The holidays are fast-approaching, but there’s plenty of time to get festive. And while each year brings its own Christmas traditions, your decorations can always use a refresh. Whether you keep it neutral with a pared-down aesthetic or lean into major glitz, we’re certain you’ll find something to make your spirits merry, bright, and beautiful. Infuse your home with the beauty of yuletide, thanks to these 10 brilliant ideas.
10 Christmas and New Years Eve Decorating Tips
Aim for the glitz
A pale palette of rose golds and pinks allows this holiday vignette to handle glitter galore, with a heavy flocking, coordinating ornaments, even pillows and presents to match. Fill your home with a golden glow by opting for golden lights on your tree, garland, and more, you are instantly setting the mood for festivities while crafting a cozy atmosphere.
2. Bring in icy blues
A winter color palette of icy blues and snowy whites proves to be the perfect pairing when it comes to Christmas decor. This mantel design brings cool tones to the holiday season.
3. Add a rustic flair
A tree dotted with delicate string lights, a mantel adorned with lush needle pine garland, and a rich berry red flower arrangement ties the look of a rustic theme together.
4. Keep it neutral
You don’t need color to dazzle up your home for the holidays. Mix a variety of finishes like gold, mercury glass, and champagne to create a chic and elegant look. Neutral christmas decor keeps the space soft and inviting, while still creating a festive atmosphere.
5. Make white your base color
In this holiday vignette, a white fur tree dressing, white walls, and plenty of fake snow make for a wintery wonderland, and make the bold pops of red even more dazzling.
6. Gift with greenery
Ditch the usual ribbon and top your gift with a pretty piece of greenery. It’s an unexpected but beautifully rustic look, as shown in these gift wrappings.
7. Opt for modern and minimalist ornaments
Give your tree a fun, minimalist twist with geometric gold ornaments, and if you’re big on holiday decorating, but short on square footage, a mini tree allows you to get festive without overwhelming your home.
To maintain the simplicity of a minimalist home, opting for simple, geometric decor is a no-brainer. The white metal tree, graphic pillows, and triangular table accents are understatedly festive.
8. Go natural
Take inspiration from nature for your decorating scheme. Use fresh evergreen boughs, garlands, and wreaths combined with in-season citrus like lemons, tangerines and oranges. It will give your home a beautiful natural look, and it smells heavenly.
9. Dress up the mantel
Spending time with family and friends by the fireplace is what the holidays are all about. Since all eyes will be on it for Christmas, dress up your mantel with everything from garland to red candlesticks. Just don’t forget to incorporate some of your favorite accessories as well.
Your home may lack a mantel, but that shouldn’t mean stockings are a no-go this year. This modern living room features Christmas stockings hung from hooks, which not only solves a common holiday crisis, but also serves as cute wall decor.
10. Bring cheer into your bedroom
Whether you’ve run out of places to prop your garland, or want to rest your head surrounded by the Christmas spirit, this elegant bedroom is decorated appropriately festive without feeling overwhelming.