Top 10 Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas & Tips

Follow our top 10 easy Christmas decorating ideas and tips for stunning festive style! Get inspired with new and old-fashioned ways to liven up your home for the holidays. Make your holidays bright with stunning decor to adorn and adore for years to come.

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Decorating your home for the holidays has never been easier, thanks to Lowe's! Whether you want to get nostalgic or take a modern approach, we have everything you need to make the Christmas season stress-free. Shop online or in-store to find everything to make your holiday season merry and bright.

1. Start with a Colour Scheme that Ties Your Room Together

What’s more elegant than white and gold? What says ‘classic Christmas’ better than red and green? When you have a colour scheme for your holiday decor, everything pulls together into one cohesive look. Check out this year’s new holiday trends for inspiration! Snow Angel is all about whites and pastel and Chill Factor goes for bold blues and gold, while Rustic Tidings and Friendly Forest each have their own take on the classic Christmas colours.

2. Choose the Right Tree

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree is easy! Use our Christmas Tree Buying Guide to choose your artificial or fresh evergreen. There are lots of pros and cons to each: a fresh tree can give your home a festive look (and smell!), but an artificial pre-lit tree can save a of time.

3. Update Your Shelves with Holiday Apparel

Don’t think you just have to decorate the tree – you can create holiday scenes throughout your room! Your built-in wall shelves or bookshelves are a perfect space to add decorations like candles, garland or figurines. This also works if you have a small space without room for a tree!

4. Get Rustic with Buffalo Plaid

Boost the cozy factor in your space with pops of festive plaid. You can use stockings or throw blankets in the classic pattern or go for plaid ornaments on a green tree to create a cottage-inspired atmosphere.

5. Set the Scene with Santa's Village

Santa’s village is a charming decoration that the whole family can enjoy! Get the kids involved and create a festive winter wonderland. Add a train station, windmill, ferris wheel, and antique shops for the perfect Christmas statement piece.

6. Get Creative With Your Wreaths

Got a wreath for your front door? Great. Now, get a wreath for everywhere else! You can hang minimalist wreaths around your home as decor, or even use them on your tables as part of a centerpiece. Swap out your regular decor for seasonal greenery like garlands and pine branches to give your space that Christmassy look without creating extra clutter.

7. No Tree? No Problem

Why not think outside the box? Instead of a classic green Christmas tree, make an unexpected wooden tree made with strings and dowels. Get the steps in our DIY here.

8. Make Your Home Merry & Bright with Christmas Lights

Make your home merry and bright this season with string lights! Add them to your front porch, roof, windows, trees, and more! Greet carolers with multi-coloured string lights paired with pathway lights to lead the way to your festive door. Don’t forget about indoors! String lights around your tree, mantle, bookshelves, and more for an extra festive style. Learn more in our Christmas Lights Buying Guide.

9. Keep Things Cozy with Pillows & Throw Blankets

Don’t let the chilly weather get you down! Cozy up to your favourite person with watercolour pillows and throw blankets. These are sure to keep you nice and toasty on those cold winter nights. They’re perfect for relaxing in front of the fireplace (real or otherwise) with a cup of hot chocolate!

10. Let There Be Lots of Light, Everywhere

Illuminating your home for the holidays is (literally) brilliant. From softly glowing candles to radiant string lights, you can layer different types of light throughout your house to create a magical atmosphere. With the right kind of lighting, you can have yourself a merry little Christmas!

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Potted Christmas tree


Red ball ornaments


Red ball ornaments


Faux wood fox


Red and white Christmas lights


Copper tree shaped candle holder


Pillow with skiers pictures on it


Christmas village


Snow shoe wall decor


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