Here are 6 decorating ideas for Christmas that will work for every room:
1. Don't Limit Ornaments to Just Your Tree
Ornaments don't have to be limited to decor for your tree- buy a couple extras boxes of glass, plastic or metal ornaments that match your palette. Use these to spruce up your mantel, wreaths or garland. Another unusual but beautiful ideas is to use ribbon to tie ornaments to a hanging light fixture or chandelier. Clear or frosted glass ones will work best.
2. Use Glass Hurricanes or Apothecary Jars
You can find glass hurricane or apothecary jars for sale at any home decor or craft supply store. These can be filled with peppermint candies, cranberries or candy canes. You can also use them to create a beautiful housing for a sprig of holly, cedar or ivy placed around an LED candle.
3. Break Away from Red and Green Colors
Red and green are famous Christmas colors but if you aren't a fan of them, don't feel like you have no other options. Use whites, golds, browns, light blues, bronze or even a rich plum. The trick is to choose complimentary colors, paired with a neutral shade. White or cream shades, for example, work well with any color and still maintain that "winter wonderland" vibe.
4. Make Your Own Wreath
A cheap plastic wreath or a pine wreath that sheds needles everywhere does nothing to improve the aesthetics of your home. Instead buy your own wreath using materials like cedar boughs, holly, ivy, moss or pine cones. If you don't like the look of too much greenery, an all pine cone wreath dusted with a flocking spray or frosty spray paint will look stunning inside or out.
5. Set Up a Unique Advent Calendar
Advent calendars are a great idea for children or those who are simply young at heart. One idea is to buy plain white or brown recycled paper Chinese take out boxes. They have these at craft supply stores. Simply paint and decorate them with festive designs. Another idea is to use muffin tins. Paint the tins your favorite Christmas color and place a small treat in each. Use a large round sticker label decorate however you wish over it. Simply peel off the sticker on each day.
6. Choose a Christmas Tree Alternative
A big pine or spruce tree aren't your only options, especially if your home is small. If you're not a fan of real or fake trees, here is one great idea. Drape a small table or stand in festive cloth, purchase medium and small sizes plain white craft boxes from a local store, stack the boxes in a tree shape and loop a strand of white christmas lights over it. You can finish it with a topper stuck into the top box. Put your presents under the table.
The Christmas season is the perfect excuse to make some DIY projects and pay a little extra attention to the appearance of your home. You can find even more inspiration for Christmas home decor in home design and decor magazines.