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.
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.
Instead of opening a flimsy cardboard box, hang up a DIY Advent calendar on a ladder or the tree. Decorated muslin craft bags conceal treats, toys, and messages from Santa—and you can fill them again next year, too.
Banisters can be tricky to decorate. For a light, airy, and cheerful look, try stringing red and white paper bells together with fishing line.
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.
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.
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.
Decorate your banister with greenery, then add ribbons for a pop of color.
Dreaming of summer when it's too cold to deal outside? Add all the sunny feels to your table with yellow accents and fresh citrus.
Candles give a Christmas old-fashioned charm — but to avoid a serious fire hazard, use candle lights instead of the real deal.
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.
This evergreen is covered entirely with edible decorations, like cookies, ribbon candy, gumdrops, and garlands of popcorn and cranberries.
It doesn't get more timeless than a Fraser fir trimmed with an angel topper, red ribbon, and classic ornaments.
Layer pine, spruce, and juniper for a fuller garland. Birch twigs, winterberry, and silvery pinecones add sparkle.
Outline a simple mirror in Christmas greenery, then stick in feathers. It's unexpected, but totally statement-making.
Hang red and green tassels on your doors, desk, and chest of drawers. They're a finishing touch that's totally budget-friendly.
No, not that kind of rose—the Christmas rose actually belongs to the hellebore family and blooms during the winter. The perennials come in tons of colors, and provide an alternative to the classic poinsettias.
Deep purple flowers still feel festive, but provide an alternative to red when you're just over it. Put them in a silver julep cup for extra glam.
Forever committed to your favorite color palette? This room is proof you don't have to give it up for Christmas.
We're dying over these adorable mini wreaths. Add a pink bow and we're done for.
You don't have to go bold to make a statement. This classic dining room with a simple garland on the mantle is insanely chic.
What's under your tree counts just as much as what's on it. For a classic, American theme, choose red, white, and blue paper and bows.
Have giant windows? Think how amazing they'll look with a garland draped over them.
If you collect holiday mugs, make sure they're on full display during the festive season.
Embrace it — pastels are happening for Christmas.
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Spoiler: Plaid is so in for Christmas.
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Fake a fresh snowfall by placing a sheepskin rug beneath your tree.
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All you need is wire, floral string, and pine to create this minimal holiday arrangement.
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This is a scene straight out of Whoville. Not only is this pegboard tree totally adorbs, but it eliminates all the post-Christmas clean-up.
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Dress up your garland by crafting a wreath out of three gold rings. Add in fresh citrus, like lemons or oranges, for extra color.
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Is it unconventional? Totally. Are we obsessed? A million percent.
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