Unleash the spirit of Christmas with our curated tips for a merry and stylish celebration. Elevate your holiday spirit with 99 Ways to Create a Festive Home – your ultimate guide.
Whether you are just starting to decorate your home for Christmas, or just about finished and need some ideas for a few more seasonal touches you will find them here. This festive collection of ideas is designed to inspire and ignite your creativity, giving you a wide variety of ideas to decorate your Christmas home.
Cheers to a season filled with creativity, warmth, and the joy of making your home truly special!
Classic Red and Green Theme: Embrace the traditional Christmas colors by decorating with red and green ornaments, ribbons, and accents. If red and green are not your style, create a personalized Christmas color palette.
Winter Wonderland Window Decals: Decals have come such a long way. Apply winter-themed window decals, like sweet snowflakes, to a corner of a few of your windows. Such a pretty and snowy surprise.
Cozy Blanket Basket: Place a basket filled with cozy Christmas blankets near your sofa for warmth and holiday comfort. Plaid blankets look so festive this time of year!
Twinkling Fairy Lights: Fill glass candleholders with fairy lights to create a warm and festive ambiance.
Cinnamon Stick Candles: Wrap cinnamon sticks around the base of candles or a glass hurricane for a fragrant and decorative touch. You can also add dried oranges to the cinnamon sticks.
DIY Snow Globe Centerpiece: Create your own snow globe centerpiece using Mason jars, miniature figurines, and fake snow. This is a wonderful craft idea to do with your children or grandchildren.
Scented Pinecone Potpourri: Fill a bowl with scented pinecones to add a natural and aromatic element to your decor. See how to make this easy DIY HERE.
Holiday Card Display: Showcase your received Christmas cards by attaching them to a pre-lit garland or put them in a wooden bowl with faux greens and fairy lights
Christmas Tree: Put a little pre-lit Christmas tree in every bedroom in your home. No decorations, just the tree is lovely.
Personalized Stockings: Hang stockings with the family members’ names or initials for a personalized touch by the fireplace. Or make little tags for them like these.
DIY Pinecone Garland: String together pinecones with twine to make a rustic and natural garland for your mantel, staircase, or around your door.
Snowflake String Lights: Use snowflake-shaped string lights to illuminate your home with a winter wonderland feel.
Christmas Village Display: Create a charming Christmas Village scene on a table or mantel with miniature houses, figurines, and fake snow.
Dress Up A Chandelier: Hang fresh greens (or faux) from a chandelier above your dining table for a magical and eye-catching display.
Holiday Pillow Arrangement: Update your sofa with a mix of holiday-themed throw pillows to instantly add festive flair.
Scented Candle Centerpiece: Arrange scented candles of various sizes in the center of your dining table for a warm and aromatic focal point.
Hot Cocoa Bar: Set up a hot cocoa bar with mugs, marshmallows, and various toppings for a cozy and delicious treat. See an oldie but goodie Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar Here.
Pine Clipping Place Settings: Use small pine or boxwood clippings at place at each place setting on your holiday table for a natural and elegant table setting. See the image above.
Festive Front Door Mat: Welcome guests with a festive doormat featuring holiday greetings or motifs. See doormats HERE. Many are on sale.
Gingerbread House Display: Showcase a gingerbread house or village as a delightful and edible decoration on your kitchen counter. You will love these darling houses.
Red and White Peppermint Decor: Incorporate red and white peppermint-themed decor, such as striped candy canes and ornaments, for a sweet touch.
Christmas Sock Garland: Create a charming garland by stringing together festive Christmas socks along your fireplace or staircase.
DIY Snowflake Window Clings: Make your own snowflake window clings using white window paint or removable decals for a frosty look. You can make your own, so simple.
Poinsettia Centerpiece: Place a vibrant poinsettia plant in the center of your dining or coffee table for a classic Christmas touch.
DIY Paper Lanterns: Create paper lanterns in various sizes and colors, then hang them around the house for festive and budget-friendly decor.
Chalkboard Countdown Sign: Use a chalkboard to create a countdown sign that adds an interactive element to your holiday decor.
