Home for the Holidays: Decor Ideas for the Holiday Season

The holidays can be a stressful time for some, with cooking, cleaning and visiting family and friends. Many don’t have the time or money to sink into extravagant holiday decor. Luckily we have gathered together a list of ten great holiday decor ideas that won’t break the bank and are a breeze to put together.  

 

 

 

The first place to start is the front door, as this is where most guest will enter. Silver or gold bells add a great accent piece to any entrance way, let your holiday guest jingle into your home by attaching a few large silver or gold bells with festive red ribbon to your front door knob. With a bit of spray paint transform any ordinary wreath into something straight out of a winter wonderland. Give a pine cone or garland wreath a light dusting of white paint to bring a wintery feel to your front door.  

This next idea is great especially if you are in a small home or apartment, or just do not have the time to put up a full Christmas tree. Create a festive touch to any end table or coffee table by decorating a small white artificial tree. Use candy canes, peppermints, bows and bells to add a splash of color. 

Spruce up your kitchen with a touch garland, wrap said garland around pendant lights in a spiral fashion–This works best over an island or bar. 

If you have a mantel or fireplace this can become a great space to create a soft flickering light piece, group together inexpensive frosted vases of various sizes, add tea lights to each and enjoy the soft glow. This can also be used to light a dark corner or bring together an end table. 

Give your stairway some life by adding lights entwined with a length of garland or feather trim. Attach every few inches with a festive red or blue ribbon, or clear fishing line. If garland and feather trim aren’t your thing, thread bright ornaments with thin ribbon and tie along your banister at various lengths. Use extra ribbon to wrap the full length of the banister.

Fill a large jar or vase with a layer of limes, red holly berries, lemons and clementines. Top it off with few stems of greenery or pine cones to use as an awesome centerpiece throughout the holidays. Along the same lines, replace the layers of fruit with shiny silver bells and give your dining room a great sparkling look.

Don’t forget about your Christmas tree!  Cast a personal style by filling clear orbs with glitter garland pine needles or other special trinkets. Clear “fillable” ornaments can’t be found at most big-box craft stores.

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