Looking for the best Christmas decoration ideas? There are plenty of ways to deck the halls (and everything else) that extend beyond spun glass ornaments or a glittered Christmas village. Transform your home into a winter wonderland with our favorite Christmas décor ideas, including pom pom garlands, generous amounts of tree ribbon, and pinecones galore. Discover our favorite holiday decorations for 2020, including classic and contemporary ideas.
1. Hot Chocolate Station
Form meets function with this kitchen island centerpiece that has every hot chocolate fixin’ to keep you warm and cozy throughout the entire holiday season.
2. Merry Mason Jars
Mason jars a classic holiday go-to. Fill them with red berries and pine sprigs for instant holiday decorations (and these also make great Christmas gifts).
3. Sheepskin Throws and Rugs
It’s time for all things cozy! Sheepskin throws and rugs will comfy up any room instantly: draped on chairs, on the floor, anywhere…
4. Have Yourself a Twinkly Little Christmas
These are arguably the coolest string lights ever. You can control these bright LED Christmas lights from your phone, and change them to (literally) any color you can imagine. You can create custom designs, as well, and can configure them into any arrangement you want. Whether you’re draping them across a tree or stringing them along your balcony, the effect is epic. You can even pair them with the Twinkly Music Dongle to make your lights dance to the music.
5. Candy Cane Stocking Hangers
These candy canes double as stocking hangers and cheery décor.
6. Stockings Hung on the Staircase with Care
If you don’t have a mantel, try a staircase railing (ensconced in garland, of course) for hanging up your stockings.
7. Bring on the Buffalo Check
8. Wrap Your Front Door Like a Present
We can’t forget about outdoor Christmas decorations. Transform your front door into a Christmas present with the wide ribbon and an oversized bow.
9. Or Dress It Up with Decals
Or, if you have a white door, it makes the perfect backdrop for a cheery snowman. You can also bring this idea indoors, of course.
10. Tree in a Basket
The tree-in-a-basket trick is a classic.
11. Ribbons Cascading Down the Christmas Tree
Thick strands of ribbon cascading down the tree? Yes please. There are endless color, pattern, and fabric combinations, so you can create a look all your own.
12. Cavalcade of Candles
What’s more festive than a spread of flickering holiday candles? Pull out all the candles and candle holders you own and parade them down the center of your table or mantel. More is more!
13. Gift Wrap Runners
Paper runners are a striking look on your holiday table (they double as wrapping paper if you run out). Or vice versa: Use extra gift wrap as a runner.
14. Pinecone Centerpiece
Gather up some pine cones (or pick them up at Target) and voilà! Cluster them on top of a runner and you’ll have an instant beautiful Christmas tablescape. You can use them au natural, or you can spray paint them gold or silver for a shimmery effect that dances in the candlelight.
15. Updated Holiday Wreath
Who says a Christmas wreath has to be made of pine? It’s certainly not the only greenery in town. Try an updated wreath made of eucalyptus for a contemporary twist on this classic Christmas decoration.
16. Wooden Christmas Tree
Why not venture outside the box with your Christmas tree? We love this unexpected tree made of wooden dowels (available on Etsy).
17. Deck your Chandelier with Christmas Cheer
Another great way to bring holiday cheer to your dining room? Deck out the chandelier with sprigs of pine and bows, and tie on pinecones, snowflakes, or Christmas ornaments. So festive!
18. Handcrafted Snowflakes
Handcrafted snowflakes are the ultimate DIY Christmas decorations. Printer paper (or construction paper) + scissors + a few snips = snowflakes!
19. Expanded Christmas Color Palette
Think beyond red and green—all colors are Christmas colors! As you can see, pink, mint and blue are right at home in the festive display below.
20. Rustic-Chic Strands of Wooden Beads
For your holiday tree this year, swap the perishable popcorn-and-cranberry garland for strands of timeless wooden beads—unfinished or dyed by dipping them into RIT dye. You can also buy them ready-made at Crate & Barrel.
21. Dress Up Your Stockings
Another creative way to incorporate wooden beads, use them as decorative accents on your stockings. We can’t get enough of this joyful design.
22. Bottle Brush Trees
Make or buy bottle brush trees. Build a forest on your mantle or have one grace each place setting. You can also encase under the glass of a cake stand for a more elevated look.
23. DIY Advent Calendar
Display a bright and merry Advent calendar for all to see. (DIY-ing one is as simple as printing numbers on treat baggies and taping them to the wall—talk about an easy Christmas decoration.)