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24 Decorations You Need in Your Home for Christmas!

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24 Decorations You Need in Your Home for Christmas!

This guide will help you ensure that every inch of your home is decorated and ready for Christmas!

Is it time to spruce up your home for the holidays? Impress your guests with these festive decorating ideas!

Whether you start decorating for Christmas in October, November, or late December, you’ll want to choose decor that creates a festive space your family and guests will never forget! To help you prepare for the holidays, we made this shopping guide so that you can spend more time decorating and less time worrying about what to buy!

Of course, everyone is going to have the essential decorations like stockings, a tree and garlands, but how can you make your decor truly remarkable? It’s all about placement! Guests will not be surprised by candles on your dining table, but a staircase lined with their magical, festive glow is bound to impress!

Do you live in a tiny apartment, or even a dorm? No worries! Our decorating guide has something that will suit everyone’s home, regardless of size and space. From miniature Christmas trees, to unique Christmas dining decor, you’ll find something for every space.

24 Decor Ideas You Need in Your Home for Christmas!

1. A Skirt for Your Christmas Tree

It just isn’t the Holidays without a tree in your home for Christmas! So why not get an elegant tree skirt to adorn the base of your tree? With hundreds of skirt styles to choose from, you’re guaranteed to  find one tailored to your style! From a royal Christmas red, to minimal snowy white, you’re sure to find the perfect skirt for your tree. A skirt with a festive pattern will make the presents under your tree truly come to life!

We love this classic red skirt because its knitted pattern has a rustic touch, but if you’re more of a minimalist, check out the cozy white knitted tree skirt!

2. A Mini Tree for Your Mantel

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Why stop at one Christmas tree when you can use a few small trees to carry the holiday theme throughout your living space? These miniature trees are versatile and work well with every  style. Plus, they make an attractive addition to any mantel or entertainment center. These trees are a simple way to elevate your holiday decor without taking up too much space. They’re sure to be an elegant and thoughtful touch to your winter wonderland!

3. Fairy Lights for your Curtains

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I love how fairy lights add a simple, romantic touch to any living space, so in college I used them to create a warm and cozy feeling in my room with their soft, twinkling lights. You can use these versatile lights to create a Christmas ambiance by hanging them from your curtains. You can even ball them up and put them in a jar to create small twinkling lanterns for the rooms in your home. If you do plan on decorating your curtains, check the manufacturer’s information before purchase to ensure that there is no risk of fire. 

4. A Fluffy Rug to Open Presents on

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Sometimes you just need to have something comfy under your feet! Personally, I love the cozy feeling of fluffy rugs and blankets so a fluffy tree skirt or an oversized rug can be a wonderful, cozy touch to your Christmas tree. I love minimal, bright spaces but you can find your fluffy accent in other colors such as a festive red! This accent creates the perfect illusion of snow under your tree to perfect your winter wonderland!

5. Festive Christmas Prints to Reign in the Holiday Cheer

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Prints are a wonderful home decor trend that you can use all throughout the year so, this Christmas, it’s time to trade in those minimal prints for something seasonal. You can add some festive flair to your living room with a holiday quote, or choose a simple graphic Christmas tree pattern to bring color into your home for Christmas! Soon enough, the Stollhaus store will feature our own seasonal prints. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know about our new products!

6. Wreaths for Your Windows

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I realized a great way to carry the Christmas theme throughout my apartment is to decorate the windows with wreaths! You could use small wreaths to spruce up the space, or you can go big if you have large beautiful bay windows! Using the same wreath design on each window will unify your space and the holiday decor throughout your home. 

7. Multiple Small Trees for Your Home

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Do you have a lot of space to decorate? Or maybe you’re just thrilled to put up your Christmas decor? Well, a few small Christmas trees are a great and easy way to bring holiday cheer into every  room. These simple trees are elegant and festive without being overwhelming; I plan on getting one or two for my own entryway!

8. A Christmas Coffeetable Centerpiece

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Christmas just isn’t complete without the perfect centerpiece for your table. Everyone has a centerpiece they love for their dining table, so why not adorn your coffee table with some holly, berries, and candles? Bring even more holiday delight into your living space by adding pinecones or a plate of cookies. This simple centerpiece is eye-catching and bound to impress. 

9. Wooden Logs to Bring in the Outdoors

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I’m in love with the rustic look of these birch logs! If you own an apartment with a fireplace, but your lease doesn’t allow you to have an open fire, you can utilize this feature of your apartment by placing real wooden logs out in the fireplace. You may not have a fire to warm up next to, but you can still relax in your rustic wonderland.

10. Garlands for your Kitchen Cabinets

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Of course we can’t forget the place where you’ll be spending the most time this holiday season- the kitchen! The kitchen can easily be neglected during the holidays because it’s tricky to decorate. To make your cooking space more festive, try lining the top of your cabinets with a festive garland!

