40+ Christmas Decoration Ideas To Make Every Room In The House Look Ready For The Holidays

By Harpreet K

This article was originally published on mydiwise
For many people, the holidays evoke a sense of comfort and nostalgia. The smell of fresh pine cones, the sight of twinkling lights, and the sound of festive carols make our spirits soar! However, if you’re feeling particularly nostalgic this year, there’s something that can bring all these feelings home for you.Whether you want to come up with an extravagant festive display or keep it uncomplicated with some well-placed decorations, there are numerous options. Time and creativity are two ingredients for a perfect decoration – and we just know that you have both.So, if you’re trying to find inspiration, you’ve found it. We’ve compiled some of the coolest ideas to help you come up with the decor for the festive season!Get ready to explore the best Christmas decorating ideas for every room in your house.

1. Start with a Christmas entry wall

Decorating an entry wall is a great way to do a lot without putting in a lot of effort. Festive wall decoration is one easy way to dress up your foyer for the holidays. You can hang a wreath on the door or use garland and lights to create a pretty border around the room.
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Another great idea is to hang a Christmas sign on your entry wall. This can be anything from a simple “Merry Christmas” sign to something more elaborate with holiday graphics. If you’re creative, you can make your sign using craft supplies like paint, stencils, and wood boards.

2. DIY main door decorations using a ribbon

Adding a festive touch to your home’s main door is a great way to show the holiday spirit. So, why not try decorating it with a ribbon? It’s a cheap and straightforward way to insert a festive flair to your home.
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Take some time to find the perfect ribbon and cut it to the desired length. Attach the ribbon to your door using double-sided tape or adhesive hooks. Start at the top of the main entrance and decorate your way down, making sure to space out the ribbons evenly.

3. Decorate the doorway with garlands

Garlands are typically made of evergreen branches, berries, and flowers and are a symbol of new life and hope. They are often used to decorate doorways, windows, staircases, and fireplaces, as they are among the most popular and timeless decorations.
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You can drape them over doorways or stair railings or wrap them around columns or banisters. If you wish to add a personal touch to your garland, try adding some photos, ornaments, or other mementos. This is fantastic for creating a unique decoration that will be cherished for years.

4. DIY snowflakes for Christmas decor

DIY snowflakes are a great way to add a special touch to your holiday decor and are surprisingly easy to make. All you need is some white paper, a pair of scissors, some glue, and maybe some sequins and glitter for the snowflakes.
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Start by cutting out some basic snowflake shapes from your paper. Then, get creative and start embellishing them with whatever you like! You can add glitter, sequins, or anything else you may think of to make them sparkle and shine.

5. Make your living area look red

Why not go for a traditional red décor scheme this Christmas? It’s not difficult to pull off and makes a statement. Plus, it’s the perfect way to channel the festive spirit! To start with, you can hang some red curtains or blinds in your home.
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You could add some red cushions or throws to your sofa and armchairs. This will make the space feel more Christmassy and inviting. So, whatever you do, be confident, and don’t be afraid to go bold with your décor this Christmas – after all, it is the most wonderful time of the year!

6. Hang a Christmas wreath anywhere in the house

Christmas wreaths are gorgeous. They can make any corner of the home look more attractive and pleasing. You can purchase them or craft them yourself if you are creative. Buying a Christmas wreath from the outside is a good idea for those who don’t have enough time to decorate their home.
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For those who wish to make their wreath, you can do that by watching video tutorials online. The right and perfect stuff is all you need to make your hanging piece. Just make sure you add some bells to make it look more festive.

7. Add more lights to your decorations

Adding more lights to your decoration for Christmas is a great option to make your holiday decor more exciting. More lights will make your tree or other decorations stand out and can also help to create a more festive atmosphere in your home.
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If you are unsure how to add more lights to your decor, there are many online tutorials, or you can ask your family members or a friend for help. Whatever method you choose, adding extra lights is sure to give your Christmas decor an extra boost.

8. Use DIY stuff to decorate the railings of a staircase

We are sure you want to go unique for your decor this year. You should try out some DIYs to decorate the railings of your staircase for Christmas. It’s a great way to show off your festive spirit, and you can get as creative as you like!
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To get started, gather supplies like garland, ribbons, lights, ornaments, and such. Then, start attaching them to the railing in whatever pattern or design you like. You’ll then have a unique and beautiful staircase that will stand out during Christmas.

