderful way to make your days better from now on. Set up a hot cocoa bar with some light Christmas decoration so that your family always has a way to warm their hearts once the cold weather finally hits.
I’ve gathered plenty of options for those who love explosions of color, but there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the opposite. Even a muted color palette with minimal adornments can look classy and elegant, even down to the minimal gift wraps.
Combine it with silver Christmas balls and it will make your living room look like a frosty winter landscape!
4. White & red
Instead of the usual red and green combination, why don’t we mix it up that ratio and focus more on white and light touches of red and green? It’s enough to create a completely different look and feel.
The tree looks like it’s been standing in the snow for a while, but the light touches of green prevent it from seeming fake, while the red offers a pop of color to make it interesting. Keep your other elements of decor around the same ratio to maintain the color palette!
Your entryway will see a lot of action during the winter. Many regions will see heavy snow during this time, and it would be cool to get inside a warm home with some tasteful home Christmas decor waiting for you.
For that, you can use some evergreens, candles, string lights, even a wreath that you like to complete the look.
Oh yeah, remember those empty boxes we wrapped to take a picture of the tree? Bring them over here!
6. String lights
Hey, are you looking for an easy way to make anything look Christmas-y?
Here’s one: string lights indoors!
In the image above, you can see the effect they have on entryway stairs with the help of an evergreen garland. Tangle those things around the banister and the effect is immediately apparent. If you can, add some reflective adornments (such as the golden bells you see here), because they will work with the lights to create stunning results.
7. Decorative socks
If you were inspired by the previous idea, here’s a slightly different take on it. These decorative socks (that can be bought or made at home, up to you) make for a great piece on the entryway banister. You can still put the real socks by the mantle, as usual!
8. Winter woodland
The fireplace mantle is always a focal point when it comes to home Christmas decor. Let’s turn your mantle into a tiny piece of forest by picking native winter blooms and making good use of them. Don’t be afraid to bring out some vases as well, as long as they complement the decoration.
The fireplace will be seeing a lot more use this month, so why not decorate around it? With the use of greenery, fruits and candles we can create a natural, luscious and vibrant mantle. You can take it one step beyond with the help of a mirror – it adds a new dimension to the room and more or less doubles the amount of decoration over the mantle.
An often neglected place to decorate for the season is the kitchen. We tend to keep things more on the practical side for this room, but for such a special occasion we can switch it up a bit.
First, you can use mini Christmas trees, which are easy to decorate and don’t take up a lot of space. Then, a few simple decals on your cabinets for charm. Finally, decorate the very top of your cabinets with garlands and lights – it’s a vibrant piece of decor, but it will stay completely out of your way when cooking.
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