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5 Quick & Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas

Dec 11th 2023

Between buying presents, baking cookies and attending who knows how many social events and school recitals, there never seems to be enough time to decorate for Christmas the way you’d really like.

While some people feel “more is more” at Christmas, you don’t have to cover every available wall and surface to create a festive mood. Read on for a few easy Christmas decorating ideas that will quickly add a touch of holiday cheer to your home this holiday season.

Classic Christmas Wreaths

There’s no easier way to decorate than by placing a Christmas wreath on your front door! May we suggest a fully decorated and pre-lit artificial wreath that’s completely ready to hang? On the other hand, many people prefer the simple beauty of an undecorated wreath. Hang it as is or add your own decorating flair. With styles ranging from pine green wreaths to non-traditional colorful wreaths to flocked wreaths, berry wreaths and ornament wreaths, the hardest thing about decorating with Christmas wreaths is deciding which one to buy! 

Tabletop Decorations

Any available flat surface is fair game for a little trimming with Christmas table decorations. Place an angel on a side table, a Christmas gnome or silver reindeer on the mantel, a Santa figurine on the sideboard. Nutcrackers, snow globes, tabletop Christmas trees, Christmas villages - the variety of Christmas table decor is nearly endless. Stick with a theme, style and color or mix and match for a quick holiday lift.

Holiday Themed Throws

Give your home a warm and snuggly vibe with Christmas and winter-themed blankets and festive pillows. Throw a cushy plush or chunky cable knit blanket over a comfy chair, ready anytime you want to curl up with a hot drink to watch your favorite Christmas movie. Toss a couple of soft and colorful print pillows on the sofa for extra seasonal flair. Christmas decorating doesn’t get any easier or cozier!

Decorative Advent Calendars

Don’t you love Christmas decorations that do double duty? Advent calendars fit the bill beautifully! You get to pick a style that fits your decor and the kids get to keep track of the days until Christmas. Each night that they move a counter, reveal a picture or enjoy a little treat brings the Big Day a little closer. Best of all, you’ll find Advent calendars for the tabletop or wall, so you can choose the easiest way to add holiday cheer to your home!

Christmas Ornaments

While you’re decorating your tree, save out a handful of ornaments to dress up other areas of your home. You can create beautiful Christmas decor in a blink, simply by gathering a few ornaments in an interesting looking receptacle. Combine mercury glass ornaments in a crystal bowl, for instance, or arrange colorful glass balls on a pristine white plate. Baskets, silver trays, antique glassware – just about any attractive container can be the basis for a do-it-yourself decoration that comes together in seconds!

Life is busy, especially at this time of year. But decorating for Christmas doesn’t have to slow you down. Gather a few simple accessories, sprinkle them throughout the house and your home will be ready for the holidays – just like that!

For more ideas, check out our Decorating Resource Center.

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