Best Christmas Decorating Ideas


In this post, you will see the best Christmas decorating ideas.

You can feel that recognisable festive spirit in the air. Yes, Christmas is just around the corner!

We all know what that means – beautiful and magical decorations, inviting home ambience, family gatherings and thoughtful presents.

wrapped Christmas gifts in brown paper

However, we also know that all of this comes with a hefty price tag that can easily bring tension along with the holiday mood.

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Luckily, you can easily avoid this by embracing charming, whimsical and budget-friendly Christmas décor ideas and yes, there are many!

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Best Christmas Decorating Ideas

1. Pick Your Christmas Colours

Christmas comes in many colours and you just need to pick your favourite ones.

There’s so much colour inspiration that we’re tempted to try a new combination each year.

However, you should go with your favourite colour theme and stick to it.

This will enable you to build your Christmas décor collection gradually instead of starting from scratch every year.

living room with red and white Christmas decorations

As for your colour theme, you should consider what look you want to create.

For instance, if you want to create a winter-inspired setting, blue, silver and white are the perfect combo.

On the other hand, a more traditional Christmas look calls for classic red, green and gold, while of course, other colour palettes are also available, so pick one that you find the most inspiring.

living room with blue and silver Christmas decorations

2. Bring Out Those Fairy Lights

You cannot have Christmas without fairy lights!

They will fill your home with a magical atmosphere and a cosy vibe.

The moment you introduce these charming lights, your home will start sparkling.

coffee table with tea pot and Christmas decorations

You can place them on your windows, wrap them around the bannister, use them to line the interior doors and decorate your tree.

Placing them outside will give your home a whimsical and welcoming look, as well.

What’s more, you can also experiment with different light colours or go with classic, yet charming white lights.

living room with Christmas decorations

3. Get Your Kids Engaged

Christmas is one of the kids’ favourite holidays, so try to engage them as much as possible.

Not only will you have fun together, but you’ll also give your home your personal touch by decorating it with the decorations that your little ones made.

Trying out various Christmas crafts is a great way to get your family in the festive mood.

mom and daughter crafting at Christmas

You can buy plain tree decorations and let your children paint and embellish them.

They can also make decorations out of paper, cute buttons, pine cones and other materials that you probably already have.

Purchasing ribbons, plain decorations, cotton and craft supplies are more affordable than fancy decorations, yet you’ll get the most inspiring Christmas décor.

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little girl making Christmas crafts

4. Give Your Existing Décor A Christmas Flair

If you introduce too many Christmas decorations, you’ll clutter up your space and none of them will stand out.

Instead, you should create a balanced, harmonious look where each detail can contribute to the festive atmosphere.

A great way to achieve this is to give your existing design a Christmassy look.

best Christmas decorating ideas with bedding in white and red

For instance, when decorating your living room, you can decorate your sofa with comfy and stylish silver cushions for instant sparkle.

You can make your lovely cushions pop by pairing them up with glossy silver picture frames.

You can achieve a similar effect in other rooms – just use a few new details to accentuate other Christmassy elements and give your space the festive spirit.

living room with white and silver Christmas tree

5. Create Christmassy Decorative Arrangements

Placing a few Christmas-inspired decorative arrangements around your home will undoubtedly make it sparkle.

You can use these arrangements to embellish your coffee table, dining table, nightstands and other surfaces in your home.

For instance, you can grab a couple of scented candles and pair them with two or three Christmas figurines.

coffeee table with Christmas decorations and white lantern

Place this on the console table in your hallway and you’ll welcome your guests in a festive manner.

If you have a wooden tray, embellish it with pines cones, evergreen branches and a few candy canes and you’ll get a beautiful Christmas arrangement in a heartbeat.

Of course, don’t forget to create a mesmerising centrepiece for your dining table.

You can place a lovely garland along with a bare wooden table, embellish it with candles and a few Christmas decorations and voila!

Christmas dining table with pine tree tablescape

6. Don’t Forget Garlands, Wreaths And Candles

Designing beautiful garlands and wreaths is quite simple and affordable, yet it captures the Christmas spirit perfectly.

Choose a wired garland for your bannister, intertwine it and then give it a festive flair by embellishing it with your own decorations.

You can also use garlands to line your doors, especially at the front entrance.

Related Post – How To Make A Christmas Wreath From Scratch

diy Christmas door wreath

You can use a lush, beautiful garland around your front door or decorate it with an enchanting wreath embellished with bows, candy canes, pine cones and other details.

Of course, candles are also a must-have when it comes to Christmas décor, especially those with charming wintery and festive scents.

You can welcome Christmas into your home in a stylish, festive and affordable way and create a home that your family will love!

living room with wooden walls and log fireplace



Chloe is a graduated journalist from Adelaide and a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator. She loves everything related to decor, aesthetic and lifestyle topics. She is also passionate about photography.

Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take some stunning photographs of beautiful places. Besides all this, she enjoys drinking coffee and reading a beautiful book from time to time. 

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