10 Christmas Decorating Ideas for a Joyful Holiday Home
Flank the Front Door
Guests won’t miss your holiday doormat when it’s illuminated by two mini trees. This duo includes plenty of berries and pinecones for added cheer.
Spruce It Up
Spread cheer throughout the house by placing pine boughs in vases. They’ll smell so fresh too!
What you’ll need: vase ($25 and up, worldmarket.com)
Let Ribbons Hang
Line a banister with a fresh pine garland and crimson bows. Better yet, stir up some paint in a dramatic hue for a merry makeover you’ll love even after the holidays.
What you’ll need: ribbon ($23, amazon.com)
Choose a Charlie Brown Tree
Bigger isn’t always better. A tiny tree brings plenty of cheer, and it’s easier for kids to decorate. Just maybe put the more fragile ornaments somewhere else …
Hang Stockings on Cute Holders
Before you start poking holes in your mantel, consider investing in a set of handy hooks instead. These galvanized houses would form a mini Christmas village when lined up in a row.
Paint Your Doormat
Upgrade a plain coir mat with graphic white trees. Even easier, add a few stripes of red paint to a metal pail.
Draw on Snowflakes
Set a Casual Table
Swap in folded tea towels for placemats and napkins. They work just as well — and they’re often cheaper! Colorful tumblers can step in for vases too.
Split logs look even homier when they’re stored in, well, a house. You’ll be waiting for the temperature to drop just so you can build a roaring fire.
Reorganize the Bookshelf
Wrap books with leftover wrapping paper for pretty spines, or swap in wintry prints and festive figurines.