Get your house right into the Christmas mood with all these simple Christmas decoration tips.
1. Use special wrapping
Coordinate your gift wrapping to complement the color scheme in your living room. Use the same techniques for your ornaments for a cohesive whole.
2. Use a ladder
Instead of opening a flimsy cardboard box, hang up a DIY Advent calendar on a ladder or the tree. Decorated muslin craft bags conceal treats, toys, and messages from Santa—and you can fill them again next year, too.
3. Color play
Opt for non-traditional colors. Instead of the typical red-and-green palette, mix metals with retro elements, like the pair of little gold votive lamps.
4. Swap out your color tablecloth
Drape a plaid blanket over a white table to add color and creativity with basically zero work involved.
5. Stock of bar
Bar carts are the one design element that still need to be functional, so make sure all of your merry-making essentials fit. Accessorize with greenery and glassware.
6. Incorporate your artwork
Decorate your mantle with greenery, then add ribbons and ornaments for a pop of color. Match your garland accessories to wall art and decor throughout the space rather than using the classic Christmas colors for an understated yet festive look.
7. Greens on greens
Layer pine, spruce, and juniper for a fuller garland. Birch twigs, winter berry, and silvery pine cones add sparkle.
8. Classic always score
It doesn't get more timeless than a Fraser fir trimmed with an angel topper, red ribbon, and classic ornaments.
9. Deck out your kitchen
We're dying over these adorable mini wreaths. Add a pink bow for an unexpected, playful touch.
10. Stick with blue and white
Forever committed to your favorite color palette? This room is proof you don't have to give it up for Christmas.
11. Decorate with sweet
This evergreen is covered entirely with edible decorations, like cookies, ribbon candy, gumdrops, and garlands of popcorn and cranberries.
12. Put your mugs on display
If you collect holiday mugs, make sure they're on full display during the festive season.
13. Get lit
Instead of a garland, dress up a mantel with a mix of candlesticks — tall, small, mercury glass, crystal. Instead of ivory candles, opt for red, cranberry, and shades of green.
14. Put up a playful mailbox
Put up a "letters to Santa" mailbox so your kids can drop them directly in there to be sent to the North Pole. Consider swapping out your welcome mat, too.
15. Shrink your tree
Draw a fake fireplace with chalk on canvas, hang it from the wall, add stockings, and then surround it with floor cushions and blankets. Then place a tiny tree in a small planter to create a cozy nook. This will be a total lifesaver if you live in a small apartment but still want to go big on the Christmas decor.