Simple Ways to Decorate Your Home for the Holiday Season

Christmas is one of the happiest times of the year. The holiday season is not only fun for the kids, but the holidays tend to bring out the kid in all of us. Christmas is a joyous celebration and each of us decorate our homes in our own unique way to show the spirit of Christmas. Finding simple ways to decorate can take your home from blah to elegant without a lot of effort.

Have you put up your decorations yet? Whether you have decorations galore around your home or you’re just beginning to gather ideas, I want to share some simple wata to decorate your home this holiday season.

simple ways to decorate for the holiday season

Make use of color themes and glitter accents.


Are you looking for a theme to guide you in decorating your house this holiday season? You can never go wrong with choosing a color theme like gold mixed with glitters. Using gold and glittery designs can easily bring out the Christmas spirit while looking elegant. Adding solid gold accent pillows or gold pillows with glitter embellishments in your living room is a simple way to tie in your holiday theme. Transform your dining area by adding glittery candles and festive holiday place mats in your color theme.


Add natural elements to your decorations.


You want your house to look majestic with lots of colorful items and props, and natural elements can easily become a part of your seasonal decor. Real Christmas trees add an extra special touch, but may not be feasible for your situation. Pine cones and real wreaths can add a little nature and look great in holiday decorations. All those extra trimmings from a real tree can be used to add a little something special to decor in other room. Indoor plants help keep the air in the room fresh and add aesthetic value. Check out indoor plants online for seasonal plant options to place in your house. The Christmas Cactus is a great non-toxic option for holiday decor.

Transform your walls with ornaments and holiday items.

Walls are canvases waiting to be decorated. Quickly transform a space without spending a lot by adding a string of garland with hanging ornaments, candy canes, and other holiday items. Don’t have a mantle? Hang stockings on the wall. Create a fun display for Christmas cards by hanging a strand of Christmas lights to create a frame around your cards.

Fill jars with Christmas goodies.

christmas cookies

Christmas decor doesn’t have to be elaborate. Easily add a little holiday spirit by displaying holiday goodies such as candies and cookies in seasonal tins, mason jars, or even baskets. Not only do the goodies add to your decor, but they are easily accessible for guests to enjoy.

Create personalized wreaths for your doors.

holiday wreath

Personalize a store bought wreath with some of your favorite holiday items such as ball ornaments, pine cones, and bows, or create your own wreath! Wreaths are very easy to make, and the options for materials to use are practically endless. 

Need some inspiration? Here are a few great DIY wreath tutorials.

  1. Cheap DIY Ornament Wreath
  2. Pine Cone Christmas Wreath
  3. Grape Vine Wreath

Decorate the Christmas tree as a family.

Christmas Tree Decorations

Christmas is not complete without the Christmas tree. Setting up the tree and decorating with the family can create bonding time. Whether you choose to decorate your tree with a specific theme or your tree is a modge podge of ornaments you have gathered over the years, a Christmas tree is one of the easiest ways to add some holiday cheer to your home while creating lasting memories with the family.

Christmas will be here in just a few weeks. Have you decorated yet? Do you have a theme or design tips to share?

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Jenn is from Upstate, SC, and loves that she gets to work from home to be with her two little girls. Jenn has been happily married to her very own Superman, Ben, for over a decade, and spends her time reading, writing short stories, doing freelance work and blogging, crafting, riding motorcycles, watching Clemson football, and enjoying life with her family.

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