Christmas has always been a magical time for me, and today I’m so happy to share Christmas decorating ideas that put the sparkle and magic into your home. I’m joining 15 other bloggers to bring you a Christmas Extravaganza that runs December 9th-12th. You can see the full schedule at the bottom of this post to see what each lady has in store for you. And now … onto 15 Christmas decorating ideas that are affordable and easy to do!
In my home, I believe in a simple and economical approach to decorating and it’s no different at Christmas time. So here are some easy Christmas decorating ideas you can easily add to your holiday home!
By choosing a color scheme, it’s easier to decorate and the room looks more cohesive.
You can see more of my red and white Christmas dining room at my Christmas Home Tour.
5. Pair rustic with glam. Opposites attract and they look great when used together, like this bowl of rustic pine cones and glamorous, shiny beads. Don’t be afraid to mix and match. The effect can be lovely!
6. Hang a wreath in an unexpected location. A boxwood wreath is hung with peppermint stripe ribbon on the inside of a hutch door, instead of the front of the door. The cabinet doors are left open for greater impact.
8. Recycle unused branches from your Christmas tree. After cutting the bottom branches from your Christmas tree, find a place to use them. They look great tucked in a basket, pitchers, or even a galvanized tub. Add berries for color.
9. Hide plastic Christmas tree bases. You can find faux mini trees for a good price, but they often have a cheap looking base. Tuck the tree in a simple white bowl to hide its ugly stand and create instant charm. Top with a silvery star.
11. Dress up every day items with greens. Leave your existing decor in place and simply add a few greens. Here, the open shelving in my kitchen receives a light and feminine garland, while a basket by the stove gets decked out with a few sprigs and a glittery star.
13. Use unexpected colors in your Christmas decor. It’s okay to use non-traditional colors at Christmas. Pink and blue ornaments on a collection of bottle brush trees are echoed with similarly colored vintage ornaments in a large mixing bowl. Look for vintage ornaments at your local flea market or on Ebay.
15. Create a festive line-up. Grab a favorite collection (for me, it’s my vintage bottles), dress them up for the holidays, and line them up on a shelf, ledge, or mantel. Use ribbons, Christmas tags, pine cones, or small ornaments for embellishments.
Well, I hope you found a few Christmas decorating ideas here that you can use in your own home!
Keep it simple and your holidays will prove to be less stressful.
Be sure to visit these other blogs that are sharing Christmas Extravaganza inspiration with you!
Then come back on December 13th to link up your own Christmas projects!
Kim at Sand & Sisal
Debbie at Debbiedoo’s
Kristi and Kelli at Lolly Jane
Kristin at Yellow Bliss Road
Heather at Setting for Four
Angelina at JoJo and Eloise
Destiny at A Place for Us
Kristen at Ella Claire
Courtney at French Country Cottage
Chelsea at Two Twenty One
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Jennifer at Town and Country Living
Maryann at Domestically Speaking
Roeshel at DIY Show Off
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline
Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage