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.
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.
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.
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.
Once you've chosen the perfect tree, showcase your personal style with our wide selection of Christmas tree decor. Our collection of ribbons and trim offers everything from sleek and colorful ribbons to sprigs of bright berries and flowers. Finish off your tree with gorgeous ornaments featuring hand-detailed styles and glittering accents for an enchanting holiday atmosphere.
If your favorite part of Christmas is the abundance of candy canes, then this Christmas front door decoration is right up your alley. Hang two large outdoor candy canes on either side of your door, the hooked parts facing in opposite directions. If the candy canes you pick up don’t have enough sparkle for your liking, then add some glitter spray, which can easily be found at any craft store. To really give this look some pizazz, loop some candy cane print ribbon around a wreath, finishing off your unique DIY christmas decoration with some metallic green and red bulbs.
Decorating your door is the perfect excuse to take on a fun Christmas craft project. To create your own door star decoration, pick up an unpainted wooden star from the craft store. Spray paint it gold or any color of your choice. For a more rustic look, wrap the star in twine until every surface is completely colored. This simple door decoration is a unique and unexpected twist on the classic wreath. Complete the look with a beautiful string of garland, ornamented with gold string lights or bulbs to compliment your gorgeous (and completely DIY!) star centerpiece.
Bring that festive feeling to every part of your home with versatile indoor decor pieces. Verdant wreaths make a welcoming addition to your entryway, while lush garlands wrap around mantels and banisters for a rustic traditional feel. Browse our collection of classic Christmas stockings to hang by the chimney, with personalized style options for that perfect holiday gift.
Holiday time usually means more time—and more people—in the kitchen cooking and baking. A small tree introduces Christmas spirit without getting in the way. Green hobnail glass and kitchen utensils from the '40s and '50s inspired the mint green and cherry red palette of this tree. Hang utensils amid homespun touches such as popcorn garlands and crisp gingham ribbon.
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