5 favorite holiday decor ideas

Before you hunker down for the holidays, deck your halls. We’ve got the inspiration you need! 
A living room decorated with a Christmas tree, cozy fur throws, and a mantle covered in greenery, pinecones, and candles.

Find a tip or trend to inspire your decorating for the coziest season of all.

1. Keep your connection to the outdoors

The holidays are the time to enjoy cozy indoor activities, but you can still maintain a connection to nature that goes beyond the expected. Frame a view more festively by hanging garlands around your window frames or incorporate natural materials into your tablescape — garlands, pinecones, and more.

On the left, a dining room with black windows, stone fireplace and a long dining room decorated with garland and candles. On the right, a kitchen with three black windows hung with garland for Christmas.

2. Pick a theme — any theme!

Maybe it’s a color (playful pinks are fun), a pattern (buffalo plaid is country chic) or a palette of materials (natural wood and earthy metals have rustic appeal). The point is to pick a theme that speaks to you, like designer and blogger Liz Marie Galvan who has an affinity for cozy, white, country-style décor and continues to bring her own aesthetic to life while decorating for the holidays.
On the left, a living room with the Christmas tree in the corner and a rocking horse underneath. On the right a corner with a window, table and Christmas décor items.

3. Wreaths aren’t just for the front door

They aren't even necessarily an outdoor decor item. Put them up anywhere you need a festive touch. Deck them out in bright and shiny ribbons and bows or stick to natural materials like florals, eucalyptus, or pinecones. There's nothing wrong with tweaking a wreath to suit your style.
On the left, a porch with two rocking chairs in front of the black windows and Christmas décor items, including wreaths, poinsettia, and small Christmas trees. On the right, a dining room with marble-topped table facing three black windows with grilles and a wreath for decoration.

4. The traditional tree doesn't have to be

Real or artificial, big or small, displayed in the front window or placed in every room in the house — there's no wrong way to display this most essential of Christmas symbols. We’re also seeing more people trade out tree skirts and trains in favor of tree collars made from metals and natural materials.

5. More ways to warm your interior

Whether you add a couple of furry throws to your couch, some candles to your mantle, or a pretty array of birch logs next to the fireplace, lean into decor items that add warmth. Not only will they make your holiday brighter, you don’t have to take them down in the new year. They’ll add charm all through the winter!

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