Before you haul out the holly and put up the Christmas tree, check out these easy, colourful ways to add a little — or a lot — of Christmas to your home's most visible rooms. Get inspired when you're ready to decorate your entryway, kitchen, dining room, and more.
Decorating for the Holidays
Check out the following ideas for easy, simple ways to turn your home into a winter wonderland. For more ideas, look for the latest designs and trends on our seasonal inspiration page. (Link to tag landing page)
Fill guests with holiday spirit as soon as they walk up to your door. It’s easy when you do things like drape a dazzling pre-lit artificial garland on the entry stairs or add the warm, safe glow of LED candles. Surround a bench with a modest-size Christmas tree, jingle-bell snowflakes, and pretty gift wrap.
In your main living area, simply find the focal point and decorate around it. Frame the hearth with a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree, then hang a wreath above the mantel. LED candles top it off with carefree colour — you don't have to light them, blow them out, or worry about dripping wax. This is a look that’s easy to re-create and embellish each year. Build your collection by adding a few nice pieces every Christmas.
Whether you're peeking at the outside from your cozy confines or using a mirror to create the illusion of a bigger space, make it an inviting focal part of the room by adding a few decorative pieces to it. Create your own frosted-glass mirror, or line a window sill with garland and Christmas items. You won't want to tear yourself away!
Jazz up eating areas with simple additions like red napkins, patterned shelf liner paper, scalloped garland, and Christmas candle holders. A simple way to really make your kitchen stand out is to remove a cabinet door and use the space as a display case for Christmas decorations.
If your guests can't be there with bells on, you've got it covered with jingling mistletoe balls. They look great when hung from a chandelier, paired with a co-ordinating centrepiece. Add some warm finishing touches with holiday napkins, white spray-painted pinecones, and festive candle holders.