Christmas Throw Blanket Basket: Roll up Christmas-themed throw blankets and place them in a decorative basket for easy access and cozy moments.
Nutcracker Collection Display: Showcase a collection of nutcrackers on a mantel, shelf, or as a centerpiece for a traditional and festive look.
DIY Yarn-Wrapped Ornaments: Wrap various-sized ornaments with colorful yarn to create textured and vibrant decorations.
Mittens and Scarves Entryway Display: Hang mittens and scarves by the entryway for both decoration and practicality during the winter season.
Rustic Wooden Signs: Incorporate rustic wooden signs with holiday messages or quotes for a charming and personalized touch.
Silver And Gold Bells: String together silver and gold bells to create a beautiful and melodious garland or wreath. And use them on a tree too!
Retro Christmas Lights: Use vintage-inspired Christmas lights with larger bulbs for a nostalgic and cozy atmosphere. I LOVE these lights.
DIY Pinecone Fire Starters: Combine pinecones with wax to create decorative fire starters for a functional and festive touch.
Cookie Cutter Ornaments: Hang cookie cutter ornaments on your tree or as window decorations for a whimsical and culinary-inspired theme.
Festive Candle Arrangement: Arrange pillar candles of different heights on a tray and surround them with holiday greenery and ornaments.
Bookshelf Elf on the Shelf: Incorporate the Elf on the Shelf tradition into your bookshelves, adding a playful and festive element.
DIY Candy Cane Candle Holders: Attach candy canes to the sides of pillar candles with hot glue for a sweet and decorative candle holder.
Red and White Striped Ribbon Tree: Wrap your tree with red and white striped ribbon for a classic and eye-catching look.
Christmas Tree-Shaped Card Holder: Create a Christmas tree-shaped card holder to display your holiday cards.
Festive Cookie Tin Display: Arrange various-sized holiday-themed cookie tins on a table or shelf for a charming and nostalgic display.
DIY Paper Christmas Trees: Craft paper Christmas trees in various sizes and colors.
Miniature Sled Decor: Prop Use a small sled on a table and add Christmas decor on top of it.
Holiday-Themed Throw Rug: Swap out your regular throw rug with a holiday-themed one to add a festive flair to any room.
Chair Wreath: Add a small wreath to the backs of dining chairs for a sweet and decorative touch.
DIY Christmas Tree Skirt: Create a personalized tree skirt using fabric, felt, or even an old sweater for a unique and handmade touch.
Silver and Gold Place Settings: Set a glamorous table with silver and gold place settings, incorporating metallic chargers, napkin rings, and utensils.
DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar: Craft a reusable countdown calendar with pockets or envelopes for daily surprises leading up to Christmas. It’s really not too late to make one for this year.
Evergreen Swag Door Decor: Hang an evergreen swag on your front door, adorned with pinecones, berries, and a festive bow.
Wine Cork Ornaments: Collect wine corks to create rustic and eco-friendly ornaments with a touch of personalization.
White Christmas Tree Decor: Opt for a white or flocked Christmas tree and decorate it with silver, gold, and crystal ornaments for an elegant look.
DIY Snowman Door Wreath: Create a charming snowman wreath using a combination of white and black ornaments, ribbons, felt, and a trio of wreaths for the body.
Framed Sheet Music Art: Frame sheet music from your favorite Christmas carols and display them as festive wall art.
Miniature Christmas Tree Forest: Arrange multiple small Christmas trees of varying heights and styles to create a charming forest display.
Christmas-Themed Kitchen Towels: Swap out your regular kitchen towels with Christmas-themed ones featuring festive patterns and colors. See Decorating For Christmas With Collectibles.
DIY Stockings: Craft stockings and personalize them.
Floating Ornament Ceiling Decor: Suspend paper ornaments or snowflakes from the ceiling at varying heights to create a whimsical and magical atmosphere.
Wooden Advent Calendar Display: Place wooden boxes or drawers in the shape of an advent calendar on a console table or mantel.
Cranberry Centerpiece: Create a centerpiece using a clear vase filled with water, a floating candle, and floating cranberries for a simple yet elegant look. Slip a wreath around the bottom of it.
