There are only a handful of times throughout the year you can go to town on decorating your home. One of those is, of course, the Christmas season. And who doesn’t love a touch of festive cheer?
Whether you like to keep things traditional, earthy, modern, minimal, or retro, there is no right or wrong way to decorate for the holidays. Here are a few inspirational ideas to bring some cheer into your home, and to the neighborhood, as the festive season approaches.
10 Fun Ideas to Inspire Your Decorating For the Holidays
Okay, maybe this is a little pre-emptive as the holiday season is still a little while away. But there’s nothing wrong with a little preparation to get you into the spirit!
While you may not be hiring a holiday lighting company just yet, you can still brainstorm a few fun decorating ideas for around the house and your front porch in the meantime. Many of these simple festive décor ideas can be DIY’d with a few bits and bobs around the house.
1. Go Big or Go Home (Outdoors)
While most homes on your block are likely to string up lights on the exterior of their home, why not mix it up a bit? You can swap out traditional string lights for jumbo wooden versions that you can create yourself.
Hang your wooden lights from a festive holiday garland across the front of your home or entranceway. You can also make it a fun family activity and get your kids involved by allowing them to pick a color and paint their own wooden light bulb.
2. Warm Up Your Home Entrance
If you prefer to keep it things more traditional, you can create festive cheer with the greenery from your own yard.
DIY your own holiday garland for a warm and welcoming greeting across your entryway. Incorporate pops of natural greenery with warm, golden fairy lights for a magical Christmas feel. You can make garlands and wreaths out of pine, magnolia, pine cones, and so much more. It’s about being creative and resourceful.
3. Create Your Own Mason Jar Vignettes
Who doesn’t have a bunch of unused mason jars, vases, and other glass containers sitting around their home? If this is you, then you can turn these unused vessels into beautiful Christmas vignettes to decorate your home with.
A great tip is to add glue the outside of the jars and roll them in Epsom salt. They will look like sparkling, snow-covered trinkets that can be filled with flowers, candles, and other festive-inspired trinkets.
4. DIY Your Own Christmas Tree Collar
Everyone knows how messy Christmas trees can be. But the reality is that it’s oh-so worth it for the wonderful festive feeling and aroma they bring to a home. A good way to keep Christmas tree mess contained to one area is with a tree collar. You can make your own for a little DIY fun with a long, thick piece of rope, some glue, and a little bit of paint.
5. Deck Out Your Staircase
If your home has a staircase, this is the perfect time of year to drape a little festive cheer around it. Not sure what to do with old (or new) holiday cards? You can create your own staircase garland and wrap that around your baninster, instead of traditional ornaments, tinsel, or other forms of garland.
6. Ring in the Season With Bells
For an added touch of the holiday season, why not craft a door wreath out of bells for your very own version of the jingle bells? You can have fun with this task and mix and match your bell colors for a fun, bright, and cheerful wreath. Or you can stick to muted silver and gold for a more classic style.
7. Set Out the Christmas China
Is your kitchen is privy to open shelving or perhaps you have a display table in your dining room? This is a good chance to whip out your favorite Christmas-inspired crockery and put it on display. Your holiday dishes can double as functional and as décor to add a little more festivity to your home.
8. Include Your Pets in the Festive Cheer
This is fun idea for both your pets and small children. Create a pup-friendly advent calendar as you count down to Christmas day that both your children and dogs will love. You can fill small bags with dog-friendly treats or toys so that they also get to experience the long-awaited fun of the holidays!
9. Citrus For Christmas
For a fun, earthy, and colorful twist on Christmas décor, you can decorate with citrus. Simply slice up a few lemons, limes, and oranges and dry them out in the oven — or a dehydrator if you’re lucky enough to own one! Then you can create simple garlands out of them, hang them individually from your tree, or place them in vignette jars, and bowls on your tables.
An added bonus — your home will smell fresh and citrusy, and what is more Christmassy than that?
10. Create a Garland Wall
Garlands aren’t just reserved for staircases, trees, and entranceways. If you have a bare wall behind a couch, the television, or a dining room table, why not create a garland wall? Simply string your garland from one side of the wall to the over. For an added touch, wrap a string of Christmas lights around the garland. Or, hang strip lights from it to create your very own Christmas feature wall.
Find Luxury Home and Lifestyle Inspiration at Your Fingertips
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be the same thing, year in and year out. Essentially, you should mix and match your festive décor throughout different seasons of your life, too!
If you’re in search of inspiration for home decorating, lifestyle news, luxe travel, and fashion updates, be sure to explore the rest of this site for your fix.