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7 Awesome Tips to Help You Decorate for Christmas This Year

Christmas is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about putting up your holiday decor. Although this can be seen as a daunting and stressful task, it doesn’t have to be. Here are some great decor tips to help you have your home decorated in no time.

Start with White as Your Base Color

If you’re feeling overwhelmed about what color scheme to go with this year, then start with white. This is an easy neutral color that will go great with any accents you choose. A white Christmas tree is fun because it looks like snow. If you prefer a themed tree, choose your favorite color and go with that. For example, you could create a Candyland theme and have purples, pinks, blues, and greens be the colors. If you prefer more of a sophisticated look, then you can accent with silvers and golds, just like the tree shown below.

silver & gold christmas tree

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Use Presents as Decor

An easy way to add decor is to use presents that are already wrapped. Instead of placing all of them under the tree, spread them throughout the house. You can place them on the stairs or have them in clusters by the front door; a quick and festive solution.

wrapped presents

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Decorate with Pine Cones

An inexpensive but beautiful way to bring the outdoors in is to decorate with pine cones. Place them on a pretty platter or in a glass jar and you’re good to go. You can even add in twinkle lights or ornaments for an elegant, classy touch.

pine cones in a jar

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Jazz up Your Chandelier

A unique way to decorate for Christmas is to hang ornaments from your chandelier. You can either use ribbon or white fishing line to hang them at all different lengths. Another fun look is to use Christmas cookie cutters and ribbon. You can even hang balls of yarn if you’d like. No matter what you decide to hang, this is a fun way to liven up your kitchen space.

ornaments hanging from chandelier

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Use a Curtain Rod to Hang Your Stockings

If your family is growing and you’re tired of buying more and more stocking holders, this is an easy solution. You’ll only need two holders at the end and the rest can be strung through the curtain rod. Voila! There you have it; an easy Christmas stocking holder.

stocking holder

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Add Glittering Accents

Anything glittery, such as mercury glass, is sure to spread Christmas cheer throughout your home. A vase, a candlestick, or a jar are all perfect to use. If you do have a mercury glass jar, be sure to fill it with pretty greenery or twig lights.

mercury glass

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Front Door Jingle Bells

Instantly let your guests feel the Christmas spirit as they jingle all the way into your home. Find your favorite Christmas ribbon and tie it to a set of pretty silver jingle bells. As people walk through your front door, they’ll be greeted by the sound of beautiful Christmas bells.

silver bells

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Final Thoughts

There are so many fun ways to decorate your home for the holidays. You don’t need to spend a fortune, just keep your mind open to creativity. Whether you add jingle bells to your front door, line your staircase with presents, or hang ornaments from your kitchen chandelier, you’ll be sure to get in the Christmas spirit just in time for December to start.


Author Bio: Kylie Johnson is the managing editor of Everything Backyard. She loves all things design, including interior and landscape design. In her spare time, you can find her sitting outside reading a good book or working on her own DIY projects.

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