9. Set a beautiful Christmas tree anywhere in the house

This winter day is all about adorning the popular tree. Whether you put it in the entryway, living room, or even the kitchen, a beautiful Christmas tree anywhere in the house will dazzle your guests and get everyone into a chilling vibe.
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To start, pick out a festive tree skirt and arrange some presents underneath the tree. Finally, string some lights around the tree and put up any other decor pieces you wish. Now all that’s remaining to do is enjoy your beautiful Christmas tree!

10. Accessorize the abandoned table at your home

Let’s say you have an old table at home and you haven’t been using it much. But what if you gave it a new purpose by embellishing it? This idea sounds interesting and worthwhile, especially when you need to make everything look decorative this Christmas.
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To start, clear off the table and give it a good cleaning. You can then begin to add your personal touch. For example, drape a festive tablecloth over the top and add some holiday-themed centerpieces. Whatever you do, make sure to have fun with it!

11. Use napkins for Christmas table setting

Choosing suitable napkins is one of the small but important details of setting a beautiful Christmas table. So many festive options are available, from traditional red and green to more subtle hues like gold and silver. You can even find Christmas-themed prints and patterns.
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No matter what your overall theme or color scheme is, there are sure to be napkins that will complement it perfectly. They can be folded in all sorts of creative ways – from simple triangles to more elaborate origami shapes. Get inventive and have a great time with it!

12. Add more red and green garlands

Adding more red and green garlands to the table or doorway will give it a more festive look for the holidays. The colors of the garland will add a vibrant pop of color to the table, and the additional decorations will make the space feel more inviting.
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Just drape the garland around the table’s edge or wind it around some of the centerpieces. Add the same colors to the front door decor. You can also make the garland more interesting with ribbons or other decorations to give it an extra special touch.

13. Don’t forget to play with the shelves in your home

We will not let you forget those shelves built in your living or dining area. When you use every bit of what you have at your place, why not use shelves to add some holiday cheer? And there’s a lot you may do with these.
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If you have small shelves, you can use them to display miniature Christmas trees or nativity scenes. Larger shelves can be used to display holiday-themed books, DVDs, ornaments, and other decorations. You could even use them to showcase your collection of Santa Claus figurines!

14. DIY Christmas stockings

Try making your own DIY Christmas stockings this year with leftover fabrics, ribbons, twine, and embroidery threads. There are lots of videos that can direct you through the procedure step-by-step. And once you’ve made the first stocking, you will fall in love with these things.
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Not only are DIY stockings a great way to save money, but they also allow you to personalize your holiday decor to match your style perfectly. So, get crafting and make your own fabulous DIY Christmas stockings today and bring out the artist in you!

15. Make use of candles wherever you can

Candles are a classic Christmas decoration and for a good reason! They add warmth and great vibes to any space and make a great focal point for your decor. Whether you choose scented or unscented candles, they will exhibit a touch of luxury to your home.
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You may use them as part of a centerpiece, line them up on the mantel, or even hang them from the ceiling! You know that candles come in different designs and shades, so you can effortlessly get creative with your candle display.

16. Make your wooden candle stand

You can use any wood you like, but we recommend using hardwood such as oak or maple. The initial step is to cut the wood into parts that look about the same size. Then sand the edges of each piece so that they are smooth.
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Once the pieces are sanded, you can start assembling the stand by attaching the pieces with nails or screws. If you wish to add a bit of decoration, you can paint the stand or stain it. Make sure the paint/stain is completely dry before adding candles.

17. Hang candy canes

One decoration that is always popular during the holidays is hanging candy canes. These are not only mouthwatering, but they also make for a beautiful and cheerful decoration. So, consider hanging some on your Christmas tree or around your fireplace.
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To hang your candy canes, simply tie them onto a string or ribbon and then drape them around your home. You can find these Xmas essentials anywhere in the market. However, you can even try making canes at home with different patterns.

18. Time to bring old wine bottles into the scene

Wine is associated with warmth, happiness, and good health and is also regarded as a sophisticated holiday season drink. We people have a lot of this during Christmas month. So, when you finish having your favorite wine, you can wash the bottle well and use it for decoration.
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You need to have a few painting colors, glitter, ribbon, glue, and a pair of scissors. Paint the wine bottle with any color and choose to decorate it in your way. You can even draw snowflakes, Santa, candy canes, a Christmas tree, or other things associated with Xmas.

19. Wall-mounted wooden Christmas tree

This year, get your Christmas decor up in a flash with a wall-mounted wooden Christmas tree. This chic and modern take on the classic holiday decoration is sure to turn heads, and it’s super easy to put up and take down.
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These beautiful trees are perfect for small spaces or as an alternative to a traditional Christmas tree. Just hang it on your wall using the included hardware, and then add your creativity with lights, garlands, leaves, ornaments, ribbons, and more.

