As the year comes to a close, nothing else welcomes the holiday season like a festive and merry home. Whether you’re singing carols or snuggled up by the fire watching a movie, adding some holiday cheer to your home will make it even cozier. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite holiday decorating ideas you can add to your home this season.

 

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Garland Galore

Garland

Garland and fireplace mantles go hand in hand but have you ever considered adding ornaments to the mix? Try adding ornaments in complementing colors to bring cohesiveness or splash of color to your space.

 

 

Sentimental Santa

Homemade Santa

If you’re a parent or grandparent, you probably understand the love that goes behind a child’s drawing or homemade project. Instead of putting these in a photo album or box, display your child’s art this year and for years to come. Adding sentimental pieces to your holiday décor only makes it more special.

 

 

Light up the Outdoors

Christmas lights

Winter nights come early but adding lights to your house is sure to bring cheer. Whether you go all out like Clark Griswold or are just looking to add a little extra, lights are a great way to show your holiday spirit.

 

 

Christmas Candles

Christmas candle

To add a bit of old-fashioned Christmas charm, try decorating your tree with candles. To avoid a potential fire hazard, look for candle string lights.

 

 

Cozy Bedroom

Christmas bedroom

Just because you might be the only one who will see it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t decorate it! Why wouldn’t you want to cozy up in this festive bedroom?

 

 

Sweet Take on Décor

gingerbread houses

While most of the fun goes into making the gingerbread houses, let your guests admire your hard work by displaying your creation. When decorations look this good, it can be hard to not take a bite.

 

 

Simplicity is Key

Christmas decorations

You don’t need to pull out all the stops when decorating for the holidays. A little here and there can make your home feel just as festive. For a more minimalistic take on the holiday season, try decorating with neutral tones like white, beige and ivory.

 

 

Very Merry Railing

Christmas railing

Your holiday decorating probably already includes the mantle, front door and Christmas tree – but one place you shouldn’t overlook is your staircase. Try adding some garland, extra ornaments, or lights to add a statement to your staircase this holiday season.

 

 

Craft Stockings with Care

Christmas stockings

If you’re the crafty type, personalizing and crafting your own stockings is a great way to bring a personal festive touch to your space. Whether it’s just adding a name or cross-stitching a whole pattern, these stockings are sure to bring memories for years to come.

 

 

Season’s Greetings

Christmas decorations

After a hard day’s work, your entryway is the first thing you see when you walk in, so make sure it’s decked out in the spirit of Christmas.

 

 

Wreaths Please

Christmas wreaths

While most of this post has surrounded the inside of your home, don’t forget to decorate the exterior of your home as well. By adding wreaths to your windows, it can bring a traditional yet jolly Christmas spirit to your home.

 

 

Get Wordy

word garland

Garland is such an easy way to add a bit of holiday cheer to any space. While garland is typically the go to, try adding a pennant, beaded or other type of garland to switch things up. These burlap pennant garlands also add a bit of vintage flair to the space as well.

 

 

Winter Window Boxes

Christmas window box

Your window boxes don’t have to remain empty until the spring blooms, try adding some winter greenery and accents this season. Depending on how you style them, these window boxes can remain up all winter long.

 

When it comes to sprucing up your home for the holidays, there is no right answer for how to decorate your home. Whether you’re more minimalistic or decorate every nook and cranny, this season of festivity only comes once a year, so have at it. We hope that these holiday decorating ideas were able to inspire you this season.