50 Decorating Ideas For The Most Festive Christmas Ever!

We're ready to deck the halls now.

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Get every inch of your house into the holiday spirit with these creative ways to deck the halls. Whether you prefer traditional decor or something a bit more out there, we guarantee you'll find something on this list. And when you're ready to trim your tree, we've got you covered with ideas, too.

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The More Color, The Merrier

Embrace it — pastels are happening for Christmas.

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Bottle Brush Colored Trees, $55, neimanmarcus.com

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New Season, New Linens

Spoiler: Plaid is so in for Christmas.

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Plaid Pillows, $24, wayfair.com

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White Christmas

Fake a fresh snowfall by placing a sheepskin rug beneath your tree.

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Sheepskin Rug, $138, wayfair.com

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The Bigger, The Better

You could buy a standard paper advent calendar, but this giant wooden DIY is so much more fun.

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Make A Festive Coffee Bar

Complete with cinnamon sticks, candy canes, and chocolate-dipped peppermints.

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Red Coffee Mugs, $9, wayfair.com

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Put A Bow On It

Tying a ribbon on your mirror is the stupid-easy decorating hack you never knew you needed.

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Ribbon, $11, amazon.com

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James Merrell
Greens on Greens

Layer pine, spruce, and juniper for a fuller garland. , winterberry, and add sparkle.

Birch Twigs, $32, amazon.com

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Everythings Coming Up Roses

No, not that kind of rose — the Christmas rose actually belongs to the family and blooms during the winter. The perennials come in tons of colors, and provide an alternative to the classic poinsettias.

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gold and silver holiday place setting
Joe Schmelzer
Color Play

Opt for non-traditional colors. Instead of the typical red-and-green palette, mix metals with retro elements, like the pair of little gold votive lamps.

Napkins, $28, barneys.com

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charlotte moss christmas garland on staircase
James Merrell
Garland Goals

Decorate your banister with greenery, then add ribbons for a pop of color.

Orange Ribbon, $15, amazon.com

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Layer, Layer, Layer

Decorate using objects of different height. Start by hanging oversized snowflakes, and building up the table with tall candlesticks. For the mantel, hang a garland made with olive branches.

Glass Candlesticks, $65, amazon.com

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Stacey Brandford
Double Up

Two wreaths > one. Stacked on a front door, your entryway will look twice as merry.

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Artificial Wreath, $22, amazon.com

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Michael Partenio
Fake It 'Til You Make It

Fake an icy frost with this wintry recipe: Mix three parts white glitter to one part silver. Then coat faux pears, limes and grapes for a sparkly centerpiece.

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Fake Pears, $8, amazon.com

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Cedric Angeles
Spread The Word

Put season's greetings on full display. A rustic ladder can also hold cozy throws and blankets for chilly nights.

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Rustic Ladder, $48, etsy.com

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Natipernavigare
Snack Attack

This evergreen is covered entirely with edible decorations, like cookies, ribbon candy, gumdrops, and garlands of popcorn and cranberries.

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Michael Partenio
Candy Cane Lane

Keep treats on display (and out of kids' and pets' reach) by hanging them along the top of a window. Hooked on matching ribbon, the peppermints look extra sweet.

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Candy Canes, $6, amazon.com

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Stock The Bar

Bar carts are the one design element that still need to be functional, so make sure all of your merry-making essentials fit. Accessorize with greenery and glassware.

Bar Cart, $164, wayfair.com

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Michel Arnaud
Color Crazy

Skip traditional crimson to put a fresh spin on a Christmas wreath. Branch out with pink and green baubles, and add in a few silvery accents.

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Colored Ornaments, $20, amazon.com

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José Picayo
For Whom The Bell Tolls

Banisters can be tricky to decorate. For a light, airy, and cheerful look, try stringing red and white paper bells together with fishing line.

Paper Bells, $8, amazon.com

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José Picayo
Pattern Play

You don't have to limit yourself to matching the ribbon to the paper. Put polka dots and checks on a flowery filigree, like this one.

Ribbon, $13, amazon.com

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KATE MATHIS
Go Nuts

Display winter's most festive foods in a glass vase with a candle in the middle. This one has walnuts, cranberries, and kumquats.

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Glass Vase, $12, amazon.com

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José Picayo
Get Lit

Instead of a garland, dress up a mantel with a mix of candlesticks — tall, small, mercury glass, crystal. Instead of ivory candles, opt for red, cranberry, and shades of green.

Red Candles, $13, amazon.com

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José Picayo
Texture For Days

Outline a simple mirror in Christmas greenery, then stick in feathers. It's unexpected, but totally statement-making.

Feathers, $12, amazon.com

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José Picayo
Try On Some Tassels

Hang red and green tassels on your doors, desk, and chest of drawers. They're a finishing touch that's totally budget-friendly.

Red Tassels, $4, amazon.com

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KATE MATHIS
Lighten Up

This easy-to-make candle wreath is classic for the holidays.

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Candles, $11, amazon.com

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Mikkel Vang
Up Your Wreath Game

Use birch bark sheets to craft a handful of leaves that can be turned into a frosted, seasonal wreath.

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Birch Bark Sheets, $13, amazon.com

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Rad Plaid

We have no chill when it comes to plaid, and we aren't even sorry.

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Plaid Fabric, $13, amazon.com

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Think Beyond Your Tree

Place a few branches of holly inside of a vase and then add a pop of color with bright ornaments.

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Colorful Ornaments, $11, amazon.com

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Clover Lane
Picture This

Display family photos and Christmas cards by hanging them on your banister's garland.

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Red Ribbon, $4, amazon.com

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Julie Blanner
There's Nothing String Lights Can't Do

Turn a common winter scene — firewood, evergreen branches, and pinecones — into a dazzling display with some string lights.

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String Lights, $10, amazon.com

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