Make A Christmas Simmer Pot: Simmer beautiful Christmas fruits, spices, and a sprig of pine to diffusers with holiday scents to fill your home with a warm and inviting aroma.
DIY Christmas Tree Napkin Folding: Fold your napkins into the shape of Christmas trees for a festive and decorative table setting.
Glowing Luminaries: Place battery-operated tea lights in decorative luminaries or mason jars to add a soft and safe glow to your decor.
Festive Couch Throw: Drape a holiday-themed throw blanket over the back of your sofa to add warmth and visual interest.
DIY Wooden Reindeer: Craft wooden reindeer to place on your mantel, bookshelves, or as a tabletop display.
Ribbon Candy Garland: String together ribbon candy in bright colors to create a playful and nostalgic garland for your tree.
Gingerbread House Candle Holders: Place tea lights inside small gingerbread house candle holders for a cozy and edible-inspired decoration.
Festive Door Frame Garland: Hang garland around your door frames, incorporating lights, ribbon, and ornaments for a festive entrance.
Framed Christmas Card Collage: Create a collage of framed Christmas cards on a wall for a sentimental and visually appealing display.
DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar: Craft a wall-hanging Christmas tree-shaped advent calendar with numbered pockets for small surprises.
Reindeer Head Silhouette Art: Frame reindeer head silhouettes as wall art or use them as part of a holiday gallery wall.
Cranberry and Rosemary Centerpiece: Create a centerpiece using a clear vase filled with cranberries and sprigs of fresh rosemary for a festive and aromatic touch.
Ribbon Candy Vases: Fill clear vases with ribbon candy for a colorful and edible-inspired tabletop decoration.
DIY Stocking Holder: Craft your own stocking holder using wooden blocks or decorative hooks for a personalized touch.
Festive Pet Accessories: Dress up your pets with holiday-themed collars, bows, or bandanas for a playful and adorable addition to your decor.
Felt Christmas Tree Skirt: Create a cozy and textured tree skirt using felt in festive colors and patterns.
Santa Belt Buckle Napkin Rings: Attach miniature Santa belts as napkin rings for a whimsical and festive table setting.
Mistletoe Hanging: Hang a sprig of felt mistletoe in doorways for a classic and romantic Christmas tradition.
DIY Peppermint Candy Bowl: Make a peppermint candy bowl that you can use yourself or give as a gift.
Festive Throw Pillow Covers: Slip festive covers over your existing throw pillows for an instant and affordable holiday update.
Cookie Cutter Garland: String together festive cookie cutters with twine to create a charming garland for your kitchen or dining area.
Winter Berry Wreath: Create a wreath using faux winter berries for a classic and nature-inspired door decoration. Or make a little wreath using cranberries.
Festive Dish Soap Dispenser: Swap out your regular dish soap dispenser for a festive one in holiday colors or shapes.
Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece: Arrange mason jars filled with candles and holiday greenery as a simple and charming centerpiece.
Personalized Cookie Plate: Use a personalized or festive plate to leave cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Use Christmas Themed Table linens: Don’t forget to use pretty Christmas-themed napkins and other table linens.
Jingle Bell Door Hanger: Hang a jingle bell door hanger to add a cheerful sound every time the door is opened.
Holiday Coasters: Swap out your regular coasters for holiday-themed ones.
Decorate Your Mirrors with Holiday Garlands: Frame your mirrors with garland and lights.
Decorate The Inside Of Your Front Door: You probably decorate the outside of your front door. Why not decorate the inside of your front door with a wreath?
Hang a Festive Garland Around Your Bedframe: Infuse holiday spirit into the bedroom by draping garland around the bed frame.
Create a Cozy Reading Nook with Christmas-Themed Blankets: Arrange holiday blankets and cushions in a corner for a warm and inviting reading spot.
Layer Bedding: Make your bed with luxury layers like a velvet quilt and faux fur throw pillows.
Decorate A Tabletop Tree: Decorate a tabletop tree with small ornaments, orange slices, and small pinecones.