If you don’t have enough space on your cabinets, or if the garland prevents you from being able to open them, you can  always hang it under your counter or over a doorway so that the holiday theme continues throughout your home. And of course, garlands over your kitchen window can provide a romantic touch as well.

11. Wreaths for Your Dining Chairs

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A simple but effective way to make your kitchen and dining room festive is hanging small wreaths on the back of your chairs. Small wreaths add a touch of green without being too overwhelming. Plus, there are so many different styles to choose from that you’re sure to find the best wreath for you. Personally, I love flocked, snowy wreaths and garlands for that perfect winter-wonderland look.

12. Garlands for Your Windows

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Elegant garlands are sure to be remembered by your family and guests! Draping them across your windows will turn any home into a festive retreat. Compositionally, garlands help to frame your windows as well as any decor that you place on your window sills. Placing candles and wreaths in your windows will make a great addition to your winter wonderland.

13. A Rustic Serving Tray Christmas Dining Room Table

I love these rustic trays for presenting food and decor! Plus, they’re perfect for serving up breakfast in bed all year round!

A tray is a versatile addition to your Christmas decor because you can use it to serve food or display decorations. Trays are low maintenance and easy to clean. Not to mention, you can use them year round when you decorate your home for other holidays! To decorate your tray, simply group together objects of your taste. For a more classic Christmas look, try pairing a miniature Christmas tree with candles and holly!

14. Jars Filled with Christmas Cookies

If you’re always short on time (like me!), you’re probably looking for easy ways that will make your home look festive in a snap- in which case you should pick up some gingersnaps!  Simply purchase a glass jar and fill it with your favorite Christmas cookies and candy! Want to bake your own Christmas cookies instead? Then you’ll love this holiday cookbook as much as I do!

This is a wonderful way to prepare for visiting guests, or even to treat yourself, because everyone will always know where the cookie jar is! Use multiple, smaller jars to decorate your countertops if you have a lot of open space. Pairing together these jars of various sizes will look very balanced in your kitchen!

15. Christmas Signs to Greet Your Guests

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Deck the halls with new prints for Christmas! You can place an inviting sign next to your new cookie jars, or hang a message of holiday greetings in your entryway. Whether you’re a minimalist, or a maximalist, there are plenty of designs to choose from! You could get a color block print of Christmas trees to liven up your space. Not to mention, eventually Stollhaus will feature plenty of seasonal prints to choose from!

16. A Tiered Tray to Display Christmas Goodies

I’m in love with these three tiered dessert stands that are decorative without being overstated! Not just for bakers, tiered trays make a wonderful focal point for your countertops. They can be used as a way to elegantly pair your small decorations together. A fun family night idea is to use a tiered tray to host snacks and hot cocoa while you cuddle up and watch Christmas movies. This tray is festive and functional! Plus, you can use it for birthday parties and special occasions all year round!

17. Two Mini Trees to Decorate your Front Door

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Are you looking for a simple way to decorate your front porch? Well a miniature Christmas tree is a great way to make your front door look festive! Place one tree on either side of your door to create a balanced look that will welcome your guests. Do you live in an apartment complex? Well if you have a balcony, you can place these miniature trees on either side of your door to carry the holiday theme throughout your home.

18. An Oversized Garland for Your Front Door

A garland is a wonderful way to frame the entrance to your home. Plus, there are many different styles to choose from so you’re sure to find a garland that suits your home. Once you’ve found your favorite garland, you should purchase several of them so that you can use the same style to maintain a cohesive look throughout your home. Before you purchase your outdoor garland, check to make sure that it is waterproof. You can decorate your garland with lights or purchase one that comes with lights installed.

And of course, don’t forget to purchase a wreath for your front door because the garland will frame this eye-catching centerpiece.

19. Put Solar Fairy Lights in Your Garden

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Fairy lights are an easy way to decorate your yard for the holiday season without the hassle of using a ladder. To save time and decorate your yard with ease, you can put fairy lights in glass jars and place them on your front steps or drape them over bushes. You could decorate your potted plants and tree trunks as well. I love that these fairy lights are solar powered because they won’t increase your electric bill and they’re a sustainable option.

20. A Lantern for Your Front Porch

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I love how these lanterns provide  an attractive touch to your garden all year round. For the holiday season, outdoor lanterns truly create a warm, festive glow that will greet your house guests. You can also add ornaments and ribbons to your lanterns to maximize your holiday decor. You can even  bring the winter wonderland indoors by lining your staircase with these safe, flameless lanterns. 