20. Create fairy lights wall art

Why not make your own fairy lights wall art? This decoration is easy and only requires a few materials. Plus, you can do whatever you want using the lights. Create your designs and make your wall look more attractive and alluring.
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Draw an outline for the shapes you wish to use for your wall art. These shapes can be of any Xmas essentials, including a Santa Claus or maybe a Christmas tree. Once done with the outlining, use fairy lights and go along the border of your art.

21. Pines to enhance your Christmas decor

Pines are a traditional part of Christmas decor, and there are many ways to use them to enhance your holiday decorating. For a natural and festive touch, you may string pine cones along your mantel or banister. Paint them in red and silver for decoration.
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For a beautiful centerpiece, you can also fill a bowl or vase with pines and berries. Or you can make your pine-scented candles! Whatever way you choose to use them, pines are sure to add some extra beauty and vibe to your home.

22. Slide in your bedroom and make your bed look vibrant

We are sure you want your bedroom to give off those red winter vibes! So, make your bed look vibrant with a little bit of creativity. Slide in some colorful sheets and blankets, and don’t forget to add some festive pillows.
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You can drape a string of lights around the headboard for a truly magical look. With a few simple tweaks, your bedroom will look festive and inviting – perfect for snuggling up on cold winter nights. So go ahead and be creative; your bed deserves it!

23. Put up starlights in your room

There’s something magical about starlights. They make any room feel cozy and inviting, and they’re also a great way to add some extra light without having to turn on the overhead lights. You can make use of these starlights for room decor.
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There are plenty of ways to put up starlights, so you can find an approach that works for your space. You can string them along the ceiling, wrap them around a curtain rod, or even just place them in a bowl or vase on a table.

24. Use Xmas-themed towels in your bathroom

Here are more decorating ideas for every room in your home. We are including bathroom decor this festive season, as this room must not be skipped. This is a subtly festive option to add some holiday cheer to your home, and there’s so much you can do.
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You can find Christmas-themed towels at most home goods stores, or get creative and make your own. A simple Google search may give you plenty of ideas and inspiration if you’re going the DIY route. Not all will think of this decor, so you can be extra creative this year.

25. Create a Xmas gallery wall

A huge and colorful Xmas gallery wall is a perfect idea for creating a new vibe for the festival. You can use any combination of photos, artwork, ribbons, holiday cards, ornaments, and other festive decorations to create a one-of-a-kind display.
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To create a Xmas gallery wall, start by choosing a spot on your wall that you’d like to fill with holiday cheer. Then, gather all of your favorite holiday photos and start arranging them on the wall. Arrange them in any way you like.

26. Go for black & white decor

If you wish to try something new this year, you can go for black-and-white decor. Start with a black and white striped tablecloth or runner as the base for your holiday table. Add sparkling silver candles, candlesticks, and simple white plates and napkins.
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If you wish to go all out, you could also carry the black-and-white theme into your tree decorating. Try using only white lights with black and white ribbons and bows. Or go for a more modern look by using geometric shapes in black and white as ornamentation on your tree.

27. White-themed Christmas

Do you wish your home to look like a palace covered in white snow? You can for sure make this happen! Mainly using an all-white decor, you can create a clean and classic look that is perfect for entertaining guests.
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Consider hanging white lights on your tree or around your door frame to get started. You could also add some white garland or tinsel for extra sparkle. Ornaments in shades of white can also be lovely, especially if they are hung in clusters.

28. Use cotton to give snow effects for Christmas decor

Using cotton to give snow effects for Christmas decor is a great way to add a touch of whimsy. Simply gather some cotton balls and glue them with the help of a friend onto any surface you’d like to give a frosty look.
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You can stuff it into vases and jars or even create a winter scene on a tray or bowl. Add some glitter on top, and then keep them in a bowl. It’s an inexpensive and simple way to add some extra dimension to your Xmas decorations this year.

29. Be creative with your cookie box

We all need some fresh ideas to create a Christmas vibe in our homes. We can do that with anything, including the cookie box. Don’t serve cookies in a regular, boring box. Instead, modify the box with your creative ideas.
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You can always go with red and green ribbons or even holly sprigs. You can wrap your cookie box in patterned paper or paint it with festive designs. And don’t forget the finishing touches you may give with small mirrors or glitters.

30. Create a candy counter

Among the best things about Christmas is all the delicious candy that’s available. If you want to enjoy some of that candy without overindulging, a candy counter at home may be a great way to do it. This will also beautify your place.
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Start by setting up a few bowls of different kinds of Christmas candy. You can use wrapped chocolates, hard candies, gingerbread cookies, and anything else you like. Put out some plates and napkins, and set up a sign that says “Candy Counter.”

