Wondering how to decorate for Christmas? We’re here to help you deck the halls—while staying true to your budget and style
Go for a rustic look
Natural details—like wood, pine boughs and holly sprigs—are perfect for holiday decor. We love this cute little deer family made with twigs and wood scraps. And, since they’re not overly seasonal, they can stay up all winter long!
Capture a quote
Whether it’s a popular song lyric or a sound bite from your favorite holiday movie, you can’t go wrong with a Christmas quote. Display it on a chalkboard for all to see.
Make it merry
Holiday decor doesn’t have to break the bank. You can make a lot of gorgeous pieces with craft supplies and a little elbow grease. This paper wreath, for example, was DIY-ed
Overload on ornaments
Ornaments don’t just belong on the tree. Pile them in bowls, vases and other vessels for an oh-so-easy centerpiece. Pick up shatterproof ornaments for this task, though—because no one wants to pry tiny shards of glass out of their carpeting.
Whip up some jolly gingerbread
Hold up—decor that’s actually edible? Yep! Festive gingerbread houses are the perfect accessory for your holiday buffet table. (And they make a delicious post-party snack for the host.)
Keep it cozy
Even if the weather outside isn’t frightful, we still encourage you to make your home a chic, cozy space. After all, what’s more relaxing than cuddling up next to the tree with a steamy mug of cocoa? Stock your space with festive throw blankets, twinkle lights, candles and anything else that can help set a hygge mood.
Dress up your kitchen
Between baking cookies and whipping up a ham dinner, we know you’re going to spend a lot of time in the kitchen this holiday season. Cheer up your space with Christmas linens, mugs, dinnerware and even a strand of garland!
Bring the outdoors in
Even if you don’t have a real tree, you can still enjoy the heavenly scent of fresh pine boughs. Add in some pinecones, cranberry branches and other rustic elements and you’ve got yourself some super-simple (and super-cheap!) decor. If you suffer from allergies, recreate this look with foliage items from your local craft store.
Build an awesome advent calendar
A decoration and a kid-friendly activity? We’re listening. Nix the chocolate advent calendars and create a homemade one with paper bags, rope and a long stick. Hang it on your wall to double as decor.
Add some pretty poinsettias
If you have a room that’s lacking Christmas cheer, add a poinsettia or two! These pretty plants come in many sizes and colors, and can be picked up for less than $5!