A tree trimmed in traditional red and green emphatically says "Christmas" with top-to-bottom vintage letters. These letters culled from old signs, printers' type, and alphabet teaching aids punctuate this tree. Arrange them to make a statement, and spell out holiday words such as "Ho Ho Ho" and "Holly." Throw in silver starbursts, baubles, and tinsel garland for a stylish '50s aura.
Give your holiday guests a warm welcome before they even have time to step foot in your house with these creative Christmas door decorations. With these easy DIY holiday crafts, you can bring the festive cheer that's inside — Christmas trees, twinkle lights, and glitzy table settings— to your front door, steps, or porch. Take your pick: Go classic with traditional evergreen wreaths, add color with multi-hued bows, or opt for the unexpected with picture-worthy garland to dress the front of your home in its holiday best. If you really want to wow your neighbors and party guests, outline the rest of your house — door frames and windows, too — with Christmas lights. An added bonus: It'll illuminate your entryway at night.
Draped over doorways and wrapped around hand rails, garlands and wreaths pull together your holiday decorations and add a touch of warmth to your home's inside and outside spaces. Garland ranges from simple greenery to fully decorated pieces adorned with pinecones, candy canes, holly and sugared fruit. You can even wrap garland with lights for a bit of sparkle. Try single strands of garland across the mantel or tabletops. Deck the front porch railings with tinsel garlands and ribbons. Turn your front door into a festive work of art by hanging thick garland across the top of the frame. Pair it with a coordinating wreath to complete the look.
And while red and green hues can certainly help set the stage for a merry Christmas celebration, you can still have a gorgeous display without being completely color-coordinated. Consider trying to deck your tree with rose gold colors this year, or even walk on a bolder side by opting for blue Christmas decor. You can also deck your tree with ribbon, or try one of these glitter Christmas ornaments if you want to add some sparkle to your spruce. Whatever Christmas tree look you choose , the purpose of all of our best ideas is to encourage you to think outside the box, have fun, and bring your family closer together during December. After all, that's what this holiday—and it's green centerpiece—is really about.
Here's another way to fake the cozy fireplace experience. Draw a fake fireplace with painted chalk on canvas, hang your masterpiece from the wall, add stockings, and then surround it with floor cushions and blankets. This will be a total lifesaver if you live in a small apartment but still want to go big on the Christmas decor. Slide up a teeny tree for the full Christmas effect.
Whether you’re crafting a Christmas tree for the very first time, or simply want to switch things up for a fun holiday refresh, there are decor ideas—big and small—to spark endless holiday inspiration. Take a little decorative risk and opt for an extravagant tree, or stick to the basics with an unadorned pine. Whether you're set on a color scheme or style, or have ornaments you can't wait to use, your tree should reflect your taste and personality no matter which direction you go.