31. Bring some painted wood signs

Painted wood signs are Christmas decorations that have been in the limelight in past years. These signs can be customized to say anything you want, making them the perfect way to give a personal touch to your holiday decor this year.
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You can find these painted Christmas wood signs at most craft stores or make your own by painting a piece of wood with holiday-themed designs and sayings. These signs are awesome to add festive cheer to your home this holiday season!

32. Cover that chandelier on the roof

You have painted everything red, so why leave that chandelier hanging on your roof looking as it is? But first, ensure that the decorations you choose are safe and will not damage the chandelier. Be careful not to overload the chandelier with too many decorations.
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Also, take into account the height of your chandelier when choosing decorations. Now, consider using battery-operated lights to avoid the hassle of dealing with cords. And finally, have fun! Get innovative and let your holiday spirit shine through in your chandelier decoration.

33. Place holly berries in a jar

Holly berries are closely associated with Xmas. You can use these in the form of decoration as well. For a mix of traditional and modern, you can use mercury glass teardrop vases to add bright holly berries from florists and garden shops.
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There are two things you may keep in mind when placing holy berries in a jar. First, make sure that the jar is clean and dry. Second, you’ll want to use fresh holly berries for the best results. Once you have these two things taken care of, add the holy berries to the jar.

34. Let Christmas lanterns be the center of attraction

Display Christmas lanterns are a vibrant and festive way to decorate your working place or home for the holidays. They come in different colors and sizes and can be hung from ceilings, doors, or windows. Lanterns can also be placed on tabletops or shelves.
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If you want to go for a classic look, try hanging lanterns from your eaves or porch. You can also line your walkway or driveway with lit lanterns to create a magical and inviting atmosphere. Trust us; you’ll be complimented for your decor with these. 

35. Make or buy a Christmas tree skirt

When it comes to Christmas tree skirts, you have two options: make your own, or buy one that’s already made. Both have their pros and cons; therefore, it ultimately is down to what you’re looking for and what fits your budget.
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Making your skirt is usually more affordable than buying one. However, it does take some time and effort to make your skirt. To make your tree skirt, you can choose the fabric, color, and pattern that best fits your home and style.

36. Set up your cupcake station

What’s better than a counter that can be used for keeping some cupcakes and can also be used as a decor site? You can use whatever festive cupcake liners and decorations you like. All you need is a few shelves or a cupcake stand, and you’re ready to go!
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Your cupcake station doesn’t have to be limited to Christmas-themed cupcakes. You can also make gingerbread men, snowball cookies, or any other holiday treat that strikes your fancy. Just be sure you stock up on supplies so that you’re prepared for whatever holiday guests come your way.

37. Work on the fireplace decor

One popular area to focus on during Christmas decor is the fireplace. After all, it’s often the focal attraction of a room, and it can be a real showstopper when appropriately decorated. Out of various ways for decoration, one is to hang stockings from the mantel.
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Another way to spruce up your fireplace is by adding some garland and greenery. This can be anything from mini Christmas trees to wreaths and pinecones. Whatever you choose, be sure it compliments your overall Christmas decorating scheme, and your home looks like heaven.

38. Give your fireplace a white and pink makeover

Pink is another decent theme you can choose for your fireplace if you wish to go subtle. Start by painting the fireplace surround white, and then add some festive touches like pink ribbon or garland. Hang stockings from the mantle, and light a few candles to set the scene.
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You must go for a traditional Santa Claus look with red and white stripes or try something more modern, like geometric shapes or swirls. You’ll love snuggling up by the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee while enjoying the beautiful view.

39. Give a makeover to your porch

The porch area is also a part of your home. So, why leave it without a makeover this season? With a few general changes, you can make a huge difference and give your guests a warm and welcoming space to enjoy.
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Add some greenery with ferns, potted plants, or a wreath on the door, and string up fairy lights for a magical touch. Finally, don’t forget to add the finishing touches with seasonal decorations like candles and baubles. Your porch will be looking merry and bright in no time!

40. Prepare a pallet Christmas tree

To start, you must first find a pallet that is the right size for your available space. If you can’t find an unused pallet, purchase one from a home improvement store. Next, sand down the pallet and remove any splinters, so it’s safe to work with.
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Once your pallet is prepped, start painting it in whatever color you like. You could go with a traditional green or red, or get creative and try something unique like gold or silver. Once the paint is dry, decorate your tree with garlands, lights, and other holiday decorations you like.

