It's the season of lights, so make the most of it by filling your home with twinkling colors. Look for mini lights to add specks of color to the Christmas tree or garland in the house. For a more dramatic look, consider C7 and C9 lights to frame your doorways or illuminate outdoor trees. Drape your house in icicle lights that cascade down a few inches from the roof line, or cover your shrubbery with net lights that add instant sparkle. You can stick with a single color for a monochromatic look or spice it up with an array of hues. If you plan to turn your property into a holiday spectacle for your neighbors to enjoy, consider laser lights that dance on the walls or your house and pair them with inflatable characters that expand to take up space and move in the wind.
A Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday decorating. It's the focal point of the room and the spot where all the kids gather to check out their Christmas loot. Artificial trees come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from tall and narrow firs that easily slide into corners to robust pines that fill wide, open spaces. As you browse the selection of trees, look for one that fits in the room you have available. You also should consider how much time you want to spend setting up and decorating the tree. Pre-lit trees save you time since you skip the step of stinging the lights. If you like your trees with a light dusting of snow, consider a flocked tree that already has the embellishment added to the branches.
The Christmas tree, while a spectacle in itself, is just the start. Use stockings, wreaths, and garland (along with other festive finds!) to fill the inside and outside of your home with holiday cheer. Along the way, you may even get the opportunity to revisit your favorite decorations of Christmas' past like Grandma's vintage Santa figurines or the glittering tinsel trees you grew up with. The end result? These jolly decorating ideas will make every inch of your home will look and feel as festive as Whoville. And don't forget to pick up a copy of our Christmas Spectacular issue, bursting with festive decorating ideas.

Remember to stock up on Christmas greenery to complete the look inside and out. The Home Depot offers plenty of wreaths, garland, swag and colorful poinsettias. We take care of the often-overlooked decorating details, too. Make sure you pick up enough hooks and hangers to properly secure all of your decorations, as well as the appropriate extension cords and surge protectors to protect you and your family from electrical accidents. And when the holiday season is officially over, safely store away your Christmas wreaths, trees, ornaments and lights in one of our many Christmas decor storage options.
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Remember to stock up on Christmas greenery to complete the look inside and out. The Home Depot offers plenty of wreaths, garland, swag and colorful poinsettias. We take care of the often-overlooked decorating details, too. Make sure you pick up enough hooks and hangers to properly secure all of your decorations, as well as the appropriate extension cords and surge protectors to protect you and your family from electrical accidents. And when the holiday season is officially over, safely store away your Christmas wreaths, trees, ornaments and lights in one of our many Christmas decor storage options.

While silly, modern and cool Christmas decorations are all well and good, some of us want to eschew anything cartoonish or childish, preferring the look of old-fashioned, Victorian era Christmas house decorations. Skip that usual wreath and instead go with an oversize garland, stringing it around the top half of the perimeter of your door. Avoid tinsel or brightly colored decorations, instead opting for ribbons, bulbs and stars in romantic colors like burgundy and gold. The finished look is utterly classical and timeless, perfect for those who prefer their holiday decorations to be on the sophisticated side.
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