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11 Easy Christmas Decoration Ideas

Get your home ready for the long-awaited holiday season with these joyful Christmas decoration ideas for every room in your home.

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Creating a Festive Home for Christmas

For the holidays this year, make your home extra festive! Start by taking a look at these 11 easy Christmas decoration ideas to dress up your home inside and out.

Want more? Check out these chic outdoor Christmas decorations.

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Switch Up Your Pillows and Blankets

Boost your living room’s coziness this holiday season with festive Christmas pillows and plaid blankets. Simply toss Christmas pillows onto your favorite seating ensemble or create a bank of pillows on the couch for a holiday upgrade. Just be sure you avoid these hilarious Christmas decoration fails.

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Decorate Your Home With Christmas Lights

Decorate your home indoors and out with festive Christmas lights. Weave the lights around your Christmas tree, fireplace mantle, staircase railings and windows for a twinkly glow.

Check out our homeowner’s guide for holiday lighting.

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Set Up and Decorate a Christmas Tree

For households across the world that celebrate Christmas, the holiday isn’t complete without a Christmas tree. Start by selecting a spot in your home for it. Setting up the tree in a room where the family gathers makes it heartwarming and festive.

It’s also nice to place the tree in a front window where it’s visible to passersby, and especially pretty when lit up at night. Here’s our guide to decorating your Christmas tree.

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Prepare Your Table Settings

Are you hosting a holiday celebration this year? Customize your tablescape with patterned napkins, a cranberry velvet table runner and some greenery. If you have a formal dining room separate from where you eat your everyday meals, set up your holiday tablescape early to make your home extra festive.

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Put Up Garland

Evergreen holiday garland is a must to make any room feel Christmas-y. To hang garland, simply use Command hooks to lend cheer to a stairway, mantel or door frame. Check out these 28 handy hints for the holidays.

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Make a Wreath

The best part about making a holiday wreath is that you can use all sorts of plant materials. Venture into your backyard to gather what you need for these fresh and easy-to-make wreaths. It’s the perfect way to tie your holiday decor to the landscape.

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Hang Up Your Stockings

Every good Christmas tale includes a child’s stocking hung carefully for Santa, so be sure to decorate your fireplace mantel as well. If you’re behind on your holiday shopping this year, check out these genius last-minute stocking stuffers.

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Decorate With Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

Spread cheer throughout the house by adding these little bottle brush Christmas trees to your decor. Place them together on any table or with other decorative elements to create a fun and colorful festive display.

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Have Some Fun With Advent Calendars

If traditional chocolate or toy Advent calendars aren’t putting your family in the holiday spirit, create homemade surprises with paper tags written out with fun Christmas activities and on-theme trinkets. That way, everyone can join in on the fun.

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Adorn Your Front Door

By now, the inside of your home should be packed with the season’s magic, from the beautiful Christmas tree to the festive tablescape. For even more magic, be sure to decorate the exterior of your home to celebrate the season.

Add to your front porch by placing spruce tips, a Christmas themed welcome mat, Christmas lights and hanging garland around the entrance for extra charm.

Up next, check out the most outrageous Christmas lights of all time for some serious inspiration.