Holiday decorations help bring joy, cheer, and the Christmas spirit to our homes every year. And we are all craving those happy feelings more than ever this year! So I wanted to share with you today some easy ways to decorate for Christmas, that won’t break the bank and will lift those heavy hearts. Plus, you can use things you already have on hand, or you can follow one of my links to some fun DIY-style projects. Bonus: you’ll get a sneak peek at our Home Tour. So, Let’s get to it! Here are 5 Simple Christmas Decorating Tips.
5 Simple Christmas Decorating Tips
- #1: Use Serving Trays & Cake Stands
- #2: Add Inspirational Signs or Scriptures
- #3: Use Trees, Trees, and More Trees
- #4: Mix in Reindeer, Presents, & Sleighs
- #5: Add Tons Of Greenery Everywhere
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Ok – let’s get to the 5 simple Christmas Decorating Tips!!
5 Simple Christmas Decorating Tips
TIP #1: Use Serving Trays & Cake Stands
One of the easiest ways to decorate for Christmas is to put a small group of items onto a tray.
But don’t forget about using things you already have on hand like:
- serving trays, cake stands/plates, chargers or even 3-tier stands.
Use them to elevate items on a entry console or kitchen coffee/hot chocolate bar, or simply just add Christmas balls, candles or greenery.
The next 2 pictures below are my new finds this year, and I love them!
The first one is a simple (slim), white ceramic serving tray that is a perfect fit for our entry console table.
And the second one is this 3-tier serving stand that I used for our Christmas coffee/hot chocolate bar.
- Both of these trays could also be used in your guest bathroom for toiletries or even small bath towels.
- You can use Christmas-themed or red-green colored trays also.
Just have fun and go for it!!
Click here to see our DIY Christmas Coffee and Hot Chocolate Bar.
TIP #2: Add Inspirational Signs or Scriptures
Christmas just would not be – well Christmas – without spreading the good news of Jesus Christ!
So go ahead and shout it from the mountain tops.
- Use wall signs with words from Christmas songs and scripture verses, or just place inspirational words and phrases into bookcases or open shelving.
Don’t forget about your kitchen decorations also! It’s the hub of the home – especially for the Christmas season!!
- Use Merry Wishes on signs, coffee mugs, paper goods, or anywhere else you can think of spreading a little extra cheer.
TIP #3: Use Trees, Trees, and More Trees
This probably seems like a no-brainer, but try to think outside of the box for this one.
Use different sizes (and colors) of trees, and spread them around your house. And they don’t have to be your “typical” green tree.
- You can use ceramic trees, 3-dimensional trees, bottle brush trees, fabric trees, yarn trees, wall trees and even mini trees in lanterns.
I am loving these adorable little green yarn trees and navy plaid fabric trees from Target.
They just add a little whimsy to the living room bookcase.
Don’t forget about your dining room or kitchen table too.
- Put decorative trees into groups to make a larger impact.
Click DIY Lantern Snow Village with Fairy Lights to see how to make your own centerpiece using the small (mini) trees.
Use trees to decorate nightstands or dressers in your master bedroom or even a Christmas guest room.
- Plus, you can mix and match different sizes and textures to create added interest to your vignettes.
This is our wall tree from last year, but I just wanted to add it to the mix.
Click DIY Wall Christmas Tree Tutorial: Using Shelf Paper for more information.
And of course, there is the traditional tree.
It is the main act, the show-stopper, and the heart of the Christmas home.
TIP #4: Mix in Reindeer, Presents, & Sleighs
Try to bring in some traditional Christmas decor like reindeer, presents, sleighs, and more.
Use these items all around your house to add a little holiday magic for your family and friends.
- Just place a pair of reindeer on your coffee table to bring in some additional sparkle and “wintry” feeling.
Or try some some furry presents on a woven tray in your bedroom to bring in a sense of texture and warmth.
- You can always make your own – DIY style – or simply wrap empty boxes with Christmas-themed wrapping paper (that you already have on hand).
Get creative with your sleighs also.
- Use them for holding coffee pods in your kitchen.
Or use them in your powder or guest bathroom to hold hand towels (or even toilet paper).
And Yes, I use our red sleigh for TP too!
TIP #5: Add Tons Of Greenery Everywhere
Adding Christmas greenery – everywhere – is probably the most important element of all holiday decorating tips!
You can use natural greenery, flocked greenery, Christmas picks with pinecones or frosted eucalyptus, swags, pine sprays, wall wreaths and more.
And you can add it to every room in your house too:
- entry staircase or railings, console tables, or baskets
- dining room mirrors, buffet consoles, or chandeliers
- kitchen windows wreaths, cabinets, over-the-sink window garland, or light pendants
- master bedroom wall decoration, breakfast trays, headboard garland
- living room windows, mantels, coffee tables, bookshelves, and over threshold openings
In the picture below, I just simply added two shimmery green stems to the top of our dining room mirror to add color and some depth.
You can also use the greenery picks or stems in vases or on trays (as fillers) also.
- Just add a couple of long flocked stems to taller vases, or tuck smaller greenery picks onto a tray.
Try adding some greenery to your empty walls or window frames also.
- Fill in some of those gaps in the kitchen or even master/guest bedrooms with wall wreaths.
And don’t forget about your staircase railings or entryway – they need some love too!
- Just adding a little touch of greenery goes a long way, and it doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive (like these pine sprays below).
Click Easy Christmas Staircase Decorating Idea: Pine Sprays for more information.
I hope you found a little inspiration and some decorating ideas you can try out this holiday season!
Have a Blessed Christmas Everyone!!
Love & Merry Hugs 🙂