Great Ideas for Home Christmas Decorating

by Emma W.R. on December 16, 2016


Being a guest in other people’s homes for the holidays has opened my eyes to a lot of do’s and don’ts for home Christmas decorating.  Have you ever walked into someone’s home and thought, “This is the most beautifully decorated home ever?”  That’s how I feel every time I walk into my aunt’s house.  Then, there are those times you walked into someone’s house and thought, “Holy crow!  What were they thinking?”  You don’t want to be one of them.

I have come up with some great ideas for home Christmas decorating to put your home in that first category.  My first helpful hint is to stay simple and clean.  Don’t muck things up by over accessorizing.

One look I have come to love is when themes are present in decorating.  Whether you go for a color theme (red, green, black and white, etc.) or a character theme (snowmen, Santa’s, penguins, etc.), your home will look well put together.

Another fun idea is to be creative and incorporate the kids help.  DYI projects are something everyone can get involved in and be proud of.  You can make a wreath out of corks, homemade Christmas ornaments, etc.  Anything that makes your house more your home is always a great idea.

I love when people bring the outside in for their home Christmas decorating ideas.  Bringing in pine cones and placing them in a bowl as a centerpiece is an easy and simple touch. 2 I went to on neighbor’s house and they took old driftwood and made candleholders out of them for the dining room table.

That leads me to my final great idea for home Christmas decorating.  Lighting, lighting, lighting.  I took mason jars and filled them with Epsom salt and votives.  It was a huge success.  I especially like to use LED lights or strands of lights to match my color theme strategically placed throughout my house.  It keeps a soft and festive look that leaves me feeling warm and sentimental.

Merry Christmas to All and Happy Decorating!

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Sammie May 8, 2018 at 11:52 am

I can’t stand when people use an overwhelming pine scent in their home during the holidays. It’s obviously artificial and in most cases way too strong.


Linda April 17, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Love the idea of driftwood candleholders.
Got to find directions for making them.
Got any other Beachie ideas?


Carissa April 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm

A nice blog.
She is correct on all accounts. Most of all,”Don’t Over Decorate the House!!!!”
Less is better People see the one thing on the table or the items on the Mantle. You don’t need decorations in every corner of the room. It is more inviting all around.


Sheila October 6, 2017 at 10:48 am

I received so many snowmen from friends and relatives when I got married that it became my default theme when I decorated for the holidays! I love them. It’s important to me to have a number of kid-friendly decorations.


Ajanaye Fleming September 14, 2017 at 12:34 pm

This year I plan on taking pictures of each family member and making ornaments. It’s a wonderful keepsake and the kids really get a kick out of being on the tree.


Jim February 13, 2017 at 8:05 am

My wife dresses up the house for parties and holidays all throughout the year. It’s a warm and inviting way to come home. And I agree, the lights and simplicity are the way to go! That way none of the extra decoration stuff gets in the way.


Mindy January 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm

I go all out decorating the inside of the house, especially because I host the holidays. The outside of the house is another story though because winter is so cold and so long that it is a pain having to go out there to put them up and even worse having to take them down…usually in piles of snow.


Eli January 27, 2017 at 2:04 pm

As a longtime NY Giants fan, I make sure that our tree has the three Giant ornaments, Michael Strahan, Eli Manning, and Phil Simms.


Lana January 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm

As much as I enjoy decorating, I hate to put it away. Taking down is much less fun!


Solana January 23, 2017 at 12:18 pm

That room looks stunning. You’d be surprised the decor you can find at the dollar store to jazz up your home – especially if you are crafty and creative.


Kat January 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm

These are wonderful ideas. One thing I have started doing is hanging string across our staircase spindles and in front of our sliding glass door to our patio. I hang all the Holiday Cards we receive on the string and it makes it look very pretty in the house. It’s a great way to display all the cards without taking up any room!


Adriana January 16, 2017 at 9:56 am

I go all out for every holiday. I love decorating, especially now that I have a new home.


Laura January 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm

I don’t think I mean for it to be a theme, but I have loved Penguins since I was a small child so I have a lot of penguin Christmas decorations.


Maria January 11, 2017 at 10:52 am

I am not a big fan of red, but that red is such a rich berry color that I love it. Really beautiful with the decorations.


Hailey January 11, 2017 at 9:17 am

Props to that decorator! Even the wine matches the decor haha


Gert January 10, 2017 at 9:09 am

Christmas is the one holiday I go all out for. The season lasts a long time which makes it worth all the effort to decorate.


Ashleigh January 9, 2017 at 2:51 pm

I just love the deep red color in that top photo. Beautifully decorated too!


Donna January 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm

I have simplified my holiday decorating these last few years. We are all so busy and I prefer to use my time for baking.


June January 9, 2017 at 10:59 am

That first photo is so elegant. I would love to go all out for the holidays, but I have no storage for decorations.


Scotty January 9, 2017 at 9:55 am

I especially like that last photo. I like the rustic look and decor.


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