21. Decorations for Your Staircase

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Let the holiday theme wind through your home by decorating your staircase! Stairs are a perfect spot for garlands and wreaths. Wrapping a garland around your banister will lead your guests eyes upstairs. Small wreaths add  a nice, minimal touch of holiday cheer. The larger your wreaths, the more dramatic your staircase will appear. We love these pinecone and ribbon wreath designs for decorating home for the holidays.

22. Place Candles Along Your Stairs

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I am absolutely crazy over these minimal candles! You can use these flameless LED candles year round to give your home a touch of elegance. For the holidays, you can line your staircase with these candles for a soft, warm glow. However, if you have children or pets you may want to keep decorations away from your floor. Displaying candles in your window may be a better option for busy families!

23. Display Candles in Your Windows for a Holiday Glow

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These flameless candles are a wonderful touch that will greet your guests with holiday cheer. Next to Christmas lights, one of my favorite sights to drive by in New England are the windows of an old colonial lit by the ambiance of candle light. You can find solar candles as well, so you will not impact your electricity bill. As a teacher, my students are always at risk of bumping into anything and everything in their path, so I purchased these suction cup candles to decorate my classroom. So far, we have not had any accidents!

24. Dining Table Decorations for Christmas

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Christmas just isn’t complete without a centerpiece for your holiday feast. From spruce branches to classic pinecones, there is a centerpiece out there that you’re sure to love. Top your centerpiece off with candles or tea lights for a radiant glow. Here are just a few that we love. We’d also love to see how you set your dining table for Christmas, so please share your pictures with us. The top ten Christmas dining table decorators will be featured in a December blog post!

Considerations You Should Make While Decorating Your Home for Christmas

I love planning and prepping! So of course, I’ll plan everything before I start decorating for the holidays. By planning out the decorations you’ll hang in your home for Christmas, you can create a cohesive theme throughout your living space for guests to wander through, so here are some important tips to consider before you start decorating:

  • Decorate a variety of surfaces in your home for Christmas- Everyone looks forward to decorating the Christmas tree, so why stop there? Embellish your entryway, staircase, and entertainment console with festive decorations so that the winter wonderland theme in your home will enamor your guests as they travel from room to room. 
  • Keep delicate baubles away from your children and pets- We’re all excited to be home for Christmas! But sometimes we get a little too excited so you should keep fragile and beloved decor items out of reach. Make sure that your cat has a perch of their own so that they do not jump on surfaces and knock over ornaments. You can hang delicate ornaments towards the top of the tree so that they cannot be reached by small hands.
  • Have fun decorating your home for Christmas- The holidays are a time to spend with your family and relax. It is easy to stress over making your home appear perfect for your guests but you should enjoy the process of decorating. Create a space that brings you joy. Your decorations can be a tool to express a feeling of warmth and comfort during the holiday season.

2021 Christmas Decor Trends

If you like to be on top of design trends, or perhaps you are just looking for something new to decorate your home for Christmas, here are a few festive trends that are popular this holiday season.

Maximalist Decorating

Appreciate the grandeur of ornaments, baubles, and oversized wreaths with the trend of maximalism. For a maximalist, there is no such thing as too much. Celebrate the holidays with bright color, luxurious textures, rich reds, and oversized centerpieces throughout your home.

Sustainable styles

I wholeheartedly encourage you to shop sustainably this season so when you are shopping for Christmas decor, opt for items that will have the least impact on the environment. In addition to compostable decor such as a real pine Christmas tree, seek handcrafted, wood, and recycled decorations to adorn your home for Christmas. 

Scandinavian Decor

A quiet space can bring comfort and joy to those who need peace and rest so you should use neutral colors, natural textures, and a bit of rustic wood accents will complete your Scandinavian decor for a peaceful Christmas. Simplicity in your bright, airy space can be just as joyous as a richly decorated home. 

Explore Scandinavian Christmas Decor and Cooking 

Check out these books to inspire your Scandinavian Christmas decor. It is my family’s tradition to bake kringla every year, a kind of Norwegian cookie, so I would love to inspire you to bake these delicious Scandinavian trees as well! You can discover new ideas to treat your guests in the Scandikitchen Christmas cookbook!

Celestial Decor in Your Home for Christmas

Welcome guests with a dining room table adorned with heavenly delights. Silver and white ornaments throughout your home can create a very elegant theme so you should use twinkling lights and shiny snow flock on your tree can create a sophisticated, muted color palette. One perk of this style is that the limited color palette makes it easy for you to transition into New Year’s decor after Christmas Day. 

Share pictures of how you decorated your home for Christmas!

The Stollhaus team would love to see how you decorated your home for Christmas so share pictures, or tell us about your winter wonderland in the comments below! Enter your Christmas dining room table decor in our competition to appear in one of our December Holiday articles as a top interior decorator! Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so you can be one of the first to learn about current design trends. 

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