4 Festive Christmas Decor Ideas

November 27, 2018

As the holiday season looms closer, more and more decorations are lining the shelves of every store you enter. You may even see homes beginning to showcase lights, inflatables, and other decorations. Whether you’ve been counting down to Christmas for months or are just starting to get into the Christmas spirit, there are a ton of options available for you to start decorating. Here are a few festive Christmas decor ideas to get you started:

Put a Twist on the Classic Wreath

A wreath placed on the front door is a classic Christmas decoration. You can keep it simple with the standard greenery and a ribbon or get more creative. A few ways to put a twist on the classic wreath is to add accessories or make it out of something completely different. Several wreaths will start with the basic greenery and then add accessories like ornaments, ribbons, and lights to upgrade the look.

You can also forgo the greenery and make a Christmas wreath entirely out of ornaments and ribbons. Instead of the evergreen look, you can create your wreath with a mix of bay or magnolia leaves, wild berries, dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and more for a natural feel with a colorful look. A monogrammed wooden decoration in the shape of a snowflake or wreath can add a classic decor element with a creative touch.

Decorate the Dinner Table

One of the best things about the holidays is spending it with family and friends. What better way to bring people together than over a shared meal? Decorating the dinner table brings a festive flair to every meal. Plus, you can test out dramatic holiday decor ideas without having it overwhelm an entire room.

Garland is a classic go-to, as are centerpieces and candle holders. If you have a hanging light, like a chandelier, in your dining room, you can also hang ornaments from it for a touch of unique decor. Don’t be afraid to play around with whatever catches your eye. You might discover a look while decorating the dinner table that you want to add to another area of your home too.

Put the Presents to Use

A lot of wrapping paper is covered in beautiful colors and designs. So, if you’re spending some time wrapping presents and making them look great, why not put them to use in your decor? Sure, you can keep some under the tree; you can also stack them in other areas for an interesting touch.

Picking the presents with fun patterns and placing them along the staircase can create a unique look, as long as it doesn’t become a tripping hazard. You can use them to create centerpieces on tables, on the fireplace mantel, or on shelves. Plus, any presents used as decor mean fewer decorations you have to find a place to store until next year.

Get Creative with Your Entryway

During the holidays, you can set a welcoming, festive tone for anyone coming to your home by decorating your front porch. Depending on your front porch style, you may have a lot of room to decorate or not that much. No matter the size of your front porch, you can get creative with your entryway for a Christmas look everyone will love. Putting a wreath on the front door is standard as is decorating your house with lights.

You can also add garland around your front door frame. If you have a covered area above your front door, you can also hang up lights in that area or even add ornaments to hang down slightly. Potted Christmas plants or small Christmas trees to the side of the door are also fun decor ideas that don’t have to take up a lot of room. If you have some steps or a walkway leading up to your front door, you can line them with luminaries or stake lights to light the way and create a warm welcome.

There is certainly no shortage of Christmas decor options. No matter your style, you can create a warm, welcoming, and festive space for the holidays.