100 Best-Ever Christmas Decorating Ideas for a Holly-Jolly Home

Bring comfort and joy to your entire house with these very merry decorating ideas.

christmas decorating ideas
David Tsay

Deck the halls (and every single room in your house) with our ultimate Christmas decorating guide. Holiday home decor doesn't have to be expensive or time-intensive to make a big impact. From Christmas tree decor to outdoor Christmas decorations and more, our holiday decorating ideas include clever tricks and tips to spread plenty of cheer this season.

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christmas decorating ideas garland
David Tsay
Garland All Over

While some rooms need particular Christmas staples like trees and stockings, other areas, like hallways, entryways, and cozy corners, call for a little more creativity. But if there's one Yuletide piece that works all over, it's a string of fresh greenery.

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christmas decorating ideas bedroom
Annie Schlechter
Checks and Plaid

Transform your master bedroom into a Christmas wonderland with a buffalo check blanket, which you can throw over your existing bedding, and fresh garland hung above your headboard.

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christmas decorating ideas bathroom
Victoria Pearson
Earthy Elements

Fresh greenery is a sophisticated way to add some seasonal beauty to any room—including the bathroom. Here, a single branch of princess pine brings the look and smell of Christmas to the space.

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christmas decorating ideas bedroom
David Tsay
Pops of Red

A pitcher full of wintertime berries can bring a little holiday spirit to any overlooked space like a bedroom, powder room, or office. Red bedding in a variety of patterns adds even more festive flair to this retreat.

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christmas decorating ideas chandelier
Victoria Pearson
Chandelier Swag

A bushel of branches and a few pinecone pieces draped over a dining room light fixture make this everyday piece come alive for the holidays. Get the look by securing greenery of your choice with .

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christmas decorating ideas entryway
Annie Schlechter
Gifts Galore

Choose pretty plaids for your wrapping paper and your gifts will become a display-worthy work of art. Round 'em all up to feature in your entryway on tables and even chairs.

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christmas decorating ideas bathroom
Annie Schlechter
Classic Combo

Just a small touch of red and green brings Christmas cheer to this bathroom. Get the look by including one or two colorful accessories like holiday towels, art, or candles in your space.

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christmas decorating ideas stockings
Jean Allsopp
Retro Stockings

Make dressers, armoires, and other storage pieces fit for a visit from Santa by hanging stockings from their pulls and drawers.

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christmas decorating ideas white tree
Cedric Angeles
Winter White

A petite white tree covered in red ribbons and pinecones makes for a simple but merry welcome in this entryway.

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christmas decorating ideas wreath
Jean Allsopp
Merry Mirrors and Frames

While wreaths are the go-to decoration for front doors and mantels, they're also the perfect piece to hang over windows, mirrors, and even framed artwork.

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christmas tree decoration ideas
Annie Schlechter
Christmas Tree Decorating Idea

Take cues from this Connecticut Christmas tree and add vintage charm with dried citrus and gingerbread ornaments.

RELATED: Best Christmas Tree Decor Ideas

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christmas mantel decoration
Buff Strickland
Christmas Mantel Decor

When paired with fresh garland, a vintage star light makes a statement on the mantel of the Junk Gypsies' inn in Round Top, Texas.

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Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

We're suckers for a good Mason jar craft. Create cute Christmas ornaments from canning lids.

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entry christmas decorating idea
Shades of Blue Interiors
Entryway Christmas Decor

The entryway is the first thing guests see when they walk in, so make sure it's decked out in the spirit of Christmas. We love the details here, from the pretty wrapped presents to the creative advent calendar.

Get the tutorial at .

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christmas tree decoration ideas
Jean Allsopp
Christmas Tree Bucket Idea

An old potato chip pail provides the perfect place for this mini Christmas tree.

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christmas garland lights
Annie Schlechter
Christmas Table Decorating Idea

Make over the tabletops in your home with inexpensive tartan blankets, scarves, tablecloths, and more. It's the easiest and fastest way for adding some festive flair to any room, according to blogger Nora Murphy, who uses thrifted wool blankets in her home.

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farmhouse family room christmas decorations
David Tsay
Upcycled Stockings Decor

Vintage flea market grain sacks make for cute stockings in this Midwest farmhouse.

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easy advent calendar
Annie Schlechter
Galvanized Advent Calendar

tied to red-and-white striped makes for a cute advent calendar to hang above your oven range.

RELATED: DIY Advent Calendars

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mantel, garland, christmas
Annie Schlechter
Decorating With Christmas Greenery

Garland is the perfect accessory for every room in your home during the holidays. Case in point: The mantel of this home is outfitted with a garland of fresh pine, cedar, and holly.


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David Tsay
Mini Tree

These Midwest farmhouse owners gave their bedroom some festive flair around the holidays with a mini tree outfitted with ornaments that accent their decor.

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David Tsay
Indoor Christmas Wreath Decor

Everyone knows wreaths look great on windows and doors, but why not add them to your kitchen and pantry cabinets too? Opt for brightly hued ornaments to add punch, or neutral ones to add elegance to your wreath, and then display it on storage pieces in sight like these Michigan farmhouse owners did.

RELATED: DIY Christmas Wreaths

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Annie Schlechter
Patterned Christmas Gift Decor

Wrap your gifts in different but matching patterns of plaid, and display them in a wheelbarrow adjacent to the Christmas tree.

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david Tsay
Christmas Stairway Decorating Idea

Shiny Brites and vintage college pennants add a retro touch to a basic pine garland.


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winter christmas cabin fireplace mantel
Victoria Pearson
Holiday Wreath Decor

When it comes to holiday decorations, we say, the bigger the better. This supersize wreath—made with foraged materials—adds texture and interest to the simplistic fireplace found in this California lakeside cabin.

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colorful entryway christmas decorating idea
Jean Allsopp
Holiday Entry Decor

Stockings, colorful ornaments, and plenty of wrapped presents liven up the entryway of this Tennessee home.

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David Tsay
Bottle Brush Tree Centerpiece

A dining room table display of and Christmas village homes adds a permanent pop of green during the holiday season.

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americana christmas mantel
David Tsay
Christmas Tree Mantel Decor

In the living room of this California cabin, a massive stone fireplace and quilt-covered armchairs make for a cozy storytelling station.

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pennant christmas tree
David Tsay
Themed Christmas Tree Decorations

The owner of this California cabin uses red year-round as an ode to the words of Charles Dickens: "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." The tree is peppered with pennants from National Parks and roadside attractions.

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hay bale, christmas decorations
Buff Strickland
Hay Bale Christmas Tree

No snow in your neck of the woods? Stack hay bales in a Christmas tree shape, then drape lights across the front and top with a Lone Star State-approved star.

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Burcu Avsar
Festive Holiday Mantel Decor

A wreath in the shape of a star, bright and cheery presents, and country-style stockings create the perfect Christmas scene.

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