13 Incredible Christmas Decoration Ideas
Nothing helps us get into a holiday moon quicker and more efficiently than decorating! Whether we’re talking about Christmas tree decorations, Christmas light decorations or general indoor decorations, the key is to keep in tune with the holiday spirit and adorn your house in any way you see fit.
However, just in case you are running out of ideas this year, we decided to give you a few amazing examples. Here are our 13 incredible Christmas decoration ideas:
Hang Vintage Ornaments
You don’t have to buy new ornaments every year in order to make your home look and feel special. You can use vintage ornaments that you received from your friends and family members, or you can just the same ones you had last year. When it comes to Christmas decorations, how you arrange the items is more important than the items themselves.
Decorate Pendant Lights
Apart from adorning your Christmas tree, table and staircase with lovely seasonal decorations, you can also add a few on your kitchen pendant lights. You can go for either garlands or other Christmas decorations depending on the size of your pendant lights, just make sure that the adornments don’t touch the actual light bulb!
After you are all done with decorating your tree and hanging up garlands and Christmas stockings, it would be a very good idea to adorn your table with a selection of colorful, sweet treats. Keeping in tone with the season’s colors, you can create a gorgeous centerpiece based on white marshmallows and red peppermint balls. Of course, we couldn’t forget about the candy canes, while the colored chocolates and ribbon candy can also help to keep things interesting.
Christmas Balls Decorations
Decorating the Christmas tree requires plenty of garlands, colorful balls and lights, but if you find yourself having a few extra leftover balls at the end, you can stack them inside glass jars and create wonderful decorations for your windowsill. For the best effect, try to stack the balls into jars of different sizes and shapes.
Natural, Green Arrangements
Decorating your coffee table has never been easier! You just need to get a hold of some jars or vases and fill them with freshly plucked pine twigs or other forms of greenery. Of course, you can also add several more colorful adornments such as Christmas balls or ribbons for extra effect. This is a very quick and easy to do decoration for when you are running short on time and materials, but it looks quite amazing nonetheless, wouldn’t you say?
You can make your own version of the traditional Advent calendar by hanging a few small, numbered bags onto a proper support. You can place numerous treats inside these bags and take them out only on their respective day. This is a very fun way to get into the whole Christmas spirit early while counting down the days before Santa’s appearance.
Fruit and Greenery
This festive, colorful arrangement is very cheap and easy to make, as it involves just a hurricane glass or a vase as well as some fruit and some greenery. Arrange the fruit in layers according to your own preference. In this particular example, we can clearly see a base of limes covered by red holly berries and lemons. The top can be adorned with spruce branches or other types of seasonal greenery.
Lighted Pinecone Branch Centerpiece
If you want to really impress your guests and family members this year, perhaps you should invest in some lighted pinecone branches and use them to create a fabulous centerpiece. Apart from the branches themselves, you will also need some pinecones as a base as well as some ribbon and bunches of Spanish Moss.
You can arrange the pinecones in a clear vase before inserting the lighted branches. Aside from their incredible aesthetics, the pinecones will act as a support and help keep the branches firmly in place while hiding the stems and battery compartments. You can use Faux Moss Bark Garland or ribbon to wrap around the base of the vase for a more rustic or festive look, while the top of the container can be adorned with a few bunches of Spanish Moss.
Decorate Your Own Cupcake Station
Everybody loves cupcakes, children in particular, which is why it would be great to allow them to feast on these delicious treats using a decorate-your-own cupcake station. You can serve the vanilla and chocolate cupcakes on a beautifully adorned table that includes festive green and red sweets as well as Christmas toppings.
Ribbons and wreaths can represent a beautiful replacement for greenery-based decorations this year. You can adorn the railing of your staircase with gorgeous winterberry wreaths by attaching them using wire. Moreover, you can trace colorful ribbon pieces through the wreaths for a nice, flowing effect. You can never go wrong with a combination of red and green colors when it comes to Christmas adornments, which is why winterberries are so popular during the cold season.
This otherwise simple vignette can be transformed into something truly spectacular by using a beautiful silver tea service topped with a silver garland and a snowflake adornment. The entire arrangement can be placed on a large white platter and covered up with a cloche. This would look fantastic on the dining room if you were going for something a bit more pretentious.
Red, Green and White
As we mentioned before, you can never go wrong with these color combinations for Christmas, which is why we have to suggest this particular decoration idea. Using a few white dishes, you can create a stunning display by pairing them with several transferware pieces and small wrapped gifts. The color mix and the placement of each piece can make a huge impact, while a few sprigs of holly and ivy scattered here and there can finish up the look.
If you are using small Christmas tree figurines or other medium-sized adornments, it’s a good idea to accessorize them with a stunning apricot bow for extra effect. The bow can come in different colors obviously, while its ends should be cascading down on the adornment. If you don’t know how to make a bow such as this one yourself, you can buy one directly or have a florist make you one.