41. Use old buckets and crates for outside Christmas decor

One way to add a rustic touch to your Christmas decor is by using old buckets and crates. You can find these items at flea markets, thrift stores, or in your backyard. Please give them a new lease on life by using them as part of your holiday decorations.
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Old buckets and crates may be used for a lot of purposes. Fill them with greenery ornaments, use them as planters for your Christmas tree, or stack them to create a unique holiday display. Get creative and have fun with it! Your guests will appreciate the personal touch.

42. Paint Xmas theme on tires

To prepare your tires for Christmas, why not paint them with a festive theme? You will need a few things to go ahead, including paint, brushes, and something to protect your tires from the paint (such as newspaper or old towels). Once you have everything ready, you can start painting.
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There are many different designs you can choose from, or you can create your own. Some popular ideas include Santa Claus, reindeer, snowflakes, and Christmas trees. Whatever design you choose, ensure it’s visible from all sides so everyone can enjoy it.

43. Setup for Christmas under a sheltered place outside

If you plan on putting up any Christmas lights or other decorations outside, it’s essential to make sure you do so safely and responsibly. Among the best ways to ensure your outdoor Christmas decorations are safe is to set them up under a sheltered area, such as a porch or an awning.
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Doing this will protect them from the elements and prevent them from becoming damaged or causing any accidents. Even if you have waterproof lights and decorations, it’s still a good idea to set them up under shelter to prolong their lifespan.

44. Cover your trees and plants with lights

You don’t need to wait for Christmas to cover your trees and plants with lights. Doing so can make your outdoor living space more inviting and enjoyable all year round. Lights bring a warm and welcoming glow to any setting, and when used in conjunction with greenery, they can create a magical atmosphere.
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There are many different ways to apply lights to your landscaping. Tree trunk wraps are one popular option, as they highlight the tree’s natural shape while adding a festive touch. You can also drape lights across branches or weave them through bushes and vines.

45. Decorate the tree with unique items

A real Christmas tree can be a beautiful and festive addition to your home during the holidays. However, when selecting a real tree, ensure it is fresh and has not been cut for more than a week. This will help ensure your tree stays healthy and green throughout the holiday season.
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Remember, when you are decorating your tree, avoid using excessive amounts of artificial lights or decorations. This can cause your tree to become damaged or fall over. Instead, focus on using natural elements like garlands and ribbons to adorn your tree. You may also use dried lemons or oranges for decoration.

46. Make festive toilet paper crafts

Christmas decor is not complete without including the little boys room in your home. Though adding lights and ornaments is not typically done in bathrooms, you can still add a bit of festivity using crafts like these snowman-inspired tissue paper rolls.
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The best part about this kind of decor is that if you have kids, you can include them in your fun project! Additionally, it doesn’t require much in terms of supplies since all you need are some tissue paper rolls, a few colorful ribbons, and two markers in red and black.

47. Add a ball garland on the doorway

Aside from decorating rooms, you can also hang additional decorations on the entryways of your house. If yours is a big house especially, having a decor piece like the one pictured below is simply a must. Plus, who could say no to more lights during Christmas?
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All you need is a garland that suits the length of the archway you would like to decorate, a few ornaments, colorful ribbons, and some Christmas lights. This kind of decor works best if your home has high ceilings, so don’t forget your trusty ladder!

48. Use wine glasses as Christmas decor

For this project, creativity is your best friend. A simple wine glass can upgrade your decoration game if you are willing to give it a try. For a while now, these kitchen essentials have been used as ornament and candle holders, and it appears you can get both at once with this design.
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To get such a unique piece, you will need cardboard, a few wine glasses, tiny baubles, ornaments, glass candle holders, and a little glue to hold everything in place. You can also add more of your own ideas and pieces as you see fit.

49. Add a wreath to the top corner of your door

Decorating doors is a no-brainer during the festive season. Typically, most people hang a decorative wreath or garland with colorful flowers, ornaments, and lights as part of their decor. However, you can set yourself apart from the rest with this unique design.
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As you can see in the picture, it’s a relatively simple piece that’s perfect for people who don’t like to go all out with showy decorations. It is also ideal for you if you live in an apartment complex and want to extend your decor beyond your home’s interior.

50. Decorate the stairs with snowmen

Your staircase is a wonderful place for you to let your creative genius out to play when it comes to decoration. From the floor to the railing, there are several ways you can add your own personal touches to the deco you choose to go with.
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For example, you can get a couple of snowman plushies which are always bountiful during the season. Since we want it to look like they are out on a fancy skiing trip, spread a fluffy strip of fabric on the stairs before positioning the snowmen.