How to Decorate Your House for Christmas

How to Decorate Your House for Christmas

Living Room Decorated for Christmas

The weather outside might be frightful, but you can make your home interior delightful with these holiday decorating ideas. Greet this Christmas season in style as you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

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Layer Greens

Layered Greens for Christmas Decorating

Don’t limit yourself to one type of bough when it comes to Christmas evergreens. You can mix and match garlands and wreaths in pine, fir, and spruce. The subtle differences in each create a beautifully textured look when combined in your Christmas decor.

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Pump Up the Plaid

Christmas Plaid Throw Pillows

A popular Christmas pattern, plaid can be incorporated throughout your whole home. Use plaid to update your bedding, bathroom textiles, or living room throws. You can opt for red and green plaid for classic Christmas vibes or mix it up with shades of winter blue.

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Hang Garland

Christmas Garland

Garland can be a finishing touch to any holiday room design. You can hang it around windows and door frames, along banisters and mantles, and even on the tops of cabinets. With such a wide variety of Christmas garland options available, be sure to pick one that matches your holiday decor.

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Adorn the Chandelier

Chandelier Decorated for Christmas

With so many places to hang Christmas decorations, people tend to forget about the chandelier. Add bows, strings of Christmas beads, or color-coordinated ornaments to make your chandelier stand out. You can even top your chandelier with a wreath or weave fresh garland around it for a natural accent.

5

Keep It Natural

Christmas Pinecones

Incorporate nature-inspired decorations into your Christmas arrangement for a thoughtful nod to the winter season. Pinecone garlands and flower arrangements with holly berries are fitting options that bring touches of nature into your home. Create your own natural centerpiece by displaying your favorite winter elements in a decorative bowl or tray. A combination of evergreen sprigs, cinnamon sticks, and scented pinecones makes an aromatic accent that will supply your home with holiday ambiance all season long.

6

Go Traditional

Traditional Christmas Decor in a Dining Room

A classic red-and-green Christmas color scheme is sure to fill your home with glad tidings. Embrace traditional Christmas decor with shiny red and green globe ornaments on your tree. Decorating with red candlesticks is a time-honored way to set the holiday mood, in addition to fresh wreaths that give off comforting pine aromas.

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Resist the Red

Living Room Decorated for Christmas in Nontraditional Colors

If traditional isn’t your style, opt for a unique Christmas color scheme. Make your home merry and bright by decorating with bright shades of blue, pink, and orange. Don’t be afraid to go all out by using a colored Christmas tree that makes a decorative statement.

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Try a Monochromatic Color Scheme

Living Room Decorated for Christmas in a Monochromatic Color Scheme

Opt for a chic Christmas design by decorating in varying shades of the same color. Monochromatic Christmas decor prevents any space from looking too busy and lets you put the focus on significant decorations like the Christmas tree.

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Find a Theme

Entryway Decorated for in a Farmhouse Christmas Style

Amp up your typical Christmas setup by creating a thematic arrangement. Designing your decor around a specific theme helps to solidify the ambiance you are trying to create. You can add a touch of whimsy with a Santa’s workshop theme or keep it classy with a winter wonderland. Your theme can also simply mimic your decorating style. Farmhouse Christmas decor, for example, blends nicely with a Farmhouse style home.

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Aim for an Original Decorative Arrangement

Get creative this year and use your normal Christmas decorations in an original way. Try hanging your garland at the base of your banister for a unique look. Instead of just hanging ornaments on the tree, use them to fill a beautiful glass bowl or vase. Wreaths aren’t just for doors. Get creative with your wall decor and hang a cluster of three or four color-coordinated wreaths on an accent wall for an eye-catching design that amps up visual appeal.

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Use Seasonal Scents

Christmas Candles

Nothing triggers memory quite like a scent. Capture the feeling of Christmases past with traditional holiday fragrances like cinnamon, pine, cranberry, and gingerbread. You can incorporate these scents with candles, potpourri, scented garland, or flower arrangements.

12

Take It Outside

Front Porch Decorated For Christmas

Adorning your house and yard with Christmas cheer helps your whole neighborhood embrace the holiday spirit. You can keep it simple with a festive doormat and wreath or go all out with light-up lawn decor, garlands, and bows. Take advantage of all outdoor decor opportunities, like your mailbox. You can wrap garland around the post or put a decorative arrangement on top.

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Light It Up

String lights are synonymous with Christmas decorations. They belong everywhere, from your tree to your banister to the outside of your house. You can get creative and use lights to line walkways or stake them in the ground to create a border around your yard. Take note of whether your lights are recommended for indoor or outdoor use before setting them up.