If you are anything like me, decorating for Christmas can be a daunting task but the results of my labor are worth the joy on my children’s faces when they see the results!  Decorating your home can be fun if you just think outside the box! Since Christmas is right around the corner, check out these ideas sure to delight and spark more of the Christmas spirit! Wreaths, garland, trees and ribbons, ornaments and lights! Oh my!

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Use lanterns and apothecary jars.

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You can use put candles inside or (as shown below) fill them with candy, bows, ornaments and lights for extra holiday spirit.

Embrace different color schemes

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Holiday decorating isn’t restricted to just red and green. Try out different color schemes that are still festive but refreshingly unique. Decorate using the color scheme of your room décor!

Make an ornament wall!

This is my favorite! Talk about a conversation piece! And all you need is ribbon, ornaments, and a staple gun. It’s a bit time-consuming, but the result is a contemporary holiday piece.

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Use pictures instead of name tags on your presents

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This is a small, personal addition that will make your presents a design element and touch your loved ones this holiday season.

Put your stockings in different places

For Christmas dinner, you can put your family members’ stockings on their respective chairs. Or, consider putting them on your entryway staircase. The options are endless! Place them on towel racks in your bathroom or doorknobs in entry ways and hallways.

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Try an alternative Christmas tree

This is so cool! If you are in a smaller space, allergic to pine, or just want to try something different, consider a modern take (like this driftwood option) on your holiday tree.

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Turn your stockings into silverware holders or napkin holders

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You can purchase pre-made mini ones.  What a creative addition to your Christmas table.

Use extra ornaments for a modern take on wreaths

You can use whatever color or size of ornaments match your design.

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Scatter “presents” around your home

A super easy and cost-friendly option to spread a little Christmas cheer. You can use leftover boxes from your Christmas shopping.

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Pair vibrant wreaths with graphic pieces for a contemporary mantel

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Limit your color scheme to two or three colors and choose elements with clean lines to create a truly unique holiday display.

Decorate your piano

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Drape some garland over the top of your piano or set up a Christmas village display and you have a Christmas-carol-ready instrument!

Hang ornaments from your windows with matching ribbons

A simple way to add a bit of holiday whimsy to your window treatments.

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 Add holiday-inspired pillows to your home’s seating areas

Whip up a few slipcovers to throw on pillows for your couches, chairs, etc. You can even add some to your mudroom like in the adorable example below!

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Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your front door!

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Many people put garland around the outside, but you can be a trendsetter by placing garland around the inside of your door! Now you can remind people of the holiday spirit as they come and go!

Put presents in your unused fireplace

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Even if you won’t be roasting chestnuts over an open fire, it doesn’t mean the space has to be neglected. Place some wrapped boxes (or suitcases, like in the picture) for a wonderfully festive display.

Don’t you just love these ideas?? So what are you waiting for? Start decorating!  Merry Christmas!!

 

 

Written by Kecia Clarke